Geriann Wiesbrook from Joliet, IL started the network after seeing her brother and her son join the military. She wanted to do something not just for them but others as well. She started making care packages to send overseas filled with all kinds of things pack with a handwritten letter or a card. This was the start of the network when she realized that were others who wanted to help. She started a Facebook Page and started getting moms from all over the Country joining in. Soon word got around and Chapters started being formed. Moms and dads were coming together to lend support in any way that they could not just for the overseas members but those stateside as well.
The network also offers support and help for first time moms and dads who are seeing their children going to basic or being deployed. The network is there to support our Troops as well as the families.
We want them to know that they are being thought of, being prayed for and they they do have someone who supports them.
What our local chapter will do is show support to our military members and their families. We will gather together supplies and goodies for our care packages that we will be sending out. We will send out letters and cards. We want our men and women to know that we are here for them anytime. This is a non profit volunteer group. We welcome moms, dads, sisters, brothers and anyone who fully supports our military troops.
If you are interested in joining our next meeting will be May 13th at City Hall at 5:30. Bring a picture of your military member if you have one. You may contact Beth Hemphill at 662-803-6621 for more information.