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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: We are patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. We support Veterans and their families 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.

Target demographics: wounded, injured, and ill veterans and their families

Geographic areas served: the United States of America

Programs: Morale, welfare, and recreation expenses to improve the morale of wounded soldiers. Activities include meals, cookouts, and trips to the movies for the soldiers.

assistance for individual wounded soldier's expenses including clothing, airline tickets, mortgage payments, and car repairs.

Community Stories

293 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have spent many years since my time in Iraq feeling like I was still behind enemy lines. Due to a failure of the system, it took me many years to begin receiving much needed help for my combat related injuries. I had no idea the resources were out there. When a family tragedy devastated me and caused me to fall on hard times, Operation Second Chance swiftly moved in to provide much needed assistance to help me get back on track and the strength to keep fighting. My family and I will be forever grateful for the help and hope you have given us.

-Stephen, USMC Veteran

1 Olga S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had an awesome ski trip sponsored by Operation Second Chance. We had never skied until two years ago when OSC took us on our first ski trip. Now the family is hooked! Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The ski retreat that was made possible by OSC was one of the best experiences my family and I could have asked for. The opportunity to try something new and fun while being along side other veterans and their families is really priceless. For the few days that we were there we were able to forget the stressors of home life and just enjoy each other’s company. Thank you to OSC for making this possible.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words are not enough of how grateful my family and I are with Operation Second Chance. Time and time again, they are always there when you needed them the most. To be able to experience skiing with the family at Liberty Resort was amazing, but the time spent at the Heroes Ridge with my family, with Cindy & Lexi, Katie and Tim, the volunteers, and the other Veterans and their family, were phenomenal!
Thank you OSC for this second chance to bond with my family when I almost lost them during my troubled and challenging times. Forever grateful.

Eric W.

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9

Client Served

Rating: 5

At this very challenging time, Operation Second Chance, gave me and my family a great opportunity to enjoy, relax and bond for 4 days at the Lake House in SC! I am forever grateful to this program and to the 2 recreational coordinators, Lisa Lourake and Katie Sanders, for making this possible. Just being at the Lake House gave me a sense of peacefulness within. The quiet location, the water in front of the house is so relaxing and is a great therapy for someone who has a hard time sleeping. Again, thank you for those amazing 4 days!

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Lisa Lee S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I applied for an amazing retreat at Heroes Ridge in November, and hoped to get in. My children have been snowboarding locally, and I really wanted to escape to nature. When I heard we were accepted and we would be going it seemed too good to be true. We really needed this retreat to bond as a family. My kid's recently lost their cousin in November and death is a hard thing for children their age to understand. The love and positivity with which we were welcomed was like a warm embrace. As a caregiver, I felt like I could breathe. Someone was caring for me. Cindy and Lisa really made the place feel like a home away from home. Katie and her husband gave me the confidence to try the skiing lessons and I had wonderful conversations with both of them. I also loved talking to other families and hope to continue building those friendships. Many citizens do not realize that when a soldier is injured at war, the fight is not left in a foreign land;It is brought home. As a purple heart family, life is challenging every day. We try to be optimistic, but we often feel defeated. Organizations like Operation Second Chance gives us the hope and renewal we need to continue the fight.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

hi I my name is Chris. My family and I fell behind on a bill and with my wife working in healthcare and with the covid vaccine mandate. She switched job so she don’t have to get it. So I emailed Cindy and asked if they could help and she said yes. I am so thankful for this group of people. We love you all.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Andrew and I fell behind with few bills including my car payment which I honestly thought was going to end up repossessed leaving me without transportation for my family. I called operation second chance and spoke to Stephanie which helped me along the way and was very professional and helped with my auto payment without any delay. This organization is such a blessing and I’m truly great for for the help they provided to myself know I can breathe a lot better knowing there’s always good people and organization out here for service men and woman

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really appreciate the help I recieved after being turned down by other organizations. This organization was a blessing for me.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am blown away by Operation Second Chance with their willingness, ability, and timeliness.

After serving in the Army for 17 years with tours to Bosnia, World Trade Center, and Iraq, I have come down with an autoimmune disease. This autoimmune is related to my service and deployment to Ground Zero in NY. Unfortunately, this disease has been so debilitating that I am unable to work a typical job. Falling behind in bills, our only family vehicle was about to be repossessed. Operation Second Chance stepped in and paid for my missed auto loan payments. This allowed us a bit of breathing room and the ability to catch up.

As I am often thanked for my service to our country, it is my turn to thank the financial supporters of Operation Second Chance!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

A fantastic Veteran organisation! Great Veteran support from beginning to end of the process. Operation Second Chance save me and my family from becoming homeless, they are really one of the best charity organisation around. They go the extra mile at every stage. I would recommend them unreservedly!! Thank you Operation Second Chance!!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t thank operation second chance and Ms. Stephanie enough. The assistance provided help my family and I out so much and now can breathe! The help came at a time where I wasn’t sure what to do, but without hesitation operation second chance made things happen!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say "Thank you" enough to Operation Second Chance Inc. and Ms. Stephanie. She was very patient, understanding and very helpful throughout my stressful time. My vehicle needed a transmission and with the help of Ms. Stephanie I was able to get my vehicle fixed. Now I can continue to seek employment and put my life together again piece by piece.

THANK YOU Operation Second Chance

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Lee H.

4

Client Served

Rating: 4

I feel that Operational Second Chance Inc, does an honable thing by helping veterans wit Chanceh grants. I never thought as a decorted combat soldier, that I would have any issues adjusting, and reintergrating back to being a civilian at all.
After the support of your platoon, etc goes seperate ways. It's nice to know that organization like Operational Second are around for support.

THank You

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance at Raven Rock was an amazing experience! I was fortunate enough to experience this with my veteran brothers. We bonded and strengthened our brotherhood though horseback riding, ATV's, and power yoga around some of the most breathtaking landscapes imaginable. The property was vast and the living spaces are five stars. Cindy and her family were amazing hosts, they litterally made us feel like family. I recommend this experience for any veteran looking to bond with fellow veterans, family, or find their bearings and reset.

8 JoshuaConner81

Client Served

Rating: 5

Where do I start….
Operation Second Chance at Raven Rock was such an adventure! Being with 5 of my closest Veteran brothers, we were able to forget about all our problems and experience true tranquility with zero judgement from each other or staff. When we arrived, staff greeted us like family with open arms and even some tears. I was not expecting that at all!! The activities included horse riding and roping, quads through nature with some of the most beautiful views, basketball court, recreation room with pool table, tv, air hockey and more! I was soooo sore after riding the horses on the trails but woke up Saturday to breakfast and the yoga. Oh my I needed that!! Soreness GONE! I loved how we were able to make and change plans as needed. If me and someone else wanted to ride quads but others wanted to swim, then that’s what we did! Even pouring rain didn’t stop us on the trails. It was so refreshing!! The cabins are amazing and have everything you need. The dinning hall and kitchen was open the whole time and filled with snacks, drinks and just a spot to sit and relax. I would recommend any event OSC has to offer. They do so with full hearts and show us Veterans the upmost respect and you can feel the love and authenticity. We even welcomed Cindys son Kevin into the Kern County Veteran Brotherhood cause he was always there when we needed him. Even at Midnight he’s come into the recreation room and say, “anybody want some hamburgers?” He literally read our minds all weekend!! I hated leaving my new family but left knowing I will be back! Thank you Operation Second Chance for everything you do for our nations Veterans. I look forward to our time together in the near future.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since I separated from the Air Force I have been battling depression really bad. From barely getting out of bed to attempting suicide. The last few years have really been a struggle to just exist. I hit a really hard spell and fell behind in every aspect of my life after I couldn't leave my room for 26 days. My lights were about to be cut off and and I no matter what I tried it fell through and I was spiraling more and more. Today I got a message that my bill was paid in full and I could only cry. I am beyond grateful. I have 2 teenagers that keep my spirits lifted by just being them and knowing that this was taken care of and I wouldn't have to subject them to that gave me hope. Hope in people that I have not had since before I left the military. Thank you doesn't feel like enough but Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Rental Assistance: Operation Second Chance (OSC) helped me when I had no where to turn. I was at the point of hopelessness, then I received a phone call telling me they could provide assistance. The relief and thankfulness cannot be put into words. The organization kept the roof over my head and and gave me comfort in knowing I would be safe and sound in having a roof over my head. I thank OSC so very much for the assistance given not only to me but many others who have served our beautiful country. I have attached a picture of myself in uniform, may you have a memory board of those you help. If not at least you can put a face to the veteran you helped.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great group of patriotic people that are geographically diverse and spread throughout the nation, yet still run seamlessly as if they all worked side by side.
They have folks that really care about you as a veteran, and it’s something that you can feel right away. The organization is fantastic about linking local people within the communities with veteran events so everyone can share the experience together. This is vital to the veteran transitioning to a new life post service; and is instrumental in the future success of our current and former service members.

6 Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

I travel from florida to Red Lodge Montana. I was pick up at airport by Sr. Bob Larson he made us Feel as we had arrived at home. The way Took care of us for the remainder of the week was above and beyond everything I have seen everything was perfect. The flight fishing trip and all other trips Were top of the class. I recommend this organization to all Veterans.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently lost my job and was looking at some rough times ahead with rent due and job searching. As a disabled veteran, I didn't know about Operation Second Chance until I had the American GI Forum - NVOP tell me about them. I was surprised at how quickly they responded and helped pay my rent. This alone gives me and my family relief so I can focus on smaller bills and start working soon. Thank you.

From,
Sandy Reyes and family

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Client Served

Rating: 5



I want to thank operation second chance for helping my family during our time of need. The very next day our request was granted and the transaction was made. The staff is truly amazing. They were extremely helpful and understanding. Thank you operation second chance! I am beyond grateful for your help.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was truly humbled by the opportunity to be able to attend the 2021 Turkey Hunt in up state New York. I fell in love with the country up there and got to meet some great individuals. I was so thankful to get the chance to hunt, be in the great outdoors, and to be around the kind of men that have served in a combat theatre and know the meaning of war. We had an amazing time, with some amazing people rattling turkey noggins and reeling in the Walleye up at Lake Ontario. Thank you so much to the people who could make this happen, it was an experience I will never forget!

-D. Fish

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the Operation Second Chance 2021 Turkey hunt in Upstate New Year and had an amazing time. The support, brotherhood, and experiences shared between participants cannot be beat. I cherish every opportunity that I have to attend an OSC event. This organization is one of the best nonprofit organization on the planet.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing experience; extremely nice people; world class hospitality; gained weight from eating great food; pursuing game; fishing and best of all the bonding and friendships made that will last a life time.

Thank you so much for all that you do!!! New York Turkey hunting was unbelievable and I am forever thankful.

Shot-out to Matt, Brett, Chris and everyone that made this possible.

Respectfully,
Dell

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Incredible staff, amazing experience. These people TRULY care about veterans and their families!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to say thank you everyone on here for you help and support with all thing you help out with. It really helps out when people need it.

5 Brent8

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were able to attend the retreat in Red Lodge Montana. I had never been to this State and was very excited to be invited. This is my first time dealing with Operation Second Chance and it was very well organized and helpful. The volunteers and people within this organization have showed an immense amount of dedication and support. Every where I turned they were bending over backwards to accommodate us. The travel and skiing were great, but what I enjoyed as much of all that was the private time with my wife. We really needed this and it honestly helped us reconnect with so much of lifes activities. We were able to spend a lot of time together (even after Covid lockdowns we really didnt spend that much time together)enjoying each other and just talking. We had ample time to ski together with up to 4 volunteers with us at every turn. Bob (site lead) was gracious and wanted to do even more for us, we didnt have to worry about food reservations, where to go or what to do everything was taken care of for us. We met another couple o]whom we plan on keeping in contact with and the other guests were just as friendly. The town city councilwoman met us the first night along with the Mayor on the second night and what a treat that was. Over all just a bunch of great people I could be around every day!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to express a special thank you to Operation 2nd Chance! During this pandemic, my son and I experienced some hardships and O2C saved the day. With the many struggles our economy is facing, I’m just so grateful that the organization was able to assist us during our time of need.

6 Jesus O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of meeting Andy Selga last year at a dinner event he sponsored here in Bakersfield Ca. since then he has invited to sponsored and non sponsored events around town and I have made a few friends. I have always been a loner but Andy has made me come out of my comfort zone. Thank Andy, and thank you O.S.C. for every thing you do.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm so grateful for the help that Operation Second Chance Inc has provided me with, especially during such times as this. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart ❤ Keep up the good work

5 Amyan A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Special thanks from me to OperationSecondChance for paying my mortgage. I really appreciate it. Thank you again!

6 Daniel O.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a really hard time paying my rent because my military pay check was really messed up after a move. Thousands of dollars in the hole for something that should have been paid for really hurt the kids for Christmas and birthdays. The money given to me for my rent really let off some of the stress and anxiety right before Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am very thankful to Operation Second Chance.

6 Bailey Moore H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are truly a friend when you need one. They had a meal with us and where there to show us appropriation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't know where to start! I am beyond grateful for Operation Second Chance. As a Veteran business owner things slowed down tremendously due to the economic effects of COVID-19 and this awesome organization was able to answer the call. I am in awe at the timing and super appreciative of what they were able to do for me and my family. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so incredibly thankful for the help that Operation Second Chance has given us. Our family has been through so much over the last 6 months. We have encountered some very hard times and to top it off, I am out of work so our home hit another wall with our income coming in was cut short.
The level of worry, stress and fear of how we are going to pay rent or the electric and water bills was weighing heavy on us. I couldn't believe it when my husband, who is the Vet, told me they were going to help us! A huge heavy weight on our shoulders just got lighter! I cannot begin to express my sincerest gratitude to them.
Thank you for lifting that weight off our family.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

i reached out thinking they will most likely not be able to help me as I'm not the veteran directly. My wife is. But they did. Not only did they, they went above and beyond to fufil my request quickly. I appreciate all that you do to honor our vets. I can't wait to surprise my her :)

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Tim I have a tbi and ptsd I recently took in my blind 82 year old father we had build a bathroom for him asap operation second chance took some of the pressure of the build makin it so we could finish bathroom my father and children want to thank u all for help us through this hardest of time givin us a fighting to stay ahead

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was quite surprised by the quickness in response to my housing need. Within just a few days I received help from Operation Second Chance with a much needed mortgage payment on my home. No wonder OSC is rated top 10 as a non profit for helping us Veterans. Thank your OSC and those that donate to this effort.!

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

No more cold showers!!!!

Having 3 kids, my husband and I had to assign and stagger shower times. Our 29 (yes...29!) gallon water heater ran out of hot water super fast! The next person needed to wait one hour or so to take a shower. My kids are ages 18, 14 and 11. Getting them to adhere to their assigned time, was like trying to herd a bunch of cats...chaos and madness!

Operation Second Chance graciously provided for a new, up to date water heater. After the plumbers arrived to replace the water heater, something was found out of code, as well as, water damage from pipes leaking. Repairing and replacing these additional problems made the overall cost increase. Panicking, I did not anticipate the entire amount to be covered. Thanks so much Stephanie!!

Operation Second Chance gave my family and I a second chance for safe and reliable hot water. My home and my heart are comforted. Thank you so much for lifting this burden!

By the way, my children still think they have to take quick showers. I haven’t told them about the new water heater. I may keep it this way to save on the bills! Lol.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Ms.Stephanie A via telephone on 7/1/2020. My initial impression was, that she was a people person, professional ,knowledgeable and showed exceptional compassion to my situation.
However, my initial perception she greatly exceeded all of those. Within a day she was able to assist my family and I with much needed assistance. I’m extremely thankful for this organization
along with Ms.Cindy and Ms.Stephanie.

I truly believe Ms.Stephanie is a valuable asset to the organization and she exemplifies what “Exceptional” customer service is and should be!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was affected by Covid 19... and just trying to make it until work started again. In a troubling time when I thought there was no help operation second chance helped me get back on my feet while I was getting back to work

7 OABarett26

Client Served

Rating: 5

"With tears of joy running down my cheeks this very moment. I want to take this time to thank the administrative assistant that handled my request when I was seeking help with my mortgage payment. It's very rare that I would fall behind on my finances, but given the circumstances, I learned that any situation can easily become out of our control even more so during this pandemic outbreak. Had I not reached out to my department of veteran services advocate, I would have never known who to reach out to for financial assistance. Due to my representatives' knowledge of Operation 2nd Chance, my heart is warm, steady, and properly beating w/out skipping a beat which means no more hi-tempo anxiety interference and cloudy thoughts. Without any doubt, OSC handled my request so quickly that I could not believe the speed, time, and manner in which it was handled. All I can say is that I am beyond words with this matter and grateful that people of such candor are what make this world a far better place and veterans like myself to continue working with non-profit organizations like OSC. Again, thanks a million for all your help that came at the right time when I needed it most."

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband, a U.S Army Paratrooper and combat veteran, lost his battle to PTSD on 01/08/2020. Operation Second Chance helped me in so many facets. In the midst of grief and turmoil; I felt as thought I had people in my corner. I can never repay the amount of help they have given to me and our three year old son. I will never forget the generosity and compassion that surrounds this entire corporation. I feel like I am forever apart of the OSC family. I can never articulate the words of gratitude that I have for everything that you do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There is nothing more heart wrenching than knowing that you can't afford a mortgage payment for a home that you worked so hard to buy and fearing it could be lost.

There is nothing more heart warming than feeling that you can get help and knowing that your house will remain a home because help with a mortgage payment was given to you.

I am so grateful for Operation Second Chance and the chance they gave me to stay home sweet home.

5 Lashea R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to take the time to say thank you for everything y’all have done for me , you guys are life savers I was literally so stressed out and you guys came in and saved me I don’t know what I would have done without y’all god bless you guys . ❤️❤️❤️❤️

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted say thank you to operantion second chance. I was facing a hardship and they answered my need and helped me and my family. I am thankful from the bottom of my heart.

6 LaShana Chaisson D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Grateful for this organization. Thank you for being there for families like ours.

5 lgchavez84

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are very grateful with Operation Second Chance. I had lost my job a couple of months ago and the bills and my rent were piling up. My health condition was preventing me from getting a job and OSC helped us out with the financial assistance we needed. There are no words to express our gratitude for the help provided and for the great things you are doing to help other veterans as myself.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance is an incredible nonprofit with an amazing group of caring volunteers. It is invaluable to have time away from the normal stressors of life, and to be surrounded by other veterans who share similar experiences. Healing through learning difficult tasks as a group, such as skiing, is a beneficial way to grow and get to know one another. Being able to escape to paradise in Montana with my wife and meet other couples was helpful beyond words following my recent injury. We truly had the time of our lives. The entire retreat was relaxed and every detail was taken care of allowing us to fully focus on each other. This is an experience we would not have had until we retired, and OSC made this dream a reality. We cannot express how thankful and touched we are by all the caring individuals who worked tirelessly to put this extensive event on. Thank you!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to say thank you to Operation Second Chance. I am an OIF veteran who is 100% service connected for PTSD. The one regret I have about PTSD is the effect its had on my family. Being so withdrawn leads to a disconnection of the family. I was contacted by Lisa who offered my family and I a retreat in Sarasota,Fl. My children were lucky enough to be on winter break which allowed us to attend. The resort, weather and everything about the trip was awsome! While I definitely needed to get out of the house, the gratification of seeing my kids enjoying themselves on the beach was truly a blessing! Thank you Operation Second Chance!!

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance made a significant positive difference for a homeless veteran, who simply needed help with making first month's rent, to get into affordable housing. Securing housing was paramount to gain the stability he needed to begin working on other treatment and educational goals. As a Social Worker, I appreciated how straightforward and simplified their referral process is. I also appreciated how a member of their staff, Cindy McGrew, reached out to me promptly and warmly, with clear dedication to assisting veterans. Their turn around time was within hours of submitting the online application. This was so helpful, seeing as our veteran had limited time in which to secure his lease. Their assistance made all the difference for my veteran, as he will not have to deplete what little savings he has to get out of his car and into an apartment.

4 Stoney C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful to have been referred to Operation Second Chance for assistance. I am a transitioning Air Force Veteran who has had the toughest and most challenging time adjusting as a civilian. I thought I planned accordingly for this change, but not one of my plans has worked out. My family and I were facing eviction. I am educated, knowledgeable and passionate about what I do, but everyday I come home, i was afraid we wouldn't have a place to live. it is so difficult to look a my children and not feel as though I have failed them. Operation Second Chance understood the challenges I was facing, they accepted my circumstance with open arms, did not judge and assisted me quickly. I now feel relieved that my family and I will not be evicted and I can focus on finding employment. They are easy to communicate with. To all Veterans, if you are facing financial challenges, I urge you to reach out to this organization. The challenges you face does not have to determine the rest of life. It is just a stomping block. Thank you OSC Inc for your assistance.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization really exceeded my expectations. They were very helpful during an extremely difficult time for me. I will be donating to this organization as soon as I am able because I appreciate what they do for Veterans!

4 Gonz

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great group of amazing people giving back to the veterans in Bakersfield. From BBQs to Axe throwing, they always give us the opportunity to just go out and meet up with other veterans at all the fun events they set up. Looking forward to future of this organization, Truly a Second Chance.

1 Alex R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great time with Operation Second Chance Inc, Bakersfield. I got to meet a couple of great Veterans and reconnect with that community. It was a fun activity to unwind and let loose.

1 Maggie VK

Client Served

Rating: 5

This weekend we were blessed to have to opportunity to attend the OSC Ski Retreat at Wisp Resort. Our family had such an amazing time. Neither Ryan, nor our kids had ever been skiing before, but I went as a child. So this experience was new to everyone. Ryan and I really enjoyed watching all three of our oldest children go out and fearlessly tackle that snowy mountain. Our oldest two courageously tackled an even bigger mountain! Witnessing them stretch their limits and accomplish something they’ve never done before was incredibly rewarding to watch. Ryan was a little worried about skiing but he geared up and by the end of the first day he was having a great time. It was definitely a new and rewarding experience for him, as it helped him step out of his comfort zone.

One of the things I love about OSC events is connecting with other combat military members and their families. We live north of Baltimore, and surprisingly there are not many military members in our community. This past weekend, it was very refreshing and encouraging to spend time with other families and connect with them. The children all had a wonderful time and connected immediately, which was very heartwarming too see as well. It was really enjoyable to have this shared memorable and adventurous experience with our new friends.

Katie and Tim were incredibly accommodating and attentive to all of our needs. They encouraged us to get out there and try a little more. Katie helped with the baby so Ryan and I could ski together. It was a welcomed break and so fun discovering something new as a couple!

Thank you so much for blessing us with this retreat! My family couldn’t be more thankful. We all benefited from the time together to connect as a family unit, just the six of us, without the noise of everyday life. It was an experience that we will all cherish, and I think we now have a few skiers in the family! Thank you OSC and the Sanders!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

During the holiday season this year it was difficult for my family. After relocating up north trying to get back on track it was not easy. I am so thankful for Operation Second Chance, honestly I feel like me and my family were given just that, and we are forever grateful. This was truly a blessing, the warm welcome and the enthusiasm OSC displayed meant so much to us. Once we are able, I envision that my family can be a blessing to Operation Second Chance.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

There comes a time in everyone's life where you will need help, whether it be in the form of a shoulder to lean on, emotional support, or financial needs. For me this came at a time when I had everything lined up, had been provided the skills to cope with life after many traumatic events, dealing with separating from the military, injury both physical and mental. Then I almost lost everything, literally everything. My case manager got me in contact with Operation Second Chance, and within a week of turning in the appropriate documents I received a phone call telling me that support was on the way. After serving 15 years in the military, I was institutionalized to know that on certain days pay would happen, PT would happen, and what uniform to wear was on track, but days away from medical retirement I was broke, had no money left in the bank because of the hurricane of life events that erupted, and was just waiting for the next heart break to hit.
Thank you Operation Second Chance, you are truly a blessing from above. When the day comes and I am stable I will do my best to ensure that this organization remains funded.

Respectfully,
Jayden

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance is absolutely the most motivated charity I’ve ever had the pleasure to assist me. Not a single other charity responded with the determination and professionalism necessary to help me move forward and begin life again. Within two days my water and gas bills were paid. Being a veteran with PTSD means certain things can stress me to the point of disabling me. Having no hope to pay utilities necessary for my home threw me into a dark place. Operation second chance’s swift response and assistance saved me in so many ways. May God bless them for their help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I spent 18 years in my career and became unemployed for the first time in my life. We felt like Hope was lost until Operation Second Chance helped us with our mortgage payment. It was life saving in many ways. I thought we were going to lose our house and become homeless this holiday season. This organization is incredibly helpful and generous and very responsive and professional. I cannot thank them enough for the opportunity they provided us. I am going to find a way to pay it forward in the future!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I are going through a rough transition period this holiday season. Just when I felt like I was drowning, Operation Second Chance Inc, threw me the lifeline I needed to help me hold on just a bit longer. When it feels like so many other things are going wrong or even like the situation is hopeless, it's good to know that good things can happen and there is a group of people who still genuinely care about veterans and their families in need. I appreciate all the blessings that are coming my way and look forward to the day where I can sign up to pay it forward.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was struggling with a heating and cooling issue in my apartment. I had to go live in hotel rooms until this situation was resolved. I would like to thank operation second chance for their help. I am truly thankful. It really meant a lot to me. I have been having bad luck as of lately.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Veteran and a Caregiver. Operation Second Chance has helped me remember who I am and find a new appreciation for my service, marriage, and family. There are no words to express my gratitude and appreciation for what OSC has given back to me. The Hunting Retreat for ladies that took place in New York October 2019 will forever be a turning point in my life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a struggling working army veteran who is caught up in bills due to unforeseen circumstances, and Operation Second Chance helped pay my utilities which were very far behind and a day away from being shut off.

Thank you Operation Second Chance. Seriously my family and I are extremely grateful and fortunate to have been directed to you.

4 Mary R.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am absolutely grateful for this program! I literally cried when I got the news that the organization would help me with some assistance. I am forever grateful and my family and I really appreciate the support.

Thank you so much!