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Michigan Family Relief Fund
January 25, 2005
Lansing—In October Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed legislation which established a Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF). The MFRF provides assistance to any Michigan Reserve Component soldiers suffering financial hardships as a result of active duty or a line of duty related injury or illness. The bill also created an income tax check-off that allows citizens to contribute money to the fund.
"There is a tremendous need out there," stated Michigan Army National Guard soldier 1st Lt. Evalynn Chapp. "Some of our soldiers suffer rough times and need a little helping hand," she added
To contribute to the MFRF mail your contribution to the Military Family Relief Fund, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, P.O. Box 30261, Lansing, MI 48909-7761.
Today, a little more than 2,000 Michigan National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are deployed across the globe and at various state-side locations. Nearly 400 additional Guard members will depart this month and next, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (rotation #3); however, as the Michigan Guard serves the nation, more than 9,000 members remain, in reserve, ready to respond to state emergencies including homeland defense events.