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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...

2010-08-10 09:29:00

Military Child Education Coalition and Operation Home front Sending Kids Back to School SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and Operation Homefront, two national nonprofits, are entering into a partnership to better serve military families sending their kids back to school. Operation Homefront's Back-to-School Brigade program will provide backpacks with school supplies to almost 25,000 military kids around the country. The...

2010-08-02 05:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their ongoing support of America's service members, Kid Rock and Jim Beam® Bourbon will host a concert on Patriot Day, Sept. 11, in Columbia, S.C., to honor our nation's heroes. The special concert event, called "Kid Rock Salutes the Troops presented by Jim Beam: Patriot Day 2010," will feature opening act Blackberry Smoke and will be free to all service members and their families who present their valid government...

2010-07-07 12:06:00

Additional Leadership to Benefit the Families of Service Members SAN ANTONIO, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kristie Cunningham, Vice President for Employee Engagement at BAE Systems, Inc., has been elected to the national Board of Directors of Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. "I am honored to serve on the Board of Operation Homefront,"...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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