Better Business Bureau Report for
Operation Homefront - Georgia, Inc

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2007
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2009


Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Operation Homefront - Georgia, Inc
Address: 105 Jay Trail
  Fayetteville, GA 30215
Phone: 678-596-1718
800-390-2115
Web Address: www.operationhomefront.net/georgia
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2005, Georgia
Affiliates: Operation Homefront National
Stated Purpose: To support the Troops, the families they leave behind, and the wounded warriors when they return home.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Operation Homefront - Georgia, Inc does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

Operation Homefront - Georgia, Inc meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

We provide urgent financial assistance, home and appliance repairs, auto repairs and donations, food assistance, computer donations to wounded warriors and more This assistance helps the families at home when their loved ones are deployed as well as the urgent financial assistance when they are home when needed.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, Operation Homefront - Georgia, Inc's program expenses were:

  
contribution to national organization for program expenses 70,000
Assistance to military families 45,564
Salaries 2,150
Other Program Expenses 1,397
Total Program Expenses: $119,111
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Vicki Sarracino, Chapter President
Compensation*: 
$4,500

Chair of the Board: Gregory Howard
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President/Branch Manager of The Southern Financial Network

Co-Chair of the Board : Katheryn Gartland

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 2

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $210,111, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status

              

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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Financial

              

The following information is based on Operation Homefront - Georgia, Inc's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006.

Source of Funds  
Individual/Business contributions 166,140
In-Kind contributions 40,880
fund raising events contributions 2,576
sponsorships 515
Total Income $210,111


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 95%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 3% 

Total income $210,111
Program expenses $119,111
Fund raising expenses 3,073
Administrative expenses 3,639
Total expenses $125,823
Income in Excess of Expenses 84,288
Beginning net assets 3,062
Ending net assets 87,350
Total liabilities
Total assets $87,350


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