OPERATION SECOND CHANCE INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   77 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: P.O. Box 461 % Cindy McGrew Clarksburg MD 20871 USA

Mission: We are patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. We support Veterans and their families while they recover in military hospitals, by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests. We are dedicated to promoting public awareness of the many sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-2624345
888-OSC4VETs
www.operationsecondchance.org
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Rating: 5 stars  

Im writing to tell every soldier if you need any help with financial problems operation second chance is the best company you can ever deal with....Cindy and Vannessae are stand up individuals and should be awarded with something major.....

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Awesome organization, provided financial support in a quick manner and communicated constantly kepted me informed at all times I wish I could do something to pay them back

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3 people found this review helpful

After being medically retired 5 months ago, I ran into some financial problems while awaiting the VA. Faced with foreclosure, this charity took care of my mortgage by bringing it current. My wife and I have 5 children, and we feel we can now rebuild, and climb out of the hole, due to the kindness of the many donors.

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2 people found this review helpful

My husband is a disabled veteran and we came upon a situation where we needed assistance right away. Operation second chance helped my family with bills that were in collections. We were victims of identity theft while my husband was deployed and we have been struggling financially to come back from this so operation second chance stepping into help was more than I could ever ask for. Thank you Operation Second Chance and I would recommend anyone else in a critical situation to contact them!

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1 person found this review helpful

I am a disable veteran, Operation Second Chance has helped me with plane tickets when I needed to get back to California. They did not give me a hard time I explained to them what the situation was and within 24 hours I had 2 round trip tickets for myself and my caregiver to California. During Christmas Operation Second Chance went out of their way to grant me a Christmas wish list for myself and my family they came through with the a donor and my complete wish list was granted. Operation Second Chance has been a very standup nonprofit and all of their hard work, time, and effort that they put into our veterans is very much appreciated. Thank you for all that you have done not just for me but for my family as well.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have had the opportunity to work with OSC several times helping veterans in Florida. TOP NOTCH team!

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I can't even begin to say THANK YOU enough to Operation Second Chance and Jeskya. WOW!!!

As a disabled veteran (and one with many problems), I felt personally cornered and without a way to have a little relief from it all. I was behind on my bills, my rent and had literally no food other than a few pieces of bread and some peanut butter. In the bush, we learn how to ration everything and there was simply nothing left.

I found second chance via a referral from another veteran at my local VA Regional Office. We were discussing the holidays and I obviously did not have any "cheer" in my head to remotely talk about the season. As we were talking, he said: "Hey bud, I don't know you from the next guy. However, I am good at reading "distress"". In short, I was given the website information to Operation Second Chance.

After a few hours of pondering (knowing how many scams are out there), I got on the website and noticed that these folks seem to care about veterans. I applied, thinking that there would be no response or an isolated response stating "thank you, someone will get back to you in the future". To my surprise, Jeskya called me literally within hours and we had a very nice chat. There was no stress, no nose snub, no embarrassment, not even a hint of rejection. This very caring woman went out of her way to identify my needs and how she could directly impact what was a major concern in my life.

Jeskya asked me to send some identifying information via email and within a couple of hours, she called me. There are no simple words that I could ever say, to say "thank you". I will somehow Pay It Forward in the Future!

Folks: listen carefully..... This is the real deal. If they don't have a solution in their grab-bag, I am under the firm belief that they will find that answer you are seeking. Whether it's a friendly voice, referral or even financial help if they can make it happen they will. Granted, not every problem is resolved over night. However, my major problem was resolved and as a result it gave me a great nights rest and much needed peace!

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1 person found this review helpful

What a wonderful organization filled with high energy patriots. I have been faithfully conducting fundraisers for OSC for the past six years with the full knowledge that they will ensure that all the money we raise goes towards support our nation's heroes and their families.

We all love you Cindy McGrew!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Operation second chance is the best truest to it's name of any organization.They help injured soldiers as soon as they are injured and go to walter reed. They keep families fly out and visit the injured soldier to building a house for them. They take them out to games and fishing And hunting. They truly help hundreds of soldiers that have been injured with no legs or blind in one eye as a sniper. The president Cindy mcgrew was going for ten years every day to walter reed. They deserve to win the best organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the privilege of meeting OSC's founder, Cindy McGrew who exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism. She left a success career to begin this foundation after being moved by the soldiers in Walter Reed. She is not afraid to get her hands dirty and helps at every level; she is not a mere figurehead and face of this organization. Her love for these brave men and women is evident and her passion to help them is abundant.

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