Designing Spaces Military Makeover With Operation Homefront
Military Makeover would never have found Stephen Lunt and his family if it hadn’t been for these good folks: Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a non-profit 501(c) organization that provides services to military families across the nation. The organization currently has 23 locations serving 43 states.
Through generous widespread public support and a collaborative team of exceptional staff and volunteers, Operation Homefront aspires to become the provider of choice for emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.
Helping Veterans on the Home Front
The Designing Spaces Military Makeover would never have found Stephen Lunt and his family if it hadn’t been for Operation Homefront.
The men and women who join the military to serve our country make up a very special group of people.
And Designing Spaces wanted to give back to the family of a young wounded veteran, Stephen Lunt, who sacrificed for our country, by helping them with some renovations in their townhouse in Summerville, S.C.
The Designing Spaces Military Makeover would never have found Stephen Lunt and his family though, if it hadn’t been for Operation Homefront.
How does this organization help wounded veterans?
Operation Homefront started not long after 9/11 to support the families of deployed service members:
o Operation Homefront assists military families coping with deployment and injury recovery as they struggle with unforeseen budget challenges. Payments are made in the form of grants, not loans, for some of the most basic kinds of needs, such as food, rent, and utilities.
o Through its Homes on the Homefront partnership with JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and home builder Meritage, Operation Homefront provides mortgage-free homes to wounded warriors, veterans, and military families. In 2013 alone, Operation Homefront placed 188 families in homes, helping them avoid more than $40 million in mortgage costs over the average 30-year loan. More than 400 families have been placed in homes since 2012.
“Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” will chronicle the renovations of the home of wounded Purple Heart recipient Stephen Lunt, his wife Ashley and their son. While in Afghanistan, Lunt was forced to fight an insurgent in hand-to-hand combat, resulting in numerous injuries and multiple surgeries. You‘ll have to tune in to hear his full story.
Stephen applied to Operation Homefront’s “Homes on the Homefront” – and moved into the town home with his wife Ashley last year. Then a few months ago, it was all hands-on-deck to turn the townhouse into a more comfortable home for the Lunt’s in just five short days.
Tune in to hear Stephen’s story and this heart-warming and inspirational series hosted by R. Lee Ermey on Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime:
– Episode #1 – Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT)
– Episode #2 – Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT)
– Episode #3 – Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT)
Operation Homefront is headquartered in San Antonio and has evolved into a major nonprofit. The organization currently provides services to military families, wounded warriors and veterans across the nation.
For more information, please go to: Operationhomefront.net