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.
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.
For over a decade 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.
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.
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.