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P.O. Box 2247, Teaticket, MA 02536
falmouthmilitarysupportgroup@gmail.com

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About the Falmouth Military Support Group

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The 24th Annual Falmouth Walk
Saturday, August 16th at 10:00
Portions of the walk benefit the
Falmouth Military Support Group

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Kathy and Carole receive a donation from Falmouth Walk Founders
Eddie Doyle & Tommy Leonard

Christmas Mailing 2010
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The Falmouth Military Support Group is a non-profit 501 c 3 organization staffed and managed entirely by volunteers. We were founded in 2003 and organized exclusively for charitable purposes. It is the Falmouth Military Support Group’s mission to provide moral and physical support to our areas service members serving abroad and also when they return home. We mail comforts from home and encouraging mail on at least a monthly basis to our “kids” serving overseas. We also provide support for their families and friends by providing a meeting place where we can all gather in support of each other.

Cape Cod Christmas Parade 2009

To Date

  • Raised more than $240,000 to support our cause.
  • Mailed over 4,500 packages to over 450 area service members that have served abroad since 2003.
  • Continue to mail monthly packages and average $1,000 per month on postage and supplies.
  • Have given gift cards and gifts to service members serving after their return from overseas duty, totaling more than $40,000.
  • Provide addressed envelopes at key business around town so that our service members can receive letters of encouragement from local and visiting citizens.
  • Continue to place yellow ribbons around the town and replace as needed.
  • Hold family support meetings, 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, except holidays, at the Gus Canty Recreation Center, 790 E. Main St., Falmouth, MA at 7:00pm.
  • Given over $13,000 in post-secondary scholarships to our returning Cape OIF/OEF Veterans in the last two years.
  • “Cell Phones for Soldiers” Collector, in return provide AT&T phone cards to our deployed.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the Falmouth Military Support Group’s mission to provide moral and physical support to our areas troops serving abroad and also when they return home. We mail comforts from home and encouraging mail on at least a monthly basis to our “kids” serving overseas. We also provide support for their families and friends by providing a meeting place where we can all gather in support of each other.

HISTORY

The Falmouth Military Support group was formed in March of 2003 at the start of the Iraq War. Two mothers from North Falmouth wanted to get together with other families to talk, and support each other while their children were deployed. It wasn’t long before the small group decided to make yellow ribbons to hang around town as well as collect items and donations to send to the troops overseas.

PACKAGES

It has now been 9 years and members have come and gone but several have hung in for support since the start. Today the group still mails packages of items from home, usually two packages for each service member a month. Items and donations are always needed for this venture.

- Volunteers gettting the Christmas mailings together -

LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN

We also have a letter writing campaign. Each of the service members names and addresses on our list, (names and information given to us by their families) are addressed on envelopes that are put in boxes along with a brief biography of each of them. Any one may take an envelope, learn a little about their service member, write them a cheery note, put a stamp on the envelope and mail off in the pre- addressed envelope. Our “kids” love getting letters, postcards and packages from home.

SUPPORT MEETINGS

The Falmouth Military Support Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at The Gus Canty Recreation Center on 790 E. Main St. in Falmouth, MA. There are no meetings on Holiday Monday's when the Recreation Center is closed. Our meetings are open to the public with the purpose of having a place to gather in support of loved ones deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan. Meeting is informal.

YELLOW RIBBONS

We make and supply yellow ribbons to families of deployed “kids” as well as for anyone that would like to show their support for our service members. We also make and maintain all the ribbons at various places around the Falmouth area. For example: The fences at The Falmouth Green- downtown Falmouth, MA and the fences at the School Administration Building at the corner of Sandwich Rd. and Rt. 28 in Teaticket.

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Falmouth Military Support Group
P.O. Box 2247
Teaticket, MA 02536

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