The NCOA Disaster Relief Fund was established in 1994 to assist enlisted military personnel with immediate disaster-related expenses. Grants have been awarded to personnel in all five branches of the Armed Forces to include Guard and Reserve Components to assist with emergency needs in bombing situations, fires, floods, hurricanes, typhoons and tornadoes.
The Disaster Relief Fund is funded entirely through donations from our members and chapters and is a certified Texas Non-Profit Corporation, Federal ID # 74-2756133. The Fund is designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) corporation and, as such, all contributions to the Fund are deductible to the extent provided by Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations received are used for grants and no administrative or overhead expenses come out of the donations received.
The Fund fills a very real void in emergency assistance…
When flood waters engulfed Grand Forks, North Dakota –
NCOA’s Disaster Relief Fund was issuing grants within 24 hours.
When tornadoes crippled the Midwest –
the NCOA Disaster Relief Fund had grant money in the hands of victims within 12 hours.
When an apartment fire in Bremerton, Washington devastated dozens of Navy families –
the Disaster Relief Fund had monetary assistance in place before the end of the day.
When flash floods struck South Texas –
the NCOA Disaster Relief Fund sprung into action within hours.
When typhoons struck Okinawa, Japan –
the NCOA Disaster Relief Fund immediately began providing assistance.
To submit a request for assistance from the Disaster Relief Fund, the individual’s NCOA chapter chairman or chain of command (First Sergeant, Chief, Sergeant Major, etc.) must submit a narrative of the individual’s situation to NCOA Headquarters for review and determination of eligibility. Requests can be submitted via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via fax to 210-637-3337.