Operation Homefront Leader and Non-Profit Co-Founder Recognized with National Award
SAN ANTONIO – Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit dedicated to providing emergency financial and other assistance to military families, is pleased to have their co-founder and Chief Programs and Field Operations Officer, Amy Palmer
, honored as one of the six winners of the 2012 Caring Awards. The Caring Institute promotes the values of caring, integrity, and public service. Senators Bob Dole and Tim Daschle, Co-Chairs of the organization, inducted Amy into the Caring Hall of Fame this week for her outstanding service.
Palmer, a disabled vet, military spouse, and mother, started her work with Operation Homefront after the events of September 11th. She organized volunteers to provide emergency assistance to the families of the recently deployed service members.
“This is a great honor to be recognized for the work we are doing at Operation Homefront,” said Palmer. “Our military families sacrifice a lot for this country, and we are trying to do whatever we can to support them here at home. Hopefully this award will shed light on the current issues facing our nation’s heroes.”
“On behalf of our Board of Trustees, it is a great honor for us to pay tribute to these extraordinary people who have used their lives for the betterment of others,” said Senator Dole. “They are wonderful role models who inspire us to be the best we can be,” added Senator Daschle.
About the Caring Institute: The Caring Institute’s mission is to promote the values of caring, integrity, and public service. It was founded in 1985 by Val J. Halamandaris after a meeting with Mother Teresa, who told him there was a poverty of the spirit seen in the developed world that was much worse than the poverty of the body seen in the third world. When she directed him to do something about it, he founded an awards program that identifies those who give back to society in outstanding ways and then holds them up as role models for all. The Caring Institute is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible by law. For more information, visit www.caring.org