Accomplishment Spotlight: AmeriCorps Member at Operation Homefront Promotes Housing Opportunities for Military and Veteran Families in Need July 5, 2012Posted by servicecorpsnews in Accomplishment Spotlight.
Matt Tinsworth, an AmeriCorps National Member assigned to Operation Homefront, is helping the organization spread the word about its new housing program for military and veteran families.
Recently, Operation Homefront has teamed up with Chase bank to donate mortgage-free homes to veterans through their Homes on the Homefront Program. The program has identified several families in need across the country already and plans to place 100 families in donated homes by year’s end. In his AmeriCorps service assignment as a public relations specialist, Tinsworth has been interviewing families who have been helped by Homes on the Homefront and incorporating their stories into news releases and other media material to promote availability of the program to qualified candidates.
Operation Homefront gives top priority to Homes on the Homefront properties to families currently living in one of Operation Homefront’s transitional housing villages for wounded warriors. The OH Villages provide a place for injured servicemembers and veterans to recover while being close to hospitals for their medical care and rehabilitation. Transitioning back to civilian life and providing for their loved ones can be especially challenging. Homes on the Homefront provides these men and women with a chance to start building a new life in the country they fought so hard to protect.
“This is an incredible gift from Chase to our men and women in uniform,” said Jim Knotts, President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “Chase’s imaginative, nation-wide approach to providing quality homes to deserving service members and their families will make a huge difference in how these heroes can make that difficult transition and adjustment into productive civilian lives.”