MACF Grants to Operation Homefront

Posted: Apr 26 2023

The Minot Area Community Foundation (MACF) has granted $1,500 to Operation Homefront to support their “Star Spangled Babies” program. Funding was made possible through the Donald & Genevieve Roush Endowment Fund.
Grant funding will be used to support Operation Homefront’s “Star Spangled Babies” program, which provides baby showers to expectant mothers in growing military families as well as providing early child education tips and a support system when loved ones are far away.
“Operation Homefront is excited to be hosting its first Star-Spangled Baby shower event to support families at Minot Air Force Base.  This program is in place to make it easier for our service members and their growing families to welcome their newest patriot,” states Sarah Cheesman, Area Manager for Operation Homefront. “Since 2008, we have provided critical baby supplies to more than 20,000 military new and expecting parents across the country.   We couldn’t provide this program without great supporters like the Minot Area Community Foundation.”
Operation Homefront helps military families through difficult periods by providing a variety of programs designed to ensure that short-term needs do not turn into long-term struggles. Their program focuses on relief through critical financial assistance and transitional housing programs, resiliency through permanent housing and caregiver support programs, and recurring family support during important periods throughout the year.
“Donald Roush served our country in WWII hitting the beach head during the D-Day Invasion and fought through Europe with Patton’s troops including the Battle of the Bulge.  He was a humble man who was proud to serve his country.  We are pleased to make this grant in honor of his service and all who have served and are serving to preserve our freedoms,” said Jason Zimmerman, President of Minot Area Community Foundation.

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