TAUNTON, Mass., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, the national nonprofit, Homes for Our Troops, has been awarded a 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, America's premier charity evaluator. The 4-star rating represents the highest one achievable by nonprofits.
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) builds specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post-9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Founded in 2004, HFOT has completed almost 200 specially adapted homes nationwide in 40 states. (View the PSA at www.hfotusa.org/psa.) "Homes for Our Troops is proud to receive this esteemed rating for our efforts in Building Homes and Rebuilding Lives," says President/CEO Major General (USA, Retired) Timothy P. McHale. "We consider it an honor and a privilege to serve our nation's most deserving Veterans, and this recognition reinforces that we are executing our mission in a fiscally responsible manner."
As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and results from the charities they choose to support with their hard earned dollars. Charity Navigator can serve as a critical research tool for those givers who wish to support and donate dollars to Veteran related causes this Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1). "The exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Homes for Our Troops from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust," notes Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. "Only 5 % of the charities we rate have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Homes for Our Troops outperforms most other charities in America."
McHale points out that tangible support for Veterans is achieved when communities collectively embrace their Veterans and help them resume their civilian lives. "For those Service Members who have come back with life-altering injuries, that support and foundation begin with a specially adapted home to help the Veterans and their families live independently and focus on recovery." Adds McHale, "By contributing to the Homes for Our Troops mission, grateful citizens can do their part to keep America's promise to Veterans, not just on Veterans Day or Giving Tuesday, but every day of the year."
HFOT currently has 110 Veterans in their program waiting to receive a specially adapted home. To view a project map by state, visit http://hfotusa.org/map.
SOURCE Homes for Our Troops