SERVICE MATTERS
SUPPORTING MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS, FAMILIES, VETERANS, AND THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13)

Nicholas Aaron Madrazo Endearing Service (NAMES)

The NAMES Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to honoring the life and memory of 1stLt Nicholas Aaron Madrazo, USMC. He was killed by a roadside bomb along with Capt Jessie Melton (USMC), HM3 Eichmann Strickland (a medic), and an Afghan interpreter on Sept. 9, 2008 in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. His life ended that day but the influence Nicholas had on so many people has inspired the NAMES Foundation's beginning.


The Vision of the NAMES Foundation is to honor the life of USMC 1stLt Nicholas Aaron Madrazo and other men and women of the United States military.


Our Mission is two-fold:

1) To provide moral and material support vital to protecting military personnel currently in harm's way.

2) To support active duty personnel AND Veterans and their families killed or injured in action that have served honorably in any branch of the US military.


             
 

DONATE:  HELP SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.


The NAMES Foundation charitable giving for 2015 are as follows:

(1) Paws for Purple Hearts:
Expenses for military service members who travel to complete courses that train them how to use a service dog, which helps them recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  These courses are completed through the non-profit organization known as Paws for Purple Hearts.




(2) Scholarship: 
Provide an annual $2,500 scholarship to future, current, or Veteran service members who are full-time students working on their bachelors degree.  Email or call us to ask about our selection process! 
                       

Participants must be registered by August 20th in order to be guaranteed a dri-fit T-shirt!

REGISTER FOR 5K/10K HERE