There are only 2 days left until Mother’s Day, that means time is running out to sponsor a great Mother’s Day care package from Move America Forward!
Move America Forward is busy sending out care packages to our moms who are serving overseas to keep their families back home safe! People all around the country are coming together and making donations or doing whatever they can to help the troops overseas, especially the moms, since Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 14th!
It’s true that our military moms who are out there serving in Afghanistan will have no opportunity to be pampered by their husbands, or receive that construction paper, crayon-written, macaroni-glued Mother’s Day card from their kids.
Did you know that over 200,000 women have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan? Included in that number are over 85,000 mothers who said goodbye to their husbands, sons and daughters to go overseas and fight for their country.
By Petula Dvorak
About 220,000 women have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. About 40 percent of active-duty women, or almost 85,000, are mothers, according to a Joint Economic Committee report. And of those, at least 30,000 are single moms.
That’s a lot of American kids who know that Mommy’s not going to make it to the dance recital, won’t be there for the birthday party and, to be perfectly truthful, might not come home at all.
The multi-tasking mom – our worries, our woes, our spit-up-stained business suits and overcommitted volunteering – is practically a walking cliche. But what about when Mom wears fatigues and a bad day means enemy gunfire?
We’ve received hundreds of notes from troops overseas talking about how difficult it is to miss holidays and birthdays while deployed. Imagine being halfway around the world, away from your son or daughter for the first time? This is the reality of our modern military family and as Americans it’s up to us to support those troops who bravely sacrifice so much to defend our freedoms.
Mother’s day will be especially tough for the thousands of moms still serving over deployed in various hot zones all around the world. It’s a dangerous job and they risk everything to do their duty.
We are delighted to announce that we’ve just made MOTHER’S DAY care packages available for order on our website! It’s the right time to start sending care packages over to our troops in Afghanistan to reach them by the time Mother’s Day comes this Sunday, May 14th.