Governed by a Board of Directors, the Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1994 to provide emergency relief assistance 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, we are recognized as an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard.
The Foundation is one of eight “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. $730,537.00 has been collected from calendar years 2005-2012. 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 was recently selected as the major beneficiary for the 5th Annual Some Gave All 5K in Memory of Major Kevin Jenrette in Lula, GA on May 10, 2014. A total of $ 86,419.00 has been donated to the Foundation in Memory of Major Jenrette (killed in action on June 4, 2009 in Afghanistan) since 2010 and we are honored to be the charity partner for this awesome event again this year!
In addition, we have been selected as the military relief organization in Georgia by The Pantry, Inc. for the 4th Annual Kangaroo Express ‘Salute Our Troops’ Campaign in 2014! This event gets bigger each year with a total of $125,240.00 donated since 2011! For 2014, we are looking for motorcycle groups to organize Roo Rides between June 25 and September 2 during the Salute Our Troops fundraising campaign with stops at Kangaroo Express stores! Retirees from the 165th past 12 years. They have donated more than $50,000 to the Foundation, as well as other worthwhile charities, with plans underway for May 23-25 2014!
In 2013, we were selected as the beneficiary of the Assault on Kennesaw Mountain 5K for the second year, the first annual “Butterworth’s Bomber Run”, a motorcycle ride in Honor of Maj Gen Jim Butterworth and the GA National Guard, and the Inaugural GA National Guard Half Marathon and Ruck Run in Canton, GA. We are very excited about these fundraising opportunities as well as the individual and corporate donations from companies such as, ACC Health, AGL Resources, the Georgia Power Company and the Georgia Power Foundation, Lockheed Martin, the Phillips Group and others. We also enjoy relationships with the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks for discounted ticket sales!
As a result of contributions, both large and small, we were able to approve $285,230.00 in financial assistance to 300 Guard members and their families in 2013. In October, the partial government shut-down and furloughs impacted many of our military families as well as civilian Georgia Department of Defense employees supporting the Guard. We were able to step in when orders were delayed or cancelled, education plans were stopped and families struggled with meeting basic needs for their households. Cumulatively, we have exceeded $2 million dollars in assistance to almost 2,400 military members. Examples of assistance include payments to avoid eviction, foreclosure, utilities disconnection and repossession of vehicles due to job loss and other circumstances. 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 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 eight 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!
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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 to the members 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.
Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc.
CNGC 1000 Halsey Ave. BLDG 447
Marietta, GA 30060
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