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San Diego Military Outreach Ministries (SDMOM) has a long tradition of serving military families beginning in World War II. In 1968 this outreach service was managed by the Presbytery of San Diego. Beginning in January 2006, SDMOM was incorporated as a separate ecumenical 501(c)(3) public charity. Supported by churches, businesses, civic organizations, military and their families and private donors, we provide helping services to enlisted military families (mostly ranks E-5 and below) and families of deployed and injured service members in San Diego County in the more than 14 military installations south of Camp Pendleton. We serve families of all faiths. Endorsed by the Ecumenical Council.

We are:
A San Diego faith based charity serving military families on bases, in housing areas, in the community and at our San Diego Military Outreach Ministries Distribution Center located at 4426 Harbinson Ave., La Mesa, Ca. 91942.

We serve:
Enlisted families (ranks E-5 and lower and wounded warriors) of all faiths at the more than 14 locations south of Camp Pendleton in San Diego county.

We provide (free of charge):
Food bags, bread, gift cards, children's clothing, toys and bikes, infant diapers and baby food, baby furniture, and small household goods (dishes, pots 'n pans....).

We host or provide:
Frequent baby showers on the Navy and Marine Corps bases
Family Readiness gatherings
Holiday events
Regular briefings on bases

Supported by:
The San Diego Community, you make it happen. 
Donations of funds for operations: We employ 2 part time military wives and an administrative assistant, maintain 3 vehicles and maintain an office.

Donations in kind: The items and supplies we give away to about 1,000 families a month come from the generosity of our community businesses, organizations, churches and individuals.

Volunteers: Our organization is run by volunteers. About 80 volunteers a month assist with our programs.


Award from Third Marine Air Wing, Commanding General, and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Commanding Officer, reads in part:

"For your constant, faithful and devoted service to the Marines, Sailors and Family Members of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Your devotion, dedication and endless support to service members and their families have left a lasting, positive impact on our ability to accomplish our missions. On behalf of the Marines and Sailors... please accept our sincerest appreciation for your contribution and your compassionate understanding in the role of a Marine Corps volunteer. You have become a vital member of our Marine Corps Family....Your volunteer service is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. Semper Fi!!"

Supporting Military Families.

              WHY WE SERVE

SDMOM mostly serves the junior enlisted military family (rates E-5 and below), typically headed by a 18-23 year old, with young children, away from home, and trying to survive in our expensive economy on a low salary while struggling with high debt and the family stresses of deployment.                                                    

             Today there are nearly three quarters of a million children under the age of five years in military families, the most since World War II. When a family member deploys, the whole family "deploys" requiring equal parts of sacrifice and courage .         (Cuba Gooding Jr. from PBS special: "When Parents Deploy")

               WHAT YOU CAN DO.

Financial contributions to fund our operations costs and food purchases can be mailed directly to SDMOM at :

San Diego Military Outreach Ministries, P.O. Box 3030, La Mesa, CA 91944-3030.

Please be sure to make all checks out to San Diego Military Outreach Ministries or just to SDMOM. All contributions are tax deductible and will be acknowledged with a letter and a receipt.  

Credit Card Donations:

Please click on:  www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=8660   and follow directions:

You will receive a receipt and acknowledment. (Courtesy of Local Independent Charities of America through GiveDirect) Rated "Best in America" by  Independent Charities of America , less than 4 % of donated resources go for administration.

Wanted: We need about 300-500 square feet of  extra storage for received donations of household goods. Can you help us? Call our office at (619) 461-4164 and help us help our military  families. Thank you.

Thank you for your support.