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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

125 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to start by thanking God for this company. I was behind on my rent for two months and in jeopardy of being evicted if I didn't come up with the money within 10 days. I absolutely had no idea as to how I was going to get the money. My balance was 1503 and I got an email saying they will pay the balance. I have two kids, I'm a disabled veteran, and I have been having a rough time for a while now. This company has really blessed me and my family.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband retired a few months ago and it has been very hard for our family. This organization truely listens and understands what your going through. My family is so grateful for the help Operation Second Chance provided!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband suffers from severe PTSD, depression and anxiety from his deployment. He was inpatient for treatment and upon discharge he was connected with Hero's on the Water non profit. He found such peace on being on the water we went ahead, bit the bullet and purchased him his very own kayak so he could go more frequently during the weeks to clear his head. During the 4th of July weekend our kayak car carrier broke during transport and the kayak took off down the highway and sustained some pretty extensive damage. My husband was crushed. We couldn't afford to replace the kayak we had just purchased only a month and a half prior. So I reached out to Operation Second Chance and they are replacing his kayak! I am so thankful this organization stepped in. Hes been making some really great progress with his therapy kayak group and independently I would hate to back track. Thank you OSC so much!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was struggling in several areas when he returned from his last deployment and when he was unable to keep up with his monthly living expenses, he was in danger of being evicted for falling behind on rent. He had numerous outstanding bills and was working overtime and still unable to make ends meet, all while trying to learn how to be a single dad to his young son and trying to navigate his new normal.

It was very difficult for him to ask for assistance, as he saw that as a weakness rather then that he was at a very difficult time in his life. When I encouraged him to contact Operation Second Chance, their immediate, warm response and prompt financial assistance made all the difference in the world for him, and his relief was evident. To feel like you're at a dead end with no way out, and then to have someone reach out a hand and offer kindness and gratitude with both word and action, that is a powerful message for a veteran to receive these days. We are forever grateful to Operation Second Chance for their generosity and faith in my son. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

From a grateful family member.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation second chance helped me and my family great deal. I am a disable US military veteran that served few tours in Iraq. I lost my job almost three month ago and struggling to find a job because of my disability. I fell behind on paying my house payments since I lost my job. I have a wife and three daughters. I have been trying to get a job in my area for a while now and had no luck not so ever. My family and I was concern about our home and did not want to lose our home because we fell behind on payments lack of me employment. I contacted Operation Second Chance few days ago and asked for help. They came back today to let me know that they were able to help me by sending a check to my mortgage company. God Bless them they just saved our home. I was able to contact my mortgage company just a while ago to let them know. My family and I are very thankful to Operation Second Chance and its staff for being able to help us and save our home. God Bless them.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After contacting numerous organizations as a case manager, this was hands-down the fastest and most helpful organization I've worked with. I submitted an application for a vet and received a response in under 24 hours. Documentation required was appropriate and not excessive. The two employees I spoke to (Vanessa and Emily) were very patient as I had lots of questions. I would highly recommend this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was an UH-60 Blackhawk pilot in the Army. I separated from the Army in June 2014. I almost gave up my dream of flying until I found the Rotor Transition Program with PSA airlines. PSA airlines partnered with Sky Warriors Flight School takes qualified military rotary wing pilots and teach them how to fly Fixed-Wing aircraft followed by a First Officer position with PSA Airlines. The program is designed so that you can use your Post 9/11 GI Bill to pay for the training and living expenses. I gave my Post 9/11 GI Bill to my son for his education and he graduated this past December with a Criminal Justice degree from UTSA. I was recently interviewed and hired as a First Officer. I start my fixed-wing transition training on June 5th. I'm set to start LOFT at PSA on or about 10 September. I will be without an income for that time frame. Operation Second Chance provided with assistance when My family and I needed the most. Emily Selga was very helpful, she answered every email and phone in a timely manner, in my crisis of need she made me feel like I everything was going to work out. With people such as herself and this organization that help veterans its a wonderful thing and give myself hope. I do plan on paying to forward and helping Operation Second Chance when I get started on my career. From my family Renea, Aviance, Kevin, Kayla and myself thank you for all you do and your help. I truly can't want for the day I am able to return the gesture. Thank you and God Bless

Tellys Hunter

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very appreciative of how Operation Second Chance was hasty with their assistance. I am really grateful, continue to do wonderful things for the Servicemen and women past and present.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was very pleased with the support Operation Second Chance offered my veteran family.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in a financial crunch becasue of unexpected incident, I really needed financial help. I found this site and contacted Ms Vanessa . She immediately responded to my email and the help I needed came from Operation Second Chance the very next day. It is nice to know that for once with all the talk of people claiming to help and love veterans, this organization truly came through. So different from the military with the hurry up and wait. Thanks Operation Second Chance