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Marine Parents Volunteers of the Year 2014

This year, we selected three volunteers for our "Volunteer of the Year" award. With over 200 volunteers working with Marine Parents around the country, and each exemplary in their own way, it's tough to choose each year.

We selected a volunteer from each of the following three categories:

  • Outreach Programs Volunteer
    Jeff J. from Belton, Missouri
  • Online Support Services Volunteer
    Alice C. from Meridianville, Alabama
  • Local Volunteer
    Angie R. from Columbia, Missouri

We extend a huge Ooh Rah and congratulations to each of you for taking support of our Marines and families at home to another level. Thank you Alice, Angie, and Jeff!

Below you'll find a few paragraphs on each of the Volunteers of the Year.

Outreach Programs Volunteer of the Year

Jeff Volunteer of the Year Outreach Programs

Jeff J. is a volunteer from Belton, Missouri. He found Marine Parents a few years ago after his son shipped out to boot camp at MCRD San Diego. Jeff is the Media Manager on Marine Family Network, and tirelessly checks photos and videos to make sure they comply with MFN's guidelines.

Jeff is described as "Mr. Reliable" by his fellow volunteers, and his wry sense of humor is appreciated and enjoyed by many MFN users. Jeff is especially active in the Okinawa group, as his Marine son has just returned stateside after being stationed there (Okinawa) for two years.

In addition to being the Media Manager on MFN, Jeff is also very active in, and a constant fixture at, our Care Package Project™ pack days. Over the last year, Jeff volunteered for more than 500 hours, earning the 2013 President's Volunteer Service Gold Award.

Online Support Services Volunteer of the Year

Alice Volunteer of the Year Online Support Programs

Alice C. is a volunteer from Meridianville, Alabama. She found Marine Parents in 2009 shortly after the first of her two Marine grandsons shipped to boot camp at MCRD Parris Island. She is currently a message board moderator, and is the Assistant Manager of the recruit message board on Marine Family Network (MFN).

On the message boards, Alice is known for the compassion with which she helps our members, as well as for her sense of humor. On those days when a member is missing their new recruit, Alice can be counted on to put a smile on their face. According to proud friend and fellow volunteer Maria:

"...our members depend on [Alice], she makes them laugh, she holds their hands when they are crying but never lets them feel sorry for themselves...and lets them know she has been there and they can do it too...Alice considers MFN her home, the moderators her family, and our members her extended family. She treats them (fellow members) with love and shares her knowledge and experiences with them. MFN was lucky the day [her grandson] shipped to boot camp and Alice joined us because no bigger-hearted volunteer can be found."

Alice is very dedicated to her moderator duties and puts in numerous hours each week helping other users navigate their the trials and tribulations that come with having a loved one in the Corps. Over the last year, Alice volunteered for more than 500 hours, earning the 2013 President's Volunteer Service Gold Award. Additionally, the hours Alice volunteered in 2013 took her over 4,000 hours volunteered over the course of her lifetime, earning Alice the Presidentís Call to Service Award, a lifetime achievement award for those who are truly devoted to the cause of volunteering.

Local Volunteer of the Year

Angie Local Volunteer of the Year

Angie Regan is a volunteer from Columbia, Missouri. She found Marine Parents shortly after her son shipped to boot camp at MCRD San Diego in December, 2011 as a way to learn what to expect during his time in the Corps.

As Angie learned more about our organization, she became involved in our Care Pacakge Project™ pack days, and shortly thereafter began her mission of supporting wounded, ill, and injured trooops by writing cards and letters for our Operation Prayers and Letters™ program. In mid-2012 there was an opening for a new manager of Operation Prayers and Letters™ and Angie stepped up and offered to take on the responsibilities of what can be a very time-consuming, detail-oriented position. Since Angie took over as manager of Operation Prayers and Letters™, over 17,000 cards and letters have been sent to wounded, ill, and injured service members. The service members and their families often comment on what a difference receiving these cards and letters make in their recovery.


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