Our Mission

We are an organization providing financial, educational, spiritual and morale boosting support to Marines wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom and their families. Joshua’s Mission will provide this support by inviting the general public, corporations, all businesses, churches, and other agencies of all types to make donations to our organization. The funds will be disbursed to the family members who meet certain criteria that will be outlined on succeeding pages of this document. These moneys will be used to defer the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and other expenses involved in travel to the hospital where their Marine is being treated,. As the fund grows, we are planning additional financial support, to be outlined at a later point in time, and issued as deemed necessary. We plan on extending the benefits to other branches of the Military Service as the funds grow. This can only happen when everyone gets onboard with our cause. Our wounded Marine Warriors and their families deserve our help!

They have given so much, now we need to give back! That is what Joshua’s Mission is all about.

Joshua returned from Iraq physically well, Praise God, but many have and will not. We all HAVE to help them!!! I challenge you to help.
Please show your support!!!

To further show appreciation for our Marine’s sacrifices, a Joshua’s Mission representative will also go to the hospital to visit the injured Marine one on one and their family member to offer spiritual support, friendship and understanding in an effort to boost their morale. A package of personal care and entertainment items will be given to the Marine during one of these visits. Our brave Warriors come from the military hospital in Germany with no personal effects, only the medical equipment supporting them and the hospital gown they have on. Therefore we will give them personal care items, robes, pajamas, slippers, and other clothes needed to wear while recovering. In an effort to have as much money as possible available for disbursement for family use, we will ask for donations of these items.

Joshua’s Mission is an IRS certified 501 c(3) Non Profit organization located in the State of Georgia. All donations are tax deductible.

See DONATIONS page on how to make a secure and private donation.
NO PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION WILL BE DISBURSED TO 3RD PARTIES. ALL INFORMATION FROM FAMILY AND DONORS IS CONFIDENTIAL.

Referral and help services will also be provided for active and non-active duty Marines and their families through links on the web page. Non-active duty military must hold an honorable discharge to receive financial aide.

Pat Merkel AKA Patricia M. Merkel, the founder of Joshua’s Mission, Inc. is a licensed and ordained minister, as well as a volunteer Chaplains Aide at the local Veterans Hospital in Decatur, Ga. working with the Veterans. Pat has been a local female business owner in the Atlanta, Ga. area for the past 21 years with customers throughout the United States and has over 20 years of business management and sales experience in the Telecom Industry in other companies in Georgia and New York.

Joshua’s Mission is an IRS certified 501 c(3) Non Profit organization located in the State of Georgia. All donations are tax deductible

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