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Massachusetts Military Support Foundation Inc.

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Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: We work closely with local military and civilian leaders to address emergency assistance needs of military and Coast Guard families. We provide a wide range of support including emergency financial assistance, support to families in times of crisis or deployment, transportation for medical treatment, funeral expenses etc. We respect the privacy of our military and Coast Guard families. No personal information other than what is required to satisfy the emergency need is maintained or shared by the foundation. Active Duty Military, National Guard and Coast Guard personnel requiring emergency assistance are asked to first contact their chain of command or Chaplain’s office. Veterans seeking emergency assistance should first contact their town/city

Results: Over 12,000 Families served with new winter coats across the state during eight weeks last winter. Designed Built and Open the First Military Empowerment Center providing Baby Products, Food Canteen, and Personnel Hygiene Products, and over the counter Medications. Developing a Mobile Food Pantry to deliver Food Assistance directly to Families in their Community.

Target demographics: Military, National Guard, Coast Guard, and Veteran Families

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 40,000 Families served with Our Programs last year

Geographic areas served: Massachusetts

Programs: Family Service, Emergency Assistance, Children's Programs

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing resource for local military families! This foundation supplies daily food items AND baby/toiletry items for any military member with access to the Otis AFB. The staff is friendly and helpful and goes above and beyond. Staff ensures that people visiting the Empowerment Center feel welcome and find everything they need for their families. The Empowerment Center has a wealth of products for our local families and provides a great resource.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a veteran who volunteers at the Empowerment Center, one aspect of the many services and support for our military families, providing food, clothing and medicine at no cost. Behind the scenes I witness volunteers who truly care for our military and there families. Everything is done first rate and the positive impact is wonderful and heartwarming to see. I couldn’t more highly rank MMSF!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

“Every time I walk through the doors of the Empowerment Center to volunteer my time with MMSFI, I am struck by the dedication and selflessness I see. Directors and volunteers offer their time to organize, sort, clean, and stock shelves with donated food items, baby and nursery items, and over-the-counter medications and personal items to provide military personnel and their families with those day-to-day necessities. I observe, first hand, the sincere desire and commitment of those involved in MMSFI to serve those who serve us, in a dignified and respectful way. It is humbling to experience the appreciation expressed by the service men and women who visit our center.” DMR



Denise

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was talking to a woman on Maternity Leave from the U.S. Coast Guard. The Empowerment Center on. Joint Base Cape Cod was he only source of food until she can get back to active duty.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer at MMSFI for almost three years, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. To be able to give back to our military, their families and Veterans thru this amazing nonprofit is just an incredible "high". Mr. Don Cox, founder, is selfless, driven and dedicated to those who fight to keep us safe each and every day. Thru numerous fundraisers, events and supplying food, clothes and more, we are able to make military lives a bit less worrisome. God Bless Them All and Keep Them Safe !!!!!!!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

From providing children with backpacks for elementary school to scholarships for college, the MMSFI is there to help. Meanwhile additional assistance is provided if needed. Food and nutrition assistance, a Christmas celebration, emergency assistance such as financial aid, and any assistance the family of a deployed Soldier, Sailor, or Airman needs can be provided. The MMSFI has made great strides in developing a program to assist the military and Coast Guard across the state and is continuing to grow.

Advisor

Rating: 4

A couple of my students enlisted the help of our National Honor Society students to collect toys for Military Families during the holidays. The Gerrish Family came to pick up the toys from our high school and delivered them to Cape Cod where they were distributed to Military Families. Great organization and a wonderful opportunity to support our troops here and abroad!

Donor

Rating: 5

My Grandson and his family have been involved with this organization. They do fantastic work in collecting backpacks for students and Christmas presents for children of the military.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering almost full time for the MMSFI since January, 2018. This is a wonderful organization that provides support to the men and women of our armed services and their families. They conduct christmas parties and presents for the children of those who serve, easter egg hunts, and halloween candy giveaways. They provide backpacks full of school supplies for over 3,500 military children the first week of school in the Fall. Soon, they will be opening a Baby Pantry, and a Food Pantry to assist young military families. MMSFI also provides warmth kits and boots to homeless veterans. This is the most wonderful organizationI have ever been a part of.
Phillip Blye, Easton MA Fire Chief, (RET)

Donor

Rating: 5

The Mass. Military Support Foundation, Inc has accomplished exceptional support to military, US Coast Guard personnel and veterans. Specifically the MMSFI has organized and provided a December holiday party focused on providing toys and gifts for military children. Additionally the MMSFI has collected donations from various stores and organized volunteers to provide school supplies/backpacks to military children through a program called "OPERATION BACK PACK". The MMSFI sponsors an annual Outstanding Military Members Of The Year Awards event that brings together all the Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts area military units/organizations into a gala evening event to honor those uniformed members who have gone above and beyond in their official duties.The generosity and time that the volunteers and leaders of the MMSFI have given is tremendously appreciated by members of the US Air Force, US Air Force Auxiliary, US Coast Guard, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Air National Guard, Army, Army National Guard and their dependents assigned to Joint Base Cape Cod and US Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England.

Donor

Rating: 5

I learned of this Foundation on TV couple of years ago when the news of it's storage of toys burned during a warehouse fire. I was able to collect toys and rushed it to the Foundation. They were very appreciative. I was able to do the same the following year and the same warm reception. Although I did not attend the Holiday party, from the pictures of smiling faces of children I saw, it looked like another successful event. For me and for those that donated, it provided a meaningful way of supporting our heroes!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization does so much for so many military families throughout Massachusetts! Their commitment to help and organize fundraisers is beyond words! Their selfless acts of kindness, volunteerism and support to the military families has helped so many in times of need. I am proud to support this organization!! Thank you for all you do!