San Clemente Military Family Outreach

SAN CLEMENTE, CA   |  militaryfamilyoutreach.com
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

The San Clemente Military Family Outreach main mission is to assist military families in and around the Camp Pendleton, California area. We assist in financial assistance revolving around food, medical expenses, dental expenses, car repair, emergency travel and other expenses faced by families E6 and below (generally). We also provide morale activities throughout the year, such as Baby Showers, Couples Night Out, Easter food giveaway, Turkey giveaway in November, and Thank a Family during the holidays in December.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Clark Thomas Lashmett

Vice President

Judy Franz

Main address

2001 CALLE FRONTERA

SAN CLEMENTE, CA 92673 USA

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EIN

30-1133945

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Currently we are experiencing a growth in the number of referrals for assistance. Our organization has steadily increased the military awareness of our services. We were initially founded to serve the Northside of Camp Pendleton housing area but in the past few months we have started to receive requests from Southside Camp Pendleton and even from San Diego. Facing increased needs, we have embarked on a more comprehensive fund raising campaign from our current donors. This year also saw our organization obtaining our own 501c3 status thus making us eligible for grant applications. We have subscribed to a grant search agency and are looking to apply to applicable grants to help us meet our increased needs.

Our programs

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Financial assistance

We provide financial assistance to military families (generally E6 and below) in the areas of food, medial bills, dental bills, car repair, emergency travel, and to the Exceptional Family Member Program enrollees.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel

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Goals & Strategy

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The San Clemente Military Family Outreach provides emergency assistance to military families, especially Marine and Navy families in the north-San Onofre end of Camp Pendleton. We primarily assist E7 and below families on Camp Pendleton, because 10% of these families are paid a military salary below the poverty line. The rest have an income that makes it difficult to plan for “a rainy day”, and often the spouse is unable to find work because the family moves so often. We aim to faithfully serve the young families who sacrifice so much for us all.
Our #1 goal is to respond to the day-to-day requests for emergency assistance - diapers, food, clothing, gas, car repairs, health and dental expenses, and other unexpected financial challenges.

Families in crisis find a safety net in SCMFO. A low-key, one-on-one interview with our office team begins a pathway to resolution of the crisis. We specifically assist with extraordinary needs that pose a threat to the family’s financial welfare – for example, a pediatric dental bill that the family cannot afford. Another example would be a family that is out of cash just before the next pay period – we would offer this family food from our pantry, diapers if there are infants in the house, and gas cards, so that the service member can continue to get to work.
We also conduct morale events, which helps us to spread the word on base about our services. Many of our volunteers have served on active duty, share a strong bond with the families, and seize any and every opportunity to lift the spirits of spouses and families.

SCMFO has been working with military families on Camp Pendleton since 2002. As an all-volunteer organization, not one penny of donations pays a salary to our team or to our Board of Directors. We work to minimize all administrative, fundraising and operating costs – because we know that every dollar we spend on overhead is a dollar that we can’t use to serve a military family in need. In 2018, a mere 5.8% of our expenses went to operating costs and fundraising combined, and 94.2% of our expenses directly supported military families with emergency health, food, transportation and child-related costs.

Annually we assist 150-200 families experiencing a financial crisis. Unfortunately, in 2018, incoming donations only equaled 75% of the aid and support SCMFO provided to military families. We were able to continue the required level of aid due to a one-time estate donation from a generous supporter, which sustained our mission. If we don’t increase our donations, however, we’ll have to scale back our assistance to Annually, we assist 150-200 families experiencing a financial crisis. Unfortunately, in 2018, incoming deserving families. Next, we’ll refocus our fundraising efforts so that incoming donations match the needs of families.
Annually, we reach more than 2000 families through our morale events. We are best known for our annual “Turkey Giveaway” each November, to approximately 1000 families. We hold an annual baby shower for military moms-to-be, like their family would have done at home. And we enthusiastically respond to all requests from the elementary school where children of our service members are educated – we consider it an accomplishment that the Vice Principal calls us when the students are in need. We’ve already started to scale back on morale events and will continue to do so if we are not able to jump start our fundraising efforts.
Achieving the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency will help our community have confidence in their donations, so that we can continue our support for the welfare and morale of military families on Camp Pendleton. Thank you for your consideration.

Financials

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San Clemente Military Family Outreach

Board of directors
as of 9/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Clark Lashmett


Board co-chair

Judy Franz