When a Service Member is wounded and he/she is transported back to the United States, the family is also on a plane heading to the hospital to be near their loved one. Often times, they don’t have the time or the presence of mind to know exacty what they are going to do once they arrive. Who is going to take care of the bills while they are out of work? Are they going to go back to their home and to their work when they don’t know if their son or daughter is going to live or die? No, they are going to stay, regardless of their bills.
Operation Comfort raises funds for this very situation. The funds that are sent to us for our Soldier Family Assistance Program which is used to pay mortage payments, car payments, utility bills and other bills that the parents may not be able to keep up with. We do not want to see their homes and cars taken away from these families just because they are at the bedside of their loved one and cannot leave. This is the same for the wife because she may have had to quit her job in order to care for her husband.
We also assist wounded soldiers during difficult times and with transitional assistance once they leave the military. Often times their VA check does not begin exactly when the wounded Service Member gets out of the military which presents an incredible strain on them.
“This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.”