WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The Justice Family honored its commitment to the five charitable partners, established in 2019 at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, this weekend, presenting $250,000 in charitable donations, $50,000 to each charity to aid in the worthy causes the charities support.
During a Salute to Service Weekend at The Greenbrier, the First Responders Children’s Foundation, Army Emergency Relief, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Air Force Aid Society and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance each accepted checks presented by Jay Justice and Dr. Jill Justice. It was all part of a weekend celebrating the 10-year history of The Greenbrier Classic/A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, the annual PGA Tour stop in West Virginia, which held the final event in 2019.
“Getting a chance to work with these incredible charities and the amazing people who run them has been one of the true honors of my career,” said Dr. Jill Justice, president of The Greenbrier. “The work they do is incredible, and we couldn’t be prouder to be associated with these wonderful organizations.”
First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to both children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, as well as families enduring significant financial hardships due to tragic circumstances. The FRCF also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by law enforcement and firefighting organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.
Army Emergency Relief was founded in 1942 by Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall. Charged with relieving undue financial stress on the force, AER serves the enduring priorities of the secretary and chief of staff of the U.S. Army. Since 1942, AER has provided $2 billion to nearly 4 million soldiers, including $1 billion since 9/11. Through zero-interest loans, grants, and educational scholarships, AER ensures no soldier faces financial hardship on their own.
The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Service of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs. As a non-profit, volunteer service organization, NMCRS uses both financial and non-financial resources to identify solutions to meet emerging needs. We help clients improve personal financial skills and encourage individual financial responsibility.
The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force and has been meeting the unique needs of airmen and their families since 1942. AFAS works to support and enhance the USAF mission by providing emergency financial assistance, educational support and community programs.
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance strives to promote financial stability and general well-being of the clients/customers it serves. CGMA seeks to empower the Coast Guard family in meeting future financial challenges. Through partnerships with other assistance providers, it delivers innovative financial assistance in response to emerging Coast Guard family needs.
In recognition of the relationship with The Greenbrier and the Justice Family, all five organizations presented the Justices with tokens of their appreciation.
“I have recently learned to spell Greenbrier, and it’s spelled C-L-A-S-S,” said Admiral Steve Abbot, former president of NMCRS, presenting a framed American Flag to the Justices on behalf of all five charities. “I’ve also learned to spell Justice. It’s spelled L-E-A-D-E-R-S-H-I-P. We greatly appreciate the relationship and friendships we have built and look forward to continuing them in the years to come.”
The FRCF made a special presentation when founder and chairman Alfred R. Kahn announced that it has established the Justice Family Scholarship. This scholarship award will be $5,000 per year for up to four years for a total of $20,000. Priority will be given to children of first responders who have been killed or injured in the line of duty and who are from West Virginia.
In addition to the check presentations, the Salute to Service Weekend included golf, dinner and fellowship with representatives from each of the five charities.