WSMGA for Military
Who do we give to?
This is a list of the charities we are sponsoring:
SAAF - Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund
Soldiers & Airmen Assistance Fund (SAAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and was established in 2004 with the mission of providing financial support to Army and Air Guard families coping with unusual or unpreventable hardships. The SAAF is the only nonprofit organization in N.C. that provides financial assistance solely to the families of the North Carolina National Guard. Our funding for the program comes from individual and business donations. We do not receive any assistance from the state or federal government to operate nor are we a part of any government-funded compensation program. Since 2004, the SAAF has provided $1.2 million dollars in support to over 1,200 Guard families. These citizen soldiers and airmen are part of a long line of those Americans and North Carolinians who have been willing to lay aside their civilian careers and leave their families when called by their state and nation. Over 20,000 N.C. Army and Air Guardsmen have deployed since 2001 and they have certainly earned our support. We are truly grateful for their service to our country and thankful for their sacrifices so we may maintain our freedom and way of life.
Academic scholarships will be provided for deserving children of North Carolina Service personnel. These scholarships will be provided in conjunction with programs established within the North Carolina University school system. Academic and need standards will be established jointly by We Care WSMGA and the University Systems.
The USO of North Carolina Raleigh-Durham International Airport Center serves active duty military members, their families and retired military service members who are traveling through the airport. As the arrival and departure point for North Carolina’s six major bases, RDU welcomes nearly 2,000 service members each month. The USO at RDU features:-Computers with high-speed Internet access-Kitchenette-Complimentary snacks and beverages-Large screen televisions-Overstuffed recliners-Comfortable seating areas-Changing room and a-Children’s play area.This facility serves as valuable resource to the many military travelers who pass through the terminal. The center is a welcome oasis to countless military and their families during long trips and uncertain futures. It is funded only through contributions from the public and is staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers.
Purple Heat Homes provides housing solutions to veterans with service connected disabilities. Programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of Veteran population.
The Joel Fund reconnects veterans to life at home. We use the power of community to engage, educate, and encourage veterans and their families.