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Operation Homefront, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

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:

  • Relief
    • Critical Financial Assistance
    • Rent/mortgage assistance
    • Utilities
    • Food assistance
    • Major home repair
    • Car repair
    • Rent-free transitional housing
    • And more...
  • Resilience
    • Mortgage-free homes
    • Hearts of Valor caregiver program
    Recurring Family Support
    • Free backpacks and school supplies
    • Holiday Meals for Military
    • Homefront Celebrations for military spouses
    • Star-Spangled Baby Showers

Results: Since its inception, Operation Homefront has provided more than $20 million in Critical Financial Assistance, fulfilling over 35,000 requests from more than 14,000 military families across the U.S. We have housed nearly 500 families in transitional housing, providing 4,300 months of rent-free housing, saving them $4.7 million in rent and utilities. We have placed nearly 600 families in mortgage-free homes and provided over $48 million in deeded value to military families. We have helped more than 3,200 caregivers through 60 support groups across the country. We have distributed 250,000 backpacks, 70,000 holiday meals, served nearly 8,000 military spouses at Homefront Celebrations and support nearly 16,000 new and expectant military parents.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Operation Homefront is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. For over fifteen years, we have provided programs that offer: RELIEF (through Critical Financial Assistance and transitional housing programs), RESILIENCY (through permanent housing and caregiver support services) and RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT programs and services throughout the year that help military families overcome the short-term bumps in the road so they don’t become long-term chronic problems. Operation Homefront has consistently earned high ratings from leading charity rating services, including Charity Navigator, which gave OH 4 Stars for 10 consecutive years for superior service and accountability. At Operation Homefront, 92 percent of expenditures goes directly toward delivering programs and services to the military families who need it most.

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.

Community Stories

84 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

To all who read this, if you believe in God and dont believe in miracles, then let this be the reason that you change your mind. My home had many areas on the outside that were falling apart, rotten windows, chimney falling apart, paint needed to be redone, shutters needing paint and a few more. I am a wounded warrior and sometimes I have to let my body remind me that I cant do things myself anymore...its really a bad feeling at times, especially when you have to ask for help, when you have been independent so long. Katie (operation homefront) great, loving, compassionate woman worked diligently to find the right person (Ron from Painter1) to come out and do the work. They did an awesome job, made me feel special, important, no one treated me like I was unable to do anything. We went through paper process, but in the end it was all worth it. My home is beautiful again. I feel better, no more rotten wood and my home isnt an eye sore to me or anyone else. I cant say thank you enough for the caring effort that was put into by Operation Homefront and Painter1. Thank you to all who donate to veterans, we really appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

My family and I applied for Operation Homefront Villages and was swiftly denied. I had letters of recommendation from others who I served with and provided all documentation and they denied me and my family without providing any reason at all. The woman who they have working at the villages in Maryland should brush up on her people skills and learn to understand the population of people she is working with. I am very glad that organizations like this exist, however I believe they lack transparency in regards to their programs and who they choose to assist.

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op_homefront 10/11/2017

The Operation Homefront Rent-Free Transitional Housing Villages are designed to help wounded service members who are in the process of transitioning out of the military to civilian life. In many cases, these families experience financial strain while they wait for their VA compensation to begin. In addition, they may struggle with a 50-75% cut in pay if the spouse needs to leave work to become a full-time caregiver for the wounded service member. We help as many families as we can, but space is limited. If a service member is already receiving VA benefits, they will not be eligible for our program. Even so, we give clients the option to apply if they feel they have unique circumstances, but participation in our program is not guaranteed. More information about our Villages can be found at http://www.operationhomefront.org/custompage?Id=2428 or by calling (210) 659-7756.

3 Ann L

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyday I am so thankful they gave us the opportunity to own our first home. It enabled us to fully focus on treatment for my husband and be finically secured. I can't express enough how much it helped our situation. They lifted a heavy weight off our shoulders to know we will always have a place to call home. The process was so smooth from beginning to the end. The caseworkers are people that truely care and wanted to help in every aspect. We are very greatful and I can only wish that more veteran families would be blessed with a mortgage free home to call their own. Thank you so much Operation Homefront!!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I am very thankful for this program even though I may be getting evicted soon by missing 3 of the required appointments...so I screwed me and my family with that. To others, they are very helpful just make sure you attend the classes they schedule for you or at least let them know if you can't make them. I don't want anyone to mess up there opportunity like I have. Good luck to all the service members and veterans many blessings, love, and support. Wonderful organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I contacted this organization for help because my car was being repossessed, which would hinder my family from being able to get my disabled husband back and forth from the VA weekly. I stated very clearly on the application that we did not have car insurance because we could not afford it. After going through the application process I was contacted and interviewed for over 20 mins. The lady then tells me that they cant help because I dont have insurance. She continued to chastise me because our bills are more than our income. I asked if there was anything she could do to help. We have 3 children under 2. She told me they could send money for diapers, baby items, and food. I had to send her another form which I did within 5 mins. She told me on the phone my claim would be processed that day. I expected the card in the mail. 9 days passed and she would not respond to my emails or return my calls. I called Wounded Warrior for help since they referred us there. I was contacted within 10 mins and I was told I never sent the document that I sent multiple times. I sent it a few more times and continued to call her over and over. I finally got a call back. She again chastised me for my financial situation and told me if I ever needed help again I had to provide proof that I submitted another VA claim, showed proof that I reapplied for the caregiver program, do another budget, and sit through financial counseling. She made me feel like I was wrongfully begging for assistance. SHe promised the card would be overnight-ed and she would send me the confirmation email so I would not miss the delivery. I did not receive the confirmation email so I went to stand in line at the food pantry. Low and behold when I got home I had a missed package slip on my door. 10 mins later I got the confirmation email she was supposed to send the day before. She then called me AGAIN to lecture me about our finances. We do not have cable, we do not go out, we do not have more than one vehicle. We pinch and scrape to get by. It took a lot for me to ask for assistance and then to be given the run around then degraded multiple times is appalling. We have 3 small children and my husband is fully disabled. We have been going round and round with the VA for over a year for a just rating. I thought I was calling an organization that would help me not make me feel like garbage when I am already doing everything I can for my family. The card finally arrived so I ran to the store and got the things we needed. I forgot to mention I was told multiple times that the card would be monitored so I better not get anything I was not approved to get or I would never get help again. I get to the cashier and the card did not work. It was activated and I saw the money sitting in the account but I could not use it for another 24 hours. I was already shamed by this organization but then I was also embarrassed at the store. I have worked with other organizations in the past that have gone above and beyond for my family. This place is a disgrace to veterans organizations. I wish wounded warrior did not support this place. I am left feeling disgusted, mistreated, and wronged after my husband has done so much for his country.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

We came across drillsgt7’s post as part of a group called “D.B.A.D. (Don’t Be a D**k – Veterans Keeping other Veterans from acting like A**-Holes”). People like drillsgt7 are one of the main reasons why this group came into existence. D.B.A.D. is not about shaming people, but rather gently reminding ex-service members that: 1.) No matter what you have done, others have given much more you- like their lives- 2.) Just because you are part of the 1% that served (by 1% we mean: you were outside the country for over 6 months and been in an area where bullets, mortars, rockets, or any type of attack could have possibly killed you). This being said, even being part of the “1%” doesn’t give anyone a blank check to run their mouth. D.B.A.D. has members of all races, genders, and creeds and has as its primary focus “the retention of pride in service rendered and advancement through community mentoring." "Community Mentoring" can mean banding together to overcome a challenge or, for people like drillsgt7, offering guidance when claiming the Veteran title. Before we go into the part where we start to call out drillsgt7 for being a d**k, we would like to invite any other Veterans that have read the above run down and understand the need for such a group to send us an e-mail at DONTBADK@gmail.com where we can start a dialog. Please see the post note at the bottom of this review for more details.

To drillsgt7: People like you were never talked about by either of my Grandfathers, Ya know why? Because in WWII everyone served so it was expected that you returned home and figured it out the best way you could. For Example, if someone went into a Dance Hall sponsored by the Red Cross and started to complain to everyone standing near them that the punch was watered down, he/she would probably have been punched –with a fist- and escorted out face first. For the Vietnam Era Service Members, they were too busy dodging spit and trying to adjust back into the world to feel entitled; plus “society” was calling them baby killers not Hero’s-so the sheer number of organizations like Operation Homefront didn’t exist. For the past two generations of Service Members, Gulf War and OEF/OIF/ OND, we have been saluted not spit on and offered great opportunities to succeed. We have been revered and we should be thankful for that.

Before people like you started coming out of their rat holes our Generation of Veteran and those before us were seen as competent and self-reliant; people who answered the call when the bell rang. Unfortunately, your type have started to slowly chip away at that positive stereo-type. People who have never been close enough to any sort of action to remind themselves in times of struggle that at least you are alive. People like you have never had to carry one of your KIA friend’s caskets and stand there as TAPs played. Who are you to use the linage of other's service for your personal gain? Sure you can get on here and try to one up us. Tell us how your marriage failed because of the Service. Tell us how you have fatigue syndrome and can’t volunteer to sit in a food pantry or something for an hour a weekend. Tell us how you wanted to milk the Army for 30 years, but didn't make it. Even if you have other stories that make you legit, it wouldn’t make you any less of a D**K and we would suggest you seek mental care for being a narcissistic baby.

Maybe your experience was not the best with this Non-Profit, but normal people work to try to make the situation work. Normal people don’t make some weak reference to habitat for humanity. Normal People wouldn’t make some cryptic reference that because you are a “VET” the world is against you. VET OF WHAT? Where did you serve? Normal people don’t liken going through the requirements for a MORTGAGE FREE HOME to extra-duty or abuse. Abuse, you have got to be kidding me! Extra Duty? Anyone that has ever been on extra duty, not just given it out, knows they are there because they were either UCMJ’d or did something that was not within the rules and regulations. Your whole argument is baseless. You are entitled and selfish. Your actions are cancerous to true Veterans.

We know that there are times when we need work to get long term care, like with the VA for instance, but we also know that there are professional, tactful, responsible ways to go about doing this. It may offer less instantaneous gratification, but that is the harder right and is at the center of how many of us live our lives. We would never deny anyone the ability to voice their opinion, it is part of the right we all signed up to defend. You have the right to disagree publicly with me; however, we too have the right to tell you the following: YOU ARE AN A**-HOLE! We have no doubt that our response to your review will only make you think your cause is all the more justified. Trust us when we say, it isn’t. Charlie Mike with your life.

To the Operation Home Front office: We know of two individuals that are members of our group that have earned a mortgage free home. They would be the first to say that the program did not have any over the top requirements. In fact the requirements that were in place were there for their own good. They spoke very highly of their direct case managers and admitted that the type of support the case workers provided was substantial; “if things didn’t work out, it was probably their own fault.” We understand that things don’t always go according to plan. Anyone that has truly served knows rule number one is to expect the unexpected and rule number two is adapt and overcome. These tenements are conveyed with far less sympathy in the Uniformed Service, than by non-profit case managers.

D.B.A.D. asks that you understand our need to respond to this review and in no way are we promoting you over other Non-profit organization. We ask that you ensure your actions always have the best interest of the Veteran at heart and that the Veterans you choose are truly deserving and not just a way for you to pay the bills. We appreciate the work that organizations like Operation Homefront do and we offer our support to your organization and other organizations whose primary mission is to support Veterans. We ask that you or any other organizations contact us at DONTBADK@gmail.com for free consulting for questions regarding military service, questionable stories, or when a need arises for us to reach out to an individual.

Post Note:

Veterans: please feel free to contact D.B.A.D. if you would like to apply to become a member of the network. There is not cost. The network is just that a network; where we can help each other out or use our collective understanding to consult people on dealing with "Jason Bourne" type people or individuals that are using the Veteran title in a less than honorable way. Our application will center on your service history and your ideas on how we can help mentor some of the misguided individuals who feel entitled to everything because they willingly signed their name to “Serve”. Please do not use your full name in the e-mail you send to DONTBADK@gmail.com

Please understand that we believe that "Service" does not mean having an expectation of future profit or gain, except that which is earned from service rendered (i.e. VA claims, G.I. bill etc.), and that true Service to the Country never ends. It is important for us to begin to organize in networks of like minds and through existing institutions like the VFW, because there are people like this drillsgt7, taking advantage of governmental and non-governmental support systems set in place to be used by those of us that truly need or deserve it.
The drillsgt7’s type ex- Service Members resort to throwing tantrums when they are required to do more than just suck of the teet. When they are required to give back, act like an adult, or if things don’t go 100% perfect. It is imperative that this is handled by us now! If not, people that work for us will start to view us as entitled, whining babies, and treat us as such. If that occurs, than the Veteran title will mean little and be abused by people only looking for a way to advance themselves in the short run. You don’t believe us, read this article in USA Today; a paper read the same people that have the ability to hire and fire our brothers and sisters trying to get jobs or make their way in the world.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/07/07/employer-survey-veterans-hiring-jobs/86702150/

Many of us doing our part to give back through organizations like Team Rubicon or in the private sector where we show what we are capable of. Unfortunately, these efforts are beginning overshadowed by people like drillsgt7. Do we want our ability to hold our heads high and be proud of our service to be watered down in any way by such people? For this reason, we must band together to help people like drillsgt7 understand their right and left limits. If we don’t, then our service will become a joke and our abilities never utilized. We will have given our accomplishments, heartache, blood, sweat, and tears to the Douchey- drillsgt7’s.

- B.D.A.D.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I strongly believe that "Operation Home Front" is a great organization however I have friends of color that after registering for a home for six months to a year and nothing. Even when houses show up three to four times, my friends register after seeing that no one wants it and nothing. My Caucasian friend registered for a home and as soon as it closes gets a call three days after on registering one time. This is a big problem with the program and should be investigated from the outside and see the statistics between people of color and Caucasians.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am surprised by the bad reviews of this organization, I really am. I volunteered for them at Fort Lewis, WA and personally saw the dollars spent, items given and time donated to help wounded and non-wounded service members and their families. The fact that someone has complained about a FREE house in these reviews should tell you something. There is a vetting process. YES, you need to qualify and NO they aren't going to make the car payment on your $60,000 truck. The services they provide are for people who are REALLY struggling-people who can't keep their electric on, can't feed their kids, can't have Christmas, spouses whose active-duty soldier decided to cut her and the children off while deployed with no place to live. No organization is perfect but if you are angry because you just didn't get a check and you feel you "deserve it", sorry, that's not how it works. My director spent every night, weekend and holiday solving other people's problems and making sure everyone in true need was taken care of. She connected people with resources, paid bills, bought Christmas gifts, answered phone calls in the middle of the night. You can't even fathom what it takes to run this organization. Here's the bottom line: If you were given something you didn't have before calling them, be grateful. If they couldn't help you, they didn't owe you anything in the first place. That doesn't make them a "bad" organization.

4 Jennifer516

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not only have they helped me and my family personally, they helped the Family Readiness Group for my husband's ship while it was deployed. They are amazing and great people.

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Client Served

Rating: 2

First off I will say you can receive a home from this organization however the condition of the home is the real issue. It seems like all major appliances began to break down as soon as the home was deeded over. Even a maintenance man who oversaw the remodel said the organization went very cheap on the remodeling. Now I'm greatful for the opportunity I was given with a free home but these homes are donated by Chase bank which means no one is really paying for it and you have celebrities like Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney donating time and money along with common people but they cant afford to put a decent dishwasher or dyer (which has broken as of late). They couldnt even put a garage opener on for a 100% disabled vet to help lighten the load especially in the snow. My windows were broke and the organization said they would fix it but that never happened. Twice they miscalculated our property taxes and expected me to make up for there mistake financially. After the first year I couldn't wait for the deed. All i want to do now is sell this place and move on. A bit of advice: research your property taxes of the area you are applying for; don't except the home if you are not satisfied; dont purchase the home appliance warranty they offer because its crap! And enter this situation knowing the home might not be what you want or in great condition however if you can stomach it hold on for the probationary period then sell and get a few 100 grand and get what you really want. My experience might have been easier if i knew this coming in. Good luck

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op_homefront 12/30/2015

We are sorry to hear this was not a positive experience for this family who is receiving a mortgage-free home as part of our Homes on the Homefront program. We do our best to match the right home with the right family at the right time. Each home may have maintenance issues, as any home does, and we do our best to explain what the family will need to cover as part of the deeding process, as they will need to maintain the home on their own eventually. Families can choose to walk away from the home at any point during the program, and the home would then be awarded to another family.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization they do their best to help any way they can. I see that some people are upset that they weren't able to help them. I believe that the people who are upset dealt with some of the bad apples that every business has. I think that people didn't read the requirements before trying to apply. I would recommend them to any soldiers in need who fit the requirements.

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op_homefront 12/03/2015

Thanks so much for your review. It's our honor to help build strong, stable and secure military families.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Asked for help, turned down.. Should be "help only if your wounded"

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Very poorly led and managed organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

awful company they only care about exploiting photos of wounded veterans and don't offer any real help to majority of the veteran community in need and struggling

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op_homefront 02/12/2015

Please feel free to contact us at socialnet@operationhomefront.net and we can have someone get in touch with you and do our best to address any questions or issues.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

yes i submitted an application (45125) for assistance. I was handled very badly by the case worker assigned to me didn't help. I submitted everything i thought you would need and then I was contacted over a week later stating you needed a lot more things, which i busted my butt providing to you. I was called eventually by y'all only to get a voicemail message left with most of the time was 5 to 10 seconds with no clear intent or instructions. A lot of the time i would call the number right back only to get a voicemail which i would leave and not have my calls returned for a few days only to be told today that you need even more and that if i don't give it to you by tomorrow my case would be closed all while I'm struggling. I don't even have family here which i stayed in this area because of my cancer treatment and don't even have the money to see family for the holidays and on top of that i get treated like this from your organization to the point where i feel all my pride, respect, and dignity was tossed to the side all for a promise of help that doesn't seem like your interested in providing. I will be submitting reviews of all this to my friends, family, service members i know as well as online and writing others to spread awareness of this issue. Im a combat wounded Purple Heart reecipient fighting terminal brain cancer and i feel i deserved better treatment then me made to feel like a beggar, bum and overall worthless person by a non profit that takes money claiming to be here to help us.

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Client Served

Rating: 3

My experience here at Homefront has been very positive and also very helpful,I have been helped out in many ways by the GED program tutors. Also when you're involved in this program, they offer food bags. I am very thankful for Homefront and I will always keep in touch!

-SH

3 April30

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Homefront responded quickly to our families need for a major vehicle repair while my husband was deployed. They were a very caring group of individuals that made me comfortable asking for help. I was treated with respect and concern from start to finish. They handled the entire case quickly! We are so greatful for this spectacular organization!

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op_homefront 09/10/2013

Car trouble grinds everything to a halt. So it's truly our honor to step in and help families like yours who give so much to defend our country. We wish you all the best.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience here at Homefront was very positive because the staff here is very educational. They push you to your highest learning ability. Homefront changed my life in so many ways. Once I leave here I will continue my education for a better career. Homefront push every woman and will change their life for the better. Homefront everyday tell you that you will be successful and always have faith in yourself because they have faith in you. Sincerely, L.C.

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op_homefront 09/04/2013

We are so glad your experience with us has been positive. You sound like a motivated, intelligent person who is ready to pursue a great future. We wish you all the best!

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Donor

Rating: 1

I've been tying to contribute to this non-profit for bookbags for military families this week. Their website does not process. Tried calling. No one was at their desk to take an over the phone contribution. A receptionist then informed me that I did not know how to use my computer. Great. Two Master degrees with distinction and BA summa cum laude. My husband worked in IT for 30 years. So, there went the contribution.

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op_homefront 08/18/2013

Thank you so much for your desire to give back to military families through Operation Homefront. We apologize that there were issues processing your gift online. We want to be sure this matter is resolved. If you would be willing, could you please share what you did, any screen shots or error messages you received along the way? We want to try to figure out what happened. You can email that information to socialnet@operationhomefront.net. Again we sincerely apologize for any frustration this has caused you.

1 Melissa J.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I was truly blessed when I was able to attend a caregiver retreat with the Hearts of Valor. But, at that time it was known as Wounded Warrior Wives.

After attending the first caregiver in retreat in El Paso, TX it improved my mental status. I wasn't in the dark well I had already been there, but was swimming my way out of the water I suppose. This caregiver retreat wasn't a go the to an amusement park, or a lodge, or getting a massage. It was much more than that. I was a knowledge base retreat, educational, and an eye opening experience.

I learned the difference between TBI and PTSD and the two specific signs to know the difference of the two. I only wished our VAs would listen to it. The re-enacting of roles that we face daily was a shocker, even for high ranking service members. The counselors that we available to us, were tremendous and knew exactly to say, when to say and how to say it.

I wish the sponsorship of Tri West had not ended to offer more support for others so they too will know they are not alone.

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op_homefront 07/24/2013

Thanks so much for sharing your experience about our retreat in El Paso. Very few can comprehend the challenges of a caregiver. We're glad you could join us to get support and connect with a great group of women who understand exactly where you're coming from.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 40% disabled veteran (pending 60%) and i have a occupational impairment. I had been having money issues and my disability check had not been cutting it. OH paid my rent and the past due and gave me $100 for food assistance that I did not request. I recommend them to ANYONE in a bad situation.

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op_homefront 05/09/2013

Thank you for sharing your story. It's our honor to help people like you who sacrifice for our country. And we are grateful to all of our supporters who make it possible. Our best to you!

1 Adam31

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a disabled 2X OEF wounded warrior who served in the U.S. Army for 6 years. My wife and I had just recently relocated for work with our 11 month old son, when we found out we were expecting our second edition to our family. With both of us working four jobs between the two of us, learning how to be parents, and dealing with some of my medical issues, we were completely lost when our primary vehicle broke down on the side of the road. We looked into several different financial assistance programs and started to consider selling some of our furniture when we reached out to Operation Homefront. My first impression was very positive, just from a client service perspective. Once we were finished with our application process, we were assigned our case manager Will. He was incredibly helpful and supportive to circumstances and made sure that we felt confident that help was on the way. Not only did Will and his team at Operation Homefront assist with vehicle repair, but they also send us a gift card. Thank you Operation Homefront, Thank you Will and his team, and thank you all the supporters of such a worthy cause. My family is very grateful and will always remember your kindness.

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op_homefront 04/30/2013

We are always encouraged by stories like yours -- a great family of patriots who just need some help when a crisis arises. We are grateful to those who support us so we are able to help someone like you get through a rough spot. It is our privilege to provide assistance because you have sacrificed so much for our country.

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Amanda78

Client Served

Rating: 5

my husband was injured in OEF, OIF in 2008 & again in 2010 on his knee. Well Jan. 15th 2013 our 3rd son had surgery on his skull at the age of 3 months! so we have been trying to catch up on other bills. Operation Homefront helped us pay some of our bills. they are by far the best none profit company to help military families of injured soldiers! Thank You Operation Homefront!!

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op_homefront 04/26/2013

Thank you for your service! It's our honor to step in and help when we can. We wish your family all the best and quick recovery and good health for your son!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I am a disabled Iraq War Veteran. I received assistance from Operation Home Front, that prevented my house from being foreclosed. They also assisted me in auto repairs I desperately needed because I only have 1 vehicle to get around in. I am glad there are organizations out there like this to help Veterans. Thanks to everyone at Operation Home Front and God Bless each of you!

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op_homefront 04/26/2013

Thank you for sharing your story. We are honored to make a difference for families like yours who have given so much to serve our country. We are grateful to the people who give their time and dollars to make all of this possible.

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USMARINES0331

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.)

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op_homefront 04/15/2013

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.

Patti K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is a combat disabled veteran who was injured by the enemy in 2007 while in Iraq. Operation Homefront and their donors have tremendously blessed our family with much needed home repairs. Thank you Operation Homefront and thank you to those who have donated to this wonderful organization. They are making a difference in the lives of our combat veterans and their family members.

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op_homefront 04/08/2013

Thanks for sharing your experience. We are honored to be able to help your family and are so grateful for your sacrifice in service to our country.

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Rating: 5

I personally know the founder and director of this organization. They are a small group who do not benefit from the money that comes in. The director lives off of a very small stipend and spends 80+ hours a week working with the military and their families.

The organization depended on donations and volunteers to provide trips, financial help, Christmas and Easter programs, back-to-school programs, clothes donations, food donations and so much more to our military.

If you want an organization that gives where they say they do, this is it. No flashy ad campaigns, no BS, just very dedicated people who will do everything they can to help a service member and his/her family. Give here. give generously.

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Col AFW2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a combat wounded warrior that has suffered from retaliation and harassment by senior leadership at DIA, AFRC, and AFDW with no consideration of the extent of trauma I've endured despite formal medical notification of the care I was under at WRNMMC-Bethesda. I know there are countless other wounded warriors that are bullied, even to the point of suicide, by leaders otherwise trained to "take care of their people." We're betrayed by the superficial effort of the Military Services despite a requirement from Congress for DoD to be proactive and address serious concerns and suicide rates. After I retired, callous bureaucrats went out of their way in an effort to deny me employment even after I was hand-picked for specific qualifications. My family had to endure financial hardship and the progress I made in treatment suffered a set back. I followed numerous leads and made hundreds of calls for support but only one organization actually took concrete measures to help lift me from the pain of neglect I experienced. That was Operation Homefront, who continued to think outside the box and look for creative ways to help my family. I will forever be grateful to them and refer other wounded warriors to it as a first option. There are many non-profit organizations that will simply refer you elsewhere and consider that as help but Operation Homefront is the one that took direct action to help me.

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op_homefront 02/27/2013

Thank you for your kind words and for serving our country. We are always honored to help whenever and wherever it's possible.

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Lindsey18

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I recently had a son that was born with a very sever neurological disorder so we had to move into EFMP housing that is wheelchair accessible. We were only given a weeks notice that housing was available so we had little time to plan or save up for moving. My husband was injured 1.5 yrs ago and has had 3 knee surgeries since then so he was not able to help. Within 5 days OH had our moved approved and paid for. They made the whole situation a lot less stressful. I am very thankful to have received their help!

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op_homefront 02/25/2013

Thanks for sharing your experience. It's our honor to provide some relief so you can focus on your family! Thank you for your service! We wish all the best for you and your son!

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David138

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was in Afghanistan I always tried to name someone my "hero of the day." I began to realize just how important the every day jobs are that everyone of us do (helicopter repair personnel, medics, etc.), so I wanted to be sure that these individuals were recognized. While at FT Drum I worked in the Family Life Center which was located in the Po Valley Chapel. Because our budget needed to go to more important things, we didn't have money to buy coins. I would make coins out of cardboard and "print them up" as the "Po Boy Coin of Excellence." Lisa & Operation Homefront are my Heros of the day and get an honorary Po Boy Coin of Excellence.
I've enjoyed my 33 years of service to this country. The past 8 years on Active Duty were rewarding, but at a great expense to myself and my family. Mobilized Reserve Soldiers are still fighting to be recognized and cared for at an equal rate as their active component peers. There is equal sacrifice, but unfortunately the compensation is not always equal. I'm still fighting for the medical care that I am authorized as well as for thousands of dollars of storage expenses that resulted from closing two offices (both mine & my wife's) so that I could be mobilized and shipped around the world. Your help at this time shines a light of hope into our lives as we continue to press on in the midst of struggles.
Thank you for all that you have done. Continue to take pride in serving this great Country. We have the best military services in the world!

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op_homefront 02/07/2013

We admire how you sought to encourage those around you and we'd love to see a picture of one of your coins. It's our honor to help families, like yours, that may need it from time to time.

Ashley43

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were having car problems and we needed food assistance and Heather was able to make it all happen!! I am so appreciative to Operation Homefront for the services that you guys provide and I am appreciative to Heather because she worked her butt off to help us get what we needed and I know I might have been a pain but she dealt with it!!! Thank you guys for eveything.

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op_homefront 02/02/2013

Thanks for sharing your experience. We are honored to help families like yours who serve our country!

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Client Served

Rating: 2

Although, I am grateful for the food assistance that we were given and Amy was absolutely wonderful and did what she could to help, I don't think it is fair that you were unable to help in other ways that we needed. My husband has been in USMC for 17 years and of that 17 years I have been with him for 15 of it. I was told because he wasn't hurt (but I am) that financial assistance would not be possible. We have lived on a two income budget for over 5 years. When a spouse of a service member gets injured and cannot work, it is just as detrimental to the family as if the service member was hurt himself. I was making almost $3000 a month and went to nothing a month when I was hurt November 7th. So, I have lost approximately $9000 of income. I used all of what we had saved for Christmas and bills that have had to be paid in the last 3 months of me being out of work. Instead of just saying that you couldn't help financially for our bills I was given information about financial counseling, which made me feel even worse about myself for not being able to be at work. I do not need financial counseling. I know how to pay my bills and I do on time every month. I never expected to get hurt. Our financial situation was under control and we still had money left over to put my kids into their after school activities that they so choose to do. I completely expected to have my disability money by now. However, still at this date I do not. I really do believe as an organization for military families you should take into consideration that the spouse of the military personal is just as beneficial to the family unit and when they are hurt bills still have to be paid. I would love to be able to say that I am a stay at home mom and my husband is the only source of income, but I am not. In this day and age I do not see a family with 3 children being able to have a stay at home parent anymore. I hope your organization will take this is consideration when someone else in my situation calls in for help. Please don't automatically assume they don't know how to deal with their finances. People do not expect to get injured. When I did not only did I become hurt physically I became emotionally hurt. I am use to doing almost everything for my family. It took me swallowing my pride to finally reach out to someone for help.

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Tammie A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My car broke down and the repair bill was far beyond what we could afford. However it was our only vehicle and we have two special needs kids not to mention my Active Duty Husband. I had exhausted every option that I could think of, even tried to get loans to help. I was at my wits end and thought that the world was going to end. I knew about Operation Home Front and some of the ways that they help. I went to their web site with the intention on seeing what kind of assistance they offer. The application was so easy to understand and fill out, my 4 year old could have done it for me. I was quickly contacted by a representative. We went over the basics and why this was an emergency. It was a fast process and we were able to get our car repaired. To top it off, they went above my expectations, my registration and insurance expired while my car was in the shop. Operation Home Front knowing that I needed the car road ready) went ahead and got me insurance started, paid the registration but that was no biggie. Thank you Operation Home Front for being our Family's "Knight" in shining armour when we thought all hope was lost.

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op_homefront 01/28/2013

So glad the process went smoothly for you and that you are back on track! We are grateful for donors who allow us to help patriotic families like yours!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Homefront was amazing in helping me and my family. After the paper work was submitted, I had a call the very next day rep Rebecca of the DC chapter who went through my application with me and asked for additional documents. The next day I submitted the requested docs and that same day my application was approved and my rent was paid. The next month, since I had not started working, and although I thought I would be denied, I applied anyway. To my amazement, I was approved the day after all documents were submitted. We are able to keep our home today thanks to operation Homefront. My family and I will forever remain grateful. Thank you for what you do to us.

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op_homefront 01/28/2013

Thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad the process went smoothly for you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

hmanyoma

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Homefront was able to take care of the needs of my 2 children and I. I am a single father with 2 kids that was in need of a blessing to get through the last couple of months. I am not a prideful man and I was blessed to have Operation Homefront and Mrs. Nancy Scull go far and beyond what I knew of an organization to do. They completely took care of the needs and were able to provide the help that I needed in order to make sure that my children were taken care of. From the first email to the last phone call, Operation Homefront did exactly what they said they would and Mrs. Nancy Scull was truly an Angel because she made sure to let me know all that was going on. Thank you so much to Operation Homefront for taking care of my children and I in this great time of need. God bless Operation Homefront and all those that serve within the Organization that make these blessings possible. Thank you Jesus for their hearts and for the donors that help in giving.

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op_homefront 01/08/2013

Thank you for your nice comments. It's our honor to help deserving military families like yours in times of need.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

WWP Alumni and they did not assist me do to the nature of my disability and it makes me sick , they are not what they say they are and only worry about themselves. Help one veteran with same issues but did not assist me and this blew the mind of the WWP because they have a partnership with them and made this has made me highly disappointed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Homefront has very helped us in our time of need, because of what they do we were able to buy gift for our kids for Christmas. They were really helpful and made this very easy for us. It makes me proud to know there are people donating money and time for our military.

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op_homefront 12/28/2012

We are honored to be able to bring some cheer and relief to your home. We hope your had an extra special holiday with your family!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Upon comparing several charities supporting our honored military, I chose Operation Homefront due to their efficient expense management, comparatively reasonable executive compensation, superior donor privacy policy, and overall work on behalf of our military women, men, and families! I'm proud to have found this organization to support. Keep up the good work!

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op_homefront 12/26/2012

Thank you for your thoughtful decision to support military families through Operation Homefront! We really appreciate it!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We want to thank Operation Homefront for their assistance with our situation. They helped us help ourselves and that means a lot. We have been in the process of trying to improve our situation and when my husband (who is in the US Army Reserves recently returned from overseas) was able to get a great job 1600 miles away they assisted us in taking care of some immediate needs so that we could put our own money towards this very important move. Operation Homefront helped us improve our situation and that was very much needed. Thank you so very much!!

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op_homefront 12/21/2012

It means a lot to us to be able to help people like you get back on their feet. Thank you for serving our country! Our best to you for a very happy holiday and rewarding 2013!

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1 Jorge G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation home front is awesome. If it wasn't for them me and my family would be homeless. Not only did they pay 2 months of our rent but they paid every bill we were behind on and they also gave us 300$ in aid for groceries. It took 5 days from the time we applied for aid for them to resolve all our problems. Thank you operation home front sincerely from a wounded warrior

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op_homefront 12/20/2012

Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts, Jorge. We are honored to provide a little relief after the sacrifices you have made on behalf of our country! We wish you and your family a very happy holiday!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderful in sooooo many ways. It helped my family out in a time of need where we were very low on groceries. I honestly don't know how we would have made it through the month of November without the help of this organization.

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op_homefront 12/07/2012

It's our honor to help those who sacrifice so much in service to our country! We are glad we were able to make a difference for your family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Homefront is an amazing organization. Due to medical bills, I fell behind on my car payments. Not only did they assist me with that, they also helped me with groceries and baby care items just as something extra to help me out.

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op_homefront 12/05/2012

So glad we were able to make a difference. Our thanks to our many supporters who make it possible to help families like you! And very special thanks to you for your service to our country!

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Dorothea P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Every time I am having a hard time and struggling Operation Homefront has stepped up and helped whether it was food or a crib for my son all I had to do was ask. Thank you Operation Homefront for being there and understanding.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Every time I need anything Operation Homefront has done their best to help me and my family. I am eternally gratefull for the generousity and overwhelmed. God Bless you all at Operation Homefront.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation homefront helped us tremendously with are groceries.We just pcs and the navy cut my BAH and operation home front it made my day to get that mail and have commissary gift cards in it. Will the representative was really nice I never expected to get help like that especially now a days but they definitely went above and beyond my expectations. Thank operation homefront you helped us tremendously I could never be thankful enough

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Amanda56

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Homefront is amazing. My husband just deployed and all my children and I needed new glasses. They helped us out tremendously!!! You rock!!!!

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Erin35

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Homefront amazed me. My husband just came back from deployment and immediately PCS'd. I did my best to balance the checkbook but as I expected the grocery budget took the biggest hit. Thanksgiving is around the corner and all I could think about was how many ways I could be grateful for the Turkey Sandwiches that we would be having. I was asking many places but because this was a temporary problem not many organizations do one time help. I applied for operation homefront's help with little expectations and that very day a represenative called me back and 2 days later gift cards for the commissary came in. I am so Thankful for Operation Homefront, you helped my family back on their feet and my children will get to have a wonderful fulfilling Thanksgiving. I vow that if I could ever give back that I would immediately give back to Operation Homefront because they have proven above and beyond their true dedication to military families. Thank you

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation homefront helped us tremendously with groceries. It made my day to get that mail and have commissary gift cards in it. Will the representative was really nice I never expected to get help like that especially now a days but they definitely went above and beyond my expectations. Thank operation homefront you helped us tremendously I could never be thankful enough

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I am a disabled vet and at a time of great need Operation Home Front where there to help me and my family through a very tough time. I am so thankful, that they were there and willing to do what they could.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I am a wounded vet and while I have employment my injuries have limited my earning ability. This summer my truck broke down and it ended up costing me $4,500 to get it fixed which left me with no money for food or rent. While the process is a bit long and redundant, the people who worked there were finally able to help and paid for my rent and got me $250 in groceries . Just when I needed it the most

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Client Served

Rating: 5

During a deployment transition, we found ourselves strapped financially. All of our utilities were with in days of being shut off, we had no food, and no income for the month. OH was a tremendous blessing to our family! In a matter of 2 days, they paid our utilities, auto insurance, and gave us commissary gift cards for food. There is absolutely no way we could have survived through this time had they not helped us. Operation Homefront is amazing. We are so grateful for all they do to help military families!!

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Client Served

Rating: 1

i really feel that OHF is a scam that someone is pocketing the money somewhere. We applied for assistance through them and met all the requirements but were denied for the reason that they give food donations to ACS and we should go there and get ONE bag of food to feed a family of five for two weeks. Our pay was messed up when my husband transitioned from a regular unit to a WTB . After speaking with workers at WTB and ACS they informed me that OHF was a scam for soldiers and that they have helped MANY soldiers apply and have NEVER gotten help from them. I will do what i can to get this information out and let people know NOT to donate to a company that only takes the money to cover overhead instead of helping soldiers that need the help. My husbands life is changed forever due to injuries recieved during deployment and then he comes home to another scammer claiming to help those in the military. BLAH !

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There was a time where we had a family emergency and had to drive out of state to pick up my step-children. Because of the added expense we found ourselves in a financial bind and praying for the Lord to show us a way to receive the necessary help and viola, Operation Homefront was mentioned. I contacted them and they responded in less than 24 hours and we received the necessary assistance shortly there after. I could not believe how friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently they moved. It was a total blessing and I am so thankful that they were there to help us in our time of need!!! God bless them!

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Cassie W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were screwed financially after a bunch of random expenses threw our budget for a loop. After the bills came out of my husbands check we only had about $28 to buy food for our family of 4 for 2 weeks. Mary Scott from operation homefront worked with us and we ended up getting approved for $200 in commissary vouchers. It literally saved our lives, as operation homefront has done for many of the military families in our area.

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Nicolette P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough Amazing things about this organization!! They have helped us so many times in the last 8 years, from Christmas donations, food and diaper distribution, medical assistance and now homes on the front! What a Blessing they have been in our lives and i'm so grateful for all they have done for my family and continue to for other military families.

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cass Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

well we were in a bind after getting my pregnant teen sister . Amber from operation home-front helped us with food assistance . she has also been a emotional support seeing how she related to me . my husband has a pride issue n never wants a hand out i never see it as a hand out but as a hand up as we were sinking in debit and emotionally. if i never talked to Amber i would have had a brake down . now their is food in the house and we can pay our bills i kno to most that may be small but to our family of 8 and one on the way it was huge helping hand they have away of making u feel ok and calm down when stressed thank you so much amber and OH for all your help i don't feel hopeless i am confident that things will get better

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Nicky T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was not working, we had just found out my son needed a medical treatment/procedure that would cost $2500, and (when it rains it pours) my car was in dire need of repair. I was struggling, juggling to balance the bills, groceries, and things that seemed to keep "popping up". I was in need of help. Even though I couldn't get the exact assistance I wanted (because I am the active duty member). The assistance I received was FANTASTIC. Everybody was so pleasent and helpful. I was able to recieve clothes for my two kids and groceries. It was so appreciated. At least that was one thing I didn't have to worry about and could focus on getting my son his medical care and getting my car fixed. Thank you so much Operation Homefront!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Well, in a nutshell, our electricity was in jeopardy of being shut off. So no power, and no water. My husband was just medically retired almost 2 and a half years ago, and weve barely kept our head above water since then. We always pay our bills on time, but sometimes it wasnt always the full amount they were demanding because it was always a choice between, do I pay them this...or do I get more groceries. Do I pay them half, so I can get my kids the new underwear & socks they need, or pay them full and my kids will just have to understand and wait? Its been constant...We laid awake at night thinking about it, worrying had become my new full time job, as well as my husbands. We had pawned any and everything of value we had so we WOUDLNT have to ask for help, but I gave up, I ran out of ideas. Once I let my guard down, and the shame of this act of what I thought the OHF Reps would see as irresponsible out of my mind, I contacted them, and they was amazing. Totally professional, but relatable. Calm, when I sure as heck wasnt! And very direct, & to the point with what they could do to help me, and what they needed from me in order for them to do so. It gave me piece of mind, when I had none. My husband is leaving for his new job that is four hours away in another state, so now we have 30 days to move, and were really excited, but nervous at the same time. But were very thankful for OHF helping us pay our Electric Bill, so that we could have cool air on these strange yet VERY warm days & a nice warm shower for our kids that they always take the night before school. Its strange the things we all take for granted sometimes. Im so very thankful & grateful to Operation Homefront. And always will be.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is in Afghanistan and I am back home pregnant with our 4th child, living in a home we had recently purchased prior to deployment. Our basement was flooded by a back up of sewage on the cities side of things last month. A lot of sewage... It got into our brand new furnace and before breaking the furnace distributed it throughout the house. Lots of recoil because of this. The home was unlivable, but clean-up was unattainable due to such high cost as it was sewage. I felt like giving up. I felt like taking a loss on the house and letting us get foreclosed on in our first home 9 months in... But Operation Homefront stepped in and paid for the clean-up, and our Mortgage last month, as we had been spending our Mortgage money on hotels for 3 weeks, they also supplied us with gift cards to the commissary which helped me with diapers and food. They were all very understanding, and it was very difficult for me to take the help, even though I know we desperately needed it, I just always think someone else might be out there who needs it more... The thing is, we have families, and we need to think about our children and we need to think about our Husbands too. Like mine has been having a rough time of it over there, and for him to call me during this time and for me to be able to tell him not to worry, that Operation Homefront was going to take care of everything, that it would be okay, that we were going to get through it, I'm sure gave him a little peace of mind being that he can't come home right now. We would have been homeless without Operation Homefront. It was, honestly, a miracle.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a Military Spouse Operation Homefront has helped me in so many ways. They provided my children with school supplies, and at Christmas we were honored with a food basket. But recently my Husband and I seperated and started our divorce. It has been rough I work full time and exhausted all of my savings finding a place for me and my daughter. I did not have enough money to buy food and gas to make it back and forth to work and her school and for a week I basicly lived off of crackers and whatever my daughter did not eat. I felt like I had no where to turn. My family being hundreds of miles away and My husband not helping me at all. I remembered how nice everyone had been over the past year at Operation Homefront so I filled out the application and they were so helpful. It was such a relief to know I could fed my child and myself. They treated me like I was a friend. And did not make me feel like a complete failure or look down on me for not being able to provide for myself or my child. Thank you so much for all that you do!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just medically retired and needed exhaust work for my 04 Silverado I contacted Operation Homefront and within a week my vehicle was repaired and i am able to make my VA appointments they were understanding, caring and worked with me all the through the process even talking to the repair shop I would encourage everyone to donate to this organization they help wounded warriors, vets, active duty and families i will donate as soon as i am financially able to. Please keep up the awesome work Operation Homefront

Simone H.

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Rating: 5

Combination of grass roots fervor and systematized, organized operation that is an exemplary steward of donor funds. Meeting the needs that, while not so sexy, support sustainable families.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Operation Homefront is by far one of the best charities serving military service members, wounded warriors and their families. Not only have they committed 94% of every dollar earned to programs benefiting military families, they have programs that truly make a difference in the lives of those they serve.

This is furthered by wonderful, dedicated staff, volunteers, and donors who often go above and beyond the call of duty in meeting the unique needs of those they serve. These people care and share a deep commitment to the military community to which they serve.

There’s a reason they have a top ratings; 4-Stars by Charity Navigator; •“A” Rating by the American Institute of Philanthropy’s Charity Watch; and •“A” Rating by the Better Business Bureau.

Hooray for Operation Homefront! ;

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