The Military Moms Prayer Group has named Marc Richard, owner of Postal Connections, as the recipient of the group’s 2017 Braveheart Award. The award, which honors “Extraordinary service to U.S. troops and to the Military Moms Prayer Group,” was presented to Marc at a July reception in his honor at the home of Linda Colontrelle, the group’s president.
Marc, a West Point graduate and nine-year veteran of the Army, was recognized for his help in streamlining the procedures for the prayer group’s gift-box outreach to U.S. troops deployed overseas. Through his efforts, his company has become a primary hub for shipping the care packages.
“I am truly honored to be the recipient of the Braveheart Award,” said Marc. “Knowing that I can play a small part in helping a great organization like the Military Moms Prayer Group has been very rewarding. Recognition with this award is very humbling, especially when I think about all that our troops go through in defending the freedoms we enjoy.”
Founded in 2006, the Military Moms Prayer Group is an interdenominational circle of faith that supports U.S. troops through weekly prayer and outreach, including an annual Holidays for Heroes gift-box drive that will launch in November. Since the group’s inception, an estimated 17,500 gift boxes have been sent to the troops from residents of Indian River County and beyond.
“Our troops are doing a job they believe in,” says Marc. “But they don’t always know if they are appreciated. So, to have the folks back home – perfect strangers – thank them for their service with one of these care packages really does mean the world to them.”
For more information on the Military Moms Prayer Group and its care-package program, call 772-473-0288 or visit http://www.militarymomsprayergroup.com. Care package kits are available year-round at I’ll Never Tell at 3351 Ocean Drive and Postal Connections at 1275 US Highway 1, Suite 2. The group meets for prayer from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Christ Church Vero Beach, 667 20th Street, Vero Beach (corner of 20th Street & 6th Avenue.) New members are always welcome.