PAPILLION, Neb. August 24, 2018
The SAC Foundation is announcing a new initiative that will benefit first-term service members. Team Offutt Home Away From Home (HAFH) is a new military program administered by the SAC Foundation and supported by Offutt Air Force Base. The program pairs first-term service members with civilian host families who provide a, “home away from home” for service members and a valuable support network. It is designed to provide these service members an opportunity to form friendships to alleviate the anxiety and challenges of being away from home. A host family will volunteer their time and adopt a service member by extending invitations to join them for social activities with their families. This will give service members an opportunity to spend time away from the Offutt Air Force Base environment to develop local, social contacts in a family-friendly atmosphere. With the constant shifting of duty stations that comes with military service, it is easy to lose that sense of home and family. The Team Offutt Home Away From Home program looks to restore that.
“We're blessed to live in a community that always goes above and beyond to support our military members and their families and this is just another example,” said Col Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander.
When asked about how the program came about, Gail DeBoer, President of Cobalt Credit Union, shared, “This program grew out of what has been a strong working relationship with Offutt Air force Base for many years. We are excited to have a new way to support that relationship and most especially support our first-term service members.”
SAC Foundation will be launching the Team Offutt Home Away From Home program in the fall of 2018. For more information about this important program or to make a donation to this initiative or other SAC Foundation initiates, please visit their website at: http://www.SACFoundation.net.
About SAC Foundation: SAC Foundation is the charitable arm of Cobalt Credit Union and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The SAC Foundation’s mission is to be a steward of economic and social sustainability in the communities we serve. Our two primary focuses are: (1) supporting and providing financial education and (2) economic and social programs in support of the military.
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