Your Donations Make a Difference

We are proud to have partnered for the first time this year with Operation Homefront of Texas, a non-profit organization that provides emergency financial and resource assistance to families of military service members in Texas. To help our military families across Texas during the upcoming holiday season, we encouraged this year’s Conference attendees to donate a toy or gift for a military child or adolescent and/or a gift card to a major retailer, restaurant, gas station or grocery store. Thanks to your incredible generosity, Operation Homefront of Texas received 162 toys and almost $3,000 in gift cards and cash donations.

I just wanted to share this with Texas Conference for Women participants so that you know how your generosity is helping our military service members and their families.

Today a wounded warrior and his spouse came to our office to get food assistance. He was married for one month and then sent to Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas to deploy. He was one of the victims of the tragic shooting at Ft. Hood last year. He got shot three times and has undergone numerous surgeries here in San Antonio at Brooke Army Medical Center. His wife has been by his side this entire year. He is not able to use his left hand very well and suffered severe nerve damage from the bullet in his hip. The third bullet is still lodged in his shoulder just three inches from his heart. This young couple has had a difficult time coping with this tragedy on American soil and is struggling financially.

Because of the generosity of the participants at the Texas Conference for Women, we were able to give him a gift card for gas so that he can continue his physical therapy, a gift card to a restaurant so that they can enjoy an evening meal out, and a gift card to a grocery store so that they can buy necessary perishable food items. These three gift cards made a world of difference for this young couple. We will also be assisting them with other financial needs in the near future. So, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness. We will continue on with supporting our heroes and their families because of wonderful people like you.

Jennifer M. Cernoch
Operation Homefront of Texas

If you would like to donate to Operation Homefront of Texas, you may send toys or gifts (gifts should not be wrapped and should have a price range of $5 to $15), gift cards (range of $10 to $20) or cash donations to:

Operation Homefront of Texas
10157 IH 35 North, Suite A
San Antonio, Texas 78233

You may also make an online donation, as well as learn more about Operation Homefront of Texas, by visiting their website at