Oregon
 Service Member and Family Support Services

 

 

Oregon  Service Member  Relief Fund (OSMRF)

 

 

 

The OSMRF is a  private,  non-profit organization which collects and holds funds to relieve distress of current  members of  the Oregon National Guard (ORNG),  their dependents, and veterans of the Oregon National Guard. A veteran is defined as an individual who has served for a minimum period of 6 years and was honorably discharged from the Oregon Army or Air National Guard.  The OSMRF   provides  commanders with an important asset to accomplish their basic command responsibility for morale and  welfare  of their  unit members.

 

 Types of Assistance Available.

Funds available in the OSMRF are normally used for two purposes: The  Loan Fund provides funds to assist  soldiers and  airman in the ORNG. The Grant  Fund provides one  time grants to soldiers and airman in the ORNG and their  families, to assist them in payment of their debts, and where repayment of the grant would be difficult or inappropriate.

 

Assistance  Procedures.

 The local commander and the chain of command are best able to evaluate a genuine need for financial assistance. Applicants should be counseled by their unit Senior Sergeant or First Sergeant or unit commander, who must approve or disapprove a  request for assistance.  A request must also have the approval of the Family Assistance Specialist.  The Family Assistance Specialist may also submit an assistance request on behalf of a unit member, without obtaining concurrence from unit leadership.  In this case this request will be reviewed and approved/disapproved by the State level Family Program Coordinator, before forwarding to OSMRF.  An explanation for the violation of the chain of command should be included.

 

 

Contact a Family Assistance Specialist to apply!

 

OSMRF Operating Procedures

 

OSMRF Application Forms