Operation Homefront and The Home Depot have partnered to provide wounded warriors assistance with the costs of critical home repairs. We have been honored to work together to help wounded warrior families like Dawn and Joseph Puntam. Soon after moving in to their new home, the family noticed water leaks. Dawn and Joseph were notified that a new roof would be needed in order to maintain home insurance. The family—with Dawn pregnant—started worrying how they could afford a new baby, and pay for roof repairs. Through The Home Depot Foundation funding, Operation Homefront was able to approve funding for the roof repair. The roof repairs were completed while Dawn gave birth to the couple’s second child. Their infant son named Russell, in honor of Joseph’s friend who was killed in action, was brought back to a cozy, safe home.
Read more about our work with Team Depot here, and help us spread the word that help is available.
To be eligible for the program:
(1) the service member sustained a post-9/11 service-connected wound/injury,
(2) the service member or spouse owns the property in question,
(3) the property is the family’s primary residence,
(4) the family is able to afford monthly mortgage costs and are current on the mortgage,
(5) the repairs are for the interior/heated living area of the home, and
(6) the repairs are not pre-existing to the purchase of the home.
Families interested in applying for this assistance should submit an application for financial assistance at www.operationhomefront.net and should be prepared to provide documentation related to the service member’s military service as well as the property in question.