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Frequently Asked Questions

 


 

 

  1. What is the Marine Corps League?

  2. How can I get more information about the Marine Corps League?

  3. What is the history behind the Marines Helping Marines Program?

  4. How much of my donation goes to the Marines helping Marines program?

  5. Is my donation tax deductible?

  6. My company would like to make a large donation, is it tax deductible and is there a limit?

  7. You asked for DVD movies and musical CDís what type would be best to send?

  8. I would like to donate some phone cards, is there a particular time size preferred?

  9. Can I send homemade cookies and candy?

  10. My school would like to send get-well cards and letters, where do we send them?

  11. I would like to send some restaurant gift cards, is there a particular restaurant you would prefer?

  12. Can I visit the wounded Marines with you?

  13. How long are the Marines at Bethesda Hospital?

  14. Where do the Marines go after they are discharged from Bethesda Naval Hospital?

  15. Iím not a Marine and there are no Marines in my family, can I still make a donation?
     

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Q. What is the Marine Corps League?
A. The Marine Corps League was founded by Major General Commandant, John A. Lejeune, in 1923 and chartered by an Act of Congress on August 4, 1937. Its membership of nearly 60,000 is comprised of honorably discharged Marine Veterans, Active Duty, Retired and Reserve Marines and Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Corpsmen with 90 days of service or more.  It includes officer, enlisted, male and female members.

Q. How can I get more information about the Marine Corps League?
A. Go to our National Marine Corps League web site at www.mcleague.org

Q. What is the history behind the Marines Helping Marines Program?
A. Please see our Marines Helping Marines article

Q. How much of my donation goes to the Marines helping Marines program?
A. 100% of your donation goes to the Marines Helping Marines Program. We are a non-profit volunteer organization, which entails no administrative costs

Q. Is my donation tax deductible?
A. Donations to the Marine Corps League are tax deductible as the League is recognized by the IRS as a 501C(4) organization. You may send all donations to Marines Helping Marines P.O. Box 141 Westminster, MD 21158

Q. My company would like to make a large donation, is it tax deductible and is there a limit?
A. Persons or Corporations wishing to donate through a 501C(3) organization may make their donations to the Marine Corps League Foundation  P.O. Box 3070 Merrifield, VA, 22116 and earmark it for the "Marines Helping Marines" program.  There is no limit as to the amount of these donations. 

Q. You asked for DVD movies and musical CDís what type would be best to send?
A.  Most of these Marines are 18 to 26 years old and something that would appeal to this age group would be best.

Q. I would like to donate some phone cards, is there a particular time size preferred?
A. While we appreciate all donated phone cards we have found that the 120 to 140 minute phone cards work the best.

Q. Can I send homemade cookies and candy?
A. No. All food items must be store bought and in the original packaging.

Q. My school would like to send get-well cards and letters, where do we send them?
A. The Marines appreciates cards and letters of encouragement. You may send them to A WOUNDED MARINE   P.O. BOX 141  WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND 21158.

Q. I would like to send some restaurant gift cards, is there a particular restaurant you would prefer?
A. Yes McDonalds. There is one nearby and the Marines seem to enjoy it.

Q. Can I visit the wounded Marines with you?
A.  Sorry no.   We are only authorized to take members of the Marine Corps League into the hospital.

Q. How long are the Marines at Bethesda Hospital?
A. 2 to 3 weeks normally or until they are stabilized enough to be transferred to a VA Hospital in their hometown

Q. Where do the Marines go after they are discharged from Bethesda Naval Hospital?
A.  Some will be going to VA Hospitals in their hometown while others will be returning to their duty stations.

Q.  Iím not a Marine and there are no Marines in my family, can I still make a donation?
A. Yes Please send your donations to Marines Helping Marines  P.O. Box 141  Westminster, Maryland 21158

 

 

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