No Place Like Home For Military Families
|U.S. Marine Sergeant Matthew Palermo and his family were recently awarded a mortgage-free home from JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the Asian Real Estate Association of America conference in San Diego, as a part of our Homes on the Homefront program. Imagine their surprise when Drew and Jonathan Scott hopped on stage to give the family a check for $10,000 to select furniture from their line, Scott Living. The family, who recently graduated from our rent-free transitional housing program, will soon be settling into their permanent home in Texas.|
|Chase and Operation Homefront: Creating Generational Impact
Almost six years ago, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Operation Homefront joined together to launch a new program called Homes on the Homefront. Since that time, nearly 600 families have been placed in mortgage-free homes. This past month has been especially impactful for 7 military families whose lives changed as they received the keys to their homes. Read more and see pictures from each event:
Chase has been a steadfast supporter and we thank them for sharing our commitment to build strong, stable and secure military families.
|Make A Difference For Military Families
You can make a one-time or recurring donation which we can use toward critical assistance to help families pay their unexpected repair bills, rent and utility bills, essential baby items for new military moms and more. The current needs of some of our military families who come to us for help are featured on our website. We invite you to give a gift that can help a military family get through a difficult time.
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Nominate Your Favorite Military Child Today!
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Military Child of the Year® awards. Our prestigious award will recognize 7 outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Six of them will represent a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard — for their achievements while facing the challenges of military family life. The 7th award is the Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation presented by Booz Allen Hamilton which will honor a young patriot who has designed a bold, creative solution to address a local, regional or global challenge. Nominate today. Deadline is December 4, 2017. MCOY recipients will receive $10,000 and a trip to Washginton, DC for our special awards gala. The recipient of the Innovation Award will receive a $10,000 cash award, donated gifts, and a trip to Washington, DC with a parent or guardian. The recipient of the Innovation Award will also receive assistance from Booz Allen Hamilton to advance their project.
Walmart and The Walmart Foundation Commit $500,000 to Operation Homefront to Support Military Families Impacted by Recent Hurricanes
Walmart and The Walmart Foundation is committing $500,000 to Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program to help meet the unique and urgent needs of military families affected by the 2017 hurricane season. The funding will support the financial needs of up to 1,000 requests from military family members struggling to make ends meet in the areas impacted by disaster, including hotel costs for those displaced from their homes, car repairs, utility bills, housing costs, and groceries. See more pictures from the event to celebrate our partnership.
Cracker Barrel Campaign A Rockin’ Success
This summer, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Operation Homefront joined together for the second annual Operation Rocker campaign. For every iconic rocker sold, Cracker Barrel donated one for military families. Thanks to Cracker Barrel and their wonderful customers, a record-breaking 1,111 rockers were donated! As one military spouse shared, “the rocking chair, that I’ve always wanted and is now in my living room, was a fantastic surprise.”
Sears Teams with Operation Homefront to Grant Mortage-Free Homes To Veterans this Holiday Season
As part of its longstanding commitment to supporting America’s veterans, Sears announced it has teamed with Operation Homefront to provide veterans and their families with new, mortgage-free homes, and to support their critical financial needs this holiday season. Learn more about the partnership.
Home Depot Volunteers Make Homes A Safe Place For Veterans
The Home Depot Foundation and Team Depot, its 400,000-strong army of associate volunteers, work to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families across the U.S. We recently joined with them to make improvements to the homes of veteran families in Ohio and New York. Team Depot volunteers updated decks, refreshed landscaping and did a variety of painting and flooring projects to create a safer environment for these families.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Five Years Of Military “Support At Home”
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and its customers stepped up to support our military this summer. The Support At Home campaign, now in its fifth year, raised $1 for every bag or tin of Support at Home coffee or tea sold. This year, more than $48,000 was raised and $482,000 of in-kind coffee and tea will be given to military families across the U.S. Since the program began, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has given more than $1.8 million in of support military families through Operation Homefront.
Raise Your Hand Campaign To Honor Veterans
Our country’s service members, veterans, and their families have all raised their hands as they pledged to serve our nation. Service comes with many challenges – being apart as a result of deployment, the loss of a family member, adjusting to a new community and career, hitting a financial obstacle. This Veterans Day, we will raise our hand for them. Find out three ways you can honor veterans this Veterans Day, including adding a “Thank You Veterans” Facebook frame to your page.
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|Spread The Word – Get Involved Today
Operation Homefront could not do the work we do without our team of dedicated volunteers around the country. Contact the field office nearest you, or consider donating or assisting with one of our current needs.