Christian outreach to junior enlisted military families provides free food, infant needs, children's clothing, toys, furniture, family activities, hospital celebrations and counseling referrals.
Sadie, wife of a Navy electrician, knows how it feels to be short of food with a week until payday. She and her husband, high school sweethearts, married at the courthouse in Pensacola, Fla., when she was 19 and he was 21. She was soon pregnant.
While her husband was at sea, an administrative mistake delayed his paycheck. Sadie ran out of food and diapers and was wrapping her infant in dish towels. "I was desparate" she said. "I couldn't reach my husband. All tyhe bills were piling up. I was freaking out." Sadie was so grateful for the help from San Diego Military Outreach Ministries (SDMOM)that she signed on as a volunteer. Now 30 and the mother of two children ages 4 and 10, Sadie parlayed the volunteer work into a part-time job with the organization.
SDMOM has four employees, military wives, assisted by hundreds of volunteers to carry out more than 60 free activities a month for military families including: food and bread distributions, infant supplies, craft classes,with furniture and household goods at our warehouse at Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar East.