Advance Auto Parts Employees Support the Troops

We want to send out a big THANK YOU to a group of Advance Auto Parts employees in Roanoke, Virginia.

Recently during a training session, they assembled 70 care packages and shipped them to us to be sent overseas to deployed troops. The employees were thrilled to be able to give back to the ones who sacrifice so much for our country.

Thank you Advance Auto Parts for choosing to work with Military Missions to support our troops! The care packages will put a huge smile on their face when they are received!

Visit our Facebook page to view more photos at  https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryMissionsInc

Would your company like to help support our troops? Email us at info@military-missions.org

Beer Tasting a Success!

We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to both Thrivent Financial and Blue Stallion Brewing Company for organizing and hosting the recent beer tasting fundraiser to benefit Military Missions. Proceeds will be used to create and ship care packages to our troops that are deployed overseas in harm’s way.

Many people came by during the event to enjoy the beer and live music. They were also able to participate in a silent auction.

We appreciate all the hard work done by EVERYONE involved to make this event such a huge success! Military Missions couldn’t support our troops without people like you being involved!

Visit our Facebook page to view more photos at  https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryMissionsInc

Would your company like to help support our troops? Email us at info@military-missions.org

 

 

PMI Supports the Troops!

Precision Metal Industries in Pompano Beach, FL. recently helped support our troops during Operation SEND Easter.

PMI employees collected items and assembled care packages to be sent overseas to our deployed troops. They also wrote personal cards and letters to be included in the packages.

Precision Metal Industries is a company that makes containers used to transport military missiles. They wanted to send these Easter care packages to show the troops that they support them in more ways than one.

We want to thank everyone at PMI that helped make this possible! 

Visit our Facebook page to view more photos at  https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryMissionsInc

Would your company like to help support our troops? Email us at info@military-missions.org

 

April is Month of the Military Child

April is designated as the “Month of the Military Child”.

Throughout the month various organizations and schools will plan events that recognize and show appreciation for our military children. Deployments and other military situations can be very stressful on children. They are often forgotten when you think of all the sacrifices that are made by military families.

This year, April 15th is designated as “Purple Up! For Military Kids” Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the chosen color because it represents all branches of the military by combining Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. 

Remember.. kids serve too! 

CBRE Supports the Troops

CBRE SUPPORTS THE TROOPS

CBRE employees from the Lexmark Account and Lexmark Real Estate divisions along with some of their independent contractors recently turned out to bowl ” to support the troops”.  

CBRE held a bowling tournament to raise money for postage for Military Missions’ care packages sent to troops deployed in harms way.  THANK YOU to everyone that was involved to make this event a success!

Visit our Facebook page to view more photos from the CBRE bowling tournament at  https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryMissionsInc

 

Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Join the fun on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2:00-6:00pm 

BEER TASTING & LIVE MUSIC FUNDRAISER

Blue Stallion Brewing Co., 610 W 3rd St., Lexington KY

Presented by Thrivent Financial to support Military Missions

Blue Stallion Brewing Company specializes in authentic German lagers and British ales focusing on traditional brewing techniques and ingredients. They offer beers for craft beer enthusiasts as well as first time craft beer drinkers.

Live music by Ironworks, a fun rock band, playing from 2:00 – 4:30pm.

10% of all proceeds will be donated to Military Missions to help pay for postage and supplies to send care packages to our soldiers overseas.

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OPERATION S.E.N.D. Care Package Assembly

REGISTER TODAY!

Mark your calendars and join us as we assemble boxes for our upcoming care package mailing on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. We will be meeting from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at our office in Millpond Center, 3650 Boston Road, Suite 146, Lexington, KY 40514. If you plan to participate please send an email to Diane at volunteer@military-missions.org  or call Karen at 859-221-9477.

We have had an incredible increase in the number of care package requests. Our list of soldiers grows every day. Many people believe that all of our men and women have returned home but there are thousands still deployed and they need our help. We are in great need of donations to meet their needs. We hope you will download a copy of our care package suggestion list and plan to donate some items to be included in our packages. We are also in need of monetary donations to cover the costs of shipping. You can donate directly from our website.

Even if you can’t participate in this event you can still support our troops by spreading the word and reposting this event on your Facebook page.

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DONATION SUGGESTION LIST

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION

Hero of the Day – David

Hero of the Day – Capt. David Lyon

Today, 02/06/2014, the Ky. General Assembly will be honoring a veteran with ties to Lexington, Ky. Military Missions would like to honor him as well by naming him our Hero of the Day.

Capt. David Lyon, a Peterson Air Force Base airman, was serving a year-long deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan during Dec. 2013. He was killed when a car bomb detonated near his convoy. David had served in the Air Force for five years and was scheduled to return home in Feb. 2014. He volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan early last year, according to the base.

If you search the web you will find many stories about David. He was a former track and field star described as a “gentle giant” and a “warrior and winner”. Many say David was completely selfless and was always willing to share his time and energy on others.

Capt. David Lyon was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.

David is survived by his wife, Dana Pounds-Lyon, also a US Air Force Academy graduate deployed in Afghanistan. We want the family to know they continue to remain in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please take a minute to visit our facebook page and join us in saying THANK YOU to this veteran for giving the ultimate sacrifice for his country. God Bless!

View our Hero Wall at www.military-missions.org/hero-wall-photos

We want YOU!

Military Missions wants YOU to be on our team!

As Military Missions continues to grow,  we are always looking for team members.  We are busy year round and we often need volunteers for events and support tasks.  We have a variety of positions available and we would love to have you join our team.

Military Missions is 100% volunteer operated so we can’t pay you monetarily. However, we can promise you will receive a blessing through serving along with all of us at Military Missions. If you are interested in joining our team, please send an email to volunteer@military-missions.org and tell us what you’d like to do!

Office Management Team – We are looking for several more volunteers to help us run the office for 2-3 hour shifts.  Weekly and bi-weekly shifts are available.

Community Outreach Team - We need to get the word out about Military Missions and get others involved in supporting our programs.  We need a liaison who is willing to work with specific target areas to keep people informed and get them involved.

  • Coordinate with churches, schools, businesses, clubs and organizations, etc.
  • Schedule information tables or booths at events in our community or in conjunction with local businesses
  • Help establish new donation drop boxes in the community or pick up items from existing locations

Grants/Fundraising Team – Military Missions relies on donations given by individuals, small groups or business.  We are looking for someone who has experience with fundraising and seeking available grants.  We hope to broaden our ability to bring in donations so that we can continue to serve our military, veterans, and their families.

Events Team – We are looking for volunteers who are interested in participating in special events.  We have a number of events during the year and are looking for someone who would be interested in leading the team or volunteering to be a member of this planning project.

Communications/Social Media Team – We are looking for volunteers who are interested in spending time on their computers helping us to reach the online community.  We rely greatly on social networks to make more people aware of our cause. We are looking for people who can help us get the word out about events, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities or other items of interest. If you enjoy writing, consider joining our blog team.

OPERATION S.E.N.D CHRISTMAS Planning Team - This is a project that spans the months of September through December. Volunteers are involved locally and nationally. Several events are planned in the Central Kentucky community as well as a donation drive for care package items, monetary donations for postage costs and personal cards and letters written to the troops.

Please note: Our only office is located in Lexington, Ky so some of these opportunities may be limited depending upon your location.

YOU can make a difference in the life of an American Hero by volunteering today! Email volunteer@military-missions.org

You Made It Happen!

It’s hard to believe another year has come to an end. We would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to everyone for the interest and support you have shown Military Missions over this past year.  

Military Missions, Inc. exists to support and honor deployed military personnel by sending care packages year round as an expression of appreciation and gratitude. During 2013, you helped make it possible to fill and ship over 5,000 care packages to troops deployed overseas in harm’s way. It means so much to these men and women to know they are thought about and appreciated.

We hope you will choose to continue supporting our mission throughout 2014 and thereafter… until they all come home.