On behalf of The Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) Chicago Chapter 2 members, we thank each and every person for their kind and thoughtful donations to help keep our Veteran’s facility open.
Veterans and all concerned have genuinely stepped forward to help maintain our purpose to provide a service to veterans and their families. MPMA now looks forward to a brighter vision of how the community can benefit more from the continued presence of Montford Point Marine Association at 7011 S. Vincennes.
MPMA membership is open to all military veterans, including a structure of support from their families within an Auxiliary and Society. We are humbly grateful for your concern and financial assistance through the Go Fund Me Page and other donations that have been made by mail and given in person directly to the Association.
Montford Point sends a special thank you to Comptroller Susana Mendoza, for her generous donation of $141,550! We will forever be grateful for her assistance to save Montford Point Marine Association’s Veteran facility.
MPMA will in the near future provide a public update with a full accounting of the total amount of funds that have been received. In addition we will share our plan of action of redeeming our taxes. Montford Point has received a new tax deadline of May 31, 2019. This extension will allow Montford Point to further explore options of collaboration with other concerned entities that want to help Montford Point move forward with the building repair issues.
Thank you again for your support for Montford Point Marine Association.
The MPMA Executive Board,
On behalf of the Members of
Chicago Chapter 2
Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA)
The Montford Point Marine Association is a nonprofit Veteran organization, established to perpetuate the legacy of the first African Americans who entered the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1949 at Montford Point Camp, New River, North Carolina. Membership in the Association is open to veterans and active members of all branches of the U. S. Armed Forces regardless of race, creed, or national origin. The purpose of the Association is to support educational assistance, veteran programs, and promotion of community services. The Association works to improve the social conditions of our veterans, local families, youth and the growing population of senior citizens. Throughout the year, the Association is busy with activities that create camaraderie, goodwill, and esprit de corps, both locally and nationally. The activities vary from chapter to chapter and include, but are not limited to youth programs, visits to various organizations and veteran support agencies as well as delivering food and much needed items to the sick and shut in during times of distress.
As we prepare to embark upon the 50th National Convention, we are focused on seeing our next initiatives come to fruition. This project is designed for the preservation of the legacy of the Original Montford Point Marines forever anchoring their legacy with the erection of The National Montford Point Marine Monument.