National Military Support Charities Partner
Soldiers’ Angels and Operation Homefront Work to Support Service Members
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, – Soldiers’ Angels and Operation Homefront, two national nonprofits, are entering into a partnership to better serve military service members and their families. As a result of reviewing their various programs, the two organizations found overlap, and will each eliminate a program as part of the partnership.
Soldiers’ Angels will refer military families to Operation Homefront for emergency financial and other assistance needs. In turn, Operation Homefront will refer wounded service members to Soldiers’ Angels for communication devices like GPS units and laptop computers configured for voice recognition.
“This is a great example of how nonprofits can work together to better aid our military service members and wounded warriors, while eliminating duplication and overlap,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “We look forward to working with the Soldiers’ Angels staff and network of volunteers and supporters on other programs, including our Back-to-School Brigade, which we expect will provide backpacks to almost 25,000 military kids this Fall, and our holiday toy drive.”
Additionally, Soldiers’ Angels and Operation Homefront will work together to collect and provide bedding like sheets and blankets to single soldiers in barracks or transient housing facilities.
“Soldiers’ Angels has an amazing network of volunteers committed to helping our service members and their families, said Patti Patton, executive director and founder of Soldiers’ Angels. “Combined with Operation Homefront’s programs and other partnerships, we’ll both be able to serve our military community more effectively and more efficiently.”
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 23 chapters and has met more than 267,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, $.95 of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs. More information is available at www.OperationHomefront.net.
About Soldiers’ Angels
Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, its hundreds of thousands of Angel volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.