Army Homefront Fund Helps Army Translator
In August 2011, the Army Homefront Fund
partnered with Southwest
Airlines, Mustard Seed of Central Florida, and moving company Two Men
and a Truck to help wounded Army translator Sara Jaffe (wearing red scarf in photo
Jaffe was born in Iraq, but came to America, joined the Army, and
returned to Iraq as a translator. While in Iraq, she suffered back
injuries and PTSD.
After her disability retirement from the Army,
Sara needed assistance setting up her new home in America. Operation
Homefront and its partners helped her get an apartment, provided
household items for her new home, and assisted in her move.
also helped Sarah get her bedroom set up by dressing her new bed with
the new linens, while Sarah shared stories, coins, and medals from her
tour overseas. Before the move, the only furnishings Sarah had was a
twin mattress; now she has a fully furnished apartment, including a
queen sized bed with a bedframe. The movers from Two Men and a Truck not
only loaded and unloaded the furniture, but graciously assisted Sarah
in rearranging her new furniture before departing.
Now that Sara
has a home, she is going to school so that she can support herself as a
civilian. She hopes to someday bring her mother, still in Iraq, to live
with her in the United States.