SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED US,
ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES.
A SUPPORT GROUP SERVING VETERANS, ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY & THEIR FAMILIES
Our mission is to provide programs, services and goods that help satisfy critical needs and enhance the well-being and quality of life for Veterans, active-duty Military and their families in Massachusetts.
Each of our programs are designed to have maximum impact on the many issues Veterans and active-duty Military face. We provide solutions that make a long-lasting, life-changing difference for these brave men and women.
Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF) grew from a successful regional nonprofit on Cape Cod. After seeing the success and importance of our work on Cape Cod, we knew it was imperative to expand our reach to the rest of the Commonwealth. Since then, MMSF has proved essential during the federal government shutdown of 2018-2019, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meet Our Team
Massachusetts Military Support Foundation was founded by President & CEO Don Cox. Don leads a small team of regulars and many volunteers who are committed to helping Veterans and active-duty Military families in need. Many volunteers are Veterans themselves, representing each branch of the United States Military.
Don Cox – President & CEO
Tony Demambro – Vice President
Donna Baldwin – Treasurer
Our Empowerment Centers
We run three empowerment centers, allowing us to serve 383,000 veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their families who live in Massachusetts. The centers, which will resume operations in September 2020, are open daily.
Through these centers, we are able to provide food, personal hygiene products, and many other life essentials for families. There are also full-service baby pantries inside. In addition, these hubs allow the servicemen and their families to connect to various services such as health care, mental health and substance abuse counseling, job training, and more.
Veteran Assistance Through Innovation
- The first of its kind, our Mighty MEC (Mobile Empowerment Center) visits the State House to distribute coats and care kits to Boston's veterans in time for winter.
- Our Mobile Empowerment Center visits the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro to distribute meals to veterans across Massachusetts who might be struggling to find food safely during the pandemic.