We are celebrating Armed Forces Day today, what else could be more perfect than one more installment of military charities and organizations?
In this edition:
Homes for Our Troops
Mission: “Build STRONG, STABLE, and SECURE military FAMILIES so they can thrive in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect.” Their vision is: “To be the provider of choice for short-term and critical assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families.”
That’s definitely some big boots to fill. But they are MORE than capable of doing so.
They’ve proven that by over 4.8 MILLION in assistance grants and over 5 MILLION military families have been assisted (food, school supplies, holidays). In 2014 alone, Operation Homefront has assisted 138 military personnel and their families with MORTGAGE FREE homes and 91 wounded warriors were assisted with RENT FREE transitional homes. How’s that for size?! This is done by their programs of short term and critical assistance, long term stability and ongoing family support. Their programs focus on 3 Rs: Relief – Recovery – Recognition. I’d say it’s clearly working.
Here is their current needs list: http://www.operationhomefront.net/need/list
Home for Our Troops
Mission: “To build mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives.”
Home for Our Troops is another military 501(c)(3) non profit organization, with focus on taking care of one of the basic needs of every human being: a roof over their heads. Not only just a roof over their heads, but should they need special assistance, Home for Troops offers over 40 specially altered modifications for veterans who would have difficulties in a normal house. According to a Veterans Hospital (VA) study, it is estimated that there are over 2,000 severely injured warriors (amputations, PSTD and TBI, paralysis, burns and other limb damage)
I’d say with providing 211 mortgage free homes since 2004 and with 72 projects underway that they are well on their way to their goal. The average price for a specialized adapted house runs $430,000 to $700,000 depending on the location. Homes for Troops has 186,000 supporters worldwide, but they still need you!
Here are some of the ways you can help Homes for Troops help our veterans!