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Operation First Response

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews 1,166

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services

Address:

20037 Dove Hill Rd. Culpeper VA 22701 USA

Mission:

The mission of Operation First Response, Inc (OFR) is to serve all branches of our nation's Wounded Warriors and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injuries or illness, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life to the civilian world. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, and travel expenses.

Results:

To Date Statistics (2004-2014) 12,657 Wounded Heroes and their Families received assistance with: • Mortgage and Rent • Utilities • Vehicle Payments • Groceries • Air Transportation • Ground Transportation • Lodging 9,591 OFR Backpacks were sent to combat support hospitals in theater.

Target demographics:

Serving Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year:

1911 Military Families

Geographic areas served:

Nation wide

Programs:

Emergency financial aid

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son was hit by an IED in Afghanistan in 2009. Because of the extent of his burns, he was flown to BAMC in San Antonio where his condition remained tenuous for over a year. I'm not really sure how Operation First Response learned about me, but they did - Peggy called me and asked what kind of help I needed. I had left my home and job and pets when I got the call about my son - now I was in need of help to pay rent and bills and someone to look after my animals. Peggy did not hesitate. I was provided with a check to take care of my home situation immediately. She came to BAMC from her home in Virginia to meet me and offered any other help I might need. She and Operation First Response helped me a number of times after the first time, in addition to her calling me frequently to talk and keep my spirits up. Peggy and I have remained friendly ever since, and she still calls to make sure I am doing okay. She and all the other volunteers of Operation First Response are so genuinely caring, and though they are helping so many people every day, I always felt I was first in their thoughts and concerns. It takes very special people to be able to convey that much love and true concern for everyone they help.

 
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Operation First Response has served over 12,657 families nationwide since 2004 with 95 cents to every dollar going to those who need it most. These men and women, who give so graciously of their time, genuinely care about the soldiers and families. They even follow up with them years after their initial meeting. Please consider supporting this amazing group who do so much for those who fight for our freedom

 
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I went to one of OFR's Walks for the Wounded about 5 years ago and it was obvious that this was a small group of people making a real difference in military families' lives. They help as many wounded soldiers, Marines, etc., as they can, and what really struck me was how they become like family to the ones they help. They not only offer financial help, they give emotional support as well. I was so impressed with their efforts that I now volunteer with the organization. Now that I have more insight into Operation First Response, I'm even more impressed--they do everything they can to keep costs low, giving about 95% of every dollar donated to wounded military members/veterans and their families.

 
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The govt messed up my husband's disability check, so for 3 months we had no income. Thankfully Operation First Response came to our rescue by paying $500 of our rent. It was the 3rd monthof being without his disability pay and we had nothing left to sell/pawn to pay the rent. Operation First Response saved us from being evicted. They responded to our request within 24hrs of our application, and had a check in the mail soon after. This organization is much needed and appreciated.

 
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OFR donates over 95% of every dollar raised to our wounded military and their families by paying everything from rent and mortgage payments to utilities or back to school clothes. Their help doesn't stop there though. They are always there for these heroes with psychological help 24/7. And once they've met them they're family for life! I'm blessed to be a volunteer in such a wonderful organization!!!!!

 
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Operation First Resonse provided a life line to my son's when they were hurt. OFR responded to me quickly and took care of the details for my family. The OFR organization has such compassion and concern for our military and their families.

This organization is the first one I tell other military families to reach out to if their soldier is in need.

You will not find a better organization that supports our military.

 
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This organization is Wonderful and they are there to help the wounded soldiers and their families. Peggy has such compassion for our wounded and it shows by all associated with this organization. OFR is a beacon of light during the darkest times for the wounded soldier and their family.



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OFR helped my son who is 80% disabled.

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I would make no changes to this organization.

 
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This nonprofit is run by the most dedicated women ever. She helped improve the lives of thousand of families and wounded veterans. Operation First Response is there 24/7

 
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Recently, last year I'm 74, so that's recent to me. I had a minor transportation problem, I had to get to Louisville, KY, and had no way of getting there from Massachusetts. A friend suggested OPERATION FIRST RESPONCE. I knew of them they help the wounded, and their families, and from all I've heard are doing a fantastic job.
Anyhow at my friends urging I called them, and explained my problem.
The following day I received an Email telling me a round trip flight to Knoxville had been approved, and just show up at the ticket counter at the specified time.

 
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Do you love and support our vets? OFR does BIG TIME. .... 97% of funds goes directly to helping vets. We vote every single day with our dollars. OFR gets my vote.
TY for all you do for our great vets.

 
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OFR is an amazing organization that helps so many people who make daily sacrifices in preserving our rights and freedoms as Americans. The leadership is great and the hearts of the leaders and organization is greater.

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I'm a veteran of a less violent time in our history & realize that my relatively peaceful military experience was a luck of the draw. Because I realize that, I feel obligated to help those who faced much more difficult experiences, especially those who came back from foreign wars different than they went. When I was searching for organizations that could best use my help and my donations, I wanted to find one that spent 90%+ of the donations on their programs, didn't pay high salaries to its board members, and had programs that actually improved the lives of those that need it. Operation First Response was the organization that I found & they far surpassed my requirements.

OFR is more than a charity organization, it is a family. A family comprised of those who recognize the hardships that our warriors face coming home and want to help, of warriors whose brothers in arms face hardships, and of warriors that were themselves helped by OFR and want to pay it down the line.

I am proud to be a part of it.

 
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