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Review for The Home Front Cares, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been the financial manager for almost ten years. Bob Carlone, Joe Henjum, Vicki Kounk and I were the Incorporators in January of 1994. Our overhead has always been quite low currently below 14%. This overhead number means that The Home Front Cares makes efficient use of the donors money. The many volunteers included Vietnam Veterans whose determination to treat current military families with dignity and compassion resulted in over 2,000 cases of assistance.

This charity is amazing we handle emergencies, when others say no we say yes. In some cases we have assisted within hours. The organization has progressed to a modern competent charity that has received donations of over four million dollars since inception. These funds were dispersed with due diligence across all services mainly in Colorado Springs, but also in Denver, Grand Junction and other locations.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member

Review for The Home Front Cares, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Vietnam Vet who was there at the beginning with several other combat Vietnam Vets who wanted to make sure the next generation of combat heroes were treated well. We started in the spring of 2003 with just a handful of volunteers. Our first years we helped deployed military families with monetary grants. Our motto was when others say no, we say yes. Today we have helped over 2,300 families since 2003, this spring will mark 10 years of service to military families including veterans. The Home Front Cares is now a dynamic organization with many efforts underway to help our military community from greeting homecoming troops with a hamburger and a drink to assisting in adaptive housing. I am proud to be an officer and board member of this superb organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member