Supporting our Troops
Military Family Support Group (hereafter MFSG) started in January 2003 when Viana Bruce’s son was deployed to Iraq with the Marine Corps. We have been meeting every week since then
The Military Family Support Group welcomes anyone who wishes to support our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the world.
The Military Family Support Group sends 350+ care packages each month overseas of much needed supplies to the troops in every branch of the military.
We have done a United Blood Services blood drive, adopted a Hospice family at Thanksgiving, we did an angel tree for a south Phx. daycare center at Christmas, we helped make comfort quilts for fallen AZ. Military families’ next of kin, we helped serve lunches at the Veteran’s home, and have participated in a variety of other valley community events.
The Group also receives reports from the troops when there are shortages of common personal items such as shampoo, socks or even sewing kits. In addition, when a military person is aware of another comrade who does not have family or is not receiving mail, the Group is notified and immediately begins personal communication through letters, e-mail, and care packages.
ALL ARE WELCOME
We are not politically or religiously affiliated, leaving the door open to anyone wanting to support the troops.
We share stories, letters, pictures, our concerns, our fears and anxieties about our loved ones overseas and those who are getting ready to go. We laugh together and cry together. We also share ideas and plans for upcoming events we will participate in to give back to the community that supports our troops.