Chief Director of Ambassadors(CDA)
Mona is originally from Maryland, where she grew up outside of the Baltimore/Washington area. The vast military affiliations, abundant patriotic memorials and historical surroundings there have helped to shape and influence her strong dedication to our great country, and to the armed forces which continue to defend its liberties and freedom. Her personal mission within Adopt A US Soldier is to ensure that the American public is aware of how their support affects the lives of our US troops, and to provide them with the most accurate information and resources to participate in these important efforts. Veterans’ organizations have played a critical role in the work that Mona has done for Adopt A US Soldier, and continues to do so. These organizations have been extremely supportive of her mission and have helped her to realize how important this work truly is, as most of these veterans did not have a program such as this at their disposal during their service at war time. Many have stated that it would have made a huge difference in their lives. She has been able to spend many hours with these veterans of past and present wars, hearing their stories, listening to their needs and trying to bring a supreme sense of gratitude to them for all that they have done. The young wounded troops of the current wars have brought a heightened awareness to her as well. During her visits to Walter Reed and to the National Naval Hospital at Bethesda, she was able to see, first hand, some of the extensive price that is being paid to bring justice and liberty to the oppressed, in the name of our country. After witnessing the resilience and bravery of these young heroes, her motivation to advocate for our United States military and its endless sacrifice, is unstoppable and immeasurable. Mona participates in many major events in New York, in order to bring attention and support to Adopt A US Soldier, she provides speaking presentations and informational sessions, and continues to collaborate on numerous projects with veterans groups and military installations in New York, such as the annual Toys for Tots program with the USMC Reserves, and assisting the USMC League with their mission to help wounded Marines with the cost of medical necessities not fully covered by insurance. She is also a huge sponsor for helping educators become informed on how they can help military families during times of deployments or misfortune that may come with military life, especially young children.