Thursday, May 10, 2018
Dear Marine families,

The mission of, Inc., is to provide support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and create opportunities for the public to support our troops and veterans through the organization's outreach programs.

On Monday, May 7th, we conducted an extreme restoration project for Larry Diggs, a 94 year old World War II Marine combat veteran. With the help of over 120 volunteers, and your generous donations, this project was a huge success. Learn more in our first article.

Also in this newsletter: meet our featured TMP participants.

Thank you for supporting our troops!

God bless and Semper Fi!
Thank You for Supporting 94-year old WWII Marine Combat Veteran

On May 7, 2018, conducted an extreme restoration project for 94-year old World War II Marine combat veteran, Larry Diggs and his wife.

The MarineParents staff was on site all day and Veterans United provided 120 volunteers that filtered through in four shifts throughout the day, with Lanier Landscaping leading the way. Here is some of the work that was completed:

  • retaining wall torn down and rebuilt, the ground around the foundation of the Diggs' home is better supported now
  • dead and overgrown plants ripped out or trimmed
  • weeds pulled
  • brush cleared out near pond
  • planted over 143 low maintenance plants
  • beds dug out with a natural edge
  • weed matting/barrier laid down around all plants
  • beds covered in rock rather than mulch for easy maintenance

It was a hot and humid day at 82 degrees but everyone worked hard to push through and finish the job. We can't thank everyone enough for dedicating their time and effort toward helping Mr. and Mrs. Diggs. Our hope is that this project will allow them to be able to enjoy the beauty of their land rather than worry about further maintenance themselves.

It is truly amazing to see so many people come together to serve those who have sacrificed so much for us. God Bless and Semper Family!

Featured Team Marine Parents Runners
Michelle Foster

Michelle joined Team Marine Parents because running a marathon was always on her bucket list. With her son enlisting in the Marine Corps she figured the Marine Corps Marathon was the perfect opportunity. This October will be Michelle's 3rd year running the Marine Corps Marathon.

Maria Gomez

Maria started running in 2015 and has run every distance from a 5k to an Ultra Marathon. Maria wants to run the Marine Corps Marathon to support her son who is in the beginning stages of his Marine Corps career.