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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find the answers to the questions most frequently asked about our organization.  Please call us or email us if you need more information. 

General Questions

Are you a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization?
 Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your contributions are tax-deductible.  
Our Federal ID # is 54-2143612.

Do you build only brand new homes, or do you adapt existing homes?
 Most of the projects we undertake are the building of new homes.  In rare cases, especially in areas with very high land costs, it is more cost effective to buy an existing home and renovate it with all the special modifications needed as dictated by the particular disabilities and injuries of the veteran.  

Who do you provide assistance to?
 We provide assistance to the most severely injured service members who have been injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. 

Do you help severely wounded service members from all branches of the military?
 Yes, we provide assistance to members of all branches of the military who qualify for our assistance.

Does Homes for Our Troops charge the veteran for the home?
 No.  The Veteran does not pay anything toward the cost of the home, and there is no mortgage to be paid in the future.

Can I contact a veteran?
 Due to privacy issues, we do not provide the contact information of the veterans we are working with.  If you are from the media and would like an interview, please contact us.

Do you share my personal information with any other organizations?
 We do not share your personal information with any other organizations.

Will these homes still be needed when the war ends?
 With more than 50,000 injured service members to date, we see the need for our services increasing rather than decreasing in the future.

I am from the media. How do I interview someone at HFOT?
 Please call our office at 508-823-3300 to set up an appointment for an interview.

How do I contact you?
 Email us at info@hfotusa.org, call us at 508-823-3300 or visit our office at 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA.

How do I start a fundraiser?
 Click here for fundraising ideas, tips and tricks on how to organize a successful fundraiser.

Financial / Donations 

 

What percentage of my donation goes to overhead?
 Since our founding in 2004, administration and fundraising costs have averaged only 9.6% of revenues.
View our financial statements here.

How do I make a donation?
 You may make a donation using your credit card online here , by calling our office from 9 am to 5pm EST at 866-7-TROOPS or print out the form and mail in a donation to our office at:
 Homes for Our Troops
 6 Main St.
 Taunton, MA 02780

Where does your funding come from?
 We receive donations from individual donors, corporations and foundations across the country.

I really don't have any home building skills, but I would like to volunteer to support a project in some other way.  How can I do that?
 If you want to help a project, the best way to do that is to find a way to raise funds to help us pay for costs that we cannot get via donations for materials and labor.  

Do you have any Chapters across the country?
 We do not have chapters.  Our headquarters are located in Taunton, Massachusetts.  We do, however, have many supporters who hold fundraisers in their state to benefit Homes for Our Troops. Click here to learn some of the many ways you can help.

Do you accept donations of land?
 YES!!  If you have land you want to donate that is permitted as a buildable lot, or that could get permitted fairly easily, please call our office at 508-823-3300

Can I donate stock to HFOT?
 Yes.  Click here to learn how easy it is to donate stock.  There can also be tax advantages to donating stock, so please talk to your financial advisor to see if donating stock makes sense for you.

Can I name HFOT in my will?
 Yes.  You can include HFOT in your will.  You can donate either a bequest (a donation we can use right for current projects) or you can donate an endowment (a donation where we use the only the earnings from the endowment).  Please email Rose Dixon, Annual Giving Manager at rdixon@hfotusa.org if you want to learn more about including HFOT in your will.

HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS

6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780 | Phone: 866-7-TROOPS
info@hfotusa.org

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