Ways to offer practical support:
- Offer babysitting so a family member can Christmas shop without the children in tow.
- Provide meals to ease the burden of regular household tasks.
- Help with a household maintenance list while a service member is away to relieve a spouse who is maxed out.
- House projects, winterizing the home or repairing broken items often remain unfinished due to limited capacity.
- Simple things such as decorating a home or hanging or taking down Christmas lights can be a huge morale booster.
- Seeing a need and stepping into that gap makes a big difference.
- Due to the transient nature of military life, military families are eager to develop connections.
Local church support:
- Foster connections through the life-changing power of Christ.
- Military families look to the local church in hopes of forming deep relationships. Yet they face hurdles to involvement in the local church: lack of child care, transportation needs, time and finances. Consider these factors as you plan holiday parties to enable them to participate and bring friends.
- Learn how to support military families all year long by starting your own “Military Ministry.”