The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)
(3) charitable corporation established in 1994 for the primary purpose of providing
assistance on an emergency relief basis to soldiers and airmen serving in the Georgia
National Guard 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 eight “check-off” charities approved by the Legislature for individual tax-deductible
donations when filing State of Georgia Income Tax Returns. All Georgia taxpayers have the opportunity to “pick
an amount and make it count” for the Foundation each year. In addition, it is a participating charity for the United
Way Combined Federal Campaign (CFC agency code # 70602) and the State Charitable Contribution Program (SCCP
agency code # 177000).
Throughout the State, the Foundation has been designated as the beneficiary of grass roots campaigns including
the “Some Gave All 5K” in Memory of Major Kevin Jenrette, the Savannah Memorial Day Festival, the Kangaroo
Express “Salute Our Troops” Campaign, Books-A-Million and other fundraising opportunities! Relationships have
been established with the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Hawks and other sports venues for discounted tickets sales
to benefit the Foundation.
As a result of contributions, both large and small, from corporate donors and individuals, the Foundation has
provided over $ 1,790,415.00 in emergency relief assistance to more than 2,085 Georgia National Guard members
and their families. Examples of assistance include payments to avoid eviction, foreclosure, utilities disconnection
and repossession of vehicles due to job loss. Assistance has been given to victims of house and apartment fires,
tornados, floods and other natural disasters. Emergency travel and funeral expenses, as well as assistance to
Guard members injured during deployment and training, temporary pay problems and more are examples of the
multiple requests for assistance that are received each week.
We need your help to do more.
Your donation will help make a difference in the lives of Georgia military members. Learn more.
To help, we have established a fund to support the families of the troops serving in the war on terrorism at home and abroad. Click here to make a contribution.
|4th Annual Some Gave All 5K - May 11, 2013
4th Annual Some Gave All 5K--May 11, 2013, Rafe Banks Park, Lula, GA. In Memory of MAJ Kevin Jenrette, KIA June 4, 2009 Afghanistan.
Register NOW as a participant or phantom runner at http://www.active.com/running/lula-ga/some-gave-all-5k-2013 or by mail!
See attached flyer. Events for all! Great items donated for Silent Auction. Singer Kaley Caperton performing. Meet and Greet with Atlanta Falcons! Military displays. Balloon Release. Awards ceremony and cook-out! Proceeds to benefit the GA National Guard Foundation! Thanks for your support!
Some Gave All 5k Flyer and Registration Form (PDF 2MB)
|Serving Those That Serve
MARIETTA, Ga. Dec. 19, 2012
Board members of the Georgia National Guard Family Support
Foundation (GNGFSF) met with district and regional managers of Kangaroo Express (KE) over lunch to
receive a check for $39,000.00 raised during KE’s Salute Our Troops Campaign this year. The GNGFSF
provides emergency financial assistance for basic need to Guardsmen and their families.
“Kangaroo Express wanted a way to give back to our military troops, and it just made sense to give to
a local organization like the GNGFSF who live and work in our community. We raised $32,000 in 2011
and raised $39,000 for the GNGFSF this year. And we feel like we are just getting started. With the
lessons learned from these past two years, we hope to raise even more next year,” said Mark Ostoits,
KE Georgia Regional Director. “It is our great employees and customers that make this initiative such a
big success, because they are the ones that organize the fund raising drives like dunking booths, and Roo
Rides (motorcycle rides) that benefit our troops.”
One Soldier and Kangaroo Express customer helped organize one of the many Roo Rides around the
state of Georgia.
“I have had so many of my Soldiers benefit from the GNGFSF and when I heard that KE was raising
money from Jun. 27, 2012 – Sep. 4, 2012 I had to get involved. Being a motorcycle rider made it easy for
me to help organize a ride. I just called the Patriot Riders and all of my motorcycle buddies to spread the
word, so we could have a good time while raising money for Guardsmen,” said Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferrell
Sergeant Maj. Terry Sanders, Vice President of the GNGFSF board accepted the check from Mark Ostoits.
“Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and the KE are my heroes by helping Guardsmen around the state
when they need it most. Nothing speaks louder than cash when trying to communicate we want to help
you, and we appreciate your support, said Sanders.
The GNGFSF is busy working with units to provide assistance when it is needed.
“We have already given out $225,000 in assistance this year alone. Applications for assistance come in
every day and we help determine their need and provide assistance as we can. We could not do that
if it was not for the generosity of organizations and individuals like the Kangaroo Express,” said Harriet
Morgan, Administrator GNGFSF.
Harriet Morgan, Administrator for the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation (GNGFSF),
opens the celebration by thanking Kangaroo Express and the GNGFSF board members for coming to the
$39,000 check presentation from the Kangaroo Express’ 2012 Salute Our Troops fund raising season.
The GNGFSF provides emergency financial assistance for basic need to Guardsmen and their families.
Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation (GNGFSF) Board Members and Kangaroo Express
Regional and District managers gather around the $39,000 check being presented to the GNGFSF from
the Kangaroo Express’ 2012 Salute Our Troops fund raising season. The GNGFSF provides emergency
financial assistance for basic need to Guardsmen and their families.
Mark Ostoits presents the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation (GNGFSF) Board Members
with a $39,000 from the Kangaroo Express’ 2012 Salute Our Troops fund raising season. The GNGFSF
provides emergency financial assistance for basic need to Guardsmen and their families.
|Some Gave All 5K Appreciation Lunch
OLIVE GARDEN, Atlanta Ga., Sep. 25, 2012
Shannon Jenrette of the Some Gave All (SGA) 5K race committee met with Maj. Gen. Tom Moore, president of the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation and others to present the Foundation with a $19,000.00 check. Guardsmen, family members, and by standers applauded as the largest check to date was handed over to the Foundation from the SGA 5K.
“This is the 3rd annual appreciation lunch to thank Shannon and the SGA 5K committee for their hard work and donation to the Foundation,” said Moore. “SGA is the largest individual donor contributing to the Foundation’s support given to hundreds of families each year. The help we give Guardsmen and their families really is a life saver, keeping them from falling off a financial cliff.”
The SGA 5K race held its 3rd annual run in Lula, Ga. on May 12, 2012 to honor and remember the sacrifice of Fallen Hero, Maj. Kevin Jenrette. Over 200 runners gathered there to partake in the race.
“I am glad to be here today and I represent so many other hard working committee members who help make the SGA 5K a success,” said Shannon Jenrette. “100% of the proceeds go to the Ga. National Guard Family Support Foundation to support military families in need. It is an honor to give something back to military families, because my military family was there for me and my family supporting us with their presence, prayers, and friendship.”
The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation that provides assistance on an emergency relief basis to Guardsmen in the Georgia National Guard and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia. As a result of contributions, both large and small, the Foundation has provided over $1,541,590.00 in emergency relief assistance to more than 1,790 Georgia National Guard members and their families as of December 2011. The Foundation is affiliated with and is an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard. For more information concerning the Foundation go to http://www.georgiaguardfamily.org/.
The Some Gave All 5K is dedicated to Maj. Kevin Jenrette who was killed in action on June 4, 2009, in Afghanistan. The date of the race is significant to Maj. Jenrette and his family because he graduated from Ranger school on May 10th, 1996. Every year, the race will continue to be scheduled on the second Saturday in May. For more information on the Some Gave All 5K race go to http://somegaveall5k.webstarts.com/.
Story and photos by Maj. Will Cox
Georgia Army National Guard
Public Affairs Office
|COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN APPROVED CHARITY #70602
|STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM APPROVED CHARITY #177000
|ATTENTION: We Have Moved!
NEW MAILING ADDRESS:
GA NATIONAL GUARD
FAMILY SUPPORT FOUNDATION, INC.
CNGC 1000 HALSEY AVE., BLDG 447
840 FINCH CENTER
MARIETTA, GA 30060
|"Freedom" by Steve Penley
FREEDOM is a stirring and penetrating tribute to American soldiers, from the Minute Men to the 48th Brigade, captured on canvas by renowned Georgia artist, Steve Penley, to benefit the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation. Remaining signed prints are available at a reduced cost of $ 35.00 each, plus shipping and handling.