(715) 386-1300

About Operation Help

Operation HELP has been assisting residents of St. Croix County for more than 30 years.  The founders wanted to provide a Christmas experience for children in the Hudson area whose families were struggling financially.  From that humble beginning, the organization evolved to meet emerging needs of our neighbors.

Recently the board developed a strategic plan that sets the stage for another 35 years of supporting struggling families in St. Croix County.  A transformational plan was needed to address the overwhelming increase in the number of clients served over the past 10 years – growth of more than 110% in the past 6 years.  This plan includes significant investments in infrastructure (staff and technology) and will allow Operation HELP to reach more families who need our services all across St. Croix County.

View the Strategic Framework

Today we serve residents of St. Croix County and offer short-term financial aid to those in a crisis situation.  Operation HELP’s assistance focuses on rent, utilities and car repairs to help keep people in their homes.  We also connect people with other agencies or services, such as local food shelves, social service agencies, government agencies and specialized referrals.  Operation HELP is a volunteer driven program with over 95% of our resources used for client assistance.

Clients can inquire about our services by calling or by stopping by our office.  We are located in downtown Hudson and our hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and Thursday evening between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Make a difference in your community and consider volunteering at the Hudson office to help individuals and families dealing with a crisis.  Not only will you help others in need; this is an opportunity to make new friends by connecting with other volunteers.

Click here for a detailed position description.

Call 715-386-1300 with questions or to begin volunteering.


Board of Directors

Bjorn Nesvold, Chair
Barb Van Loenen, Vice-Chair
Wes Caine, Treasurer
Marg Wopat, Asst. Treasurer
Carolyn Bates, Secretary
Diana Berg
Heather Blaiser
Mary Blanchard
Lori Campbell
Colleen Hammer
Jean Schneider

Tim Puffer, Executive Director, operationhelp.tim@gmail.com


Reimb Form for Board Members




901 4th Street, Suite 214
Hudson, WI 54016

Call us: (715) 386-1300

Mon – Fri: 10am – 1pm
Thurs: 5pm – 6:30pm


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