For over twenty 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 helps 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 Operation Homefront 4 Stars for 11 consecutive years for superior service and accountability. At Operation Homefront, 88 percent of expenditures go directly toward delivering programs and services to the military families who need it most.
Overview, mission, vision, & values
Build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive—not simply struggle to get by—in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect.
To be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families.
- Do What’s Right: Our actions must always reflect the best interests of the military families we seek to serve.
- Respect Others: Recognizing the multiplicative power inherent in a diverse workforce, we place a priority on creating a collaborative, trust-based working environment that values dignity, teamwork, and each individual’s contribution to our collective mission.
- Perform With Excellence: Our troops and their families work tirelessly to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily and they deserve our very best efforts to support them. To do so, we must stay focused on our mission, be accountable and strive to exceed their expectations.
- Gratitude: As a conduit by which Americans are able to show their appreciation for all that our military community does on our behalf, we must reflect this appreciation and be grateful to all who help us accomplish our mission.
By connecting the American donor community to our military families through a robust array of valued and life-changing programs that address the specific short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability, and recurring support needs they experience, Operation Homefront is able to help military families overcome many of the challenges inherent in military life. The result: stronger, more stable, and more secure military families. Our programs include:
SHORT-TERM CRITICAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RELIEF)
- Critical Financial Assistance* for food, utilities, home repairs, rent/mortgage payments, etc.
- Rent-free transitional housing for wounded service members
- Transitional Homes for Veterans
LONG-TERM STABILITY (RESILIENCY)
- Mortgage-free homes awarded across the U.S.
- Veteran Caregiver Support program
RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT
- Baby showers to help new military moms welcome the newest member of the family
- Homefront Celebrations to recognize military spouses
- Holiday programs to provide meals and toys
- Backpacks filled with school supplies for military kids
*Critical Financial Assistance is in the form of checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, and other providers.
holiday meals to military and veteran families.
housed in Permanent Homes for Veterans surpassing over $96M in deeded home equity to military families.
given in relief through the Critical Financial Assistance program with over 49,000 requests fulfilled.
saved in school supplies for parents. Provided 465,000 backpacks with school supplies to military children.
Leadership and Board of Directors
John I. Pray, Jr.
President & CEO, Brig. Gen., USAF, (Ret.)
Chief Revenue Officer
Robert D. Thomas
Chief Operating Officer, Brig. Gen., USAF, (Ret.)
CPA, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
From small companies with big hearts to Fortune 500 corporations with thousands of employees, Operation Homefront is grateful to our corporate partners and their commitment to improving the lives of military and veteran families in our communities.
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