If you're new to San Diego, the active duty military and veteran community represents a significant segment of the greater San Diego population and culture. According to a San Diego County study, California has the largest concentration of military personnel and dependents in the US and San Diego has the largest concentration within the state. And it will be growing significantly over the next several years. Specifically, there are over 110,000 active duty and over 118,000 family members which is about 7.5% of San Diego County’s population. Over 60% of the family members are children.
Think about it! What an opportunity for ministry and serving! Our mission and vision is to connect with San Diego’s military community to by bringing PERVASIVE HOPE. This community has made sacrifices both personal and professional so that we can enjoy the liberty that we sometimes take for granted. The cost of these sacrifices sometimes result in great personal pain such as PTSD, divorce and abuse and even the ultimate sacrifice of life itself.
So, how do we serve this amazing community? We do it through partnering relationships with like minded ministries and non-profits whose mission is serving the military and veteran communities. The following are some of our partners. Click on the link provided for more information about these awesome organizations.
If you have an interest, a passion or a burden for the military and their families we invite you to join us in serving this special community. Check them out to see how you can “do something.” Follow us on FaceBook at Rock Military Ministry.
Blessings, Rich Mendez USN, Retired