Veteran and military spouse thanks foundation for ‘saving a life’

November is Military Families Month, marking a nationwide recognition of the sacrifices made by service members and their families each and everyday. All throughout the month, we will be sharing stories of military families who were helped by the PenFed Foundation, like this story from the Stracco family:

Providing hope for military families

“You’re not just giving money. You’re saving a life.”

Those are the words of former U.S. Army service member Kerby Stracco, who’s husband suffered severe injuries while serving in Kuwait. Kerby must take her husband to doctor’s appointments, and needed help with childcare. The PenFed Foundation helped cover the costs for her three young children through the Military Heroes Family and Caregivers grants. We provide child care assistance to families who are experiencing financial strain in their lives as they cope with circumstances surrounding the challenges involved in caring for a wounded warrior.

See her full testimonial below:

To help make even more Military Heroes Family and Caregivers grants possible, consider making a donation at