Governed by a Board of Directors, the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1994 to provide emergency relief assistance during times of financial crisis to the members and families of the Georgia National Guard, federal/state civilian employees of the Georgia Department of Defense and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia. Although not a military organization, the Foundation is recognized as an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard.
The Foundation is one of seven "check-off" charities for the State of Georgia Department of Revenue. This designation gives every taxpayer in Georgia the opportunity to support soldiers and airmen of the Guard with a donation when filing their State Income Tax Form 500 or 500 EZ! $ 791,359.00 has been collected from calendar years 2005-2013. Reportedly 98% of these donations are $1.00! We are also an approved charity for the United Way Combined Federal Campaign (CFC agency code 70602) and the State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP agency code 177000).
The Foundation has been selected as the major beneficiary for the 6th Annual Some Gave All 5K in Memory of Major Kevin Jenrette in Lula, GA on May 9, 2015. This awesome and heartfelt community event has been able to donate $ 117,279.00 in Memory of Major Jenrette (killed in action on June 4, 2009 in Afghanistan) since 2010.
In addition, we have been selected as the military relief organization in Georgia by The Pantry, Inc. for the 5th Annual Kangaroo Express 'Salute Our Troops' Campaign in 2015! This event gets bigger each year between 4th of July and Labor Day! We received a generous donation in the amount of $ 42,981.00 for 2014 which increases total support to $ 168,221.00 donated since 2011!
Retirees from the 165th AW and others in Savannah have organized the annual Savannah Memorial Day Festival for the past 14 years. They have donated more than $50,000 to the Foundation, as well as other worthwhile charities. Plans are underway now for Friday-Sunday, May 22-24, 2015!
We are very excited about these fundraising opportunities, and others, as well as the individual and corporate donations from companies such as, ACC Health, AGL Resources, Coldwell Banker, the Georgia Power Company and the Georgia Power Foundation, Lockheed Martin, the Phillips Group and more. We are charity partners with the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks each year when we are able to offer discounted ticket sales to benefit the Foundation!
As a result of contributions, both large and small, we were able to approve 279 applications (270 Grants and 9 interest-free Loans) to military members throughout the State in the total amount of $ 271,487.00 during calendar year 2014. Our cumulative totals exceed 2,664 Grants and Loans and over $2,338,828.00 in emergency relief assistance since 2004.
This year for the first time in 14 years, all Units of the Georgia National Guard were home for the holidays from overseas missions. The focus has shifted to stabilization, exploring new opportunities and executing training tasks to remain relevant. In the midst of sustainment and readiness efforts, members of the Guard answered the call during bad weather in 2014 to support the citizens of Georgia. Soldiers and Airmen maintain a vigilant posture in preparation for future overseas deployments and potential homeland support. Collectively and individually, the Guard has focused on the many tasks required to always be ready and on target.
While it is wonderful that our troops are home, many Service Members returned to reduced income or jobless situations. Department of Defense budget cuts compounded and will continue to compound the issues. At the end of the 2014 fiscal year in September, Service Members', serving in an active duty status in Georgia, orders were terminated resulting in emergency financial hardship. Service Members from all categories received emergency assistance, i.e. payments to avoid eviction, foreclosure, utilities disconnection and repossession of vehicles. Throughout inception, the Foundation has assisted victims of house and apartment fires, tornados, floods and other natural disasters. Eligible members received emergency travel and funeral expenses assistance. The Foundation supported Guard members injured during deployment and training or experiencing temporary pay problems. These are examples of the multiple requests the Foundation receives each week.
We hope you will consider making a contribution to the Foundation to help Guard families in need. You can contribute by credit card on our website (www.georgiaguardfamily.org) ; you can "pick an amount and make it count" on Tax Form 500 when you file your State of Georgia Income Taxes as the Foundation is one of seven approved tax "check-off" charities in the State; federal employees can contribute through the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC Agency Code # 70602); state employees can contribute through the annual State of Georgia Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP Agency Code # 177000), or you can simply mail a donation. Thank you for your support!
Primary contact: Harriet Morgan, Program Manager 678-569-5704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1994 to provide emergency relief assistance during times of financial crisis to the members and families of the Georgia National Guard, federal/state civilian employees of the Georgia Department of Defense and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia. Although not a military organization, the Foundation is recognized as an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard.
Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc.
CNGC 1000 Halsey Ave. BLDG 447
Marietta, GA 30060
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