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Donate for urgent needs today. Your generous support will make it possible for military families to thrive—not simply struggle to get by—in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect. Please see the list of urgent and ongoing needs below. We appreciate your generosity.

  • Virginia

    Air Force Family Trying to Make Ends Meet

    An active-duty Air Force family, dedicated to serving our nation, is currently facing home repairs and seeking food assistance to make ends meet. Your contribution can provide them with the necessary sustenance during a challenging period, allowing them to focus on maintaining their home and fulfilling their duties. Supporting these brave families demonstrates our gratitude for their commitment to safeguarding our skies while helping them navigate temporary hardships.
    $340 still needed
    $450
  • Arizona

    Air National Guardsman Struggles After Stroke

    Your donation today is urgently needed to help keep this military family in their home. After passing out during drill due to what doctors believe was a stroke, this Air National Guardsman and single mom of four was put on medical leave, resulting in lost income. Because doctors haven't reached a diagnosis, a VA claim cannot be filed, and the Guardsman continues to get further behind on her mortgage. Your generosity today will make a huge difference in the lives of this family.
    $3,075 still needed
    $4,167
  • Ohio

    Caregiving Army Veteran Looking for Help

    An army veteran is in need of assistance with his rent payment due to becoming the primary caregiver to his two brothers following the death of their parents. One brother is disabled, can't live on his own, and needs medicine that needs to be refilled every 10 days. This veteran also helped with his uncle's funeral and paid for transportation and food for the guests. He is overwhelmed with grief, bills, and needs a helping hand to get back on his feet.
    $894 still needed
    $1,575
  • Ongoing Need

    Help Military Children Start the New School Year Off Right

    The Back-to-School Brigade is an annual nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront that collects and distributes school supplies to eligible dependents of service members. Through this assistance program, military children receive free back-to-school supplies, including backpacks, to help them start the new school year on the right foot. This program is a crucial resource for military families who may face financial hardship or other challenges as they navigate the back-to-school season.
  • California

    Finance Office Delay Prevents Receipt of Benefits

    Backlogs in processing paperwork at the Defense finance office has delayed the office from creating the retirement account for this Navy sailor. It has been several months, and the delay is now creating a situation where a smooth transition has become more challenging due to the financial strain from being unable to receive her benefits, benefits she earned in a career of service to our country. We are asking for a gift to help with housing and utility expenses to give her the stability she needs at this critical time.
    $2,002 still needed
    $3,172
  • Texas

    Former Sailor Relocating After Loss of Mother

    This veteran sailor is relocating to a new state following the passing of his mother and needs your help. Your gift will provide critical travel and transportation coverage for this family during their time of grief. Consider providing some peace to this retired sailor today.
    $345 still needed
    $645
  • Massachusetts

    Homeless, Veteran Family Needs Help to Move On

    Donating to a homeless army veteran family in need of financial assistance is a powerful way to help them embark on a fresh start. Unable to continue paying for the hotel they currently reside in, your contribution can provide the crucial resources they require to secure stable housing, employment, and a brighter future. By supporting these heroes who have sacrificed for our nation, you can make a significant impact in helping them regain their independence and build a stable, secure life.
    $1,450 still needed
    $1,800
  • Ongoing Need

    Help Feed a Military Family

    We assist struggling military families by providing food boxes, grocery gift certificates, or vouchers to the commissary. Each family is provided enough food for a week while case workers help them find long-term solutions. Your $25 gift can give a hot meal to a military family.
  • Arizona

    Job Loss Leads to Financial Insecurity for Army Family

    Between this veteran losing work due to covid, and his spouse getting laid off from her teaching job, this Army family has had a difficult time making their mortgage and auto payments on time. Although the veteran has found new work, they are still having a difficult time getting up to date on payments. With a baby on the way, it is important we support this family as they work toward stability. Please help us provide relief with recent mortgage and auto payments.
    $2,503 still needed
    $6,272
  • Virginia

    Navy Sailor Helping Terminally Ill Mother

    This active-duty Navy sailor is facing financial hardship while caring for his terminally ill mother's medical bills. Your donation can alleviate their struggle, ensuring they have access to nutritious food while they fulfill their duty to both their family and the nation. By extending your support, you can help this dedicated sailor navigate through this challenging chapter with the dignity and stability they deserve.
    $345 still needed
    $375
  • Texas

    Space Force Sergeant’s Family In Need

    This currently deployed space force sergeant is seeking support for his family back home who have been struggling due to previous moving expenses that kept piling up. As this family is missing their husband and father, your gift could provide them with the stability they are needing in this time of uncertainty.
    $2,185 still needed
    $3,175
  • Ongoing Need

    Rent & Mortgage

    Many military families have faced eviction or foreclosure due to unexpected changes that affect their finances. Transitioning wounded service members may see a pay decrease once their military pay stops and their disability benefits begin. Help families keep a roof over their heads.
  • Wisconsin

    Struggling Army Veteran Needs Rent Assistance

    An army veteran who has worked multiple jobs since 2018 is in need of your help to cover his rent payment. After seeking a better employment opportunity, this veteran was laid off after two weeks and has been unable to receive unemployment assistance. He has struggled during the layoff trying to cover expenses for his wife and two children and fell behind. Please support this veteran during his and his family's time of need.
    $1,450 still needed
    $1,450
  • Ohio

    Veteran Father Seeking Assistance During Trying Medical Time

    A devoted veteran father, grappling with the recent repossession of their family car, now faces the daunting challenge of covering essential utilities. Compounding the strain, both he and his wife have lost their jobs, as they devoted their time to caring for their children's pressing medical needs. In their time of adversity, this resilient family seeks assistance to navigate through the financial hardships brought about by their selfless commitment to their children's well-being and the sacrifices made in service to their country.
    $615 still needed
    $645
  • Florida

    Veteran Tries to Move Closer to Son

    Your support today can help this Army veteran who is need of rent assistance. An accidental grease fire resulted in $5,000 worth of damages that the veteran is responsible for, all while he was preparing to move closer to his son and family in another state. Cost after cost from the fire and travel expenses built up and has left him struggling to pay rent for his new apartment. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and provide the support this veteran needs during this difficult time, just as he was there during our country's time of need.
    $925 still needed
    $1,200
  • Ongoing Need

    Help Keep Essential Vehicle Rolling

    Getting around is hard when your car is being repaired, but imagine trying to get around with a significant injury and add 2-3 medical appointments a day. Some wounded service members do not have enough money to fix their vehicles. Your donations can help heroes with much-needed repairs.
  • Ongoing Need

    Pay the Electric Bill of a Military Family

    Your donation of just $200 could provide power for a month to a military family in need or ensure that power is kept on for wounded warriors who need medical equipment for survival.

We depend on your generosity to fulfill our important mission of building strong, stable, and secure military families. We aim to be the provider of choice for veterans and military families when their critical needs arise. The only way we can accomplish this is with your help. In addition to donating for urgent needs, we offer several ways to give in support of our military families

Your Donation will be designated for the urgent need you selected. If the need(s) has already been met, your donation will be used to support other Operation Homefront programs serving America’s military families.

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