Since 2005, Operation: Care and Comfort's "Adopt a Military Family" program has assisted San Francisco Bay Area and California military families for one time support. The Bay Area is one of the most expensive areas in the country to live, and many military families struggle just to purchase groceries, gasoline and other essentials.
Military families and veterans outside of California should contact ogranizations in their own state for support, including Operation Homefront, American Legions and VFWs, for example. For those we have supported, we will rarely support the same military families more than once.
Civilian families, companies, and organizations may ask to be on a stand by list to anonymously assist a local military family that is brought to our attention by a military liaison. If you or your organization is selected to help, the civilian family (or company or organization) will work through the military liaison to help the military family on a one time basis with their specific need.
This could be as simple as purchasing a special toy for a military child, purchasing gift cards to local grocery stores, or helping to pay an electric bill. It could also be helping to get an automobile or dishwasher fixed—the needs will vary.
If you are interested in helping, please email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to ask for additional information or to be included on the stand by list. Gift cards and monetary donations are also welcome to help support these families throughout the year.
To make an online secure tax deductible monetary contribution, click here.
Please make your check or money order payable to OCC/Adopt a Military Family, and mail it to:
Operation: Care and Comfort
3173 Pebble Beach Circle
Fairfield, CA 94534