Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 12: Operation Homefront

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
 ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

It's virtually impossible to responsibly completing my 13 Days to Thanksgiving without referencing at least one organization working to support our troops who sacrifice so much defending and allowing us the freedom we are enjoying each and everyday.

The mission of  Operation Homefront (OH) is to provide emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. I researched them through Charity Navigator and found out that they are rated Four Stars Charity with more than 90% of the money raised going toward the programs they currently support.

Some of the programs and services are as follow:
  • Food Assistance
  • Auto Repair
  • Financial Assistance
  • Holiday Programs
  • Wounded Warrior Wives

Aside from directly donating the your money to support or to volunteer your time to help, you may choose to join the 'Freedom Walk' being held annually in 22 chapters around the country.

No fancy videos or heart wrenching pictures this time. Freedom is not free but rather hard earned. Everybody knows someone who's connected or related to our service men and women in some way. At the very least, give them one second of your time each day to reflect and be thankful for what they afford us. Thank you.

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