Mission: Operation Homefront (OH) mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities that they have worked so hard to protect.
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:
Emergency home repairs
Critical baby items: formula, food and diapers
Home and appliance repair
Furniture and household items
Local moving assistance
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.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, Operation Homefront provided $4.2 million in emergency assistance to 2,300 military, veteran and wounded warrior families.
Programs: Operation homefront assists military families coping with deployment and injury recovery as they struggle with unforeseen budget challenges. The most common types of need are for rent/mortgage assistance, home repair, food and utilities. Transitional housing and permanent mortgage-free home programs help military families reduce debt and achieve greater stability for the future. Family support activities address the inherent challenges of military life through programs designed to sustain, uplift and transform.
Operation Homefront provides the kind of assistance that our troops and their families really need today. From paying bills to ensure electricity isn't cut off, to providing housing for our wounded warior heros, this organization is really what philanthropy should be all about. Just this Christmas alone, they partnered with Wal Mart to ensure that the holidays were happy for the children of deployed soldiers. Also, in 2009, 95% of funds went directly to troops and their families. It's how a non-profit should be run.