The PMCN staff is constantly in the community attending outreach events, community meetings and collaborating with partner agencies. There are times when a military service member, veteran or family member would approach us and say “hey, I talked to someone at PMCN once and they were extremely helpful with assisting my family last month”. It is always heartwarming when we know PMCN has touched someone’s life and helped them navigate through their specific needs.
The other day Christian Nunez, the Generalist Navigator at PMCN, attended a Soldier for Life Resource Fair on Fort Carson and ran into Sherry Jenkins, IMCOM Region 5 Career Skills Program Coordinator, Directorate of Human Resources. Sherry shared with Christian a special story of how PMCN touched her life:
A dear friend of Sherry’s, a U.S. Air Force veteran, was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and needed financial assistance in order to go home to see her family one last time. Sherry and another friend were trying to think of how they could get their friend home safely to Alabama to see her mother and other family members one last time.
Sherry mentioned that she knew “Colorado Springs is a strong military community and has lots of wonderful organizations that I thought might be able to help. I started calling around and thought to call Peak Military Care Network to see if you had ideas”.
Sherry was able to find an individual donor through Wish for Our Heroes and her friend was able to travel to and from Alabama to say her final goodbyes. “Thank you Christian for recommending and connecting me to the right person with Wish for Our Heroes”.
Running into past callers, like Sherry remind us that we are making a difference in many people’s lives and we want to ensure the word is out that about so many great organizations who strive to help our military community every day.
If you or a family member are seeking assistance from the community, contact PMCN at 719-577-7417 or firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with Christian.