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Operation Second Chance Inc

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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

223 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

To Operation Second Chance,
I just want to say a great big “Thank You” from the bottom of my heart for the help I received in making ends meet. This experience really touched my heart. This experience has really touched my heart. As someone who had been self sufficient for most of my adult life, I had never thought that I would see the day where I couldn’t provide for my basic needs. As a people, when we have plenty, we do not stop long enough to realize that life can have its ups and downs, and that some do not have the luxury of what we call basic human dignity items, something that we have at our fingertips every day, such as a place to call home. My thanks again for your assistance in my time of need.
- Sara

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I retired in August and ran into a financial emergency that required me to pull from my Mortgage payment. Awaiting my Disability payments to start left me in a really tough jam. Operation Second Chance managed to assist me in a timely manner and provided great customer service. They provided my kids school with the balance owed for their lunches which was well over $800! They are truly heaven sent and I will definitely give to this organization so that they can continue helping Veterans and their families ❤️❤️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance assisted me with my September rent when no other organization could approve me during my financial hardship. My only vehicle that I depend on daily needed repairs and I had to struggle making the decision between paying for repairs on my only transportation or paying my rent. However, as soon as I reached out for help to Operation Second Chance they approved me within the same day and for that I’m forever grateful! Words can’t express how much I appreciate them for taking that burden off my shoulders in having to choose between two necessities for my daughter and I. I would HIGHLY recommend OSC to any Military Member and/or Veteran during unforeseen hardships. Thank you again!

3 Gregory S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My only vehicle needed repairing. I reached out to Operation Second Chance and they helped with over 60 percent of the requested amount. Thank you OSC!!

2 Patrick C.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were in need of immediate assistance. When I tell you they helped immediately they helped us on the same day we asked for assistance. We are so grateful for the help. If any veterans and families are in need, we highly recommend Operation Second Chance. Without their assistance we don't know what we would have done. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

OSC has helped my family & I in a time of need! My son was wounded in combat in Afghanistan & needs a caregiver while he is in the WTB unit. OSC has helped us pay some bills, has helped my husband with groceries & Cindy the Founder & owner of OSC checks in on my son & husband to make sure they are ok! I am thankful that there are organizations like OSC that are out there for families that are in my situation. My family & I went on a retreat to Tilghman Island with OSC. It was nice to get out of the WTB unit, away from dr’s appts and get an opportunity to relax & enjoy life with our wounded soldier & family! Words can’t express how thankful I am! God bless you Cindy & OSC staff! The Lopez family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance gave my wife and I (both veterans) the amazing oportunity to go on a motorcycle retreat to the Black Hills Rally in South Dakota. We were sceptical at first but when we arrived we were welcomed to a laid back atmosphere that promoted the mental healing we needed. Through the days of 2 wheeled therapy and the organic atmosphere that enabled us to sit and talk with other veterans at night, we have made huge progress towards releasing our anger and rebuilding our sense of self worth. I am currently building a motorcycle repair shop and I can't wait to be able to contribute and support this style of retreat in rhe next few years. Thank you OSC and the volunteers that made it possible for us!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Words cannot even express how truly thankful I am for OSC. Their financial support while I am currently inpatient at the Hampton VA Medical Center for PTSD and Substance Abuse will always be gratefully cherished. Falling behind on bills in order to address my mental health, was a huge struggle in my progression. Operation Second Chance has alleviated such a weight off our shoulders for me and my family. I will never be able to thank you enough.

Forever Grateful,

Russell Allsbrook

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance is part of the Veterans Reef off Clearwater Beach where the Circle of Heroes stand. There are currently 12 statues standing at the bottom of the ocean with 12 more coming in 2020. Operation Second Chance is now part of the reef after sponsoring one of the statues. Thankful to have had the opportunity to dive the reef yesterday with my heroes, Andrew Lourake and Charlie Lemon. Thank you so much Cindy McGrew.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Identity theft can be a nightmare when it happens to you. Operation Second Chance helped me with a check to apply to my past due rent so that I could have the chance to catch up and become self-sustainable again. Thank you for your help and everything you do Operation Second Chance.

4 Tommy J Barron J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Veteran in Georgia. Waiting on VA to get my 2 BVA grants worked out. Was behind on rent. Operations 2rd change helped me keep my apartment

5 Jason A S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation second chance came through and saved my family during the heat wave that just happened. After suffering a huge theft of funds from my bank account they paid the electric bill so we could make it through this nightmare.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Maria and I'm at a lost for words of how grateful I am for Operation Second Chance to assist me in paying rent that I owed to my landlord. I was at a high risk for becoming evicted out of my apartment in North Jersey. I am a single woman with two small dogs so the thought of being homeless scared me, and made me feel ashamed. It has been a nerve-racking past few months not knowing if I would be evicted or not. If it wasn't for Operation Second Chance, I wouldn't be where I am right now, still in my apartment, and waiting for a full-time job to open up. (I have applied for countless.) Thank you so much, OSC, for what you did. Thank you for your generosity, thank you for helping me, thank you for being so kind. You epitomize what goodness is like. Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much to Operation second Chance Inc. for helping our family assisting with the utility bill. My husband is a disabled veteran and we had to relocate to another apartment due to his severe PTSD and other health related issues that he is battling with, so our expenses added up and they were the ones that helped us out. It is a blessing to know that there’s people in this world that care for our Veterans and don’t forget that we have freedom because of heroes like them and Operation Second Chance promptly assisted. Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to say thank you to Operation Second Chance for helping me with my mortgage payment, it could not have come at a better time. My family and I have been struggling to make it, I am a 100% disabled veteran who served in OIF and OEF. My disability have made it very difficult in my day to day life, but because of organization like this gives us veterans hope. Thank you so much for your blessings.

6 Cassandra B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a disabled veteran who is a single mother. I decided to move to a more family oriented state to help with my sever PTSD. Operation Second Chance helped me get on my feet and know there are people out there who care about veterans. Thank you so much OSC....

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the honor and privilege to work with this phenomenal group of caring individuals over the past year in providing assistance to our nations hero's. They have been prompt, courteous, and professional with each encounter. I appreciate the work that you do in caring for our veterans. This is a 5 star organization in my book!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Disabled Veteran out of work and single father with 2 infants and was facing eviction. Within that same week I contacted over 20 Organizations to assist me in saving the roof over me and my children's heads and Operation Second Chance organization was the ONLY organization that assisted and saved us in that week. Not only did they assist but do to my depressive situation they relieved me of all my worries and saved the day like Superheroes. I've never seen any organization that would assist so quickly and step out and above the call of their duties to help me and my children the way they did and I am eternally grateful, may God continue to bless each and every one of you and if you are a veteran in crisis please dont hesitate to pickup the phone and call operation second chance organization for the assistance you and your family may need. It could be the life changing assistance you need to push you ahead and eliminate the stresses we as veterans go thru when all else has failed. Again God Bless You and Thank you Operation Second Chance!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This Organization was the only one who came to my rescue in my darkest time of need. I am a Veteran with over 20 years military service and 100%VA rated currently serving as now federal Police for the DOD. The VA garnished all my pay without notice and my government pay was mistakenly taken in a accidental DFAS error I was down to less than 100 dollars to survive. The Operation Second Chance paid my rent within 24hrs and kept me safe in my home without risk of eviction. I owe the fact today I still have a home and piece of mind thanks to this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found myself and my family in a severe hardship and in the process of losing my home. Operation Second Chance stepped in and was truly a blessing and me and my family are no longer in the process of losing our home.