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Commentary | Nov. 21, 2023

Help CGMA in the #Battle4BraggingRights on Giving Tuesday

By AJ Pulkkinen, MyCG Writer

For the second year, the military’s four official military aid societies will compete for bragging rights on the Global Day of Giving, #Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28.  

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance will engage in the friendly fight with the unified goal of securing essential funds to support their communities in times of need.  

You can contribute here to put CGMA over the top and keep the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society from winning again this year.  

"In sparking inter-service competition, we're firing up our supporters to achieve remarkable success during #Battle4BraggingRights," said Rear Adm. Cari Thomas (Ret.), CEO of CGMA. "We have full confidence that our loyal advocates will rally to make this endeavor triumphant." 

The battle is for dollars raised, but don’t count CGMA out: we came in second last year! And, of course, the real winners are the military families that will receive assistance because of donations. 

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, has extended a proposal to match every gift made during #Battle4BraggingRights on #GivingTuesday, up to a sum of $1 million. This substantial matching pledge guarantees that donations will yield double the impact for military members, veterans and their families. 

CGMA is a non-profit charitable organization established to provide financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family. While CGMA works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, it is an independent corporation. Its mission is to promote the financial stability and general well-being of Coast Guard people through interest-free loans, grants and financial counseling.