TurboTax Surpasses $2 Million Goal to Support U.S. Troops
Mission2Match Campaign Benefits Operation Homefront
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Thanks to the generosity of TurboTax customers, Mission2Match (www.mission2match.com), a cooperative fundraising effort between Intuit TurboTax® and Operation Homefront, has raised more than $1 million in direct donations to support U.S. troops and their families.
In addition, Intuit Inc. (NAS: INTU) , maker of TurboTax and the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation pledged to match $1 million in donations, bringing the total to over $2 million in emergency financial support and assistance to America's servicemen and women.
Donations made through Mission2Match directly help veterans and wounded warriors like Air Force Sgt. Angelo Rodriguez and his family. Following his three deployments to Uzbekistan, the father of two lost his memory and could barely walk or talk. After almost two years of relying on family and friends for support, Operation Homefront has given Rodriquez and his family a place to live and a new beginning.
"The strength of Operation Homefront has always been that we represent the desire of so many Americans to assist our military families and wounded service members," said Jim Knotts, President & CEO of Operation Homefront. "We thank the thousands of Americans who took this opportunity to give a tangible expression of that support, and we thank Intuit for their million-dollar match to make that support go even further."
Each donation made to Mission2Match through TurboTax Online was matched and then matched a second time when donors tweeted (#mission2match) and shared the opportunity to give with their social network.
"We're very grateful to the thousands of TurboTax customers who made generous donations to support the heroes who sacrifice so much for our country," said Dan Maurer, senior vice president and general manager of Intuit's Consumer Group. "TurboTax has a long history of supporting the military and we couldn't be prouder of this partnership with our customers and Operation Homefront to provide much needed assistance to our troops and their families."
About Operation Homefront
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront has a nationwide presence and has met more than 590,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to assist service members. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.
About the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation
The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation directs programs that help to empower disadvantaged, lower-income individuals, small businesses, and the non-profit organizations that serve them. By donating Intuit's tax preparation, financial management and accounting software and online services, the Foundation promotes financial literacy and independence, helping people and organizations master their finances and bridge the digital divide.
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