Operation Homefront, Inc

Rating: 4.38 stars   72 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy, Economic Development

Location: 1355 Central Parkway S Suite 100 San Antonio TX 78232 USA

Mission: Operation Homefront (OH) provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.

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 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
    Results: Since its inception, Operation Homefront has provided more than $128 million dollars of funding to programs to benefit military families.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Personally, I have not had much dealing with this org., however, I know many Wounded Service Members that have greatly benefited. Many of my friends and their families were given rent free apartments while they went through medical treatment and transition either back to Active Duty or Medical Retirement. Not only does this help the family in transition financially, but also gives them a chance to live off base, in a safe environment. That otherwise may have been unaffordable.
(note: If you did not know, base housing is rather poor. Living off base is preferable.)

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Thanks for sharing your comments about Operation Homefront. It is our honor to support military families and we would not be able to do so without our volunteers and donors. We are truly grateful.

Rating: 1 stars  

My experience with Operation Homefront is a complete run around. After I submitted dozens of personal paperwork from my drivers license to my wife's income they continue to drag their feet in providing emergency assistance. Finally, after the paperwork was submitted out of San Diego, CA to to a director for approval Heather(Operation Homefront) came back and asked me to provide dates and times of injuries because they only help Post 9/11 military members or veterans. I stated to Heather that the information she is asking for is on the VA Disability Letter. This organization is not about helping the military community, but to line pockets of those at the top and to make it look like they are really helping those that served in the military. I am going to ask CNN "Keeping Them Honest" to investigate this so call charity and to fine out why they put a strain on veterans and military community when they clearly do not provide assistance as they claim. Terrible organization my advice to active and retired members of the military go to the U.S. Military Aid Organizations for emergency assistance because they are honest and upfront in providing assistance. Remeber these organizations are for profiting the pockets of their excutive board. Operation Homefront is quick to provide food assistance because its cheaper and does not really cut into cost.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am very troubled by the fact that Operation Homefront's Chicago chapter is listed at an address for Urqhardt Media, which also shares space office with America's Future Foundation. A Mr. Dan Proft and Eric Kohn operate the Chicago chapter of Operation Homefront and they are deeply involved in the town of Cicero, Illinois, Larry Dominick's corrupt organization there, and Craig and Jeff Pesek, who were captured on FBI surveillance due to their relationship with convicted mob figures. Kohn is on the Pesek payroll and Proft bilked Cicero for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Operation Homefront needs to clean-up its act.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been aware of Operation Homefront for several years and to date they always seem to deliver on thier promise to aid veterans from the desert wars we have been engaged in since 9 11. Providing financing to those in need required while members are maintaining 2 house holds while wounded are being treated. Donors providing needed larger means of transportation to handle wheelchairs and other speical needs. And even going further with programs at aid the caregivers and childern effected by the tragic events that change lives forever.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I deal with many non profits providing aid to our wounded and the families that support them. Operation Homefront is on top of the list of getting things done for them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

FInd more volunteers interested in creating a state chapter so it is easierr for Guardsmens and reserves to get local attention.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Experinced thier efforts while caring for wounded warriors famlies at a major medical center for the wounded and burned.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been following Operation Homefront since it's inception in Southern California. It's amazing to see how many families they have helped and how they do it on such a small amount of overhead. A friend of mine is an injured Marine and Operation Homefront continues to help him gain back his confidence and quality of life. They have provided him clothes, food and essentials that you and I take for granted. I am proud to be a donor to this organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change lives every day by providing financial assistance to more military families and wounded warriors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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