"No one understands a military family like another military family!"

Helping Each Other

Boot to Station

  • A listening ear, revolving shoulders, and a safe haven
  • A phone call, e-mail away
  • Prayer and lots of it
  • Sharing and caring
  • Vet-2-Vet
  • Parent-2-Parent, Spouse-2-Spouse
  • Kids-2-Kids


  • Picnics & family oriented activities
  • Help coordinate home repair
  • Childcare
  • Parades
  • Meals
  • Baby showers
  • Send-offs and welcome home

Hand in Hand

  • Hosting speakers: lawyers, government officials
  • Linking needs and volunteers
  • Counseling
  • Liaison between Red Cross & military families, military organization

So, what can we do?

  • Keep our military families in your prayers
  • Care packages
  • Volunteer! Sign up!
  • Car repairs, give a parent a break
  • Lawn care, house repairs, make meals

Our Meetings

What are Lakeshore Military Family Support Group Meetings like?

Our meetings are informal, personal, and family oriented. We have a working relationship with the American Red Cross Chapter of Ottawa County and several military organizations in the community. We are all one family and are here to meet the needs of those who have loved ones serving in the military, both Stateside and on foreign soil. We are available to meet (by phone or in person) with those who need information, or someone to talk with.

For all family members of all branches of military personnel in the Lakeshore Area.

Who We Are

Friends Helping Friends

Chap. Linda L. Zoerhof




Amy Elwood



Wilma Begay



Jack Oostveen



Megan Brown


(616) 566-4701

Marlene Oostveen



Minerva Suarez



Contact Us

Reach out to us!

Our Location

VFW Post 2144

175 West 8th Street

Holland, Michigan 49423

Use the lower north parking lot entrance for our meetings.

Email & Phone


(616) 392-2144