Operation Homefront Launches the Army Homefront Fund to Focus on Care and Transition of Wounded SoldiersAlso announced formalized linkages with 10 other nonprofits "joining forces" to support the military.
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront (OH) and the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) today announced the creation of the Army Homefront Fund. A Memorandum of Understanding between OH and the WTC recognizes the new 501(c)(3) organization, which OH will administer. The Fund will provide emergency financial and other support to Soldiers and their families, with a focus on Wounded Warrior care and transition assistance. The Army Homefront Fund will help wounded Soldiers return to duty or transition successfully back to civilian life. Working closely with the Army and a network of like-minded nonprofits, the Fund will fill gaps outside government capabilities.
TriWest Healthcare Alliance became the first lead donor for the Fund, announcing an annual commitment of $500,000. A resource advisory committee is being led by retired Chief of Staff General Dennis J. Reimer
"As we prepare to celebrate the Army's birthday tomorrow, what better time to initiate this new Fund in support of the Army's Wounded Warriors.," said Jim Knotts, President and CEO of Operation Homefront and the Army Homefront Fund. "Under the agreement with the Army, we will be able to identify needs earlier so we can provide the needed assistance earlier, taking care of emergencies and hopefully even intervening before a simple need becomes a crisis."
The event also included the announcement of formal linkages between 10 other organizations and Operation Homefront. Â The organizations are joining forces so that whenever a particular need is identified, the Soldier can be referred to the organization most suited to meeting the specific need.
The organizations which have formalized linkages include:
- American Legion Auxiliary
- American Red Cross
- Give an Hour
- Military Child Education Coalition
- National Military Family Association
- Our Military Kids
- Semper Fi Fund
- USA Cares
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Yellow Ribbon Fund
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