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Operation Homefront is a leading national charity providing emergency financial and other support to families of service members and Wounded Warriors. Since its inception in 2002, it has delivered more than $170 million through cash and in-kind programs benefitting military families, and has grown from a small local charity to a strong national organization with 22 field offices nationwide.
Key Strengths:Met 151,150 needs in 2012 alone, and over 700,000 since inception: 100% of clients include active duty, National Guard, Reserve, and transitioning veterans Over 99% were made to E1-E6 (the lowest ranking, lowest paid enlisted) Over 90% live at an income level 80% below the median income for the communities in which they reside 64% were made to minorities $24.7M in public donations; 95% efficiency 501(c)(3), tax exempt nonprofit Rated Amongst the Top Charities Nationally: "A" Rating by the American Institute of Philanthropy’s Charity Watch "A" Rating by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance
Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance programs that aides with car repairs, home repairs, mortgage/rent assistance, utility assistance, food, and other daily living events.
Our morale programs provide backpacks full of school supplies, Easter baskets, Christmas holiday toys, concert and live events, travel, baby showers, and numerous other uplifting programs many directly supported by are graiocus corprate donors.
We manage the Hearts of Valor prgoram for those providing care to those injured in duty. This is a mutually supporting community that assists primary caregivers through an online social network, retreats, monthly dinners, and local support groups. The initiative, which is moderated by a dedicated, professional team that coordinates activities nationwide, to provide participants with a safe space to talk, listen, and heal. Most importantly, it helps participants develop long-term coping skills and discover resources as they prepare for the emotional stages of their Warrior’s healing process.
Our Homes on the Homefront programs are agencies that support our troops before and after leaving the military, but Homes on the Homefront goes beyond the normal expectations of assistance. With the support of our donors, we are able to provide opportunities for families, couples, and individuals; who thought they might never be able to afford a house, create a home of their own
We operate three transitional housing complexes - one near Walter Reed Medical Center in DC, one near San Antonio Army Medical Center in San Antonio and another in Oceanside CA. Our Villages are a special place where Warriors wounded in their efforts to preserve our freedom and their families can find respite together while the service member is rehabilitating at a military hospital and transitioning into civilian life. Families live free of charge in two or three bedroom, fully furnished apartment homes, and receive a full complement of support
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