By Cecilia Lenzen, Fort Worth Report
November 22, 2021
This Thanksgiving, Max and Jada Best are thankful for more than just food and family.
The married couple and their 1-year-old son, Avery, and 4-year-old daughter, Ava, are spending the holiday in Fort Worth’s first rent-free, transitional home for military families provided by Operation Homefront.
The home is one of three houses in the metroplex that Operation Homefront purchased through a partnership with Pillsbury Co.
Operation Homefront, founded in 2002, focuses on supporting strong and stable military families. The nonprofit organization created its Transitional Homes for Veterans program in 2018 and has since provided 20 transitional homes to military families, said Gracie Broll, vice president of transitional and permanent housing. The organization is on track to have at least 14 additional homes by 2028.
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