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Code of Support Foundation's #GivingTuesday Campaign Kicks Off With $5,000 Matching Gift From Billy Rose Foundation.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Code of Support Foundation (COSF) announced that it has received a $5,000 matching gift from the Billy Rose Foundation to support COSF's #GivingTuesday campaign. COSF is a partner in the #GivingTuesday movement that began in the United States in 2012. #GivingTuesday follows the traditional American Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a day dedicated to generosity. COSF's #Giving Tuesday campaign is an opportunity for all Americans to demonstrate their support and give back to the country's military, veterans and their families.

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"The $5,000 matching gift from the Billy Rose Foundation for Code of Support Foundation's #GivingTuesday campaign has increased the potential for the foundation's core programs to better assist our military service members, veterans and their families," said Major General (Ret) Alan Salisbury, COSF founder and CEO. "Code of Support Foundation's #GivingTuesday campaign along with the generosity of the Billy Rose Foundation is an opportunity for all Americans to engage and give back to those who have served and sacrificed on behalf of this country and for others around the world."

"The Billy Rose Foundation is particularly pleased to provide this grant to the Code of Support Foundation in support of the great work they are doing to support our troops and veterans," said John Wohlstetter, Billy Rose Foundation trustee. "In its work with military families in need, COSF touches on all three of our areas of interest, health, education and culture to make the lives of these heroes better and more fulfilling."

With more than 57,000 homeless veterans and an unemployment rate for post 9/11 veterans that is almost twice the national average, COSF provides critical case coordination and an integrated support network for those seeking assistance. The types of cases span from essential transition support such as housing to acute needs for those veterans with physical and mental health issues. The #GivingTuesday campaign is also a vital component of COSF's awareness and engagement program. The program encourages Americans to sign the Code of Support and provides hands-on activities to connect and support military service members, veterans and their families within their own communities.

About the Code of Support Foundation: The Code of Support Foundation, an IRS tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2010 with the mission to engage and leverage the full spectrum of the nation's resources for service members, veterans and their families to receive the support they need and have earned through their service and sacrifice. Americans can learn more and sign the Code of Support at: www.codeofsupport.org

About The Billy Rose Foundation: The Billy Rose Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation set up in 1958 by the late impresario Billy Rose (1899-1966). Upon his death in 1966 it became the prime asset of his estate and is now the sole asset of the estate. Its four trustees annually distribute gifts in accordance with the three trust purposes specified by the grantor: health, education and culture.

About #GivingTuesday: #GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 2, 2014. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners- charities, families, businesses and individuals-to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world. To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: www.givingtuesday.org

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