Operation Homefront Announces the “Army Homefront Fund” to Focus on Care and Transition of Wounded Soldiers
New non-profit Fund enables focused care to the Army with the majority of Wounded Warriors, without sacrificing assistance to service members and families of all branches.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Operation Homefront (OH) has created and is administering the Army Homefront Fund. A Memorandum of Understanding between OH and the Warrior Transition Command recognizes the new fund. The Fund will provide emergency financial and other support to Soldiers and their families, with a focus on Wounded Warrior care and transition assistance. Army Homefront Fund will help wounded Soldiers return to duty, or transition successfully back to civilian life. Working closely with the Army and a network of nonprofit partners, the Fund will fill gaps outside government capabilities.
The Army Homefront Fund was launched at a ceremonial signing of the agreement between Operation Homefront and the Army’s Warrior Transition Command on the 13th of June, 2011.
The ceremony included the announcement of several strategic partnerships between Operation Homefront, the Army Homefront Fund, and other non-profits who meet needs of military families.
About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and Wounded Warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across 25 chapters and has met more than 400,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, Operation Homefront has also earned the prestigious American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) “A” rating. For more information about Operation Homefront, please visit us at www.operationhomefront.net
About Army Homefront Fund
Under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Army Warrior Transition Command, Operation Homefront has created and will administer the “Army Homefront Fund” that will provide emergency financial and other support to Soldiers and their families, with a focus on Wounded Warrior care and transition assistance.
The Army Homefront Fund is helping wounded Soldiers return to duty, or transition successfully back to civilian life. Working closely with the Army and our network of nonprofit partners, the Fund is filling gaps outside government capabilities.
Wounded Soldiers and their families face many challenges – physical, psychological, emotional, and even financial. They have to define a new normal for the Warrior and the family. Many in transition have to go back to school, get job training and placement, or spouses have to become primary wage earners. The Army Homefront Fund provides emergency assistance, sometimes just to put food on the table or keep a family from homelessness. The Fund helps them get the resources they need to weather the storms, and find the safe harbors for their futures.