Operation Second Chance Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   84 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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

After my husband was wounded, our world completely fell apart. OSC was there to help put the pieces back together and to be a support in any way they could.... Financially, physically, and even emotionally. We are forever grateful to Cindy and OSC. Thank you for being a light during a very dark time.

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Remembering those who care for those who served. Operation Second Chance is an outstanding organization that recognizes the service of family members who are caring for our wounded warriors. I love them and they have helped us have some much needed R and R.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the fact that OSC sees that the veterans and their families NEED to be able to come together. Being able to participate in activities with other soldiers and their families is huge during and after treatment. Thank you for bringing us together!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Second Chance was a life line for my family and myself in order to catch up on our past due bills as well as to prevent us from falling severely behind again while waiting on the VA to release payment to me and my wife. Times have been very hard when my wife’s military career was brought to an abrupt end through medical retirement from the U.S. Army with a VA disability rating of 90% after 14 years of faithful, dedicated and loyal service. When she retired she did not receive her first VA payment for about 6 months which during that time made us a single income family. As for me I have a 100% permanent and total VA disability rating from my service to my country in Iraq. I served on a Military Transition Team for the 4/1 Iraqi Army Quick Reactionary Force and we spent our time taking care of bad guys from Baghdad to Kurdistan and along the Iranian border. My primary job on our team was to serve as the team’s medic caring for over 3200 IA Soldiers and Leaders, my 10 man team as well both enemy and friendly civilian casualties. This grant was absolutely a necessity because our pay was reduced and savings depleted to compensate just to grocery shop. This grant will brought us current with our most vital bills and that is ensuring that my family has a roof over its head, a functional house and food to eat. The level of concern for me the individual that I received was phenomenal, I felt like I proud American Soldier and that someone cared about that feeling. I will always be grateful for the assistance ad love me and my family felt. Thank you so much for what you are doing for the families of our service men and women, because that is who we have given so much for and some gave all for. Again, thank you in advance for your assistance and just for your existence.

SFC (R) Smith, Jon E.

"Proud Patriot"

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1 person found this review helpful

They were so fast in helping me. Less than 24 hours after I had applied through my case manager help was on its way. The people were nice and thoughtful in responding to me

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1 person found this review helpful

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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1 person found this review helpful

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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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?

Definitely

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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