Disaster Recovery Assistance Available for Hawaii Military Families

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Operation Homefront Supports Victims of Hurricane and Volcano Disasters

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront

Military families in Hawaii who were displaced, suffered damage, or are otherwise experiencing financial hardship because of these disasters may be eligible for assistance and are encouraged to apply for help through the organization’s Critical Financial Assistance program.

With extensive flooding from Hurricane Lane following on the heels of the Kilauea volcano eruption, Operation Homefront, is ensuring that military families in Hawaii impacted by natural disasters are not forgotten. While the military often plays a key role in protecting civilians from the threat of natural disasters, the homes and families of our service members are as vulnerable as those of the civilian population.

Military families in Hawaii who were displaced, suffered damage, or are otherwise experiencing financial hardship because of these disasters may be eligible for assistance and are encouraged to apply for help through the organization’s Critical Financial Assistance program.

Operation Homefront can provide military families in need of assistance with hotel and temporary residence payments, mortgage/rent payments, utilities, auto payments/repairs, auto insurance, and food assistance. All needs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Critical Financial Assistance is also available to support families of sick, ill or injured military veterans who left military service with an honorable discharge within seven years (or after September 11, 2001 for home repair assistance); as well as those actively drilling National Guard and Reserve personnel. To qualify, families must show a critical need for assistance. Detailed information on eligibility criteria is available at the Operation Homefront’s website, OperationHomefront.org.

About Operation Homefront: Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.

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