TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning and Chase Bank have teamed up with Operation Homefront to provide a rent-free home to a military veteran and his family during the team’s home game on November 8 at AMALIE Arena against the Edmonton Oilers. The home is presented as part of Operation Homefront’s Transitional Homes for Veterans program, supported by JPMorgan Chase.

Technical Sergeant Robert Alvarado and his family will be honored during the game, as the Lightning host Military Appreciation Night. Robert, along with his wife Lucy, live in Wesley Chapel with their three children.

JPMorgan Chase has also awarded more than 1000 mortgage-free homes to military families.  Operation Homefront is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. For more information visit

WHAT: Military family in the spotlight for Tampa Bay Lightning Military Appreciation Night:

·       Presentation of key to a rent-free home during the 2nd period of the game

·       Family lives nearby in Wesley Chapel

·       All veterans honored as part of the presentation

WHO: Spokespeople available for interviews include:

·     Alexis Miller, VP of Military & Veteran Affairs, Chase

· Jill Eskin-Smith, VP of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, Operation Homefront

·     Veteran, Robert Alvarado

WHERE: Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, Nov 8 around 8:30 pm

·        ONSITE CONTACT: Will Kent, TB Lightning, 210.269.0050

About Chase

JPMorgan Chase has supported our veterans since before World War I. JPMorgan Chase’s Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) works closely with the firm’s business and consumer-facing facets and with non-profit and government partners to ensure that service members, veterans and their families are positioned for personal and financial success. MVA focuses on four key areas to drive veteran initiatives, including career and skills, business growth and entrepreneurship, military community engagement and financial health.

Since 2011, JPMorgan Chase has hired more than 16,000 veterans and facilitated 830,000 veteran hires through the Veteran Jobs Mission coalition; awarded more than 1,050 mortgage-free homes to military families in need; including more than 240 homes to families here in Florida. Learn more at:

About Operation Homefront

Celebrating 20 years of serving America’s military families, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 88 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing, and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit

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