Celebrating Mothers and Caregivers: Family Matters Most

| May 21, 2024 | Go Energistics

Each May, the United States celebrates Mother’s Day to honor mothers and offer thanks for their roles in both individual families and our greater society. Within the military community, we also recognize May as Month of the Military Caregiver.

Those who choose to take on the roles of motherhood and caregiver exhibit many of the same characteristics as those who serve in our nation’s military: service and personal sacrifice toward a greater goal. Mothers and caregivers in military families – from those in active duty and Veterans, to those whose spouses are deployed, and those with children serving in the military themselves – take this even further, displaying remarkable strength and resilience for their families every day.

A Guiding Light for Military Families and Communities

Life in a military family is challenging in and of itself, and military mothers and caregivers are the epitome of strength, selflessness, and dignity. They lead by example, demonstrating the importance of integrity, discipline, and service to others. Whether in the military themselves or supporting family members, they are role models who provide stability while inspiring their children and those throughout their communities to strive for excellence with honor and grace.

Supporting Mothers, Caregivers, and Their Families

While equipped with exceptional strength, military mothers also face unique challenges due to the nature of their roles. Frequent relocations, limited support networks, separation from loved ones during deployments, and exposure to the stress of military life all compound the standard challenges of motherhood. We at Yellow Ribbon Fund believe it is our duty to support the whole military family through the day-to-day challenges that come with military service. To all our nation’s military mothers and caregivers, we celebrate you, we thank you, we support you.

Visit our program offerings below to join in that support:

Our Keystone program specifically empowers families and caregivers by offering recreational and respite events, fitness and wellness activities, life skills training and educational classes, networking, and peer-to-peer support. These resources have proven to boost morale, promote self-care and resilience, and foster friendships and family bonding.

The Crossroads Program offers practical support to post 9/11 active-duty and disabled veterans by offering rental cars, hotel stays, and fully furnished apartments at no cost to military families while they are receiving medical treatment at Walter Reed Hospital.

Learn more about YRF and how you can help here.

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Go Energistics

Go Energistics, is a Texas-based Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB). They are a values-based organization composed of primarily service-disabled veterans and veterans who have experienced the impact of inefficient/inadequate systems within the logistics industry, medical facilities, and distribution systems. The partnership between Yellow Ribbon Fund and Go Energetics is a powerful example of the impact that can be achieved when organizations and individuals come together to support our military service members and their families.