Home is where the heart is.
When we’ve asked the troops what we can do for them, a common, and typically selfless theme runs through their responses. The troops say they are getting the support they need, but their primary concerns usually revolve around their families and those emergencies, large and small, that arise at home.
The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation has provided assistance to those in need. Here are just a few examples of how:
- When a single parent was out of work as a result of a car accident, we were able to help with rent and utility payments.
- After a soldier’s day-old baby died, we helped to pay the funeral expenses.
- When a soldier’s father passed away in Miami and he could not afford to travel, we paid his expenses.
- We helped to pay the food, rent and utility bills for a single parent who had to miss work to care for a sick child.
- We provided a grant to help a family get back on their feet after a house fire destroyed everything.
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 and full-time federal/state civilian employees of the Georgia Department of Defense 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.
Service Members have 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, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters. Eligible members have received emergency travel and funeral expenses assistance. The Foundation has 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.
As a result of contributions, both large and small, we have been able to approve over $2.8 million in assistance to more than 3,200 applicants.
We hope you will consider making a contribution to the Foundation to help Guard families in need. You can contribute by credit card on this website; 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 nine 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 interest and support!
We need your help to do more.
Your donation will help make a difference in the lives of Georgia military members.
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Thank you for your support!
Harriet H. Morgan, Program Manager
GA National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc.
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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 financial assistance on an emergency relief basis to soldiers and airmen currently serving in the Georgia National Guard or full-time federal/state civilian employees of the Georgia Department of Defense. Although not a military organization, the Foundation is recognized as an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard.
An emergency or crisis situation is an event beyond the control of the application that requires financial assistance. Applications should be verified as an EMERGENCY situation and the UNIT VALIDATION CERTIFICATION MUST BE SIGNED by the Commander or the full-time Battalion Administrative Officer designated by the Commander after counseling with applicant to determine that request for emergency financial assistance is a valid need, that applicant has exhausted all resources available and to confirm that applicant is in “good standing” with the Unit regarding attendance, training and lack of disciplinary actions.
Two types of requests for EMERGENCY RELIEF ASSISTANCE are available: GRANTS or LOANS
GRANTS are considered when applicants are faced with extreme financial hardship and do not have the ability to repay a Loan. Grants do not have to be repaid.
LOANS are considered when a financial hardship is temporary in nature, such as a SHORT TERM military pay problem or delay. Applicants will be required to sign a non-interest-accruing promissory note with a specified repayment plan. Interest free loans must be repaid by ACH Debits, from checking or savings account, cash, check or money order. Fees and penalties will be applied for insufficient or late penalties.
Emergency situations include, but are not limited to, payments to avoid eviction or foreclosure, utilities to prevent disconnection, vehicle payments to prevent repossession, temporary pay problems, illness, injury, recent loss of employment, natural disaster or destruction of property by fire , water or other man-made destruction. The fund is not intended for long-term or recurring financial support. Neither is the fund to be used to alleviate situations caused by failure to follow proper routine pay procedures. Eligibility requires that applicant must be MOSQ/AFSC Qualified and assigned to a MTOE/TDA or ANG UNIT and must be receiving UTA or ADOS pay from their assigned unit for a minimum of three consecutive months. (Soldier’s or Airmen assigned to an RSP or student flight are not eligible for assistance).
In all cases, APPLICANTS are encouraged to contribute to the FOUNDATION when their financial situation improves. In this way, Georgia National Guard Members, their families and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia can be helped during financial hardship. You can make a tax-free donation through this website at www.georgiaguardfamily.org; when filing your State of Georgia Tax Return; through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC # 70602), the State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP 177000), or simply by mail. All support is recognized and appreciated.
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