As someone who has interest in pursuing a career in the military, I figured I would get a jump start while still in school in supporting our troops overseas, those who have served and their families. After conducting my own research, speaking with friends who have done charity events for veterans in the past, as well as speaking to actual veterans themselves the organization that I selected was Operation Homefront a non-profit organization for veterans and their families.
Here is their mission:
Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. For over fifteen years, we have provided programs that offer: RELIEF (through Critical Financial Assistance and transitional housing programs), RESILIENCY (through permanent housing and caregiver support services) and RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT programs and services throughout the year that help military families overcome the short-term bumps in the road so they don’t become long-term chronic problems. Operation Homefront has consistently earned high ratings from leading charity rating services, including Charity Navigator, which gave OH 4 Stars for 11 consecutive years for superior service and accountability. At Operation Homefront, 92 percent of expenditures goes directly toward delivering programs and services to the military families who need it most.