SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Boeing Company is helping a wounded warrior family by funding an apartment at Operation Homefront Village, San Antonio. The village provides apartment-style transitional housing to wounded warriors and their families, as well as a full range of services and support, as they make the transition back to civilian life as a result of their injuries. Boeing’s grant underwrites costs associated with one of the apartments in the village. The Operation Homefront Village began accepting residents in 2008. In addition to the village near Brooks Army Medical Center, there is another Operation Homefront Village is Silver Spring Maryland near Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
“The Boeing Company knows the importance of supporting the warfighter, whether in battle or after they have returned home,” said Kevin Devine, Boeing’s Global Services & Support San Antonio site leader. “Operation Homefront Village in San Antonio not only takes care of our wounded warriors but also gives their families care and support as the injured service member prepares to transition to civilian life. We appreciate the opportunity to give back to the brave men and women who have given so much in the service of their country.”
Operation Homefront President and CEO Jim Knotts echoed those sentiments. “There is no higher honor than to serve these brave service members and their families as they work to rebuild their lives,” he said. “By providing these fully furnished apartments on a rent-free basis, complete with utilities, Internet access, phone service, cable television and the other comforts of home, we try to provide an atmosphere that allows families to focus on getting back on their feet. It is our desire that our nation’s wounded warriors and their families will consider the villages as places of hope, comfort and reassurance.”
Once veterans and their families are living in a village, Operation Homefront counselors set up a mandatory schedule for them to follow. They are required to attend support groups, workshops, benefits briefings and resume writing classes, as determined by their counselor. Counselors meet with each veteran and his or her spouse every 30 days to review their financial situation, determine where they are in transition, review their attendance in the required workshops and classes, and determine if they still need to live in the village. Once the family has become self-sufficient, Operation Homefront counselors find it suitable housing in the area in which it intends to live permanently.
To donate to Operation Homefront Village or for more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jackie Lindstrom at (512) 528-9961 or via e-mail at [email protected].
About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency and morale assistance for our troops, for the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return home. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers in 30 chapters nationwide and has met more than 105,000 needs of military families. Operation Homefront also hosts the Web community Operation Homefront Online. For more information, please visit www.operationhomefront.net and www.homefrontonline.com.
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