Operation Homefront is a non-profit organization that helps the families of active-duty military and veterans in need with emergency financial assistance. Since it began in 1982, Operation Homefront has provided more than $170 million dollars in funding to programs that benefit military families. Last year alone, Operation Homefront met 151,150 needs for military families, including assistance with everyday needs like food, auto repair, medical assistance, housing, essential items, and raising morale. As a charity, it has been given the highest rating of four stars by Charity Navigator, which means that it’s one of the best run charities there are. Nationally, 95% of total revenue donated to the charity goes directly to programs that provide support to military families.
You can view more of the specific types of needs that Operation Homefront assists with here. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been tough on our country, and toughest on our soldiers. Many families have lost loved ones who died in service to our country, and survivors often suffer from financial hardship or physical or mental challenges upon returning home. The least we can do for these men and women who have given up so much of their lives to defend our country and our lives, is to help them. You can read more about Operation Homefront here.
Murphy-Goode is a wine seller in California. They’ve introduced a wonderful new red wine called “Homefront Red”. It’s a California red wine that’s a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel grapes. According to the wine tasting notes it is “food friendly and fruit forward”, full of flavors like juicy black cherry and raspberry, with toasty vanilla notes and a long, nice finish. I got a chance to sample the wine, and it is definitely a high quality wine that’s complex and lives up to other fine wines. At $15 a bottle, available direct from the winery, it’s also a fantastic value for gift giving or just for enjoying at tailgating or holiday parties.
Aside from being an excellent wine, Murphy-Goode will donate 50 cents from each bottle to Operation Homefront, with a goal of raising at least $300,000 for Operation Homefront. As the holidays approach, the need is greater than ever for food assistance, vision care, community events, moving assistance, and the Wounded Warrior Wives program.