Charities Collaborate For Military Financial Health Better Business Bureau and Operation Homefront Work to Better Support Military

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Better Business Bureau and Operation Homefront, two national nonprofits, are entering into a collaborative partnership to better serve military service members and their families.  The new partnership was announced during Military Saves Week to emphasize the importance of financial readiness to military readiness.

The two organizations offer complementary services, with BBB focusing on financial education through its BBB Military Line® program and Operation Homefront providing emergency financial assistance grants.  BBB will refer military families to Operation Homefront for emergency financial and other assistance needs.  In turn, Operation Homefront will refer military families to BBB for assistance in resolving issues with their creditors.  Additionally, Operation Homefront will help highlight financial education tips and educational materials provided by BBB Military Line.

"When organizations work together, each playing to their strengths, we have the ability to affect positive outcomes for our military families" said Jim Knotts, Operation Homefront president and CEO.  "Operation Homefront has always taken an active approach to collaboration.  We look forward to working with BBB to help our military service members and wounded warriors become more financially self-sustaining."

"BBB is  honored to work with Operation Homefront to help meet the immediate needs of military families in crisis," said Brenda Linnington, director of BBB Military Line, "as well as helping to reduce these emergency situations through better financial education.  This is a valuable partnership that will greatly serve the men and women who selflessly serve our country."

Operation Homefront is an Accredited Charity with BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

About Operation Homefront
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has provided assistance to thousands of military families since its inception in 2002. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, nationally, 93 percent of total donations to Operation Homefront go directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.

About BBB  
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2012, consumers turned to BBB 124 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation. The BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust is the foundation arm of the Council with a mission of educating consumers and businesses. Its BBB Military Line® program provides free resources to military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection.

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