Operation Homefront

Run a Collection Drive

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Operation Homefront accepts and distributes donated goods to the thousands of individuals served through Operation Homefront’s programs. Donated goods may be items such as gift cards, household items, children’s books, furniture, computers, or any other non-monetary items that are new or like new. Your donation is 100 percent tax deductible.

 

For more information on donating non-cash gifts, please contact Ebony Strange at 240-403-7294 or by email at inkind@operationhomefront.net

Who can help: Anyone!


Write Letters/ Make Cards

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Hearing “Thank you for your service” can mean quite a lot to the men and women who have served our country. One way that you can make a difference is to write a letter that expresses your appreciation for their sacrifice. Your letters can be sent to our office where we will distribute them to the military veterans and families who can benefit. 

Who can help: Anyone!


Organize a Fundraiser

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Operation Homefront relies on donations from organizations, businesses and citizens. Donations allow us to provide the greatest level of support to our military veterans and families.

 

Who can help: Anyone!


Contact Operation Homefront under the ‘Contact’ tab on the menu to your left to set up volunteer opportunities or service projects!

What is your organization’s mission statement?

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Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.


 
What population do you serve? 

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The target population is American military personnel and/or their families who have unmet needs due to financial hardship, death, injury, or physical or mental detriment as a result of service since 9/11. These may include active duty, Reserve, National Guard and veteran service members.


 

How many do you serve in a year? 

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In 2013, we help placed 188 families in homes

What region or area do you provide services in?

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Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.


 
How and when did the organization get started? 

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Operation Homefront has provided assistance to thousands of military families since its inception in 2002. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, 92% of Operation Homefront’s expenditures go directly to programs that provide support to our military families.

How do your programs or services help the community?

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Through generous, widespread public support and a collaborative team of exceptional staff and volunteers, we aspire to become the provider of choice for emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. Where there is a need we do not provide, we will partner with others for the benefit of our military families.


 
Program Descriptions 

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Relief: Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and financial assistance.

Recovery: Wounded Warriors are a specific concern for Operation Homefront. That is why Operation Homefront has established Operation Homefront Village. The caregivers for wounded warriors also need help and that is why we formed Hearts of Valor.

Recognition: Operation Homefront supports every military family member. We host a gala each year that recognizes an extraordinary military child and we host multiple Homefront Celebrations each year to show our appreciation to military spouses.

Military Child of The Year: Operation Homefront supports every military family member. We annually host a Military Child of the Year Award, with one winner from each branch of military service receiving a monetary stipend and a trip to Washington, D.C. for a special recognition ceremony.

Back-to-School Brigade™: Operation Homefront wrapped up our eighth season of Back-to-School Brigade™, a nationwide school supply collection campaign. We distributed more than 44,000 backpacks at 100+ locations, thanks to the support of our sponsors.

 

Homes On The Homefront: Operation Homefront supports every military family member. We annually host a Military Child of the Year Award, with one winner from each branch of military service receiving a monetary stipend and a trip to Washington, D.C. for a special recognition ceremony.

 

Hearts Of Valor: Through on-site support communities, and our virtual community that includes an online discussion forum, Hearts of Valor provides caregivers with opportunities to build relationships, access resources and enjoy brief moments of rest and respite from their care giving responsibilities.

 

I Served Stickers: Operation Homefront is proud to offer I Served stickers at no cost to recognize the selfless service and sacrifice of those who have served, or are still serving today.

 

Our Homeland Villages: Service members disabled from injuries return home where they then are discharged from the service. Our young returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are at risk of becoming homeless if programs are not put into place to help these service members transition back into civilian life. Operation Homefront Villages allow these service members to live rent free while they go through the transition process.

 

Operational Homefront’s Wishlist:


  • Cash Donations to help with soldiers and veterans immediate needs. A full listing of specific items that cash donations can help to pay for can be found on our “current needs” page.
  • Donations of frequent flyer miles or hotel miles to send soldiers on much needed vacations with their families.

Organization: Operation Homefront

Email: centralgreatlakes@operationhomefront.net

Work: (517) 775-4015

Address:
4180 Keller Rd Ste B
Holt, Michigan 48842