MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MFRAP)
The Pennsylvania Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP) provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members. Eligible members must have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. The amount of a grant is based on documented financial need up to a maximum of $3,500.
Examples of such financial need include:
(Exigent Circumstances – Emergency or extraordinary situations or conditions resulting in an eligible Service Member being unable to provide the necessities of living for the member or the member’s dependents due to factors beyond the member’s control. The term includes, but not limited to, natural or manmade disasters, loss of home, loss of employment, disability or serious illness or injury.)
Eligibility: The Program applies to Pennsylvania residents who:
Applications: Application forms are available online below; or from DMVA, MFRAP, Bldg. 0-47, FTIG, Annville, PA 17003-5002 or from PNG Family Assistance Centers. Applications, with supporting documents, must be mailed to DMVA, MFRAP, Building 0-47, FTIG, Annville, PA 17003-5002. To expedite the application process, applications and supporting documents may be faxed to the MFRAP office (FAX Number: 717-861-8124).
Each application will be reviewed for eligibility and need prior to submission to the PA MFRAP Fund Committee for approval or disapproval. No application is automatically approved.
Additional Information (PDF Files):
THE BLACK DIAMOND
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch #115, Lehigh Valley, PA
Donald Bear, 315 Peach Street,
Catasauqua, PA 18032
President, William Nixon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Dan Heitzer, email@example.com
Secretary, Donald Bear, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer, Larry Roth, email@example.com
Veterans Service Officer, David Sharp, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tele-Communications, Ralph Annunziata, email@example.com
Upcoming Schedule ; February 14, 2017 Branch 115 Meeting, 0900, City View Diner, 1831 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, PA.
January 10, 2017 Meeting.
Present were; RPNE/NEng and Branch 115 President David Sharp, Vice President Ralph Annunziata, Secretary Donald Bear, Treasurer Larry Roth, Acting Chaplain Paul Geissinger, Master at Arms John Treiber, Membership Chairman Jeff Chewning, Americanism / Patriotism Chairman Bill Nixon, Youth Activities Chairman Tim Gilbert, Hospitalization Chairman Harold Newhard, Recreation Chairman James Turner, PRPNE George Folk, John Brooks, Carl Kilhefner, Dan Heitzer, Earl King, Rich Lamonaco, Dick Schreiner, Colwin Bocasan, Joe Toth, Ralph Slider, Woody Greene, John Miltenberger, Ludwig Gocek, Frank Ginther, Jay Conti, Andy Smerek, Ron Dickert and guest Tom Lamonaco.
0900, President Dave Sharp performed opening rituals. Vice President Ralph Annunziata made a motion not to read the December 13th minutes since everyone gets them by email or in the mail. Seconded by Karl Kilhefner and approved by all present.
Communications – Secretary Bear informed the shipmates that we received a $100 donation from our shipmate AD2 (AC) Jeffrey A. Berger.
We received a nice Thank you card from shipmate Nicholas Katynski, MMCS, USN, Ret.
Treasurer’s Report – Shipmate Treasurer Larry Roth read the treasurers report. A m
Lehigh Valley Fleet Reserve Branch 115, Destination Plans
Oldies Dance, Phillipsburg Area Veterans- Sat. May 28, 2016, doors open at 5:30, meal at 6pm, dancing and listening, 7-10 pm.Palmer Fire House, Easton, Pa. Price will be announced in February.
Live Band, Inch and the Echoes (50’s-70’s), Raffle Baskets/50/50-This is our annual major fundraiser. Bill Nixon will have tickets
Memorial Day Ceremony and “Rally Point” Dedication, Lopatcong Township, NJ, Sunday May 29, 2016, 1 pm, Lopatcong Municipal Park. Following the ceremony there will be entertainment in the park at our newly dedicated Rally Point in memory of our township MIA’s and KIA’s. Please plan to stay for a picnic and entertainment-bring a chair. (Rain or Shine)
Washington DC, Navy Memorial, Navy Memorial Plaza, Navy Heritage Center, Marine Barracks, US Marine Corps Band, Evening Parade, Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, Marine Silent Drill Team, Ceremonial Marchers, Marine Mascot, Friday and Saturday-June 24-25, 2016 (overnight). Marine Barracks Friday evening, Navy Memorial Area, Saturday morning. If there is enough interest I will contact Perkiomen Tours for a price: transportation and meals. (Dates are tentative at this time).
*Sign Up form will be available at FRA Breakfasts and scheduled meetings or you can call Bill Nixon, 908-454-4958 to confirm your interest.