Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund: How it helps Oregon's military members and their families

The Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund provides cash aid for Oregon National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their Families. The program is designed for soldiers and airmen of the Oregon National Guard and their immediate family members (spouse, surviving spouse, child, or stepchild) who are in need of emergency financial assistance.

Emergency financial assistance includes; housing expenses (utilities, insurance, emergency house repairs, rent assistance or food); emergency medical or dental expenses; emergency transportation, legal assistance or temporary income assistance. The Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund is the Oregon National Guard’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to helping the ‘Guard’ take care of its own.

The Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund has maintained its success through the generous donations from both the general public and from the Oregon National Guard Family.

The Oregon National Guard is grateful for donations received from many businesses and corporations. The Oregon National Guard and the program’s volunteer board provides for many of the program’s administration requirements, thereby insuring donated dollars go directly to those needing emergency financial assistance.

Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Our FEIN is 93-0915051. Although sponsored by the Oregon National Guard, the Emergency Relief Fund receives no direct funding from the government.

All donations to the Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund are used to support Soldiers, Airmen and their families. Checks should be made payable to Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund (or simply the letters “ORNGERF”). Contributions should be mailed to:

Oregon Military Department
Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund
Attn: DCSPER
P.O. Box 14350
Salem OR 97309-5047

The online donation form can be found here.

If you have additional questions about donating to the Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund, you may contact us at 503-584-3989 or 503-584-3939.

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