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2011-06-23 16:29:00

Nonprofit organization experiencing significant recent growth SAN ANTONIO, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront, the nonprofit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families and wounded warriors, today announced the addition of three members to its national Board of Directors. Mark Foster of Martin Aviation and the Lyon Aviation Museum; Laura Fredericks of Laura Fredericks, LLC; and investor Ken Slater were elected to the Board at its...

2011-06-14 09:27:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, which operates the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network, presented a total amount of $15,000 to Operation Homefront at the seventh annual Verizon Wireless Network of Champions Golf Tournament on Monday, June 13 at The River Club in Suwanee. Verizon Wireless and the Atlanta Falcons presented Operation Homefront with a check in the amount of $15,000 to benefit the organization, which...

2011-06-13 12:00:00

Also announced formalized linkages with 10 other nonprofits "joining forces" to support the military. WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront (OH) and the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) today announced the creation of the Army Homefront Fund. A Memorandum of Understanding between OH and the WTC recognizes the new 501(c)(3) organization, which OH will administer. The Fund will provide emergency financial and other support to Soldiers and their...

2011-05-18 12:27:00

NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, renowned curators on the new social shopping site OpenSky including Chef Bobby Flay, TLC's Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, Country Music Legends The Judds, Real Housewife of NYC Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Host of Mad Hungry Lucinda Scala Quinn are offering fans a fun way to show their support for the troops who defend our freedom every day. Beginning Thursday, May 19 at 12:00 p.m. EDT each curator is...

2011-03-09 13:25:00

Deserving Young Patriots Will Win $5,000 SAN ANTONIO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront today announced the five recipients of the 2011 Military Child of the Year® Award. This year, for the first time, the award will be given to an outstanding military child from each Service - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Each award recipient was chosen by a committee including active duty military personnel, Family Readiness Support...

2011-02-28 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a show of support for U.S. military families, Stage stores are now selling a patriotic-themed, reusable shopping tote with all proceeds benefitting Operation Homefront, a national organization providing emergency financial assistance and other vital support services to the families of U.S. soldiers. Beginning Feb. 16, customers can purchase the shopping tote at any Stage store for $5.00 and 100% of the funds are donated to the charity....

2011-02-10 09:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront, the national non-profit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families and wounded warriors, announced today that it has earned its fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This is the top rating awarded by the charity watchdog organization. "We are proud to announce Operation Homefront has earned our fourth consecutive 4-star rating for its ability to efficiently manage...

2011-02-08 10:56:00

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront, the national non-profit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families and wounded warriors, announced today that it has received a prestigious "A" rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP). AIP's ratings are widely considered to be the most stringent in the sector concerning financial stewardship. "An 'A' rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy tells...

2010-12-01 13:44:00

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "I Served" sticker is now a program of Operation Homefront. Started in July 2009, organizer Scott Kreger and his dedicated volunteers and partner organizations have distributed more than 600,000 stickers that recognize the military men and women who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam. "It started out as a simple concept, a way to allow those who served to identify themselves so others could say 'thank you' for serving our...

2010-11-17 08:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- United Concordia sponsored four runners in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 31. The United Concordia participants teamed with an additional 17 runners to raise money for Operation Homefront, with all funds going to support military families in need. United Concordia contributed $12,000 to the cause. The Operation Homefront (OH) team ran in memory of Sgt. Cesar Ruiz, a Marine who was killed in action when he stepped on a...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'