Homes for Heroes Donates $50,000 to The MOAA Foundation

Homes for Heroes Donates $50,000 to The MOAA Foundation
Jay Flynn, Hero Outreach Coordinator at Homes For Heroes, right, presents MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret), and Amanda Centers, Vice President for Development, a check for $50,000 for The MOAA Foundation as a 2022 Homes for Heroes Foundation grant recipient at MOAA headquarters in Alexandria, Va. on Aug. 29. (Mike Morones/MOAA)

Homes for Heroes donated $50,000 to The MOAA Foundation on Aug. 29.

 

The contribution, which was presented to MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret), and Vice President of Development Amanda Centers at MOAA’s Alexandria, Va., office, will support The MOAA Foundation’s newly launched Crisis Relief Fund. The fund, modeled after MOAA’s emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund, supports families in the uniformed services community who are experiencing financial hardships due to crisis situations.

 

“This money will go a long way in assisting our veterans and their families who have been financially challenged, most notably, by natural disasters,” said Atkins, citing wildfires out West and devastating floods in eastern Kentucky last month.

 

Through its foundation, Homes for Heroes contributes to military, first responders and law enforcement, health care professionals, and teachers facing a housing crisis or in need of urgent financial assistance.

 

“Our company vision is to thank every hero in the nation, and that’s a pretty tall order,” said Homes for Heroes Foundation Hero Outreach Coordinator Jay Flynn, who presented the check. “Working with great organizations like [MOAA], we are able to do that.”

 

Atkins encourages MOAA members to donate anything they can to The MOAA Foundation, which provides programs and support to active duty members, veterans, military spouses, caregivers, survivors, and families regardless of rank or branch of service.

 

The Homes for Heroes contribution “is a large donation, but the lifeline for our foundation has always been personal donations,” Atkins said. “No donation is too small. … If we can get each one of our members to designate $10 a year, that’s three and half million dollars annually to our foundation.”  

 

To support The MOAA Foundation, please visit MOAA.org/donate or mail a check to The MOAA Foundation, PO Box 1555, Merrifield, VA 22116-9942. Organizations and businesses interested in supporting The MOAA Foundation can email moaa_foundation@moaa.org to learn more.

 

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Kipp Hanley
Kipp Hanley

Hanley is MOAA's staff writer. He has spent the last 26 years working in  journalism and public relations.