Jody is a devoted wife, loving mother and along with her husband, Joshua, the Co-Founder of Camp Alliance, Inc. Together with their children the Bergstrom’s are a military family proudly serving the United States through Joshua’s service in the Army Reserve. Along with thousands of other families the Bergstrom’s have endured an up tempo mobilization and deployment pace of the Guard and Reserve forces, with Josh called up for full-time service four of the last seven years.
Serving as a military family living in Northwest Arkansas has been difficult, but also very rewarding. While going through their third mobilization in four years, the Bergstrom’s were approached with the question, “If you could change the world for our military personnel what would you do?” Their immediate response was to take care of the families left at home all across America. And as such, Camp Alliance was created.
Fulfilling the demands generated by serving so many is the welcomed challenge Jody tackles every day. She spends her time engaging military, civic and business leaders in order to find ways to improve the direct and indirect support to the Guard and Reserve military units, members and families. The last four years have laid the foundation for what is to come as Camp Alliance continues to provide increasing support throughout Arkansas, the region and the nation. Camp Alliance is proudly supporting those who serve and protect our freedoms with the belief Americans deserve to live safely.
Jody explains why she is so devoted to the Camp Alliance mission,
“I know I am making a difference in people’s lives all the time. So often I hear from military families appreciating the direct impact Camp Alliance is having on their family, their unit and their service. But at the same time I hear from business leaders about how they appreciate the fact Camp Alliance is able to incorporate their support directly to military units and families.” Bringing about the fundamental change in what support looks like for our Guard and Reserve forces is a monumental task that Camp Alliance has taken on.Jody Bergstrom