Support Our Troops

Thank you for thinking of our troops! 

Thousands of Americans are asking what they can do to show their support for service members. Below are websites for several organizations that are sponsoring programs for members of the Armed Forces. 

The public is urged not to send unsolicited mail, care packages, or donations to service members during the holiday season. During the holiday season, the number of donation programs increases and causes mail from families and friends to be mixed with mail from unknown sources resulting in delivery delays. 

Service members should receive mail only from those friends and family members to whom they personally give their addresses. 

Military addresses should not be passed around by family member for use by donation programs. Unknown mailers could then obtain those addresses and mail harmful items to service members.   

Michigan National Guard Family Fund 

Consider a donation to the Michigan National Guard Family Fund. One hundred percent of this not-for-profit fund goes to financially struggling families of deployed Michigan National Guard members. 

Send your check or money order to:

Michigan National Guard Family Fund Inc.
3411 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing MI 48906


Military Family Relief Fund 

In the Fall of 2004, the Michigan Legislature passed the Military Family Relief Fund Act. The Military Family Relief Fund provides grants to qualifying families of military members in either the Michigan National Guard or Reserves who are called to active duty as a result of the national response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

To donate, send a check or money order made out to the "State of Michigan" and mail to:

Military Family Relief Fund
Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
3423 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906


Designate a portion of your income tax return by entering your contribution amount on the Michigan Voluntary Contributions Schedule, Department of Treasury, Form 4642.

For more information or if you have any questions, please call: 517-481-7646

Download an application for the Military Family Relief Fund