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 host or provide:
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.