Operation Homefront Offers Assistance to Low-Income Military Families

US Military Bracelets, Towne Craft Designs, Operation Homefront Offers Assistance to Low-Income Military FamiliesMany of you are probably aware of the non-profit organization called Operation Homefront. It was founded in 2002 with a mission to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11. The organization has grown since then, and it currently provides services to military families across the nation, specifically to the lowest-paid service members – the E-1 through E-6 enlisted ranks.

Operation Homefront provides direct services to alleviate a military family’s or individual’s actual/complete emergency financial burden, as well as counseling and/or recovery support. Emergency financial assistance is given in the form of checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, dentists, and other providers. Other emergency funding assistance, which an applicant receives within 24 to 72 hours, includes the following:

  • Financial assistance
  • Emergency food
  • Emergency home repairs
  • Critical baby items: formula, food, and diapers
  • Home and appliance repair
  • Furniture and household items
  • Local moving assistance
  • Community events
  • Wounded Warrior Transitional Family Housing

The organization has earned the highest rating – four stars – for five straight years from Charity Navigator, the nation’s top independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations. Nationally, $.94 of every dollar donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs.

Operation Homefront relies heavily on volunteer assistance to accomplish their mission.  Each chapter has few or no paid staff. To learn more about this amazing organization, visit http://www.operationhomefront.net.

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