I grew up in a military family where my Father served in the Army, my sister served in the Navy and I had a relative who was killed in action in Vietnam. Supporting veterans and their families has always been near to my heart. I am a military dependent and have three young children, whom I am raising on my own. I work full-time as a Marketing and Membership Associate at Costco and attend college full-time. As you can imagine, I was feeling isolated and overwhelmed due to my limited time and limited financial resources.
My stress level was high and I was feeling a bit lost because I did not know about available resources. Midwest Military Outreach, Inc. (MMO) connected me to resources and a larger community of veterans and supportive civilians where I felt at home and understood. This increased my confidence and inspired to want to give back to other military families. Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude to MMO!