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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services, Travelers Aid, Victims Services

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 (2004-2015) 14,887 Wounded Heroes and their Families received assistance with: • Mortgage and Rent • Utilities • Vehicle Payments • Groceries • Air Transportation • Ground Transportation • Lodging 10,098 OFR Backpacks were sent to combat support hospitals in theater.

Target demographics: Serving Wounded Heroes and Disabled Veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2230 Military Families

Geographic areas served: Nation wide

Programs: Emergency financial aid

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

OFR is truly passionate about what they do! They serve our Veterans with the utmost respect.
Veterans know when they come to OFR they have a family and won't be just another case number. This is a ten star charity, five stars just aren't enough!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization shows the true meaning of what a non-profit is supposed to be! Their amazing team is made up of the most generous and caring group of people that I have ever had the honor of meeting. They don't treat you as just a number, they treat you like an individual that matters. They make it easy for all Veterans to ask for help because they do not put them down, they show full compassion and understanding. If you look at their financials they give 97% of every dollar that gets donated to the brave men and women who serve our country! They are in my eyes the absolute number one organization that supports our nation's Heroes!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization truly cares for our Veterans! Every donor can rest assured that their hard earned money will definitely go to help a Veteran in need. OFR is a family and treats each Veteran as a family member. Please consider giving to this organization when looking for a great cause to give to!

2 Mandy18

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of volunteering with OFR for about 10 years now. They are an incredible, amazing, caring, giving, and close group of people that go way above and beyond for our nation's heroes who have given so much for all of us! I'm am blessed an honored to have been raising my children to be involved as well. As for our "non veteran business owner" I bet if you ask our heroes they'd tell you that there's no one else that they'd rather have in their corner! He does nothing but give to and love these families!!!!!
As for "bellhop" it's a shame that you have such a sad and pathetic life that you have nothing better to do then to sit on a computer and stoop to the lowest point that you have. How on Earth do you talk about wounded vets like you did?? And we all know that the non veteran business owner was great in your eyes when he was paying your bills, wasn't he???

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!!!!

1 Jenn32

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My friend had his electric bill paid by this non-profit and another. The other non-profit has bad reviews here so I will not mention them but a pymt they made BOUNCED. I wrote to OFR and asked if they could help us a 2nd time. Normally, they could not. As a SO of a retired disabled vet with PTSD and sleep apnea, plus that I am a diabetic, we did not sleep last night.

That is not good for either of us. OFR is helping us. As a former PR specialist for two different non-profits in the arts, you can only imagine how I felt when they said we'll take care of this for you. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE donate to these nice folks. I will be promoting them on Facebook, Twitter and any other place I can. They deserve your support and earned it today from ME. FOREVER.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is Amazing! These people will do anything they can to reach out and help our veterans. In reading some others' reviews it is obvious the impact they've made. As a volunteer I am so proud to be apart of this crew and lucky to meet all the heroes who also become family!
As for our Non-Veteran Philly guy... you cannot find a more selfless and giving man. Ask anyone.

One comment left by "Bellhop" is fictional and clearly an attempt by someone disgruntled to shed a bad light on a great cause. Also, it is disgusting that they would speak of the non-veteran who has given this his all! Whomever Bellhop is should not hide behind a fake username. I think most of us know who you are anyway. We saw your true colors a while ago. And who would take the word of someone who claims to "swing" with widows and so called damaged men?

1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Operation First Response, Philadelphia is all about the widows and swinging. Best time volunteering there or hanging out. I've had more dates with grieving widows and damaged men than I thought possible. They trot the burnt veteran out like a show pony. The NON VETERAN BUSINESS OWNER who runs it for public relations to promote his business is doing a fine job . THE PHILADELPHIA VETERAN house that he was on the board of RAN OUT OF MONEY and had to be closed down after the big FUND RAISING GALA they had.
Veterans need help but who else is helping themselves???.

Comments ( 1 )

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operation-first-response-inc 10/20/2016

Dear bellhop, These are pretty serious accusations to make please contact me at peggy@operationfirstresponse.org

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

OFR is one of the best organizations I have dealt with. Everything they do is from the heart and I back them 100%. Their goal is to help those in need, however they can. That's something that should never go unappreciated. They've brought happiness and relief to those they aid. I will always endorse them to anyone willing to help our military!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the honor of being involved with this organization for a very long time. I never knew the struggles our brave men and women of the Armed Forces faced until I attended a Walk for the Wounded. It was truly an eye opening moving experience. This organization goes above and beyond to ease the struggles our Disabled Veteran's face. They are not only there to help them over come the financial trouble in front of them but they embrace the Veteran as family. That is what OFR is; a family. Every Veteran is treated with the respect, compassion and kindness that they deserve. I urge you to look into OFR. I promise you their mission will touch your heart. Please consider OFR the next time you feel the need to help an organization. No act of kindness is too small.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Operation First Response, Inc., (OFR), is the most amazing nonprofit organization I have ever had the honor of meeting and working with! They exceed all expectations of what a true nonprofit is and treat everyone as family! They never treat you as just a number, they show true compassion for what us Veterans and our families are going through! Peggy Baker is the mom of all moms and she takes care of everyone as if they all were her own! She started OFR in 2004 after her son joined the military after 9/11 and she knew that something needed to be done for us, because the government and the veterans affairs were doing nothing. When you need someone they are they not only to assistance with emergency financial aid but with and open ear and heart ready to listen and help you through whatever may be happening. They show us Veterans that there are people out there that still care! They are what makes us Veterans want to serve our country and keep our people safe! There are a lot of organizations that state they help Veterans (not naming the one I'm speaking about, but I think everyone knows who it may be) but they don't help at all. There is one organization that does and that cares and that will always be there no matter what and that is Operation First Response, Inc.!