The Women Marines Association (WMA) is so much more than your average group. We are steeped in rich history and trailblazers and since our inception we have striven to take care of our own as well as other veterans in need.
The WMA is a civilian non-profit veterans association comprised of women who have served or are serving honorably in the United States Marine Corps regular or reserve components.
Since 1918, American women have answered their country’s call to serve. We have served proudly with distinction and honor; each generation evolving but always retaining our proud traditions.
The purposes of this Association shall be:
~ To preserve and promote the history and traditions of women in the Marine Corps from World War I to the present;
~ To conduct programs for charitable and educational purposes.
~ To counsel, assist and mutually promote the welfare and wellbeing of elderly, disabled and needy women Marine veterans, as well as women serving in the Marine Corps;
~ To provide entertainment, care and assistance to hospitalized veterans and members of the armed forces of the United States;
~ To promote the civic and social welfare of the community;
~ To sponsor or participate in activities of a patriotic nature, particularly those that perpetuate the tradition and esprit de corps of the United States Marine Corps;
~ To foster, encourage and perpetuate the spirit of comradeship of women who have served or now serve in the United States Marine Corps, regular or reserve components.
WMA Emergency Funds Grant
WMA has established an Emergency Fund for Veterans who have short-term emergency financial needs, such as skills training, loss of support, severe illness, and catastrophic accidents. It is a one time per person grant, limited to no more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000).
Application for the grant must be made by a detailed letter from the applicant to the Chairman, Matching Funds and Grants Committee explaining the financial need with a request for a specific dollar amount. Two letters are required with the Applicant’s letter. The first letter must be from a reliable source (e.g. pastor, social worker, doctor, bank official, Chapter officer, etc.) The second letter must be from a Veterans Service Officer or a Women Veterans Coordinator. Supporting documentation MUST accompany the applicant’s letter along with a copy of their DD214 or other appropriate discharge papers. The Matching Funds and Grants Committee may request additional supporting documentation if deemed necessary.
For More information on this process please start your contact with the Funds Chairperson Emergency Funds [email protected]
Donations to WMA can be sent to:Women Marines Association General Fund P.O. Box 377 Oaks, PA 19456-0377 Learn more about WMA
Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter
Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter (LE’s), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the auxiliary of the Women Marines Association. The purpose of the Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter, is to assist the Women Marines Association and to perform educational and charitable works within their communities. Since 1972 they have supported WMA in reaching its national goals in many ways. They contribute an annual scholarship to further the educational goal; they sponsor and present awards to chapters for noteworthy accomplishments at each convention, thereby promoting the seven purposes as spelled out in the WMA Bylaws. Members are pledged to “aid, assist and escort WMA members in the performance of their duties as delegates to the Women Marines Association convention and other WMA functions”. The Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter meet biennially in conjunction with the WMA national convention at the place designated as the WMA convention site. Members attending the convention register as “Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter delegates”, by presenting a current membership card as credentials which allows them to participate in the general meetings at which all society business is transacted.
On local levels
The Loyal Escorts work along with WMA members on charitable chapter activities and within their communities.
The Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter are looking for new ways to raise funds in order to support our worldly good toward Veterans. Feel free to submit any and all ideas to us.
Google’s OneToday project helps us to support some of our fundraising efforts. Please feel free to check out our current Campaign on OneToday.