It’s rare that our military service men and women would ever reach out for help, but when they do, as a community it is our responsibility to lend our support. Military Assistance Mission (MAM) was awarded $100,000 from Thunderbirds Charities so that the nonprofit can continue its mission of providing financial and morale aid to Arizona’s active duty military, their families and post 9/11 Purple Heart Recipients. On average, through donations such as these, MAM provides support to more than 4,500 Military members and families who benefit financially, as well as take part in MAM’s morale programs and event programs annually.
“Receiving this grant from Thunderbirds Charities is a game changer for MAM,” said Trey Vineyard, MAM Board President. “I am excited to see how this funding will help us respond even more effectively to the needs of military families. This support will most certainly change the trajectory of their lives and we are humbled by the opportunity to offer programs to those who have given and continue to sacrifice so much for the American way of life we all cherish.”
MAM programs include, but are not limited to: Work for Warriors, Seats for Soldiers, GI Gap Grant, Baby Bundle Bash, Back 2 School Mission, Operations Holiday House, Caring for Hero Caregivers; and, financial assistance when needed. MAM’s financial assistance program is at the heart of their mission of giving back. When the men and women who defend our freedom are faced with a dire emergency, MAM is there to help when and how they need it the most.
“Through our financial assistance program, we are able to meet the needs of the lowest ranking service members by helping pay for basic necessities, such as housing, utilities, groceries, car payments, and insurance,” explained Vineyard. “Without generous donations from organizations like The Thunderbirds, we would not be able to do the work we aim to do.”
Please take a moment to watch an interview with our very own Tim Woods regarding a recent donation Thunderbirds Charities made to Military Assistance Mission (MAM).
This grant is part of the Spring 2020 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.