Operation Homefront, one of the leading organizations dedicated to supporting military families, is getting ready to restructure in an effort to be more effective. Officials say they plan on moving administrative and governance duties to one central location to provide more streamlined service.
The changes will offer a much more consolidated approach for Operation Homefront. Currently, the organization is set up so that each of the 23 chapters handles everything from fundraising to website maintenance on its own. By putting all such responsibilities in one place, the organization hopes it will be able to focus more on providing emergency financial assistance and other important help to military families.
"Similar to what most for-profit companies have experienced over the past several years, these changes help us to leverage the strength of our national organization with our focus of serving families locally," said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of Operation Homefront. "It will eliminate duplication of efforts and costs around administrative and management tasks, which means more of our donations go directly to serving families."
In addition to the consolidation of administrative business, Operation Homefront also recently opened up two new field offices, one in Boston to serve the New England area and another in Boise, Idaho, to help military families in Idaho, Montana and Utah.