Recovering from the hustle and bustle of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday?
Today is Giving Tuesday, a time to take a break from all the buying and shift our efforts by giving to causes that matter. As you pause to think about what’s important this holiday season, please consider giving to our nation’s military families. We are 15 years into America’s longest war. Think about how the families who sacrifice for our freedom are doing.
Meredith, a Marine Corps spouse, knew she wanted to work in the mental health field, but battled her own obstacles getting there. “My dream was to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, but I married my Marine and we’ve moved 6 times in the last 11 years, so the mobile lifestyle made it really difficult to achieve that dream.”
With constant moves, military spouses working to enter the mental health field often feel they’re taking one step forward and two steps back in the journey.
“There are many times throughout my husband’s career that I’ve felt my dreams and goals have been modified, adjusted, and even compromised,” Meredith shared, “I wish the Military Spouse Mental Health Profession Network and NMFA scholarships had been around when I went through grad school.”
Your tax-deductible donation to NMFA allows us to better the mental health of our nation’s families in multiple ways, including scholarships for military spouses entering the mental health field.
In 2015, nearly 10% of military spouses who applied for NMFA scholarships were entering the mental health field. Of those, 20% are spouses of wounded or fallen service members.
Your generosity is why NMFA continues to empower and strengthen our military families.
Because of you, their sacrifices won’t go unnoticed.
Posted by Shannon Prentice, Content Development Manager