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Marine Parents a Place to Connect and Share

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The History of
Awards and Honors
Effective August 30, 2004,, Inc. is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) public charity.

President Bush Awards our Volunteer
December 7, 2004, President George W. Bush presented the President's Volunteer Service Award to Kathryn Ostapuk when he arrived in Miramar, California on Tuesday, December 7, 2004. At the time, Ostapuk, age 24, was an active volunteer with, and is now currently pursuing her education in California.
White House Press Release

Founder Receives Commandant's Coin
Founder Tracy Della Vecchia had the honor of meeting General Hagee, Commandant, USMC, in July 2005. General Hagee personally thanked Tracy for her service to the Marine Corps families and presented her with the Commandant's Coin.

Appreciation from the Secretary of Defense
Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld, sent a letter in February of 2006, expressing his appreciation to the organization for invaluable support to our men and women in uniform.

History and Achievements
The web site, Inc., founded in January of 2003, offers education and support for parents, spouses, family and friends of our U.S. Marines. Education and support is available for each stage of the Marine Corps, including bootcamp, training, active duty, deployments and transitioning out of the Marine Corps.

To date,, Inc. has assisted more than 400,000 Marine Corps families, shipped several thousand care packages to Marines in combat zones, sent thousands of prayers and letters to injured Marines, and actively encouraged community awareness for supporting our troops through The Care Package Project™, Operation PAL™, Warrior Support Team™, and Team Marine Parents™.

The organization is under the management of the founder and executive director, Tracy Della Vecchia, in Columbia, Missouri. Tracy works with twelve full-time employees and four part-time employee, along with nearly 600 volunteers and 48 manager volunteers from around the United States. The 10-member board of directors meets regularly and includes Marine parents and active duty Marines. Due to the phenomenal growth of the organization in 2009, operations moved to a permanent office space in Columbia, Missouri. Benefactors donated over $250,000 in supplies and labor to build our corporate office, and because of their generous gifts, Marine Parents was able to ship its care packages from its own warehouse for the first time ever!

The web sites receive over 150,000 unique visitors, totaling more than 12 million hits, each week. There are over 130,000 registered members in the Marine Parent and Recruit Parent message board communities. We send out over 27,000 electronic newsletters each week.

The organization has been featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine as well as numerous local and national newspapers, on television news casts with CBS, NBC Nightly News, CNN, CNN International and Fox News as well as countless radio stations including the Tony Snow Show, NPR (National Public Radio) and the other nationally syndicated talk show radio programs.
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