PHOENIX, AZ – Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) and Operation Homefront announced that they have partnered to expand both organizations’ services for the military community, offering opportunities for active duty, veterans, and their families to participate in local events with free tickets. Vet Tix and Operation Homefront share a commitment to provide ongoing support for military personnel and their families and to positively contribute to the military communities’ overall well-being.
Vet Tix has served the military community since 2008 with resources and opportunity for reintegration through community-based events. Through the Tickets for Troops program, veterans, service members and families of those killed in action can sign up to receive free tickets to sporting events, concerts, the performing arts as well as many other communities and family events nationwide. Since its founding, Vet Tix has distributed more than 3.2 million tickets to more than 600,000 verified VetTixers.
In a major survey released by Vet Tix in May, service members and veterans find that participating in events in their community eases the transition from military to civilian life and improves their overall well-being. Vet Tix understands the importance of providing for service members and veterans and will work with Operation Homefront to increase the number of opportunities and benefits available to our service members and their families.
“Operation Homefront is excited to partner with Vet Tix to help provide additional opportunities for America’s military families to thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President, and CEO of Operation Homefront. “When military families are able to access special events in their area, they accomplish two key objectives: strengthening their connections to their community, and building lasting memories as a family.”
Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. In the last 15 years, Operation Homefront has provided more than $21 million in critical financial assistance, fulfilling nearly 37,000 requests from nearly 15,000 military families across the U.S.
“We understand the obstacles that many military families encounter,” said Mike Focareto, CEO of Vet Tix. “Our goal is to alleviate the stressors these families experience and provide an opportunity for growth and reintegration through community events. This partnership will allow us to give back to even more military personnel and their families who need it most.”
By connecting the American donor community to military families through a robust array of valued and life-changing programs, Operation Homefront is able to help military families overcome many of the challenges inherent in military life. Vet Tix and Operation Homefront are committed to ensuring military families have the resources needed to be stronger, more stable and more secure.
To learn more about Vet Tix and how to get involved, visit the sign-up page.
ABOUT VETERAN TICKETS FOUNDATION:
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a national non-profit that supports the military community of currently serving the military, veterans and family members of those killed in action by providing free event tickets with a small transaction fee to attend sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided more than 3.2 million free event tickets to over 600,000 verified VetTixers, giving back to those who have given so much. Military members and veterans may experience various challenges as they reintegrate with their families, into their communities, and eventually into civilian life. Attending these types of community events improves morale and strengthens family bonds through shared interest and encourages service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. Visit VetTix.org to learn more, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
ABOUT OPERATION HOMEFRONT:
Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support of thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.