There are many ways to support our bereaved military families and honor their loved one’s service and memory. MMHF offers meaningful, tangible ways to show your support through financial contributions and community volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
Year Round Campaign – Sponsor a Memorial Day Flag: Every year we enlist hundreds of volunteers to plant this beautiful Flag Garden at the foot of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Boston. The garden is made up of 37,000 American flags, each representing a brave Massachusetts service member who gave his or her life defending our country since the Revolutionary War. Please sponsor one or more of the flags in honor of our fallen service members and their families and help us provide vital services and support to this special group of Americans.
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Your tax-deductible donations ensure the families of the fallen have the support they need. From emergency financial assistance to counseling, advocacy and peer support, MMHF is the only organization in MA providing this comprehensive support. Click the “Donate” button to donate through PayPal.
Volunteer for our Memorial Day 2015 Flag Garden
Each of the 37,000 flags we plant at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument will represent every brave Massachusetts service member who gave his or her life defending our country since the Revolutionary War. The completed garden is a breathtaking tribute to the true meaning of Memorial Day and a powerful message of community support to the families of these fallen heroes that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
September 11, 2014 Service Project – Care Packages for Our Troops & Military Families – Boston
The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund invites you to take part in a care package service project to support active duty service members and veterans, as well as a pledge drive to support local Gold Star & Survivor (bereaved) military families. Held at the Mother’s Walk on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, this event will offer you the opportunity to give back to our community in a positive way on September 11th, now a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Activities will include building 500 military care packages for our service men and women overseas, writing letters of support to our troops, building care packages for our local veterans in need, and a pledge drive for the families supported by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
September 11, 2014 – Volunteer to help during our 9/11 Service Project in Boston ONLINE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP CLOSED, PLEASE COME TO THE EVENT DAY OF TO VOLUNTEER, THANK YOU!
- Assemble care packages
- Organize a pledge drive for care package items
- Sponsor a care package for $35
May 2015 – Volunteer to help create the Flag Garden
Due to overwhelming response, volunteer positions fill up quickly!
Please sign up using the form below to secure your spot for 2015
May 2015 – Volunteer to watch over the flags and educate the passers by
Shifts are in 2 hour increments and will occur from the day we plant the flags at 11:00am until Memorial Day at 6pm. Volunteers watching the flags will be assigned in teams and will also be trained on how to educate the community about the display and about the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.
Memorial Day May 25, 2015 – Help us take the flags down beginning at 6pm. Fortunately, this is a much easier effort than planting the flags!
Volunteer to organize a Flag Garden in your area
As a Flag Garden location coordinator, you are taking on an important mission to honor your local service members and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. You will be responsible for logistics, flag sponsors, recruiting volunteers to help plant, provide over-watch and educate passers by throughout the weekend and then remove flags and clean up the site. MMHF will help you by providing a plan and other helpful information. Please contact us if you would like to be considered as a Flag Garden location coordinator. Thank you!