SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB) September 08, 2016
National nonprofit Operation Homefront today announced a new partnership with CVS Health to further its mission of building strong, stable, and secure military families. The partnership with the nation’s largest pharmacy innovation company includes support for Operation Homefront’s Emergency Assitance Program, which provides grants for mortgage or rent payments, critical baby items and groceries for military families. In addition, CVS Health will support military parents through Operation Homefront’s Star Spangled Babies and Homes on the Homefront programs.
“CVS Health is proud to support military families by helping to provide valuable resources for them during active duty and as they transition to civilian life,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy for CVS Health. “We are grateful for their service and are honored to work with Operation Homefront to help these men and women and their families who have given so much to all of us.”
CVS Health is the National Sponsor of the Star-Spangled Babies program, which provides baby showers to service members and their growing families. Due to deployments and frequent relocation, military parents-to-be often live far from their extended families. Like many new parents, they have questions, concerns, and fears. The Star-Spangled Babies program provides these new and expecting parents with early childhood education tips and a support system when loved ones are far away. CVS Health will be participating in baby showers in San Antonio, TX and Jacksonville, FL and distributing 800 baby bundles around the country.
The company will also provide welcome home packages to families entering the Homes on the Homefront program. This program provides mortgage-free homes and financial training to military families, putting them on the path to achieving the American Dream that they served to protect.
“Operation Homefront is extremely grateful for CVS Health’s unwavering commitment to our military families,” said Brig Gen (ret) John I. Pray, Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “Our shared focus on the health and well-being of those who do so much to serve all of us will help them truly thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities they’ve worked so hard to protect.”
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About Operation Homefront: A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront builds strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. With more than 3,200 volunteers nationwide, Operation Homefront has provided assistance to tens of thousands of military families its inception shortly after 9/11. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront’s expenditures go directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to http://www.OperationHomefront.net.
About CVS Health: CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 80 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.