Army Homefront Fund Makes An Impact
Operation Homefront (OH) and the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) were proud to announce the creation of the Army Homefront Fund in June 2011. A Memorandum of Understanding between OH and the WTC recognized the new 501(c)(3) organization, which OH administers. Since its kickoff, the Army Homefront Fund has met more
than 770 needs of wounded soldiers and their families in the active
Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve across the United States. The Fund has provided emergency financial and other support to Soldiers and their families, with a focus on Wounded Warrior care and transition assistance. The Army Homefront Fund has helped 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 continues to seek ways to fill gaps outside government capabilities.
“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,” said Jim Knotts, President and CEO of Operation Homefront and the Army Homefront Fund.
“This is the culmination of a lot of work,” Gen. Martin Dempsey
, Chief of Staff of the Army, told the coalition of organizations forming the initial partnership for the Fund. “This is probably the best thing that has happened to us this Army birthday week. The Army Homefront Fund will be available to us to help soldiers and families on a rapid basis.”
The Army Homefront Fund approach is a simple one: accept donations and then quickly get cash grants, not loans, to the Soldiers who need them. Grants are usually paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, utility companies, doctors, and other providers. Assistance is usually provided within 24-72 hours after receiving pertinent information from the Warrior or family member.Read the full press release