Meet Lori Ballard, Volunteer for MarineParents.com
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Lori BallardVolunteering since 2019-08-07
Total Service Hours: 4974.22
Total Service Hours in 2023: 580.8
Lori is a 1st-grade teacher and a mother of three children. She currently lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina. Her middle child (a son) is a Marine. When her Marine was in middle school he said he wanted to join the military. While in High School he chose the Marines. She was shocked he chose Marines because they live in a military town for the army. Her son told her he wanted to be “the best of the best” and chose the Marines.
When her son was preparing for boot camp she had very little information. Her son gave her the website of Recruitparents.com, which he had gotten from his recruiter. This site was her lifeline. She had seen where she could volunteer but her son had to graduate from boot camp first. Four weeks after leaving for boot camp her son ended up in STC-MRP due to an injury. She was directed to the Support BTN Facebook page which helped her through it all. After receiving all the support from Marineparents.com she was ready to pay it forward and jumped at the chance to help others.