Holiday Giving Meets Over 100 Needs for Military Families

Dec 30, 2013, 14:25 ET from Operation Homefront

Donations Through December 31 Deductible in 2013 Tax Year

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christmas is a season of giving, and Christmas 2013 proved to be a season in which the American people were particularly generous to military families.  Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to military families and wounded warriors, reported that individual donors met more than 100 specific needs listed at from December 1 through Christmas Day.


These donations were for the specific, listed needs of military families and were in addition to general donations to Operation Homefront.  The organization's website,, allows anyone to see what kind of help specific military families need, and donate part or all of the money needed to fill those needs.

"The American people have shown time and again that they want to help our military families, but they don't always know how," said Jim Knotts, President and CEO of Operation Homefront.  "By going to, you can find a service member or family that needs help this holiday season and make a donation to meet that need."

Since December 1:

  • 115 needs totaling $135,432 have been listed at and fulfilled.
  • About 189 individuals have donated to our current needs.
  • The smallest donation was $5 toward one need.
  • The largest donation was $41,000+ toward 36 needs.

Operation Homefront is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so all donations to Operation Homefront are tax deductible.  All donations made through December 31 are deductible for 2013 federal income taxes.

About Operation Homefront:  A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has met more than 750,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002.  Accredited by the Better Business Bureau and holding an "A" rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy, nationally, 95 percent of total donations to Operation Homefront go directly to programs that provide support to our military families.  For more information, go to

SOURCE Operation Homefront