Mark LaBombard

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (CFC: X8EE9C)


Proud parent, Family man, Veteran, Drone operator, Outdoor Enthusiast.

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Veteran causes. One of the times I went home on leave from the military I saw first-hand how CFC charities make a difference. A friend of mine was deployed to the Middle East and was a few weeks out from going home on leave to be there for the birth of his daughter. While out on patrol one day, his vehicle hit an IED and he paid the ultimate price. I was home on leave when news of this was announced. I saw numerous CFC charities make contact with my friends wife and offer support in terms of helping navigate the complex VA system, food, support groups that brought together spouses in similar situations and monetary help. That is when I vowed to always support the CFC.

Why do you give through the CFC?

I can give more throughout the year than by giving a little from every paycheck than if I only did a one time donation.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Contributions end up helping causes in numerous different and important ways. I have personally seen veterans having a very difficult time coping with the stresses that they have had to endure. I have also seen the charities bring veterans together and help give them purpose again. Whether that is through counseling, events that build comradery with other veterans, job placement or giving a veteran the help that allows them to get established and create a new life outside the military. I know personally that I have had friends that would not be here today, or where they are today, if it were not for charities stepping in and providing the positive and sustaining avenues that they provide.