Warrior Support Team Weekly Service History


To learn how to meet the needs of our Wounded, Ill, and Injured (WII) Warriors and understand how we can best assist them in recovery, we build relationships with them at military treatment facilities each week by bringing freshly prepared meals and volunteer fellowship to the dining room table. Our warriors and their family members pick up resources from us, talk with us, and we listen. This program is perhaps the single most important component of what we do for the WII Warriors; it is the beginning of a lasting relationship of trust, support, and service.


As Purple Heart Hero Support™, we served nearly 35,000 warriors and their family members from 2007 through 2013. In our Warrior Support Team program, we've served over 6000 warriors from January, 2014 through February, 2015. Our services to the wounded, ill, and injured warriors and their family members continue on a weekly basis.


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Core Values: Honor, Courage, Commitment


Recruits learn, from day 1, that to be a Marine is to do what is right in the face of overwhelming adversity. To understand how to do what is right they are taught about ethics and our core values. The Corps' core values are HonorCourage andCommitment. These values make up the bedrock of a Marine's character. During recruit training, recruits are taught these core values and the numerous others attached to them, such as integrity, discipline, teamwork, duty and esprit de corps.


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Totebag with Eagle Globe and Anchor


These roomy totes made exclusively for Marine Parents.com measure 17x14x5 inches. They come in three color options with the EGA (Eagle, Globe and Anchor).

These totes are roomy inside with a full-zipper closure at the top. On the exterior, several pockets help you store all your gear. The mesh pocket is perfect for a water bottle. The extra-roomy side pocket is perfect for papers and letters. Inside the side pocket is a place for business cards and ink pens. Another side pocket is perfect for your cell phone or mp3 player.


Great for graduations, homecoming, or any time you need a great bag to stow extra gear. The Eagle, Globe and Anchor shows everyone you are a proud supporter of the Marine Corps! Click to purchase.


Did you raise a Marine? This is the shirt for you! Click here to shop now.

When you shop, you support:
Marine Parents™ | Recruit Parents™ | What's After Boot™ | Care Package Project™ | Warrior Support Team™ 
Operation PAL™ | After the Corps™ | Gold Star Family Support™ | Luminary Initiative™ | Team Marine Parents™ 

Place to Connect & Share®


MarineParents.com, Inc. is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity, founded on January 21, 2003, to provide support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and to create opportunities for individuals to support our troops. In over 12 years of service, Marine Parents has made a huge impact in support of Marines, military personnel, and their family members.

Marine family members are encouraged to support one another through activities and networking provided by the organization and guided by trained volunteers. Outreach to injured troops is volunteer-centered with in-person contact. Additional troop-support centered programs are designed to actively engage individuals and communities across the United States while maintaining the privacy of military personnel. All services are offered free to family members, Marines, and military personnel.

In 12 years of service, MarineParents.com has:
  • Invested over $6 million delivering direct support to Marines, their families and other military personnel.
  • Provided information and a Place to Connect & Share® to more than 311,000 family members through a network of communities and educational websites.
  • Collected materials and shipped over 39,000 care packages to Marines and military personnel in combat zones.
  • Involved thousands of Americans in sending over 93,000 cards and letters to injured troops.
  • Served over 40,000 meals to injured troops and their families at military medical facilities on the east and west coasts.
  • Planned and carried out recreational events for hundreds of injured troops and their families.
  • Delivered materials and resources to aid in the recovery process to hundreds of family members of injured troops.
  • Provided support and networking to hundreds of Gold Star families.
Tracy Della Vecchia, Founder and Executive Director, leads the operations from the corporate office in Columbia, Missouri with staff, volunteers, and a volunteer Board of Directors. In addition to the moderated, OPSEC-compliant social media groups, chat rooms, and informative websites, several outreach programs to support Marines and families before, during and after the Marine Corps are provided by the organization. Funding for the programs is through donations, grants, fundraising and EGA Shop sales. In 2009, the 15-item online store began expansion, eventually becoming the EGA Shop. In 2010, the production facility was established on-site to design and develop custom product, dramatically boosting sales and providing additional funding for the outreach programs. The organization is an official Marine Corps Trademark licensee.

Statistics updated January, 2015.