Hooters Continues Support of Operation Homefront with $100,000 Donation for Special Forces Fund
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – Restaurant chain Hooters demonstrated its commitment to the families of America’s service members and wounded warriors last week, presenting Operation Homefront with a contribution of $100,000 for its ongoing efforts to serve military families in need.
The donation from the Hooters Community Endowment Fund
was accepted on behalf of Operation Homefront by Renee Stikes, Vice President of Development, on July 9th at the Hooters 2010 International Swimsuit Pageant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“Many thanks to the Hooters Community Endowment Fund for its support of wounded warriors and their families,” said Stikes. “In the spirit of sacrifice exemplified by SOCS Thomas Valentine, Operation Homefront will use this contribution to assist Special Forces families and other military families in times of financial crisis.”
The Hooters Community Endowment Fund’s contribution is a continuation of its partnership with Operation Homefront, which began last year with an initial $100,000 contribution establishing the Valentine Fund in honor of fallen hero SOCS Thomas J. Valentine. The fund supports the families of Special Forces service members and other military families. Hooters plans to complete its support of the fund in 2011 with a final contribution to bring its total donation to $300,000 for the fund.
Operation Homefront provides direct services to alleviate a military family’s or individual’s emergency financial burden, as well as counseling and/or recovery support.
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.