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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

167 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

With the help of Operation Second Chance Inc i Was going through a difficult time. After have a an accident to where I was unable to pay my main bills like my ,rent They was a big help making it possible to pay my rent which took major off stress with due to the accident wasn't able to do any kind work due to having back injures and having to get injections starting in my lower and working up to my neck. This a wonderful organization who really help look out veterans in need. Thanks to the assistance I don't have to worry now about keeping a roof over my head. Their quick response to request was so amazing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was un able to pay some of my bills due to my VA Disability pay being messed up. This foundation was so kind to help my family out in a time of need. If it was not for them and some others help me and my family would be out on the streets. It is wounderful people like this that i am honored to have definded while i was in the service. Thanks agian and GOD bless. The Bramlett Family.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jacques Alexander
jd-alexander@live.com
July 19, 2018

Dear Operation Second Chance,

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for your compassion and consideration providing me/family with the necessary funding to prevent certain eviction in my time of financial distress. Without the kindness, generosity and professionalism of the O.S.C Staff, I would have been lost, exhausting all other means O.S.C really came through.

Thanking You Sincerely,


Jacques Alexander
Disabled Veteran

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We were in need of assistance. My wife had a baby and her employer outsourced her position. We were in need like no other time. Operation Second Chance helped us like no one else. We were relieved and we're able to enjoy our new born.

1 Adam T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was attempting treatment in a ptsd program and since I wasn't working I couldn't afford mine and my finances Bill's. Luckily I found this place through a google search and not only did they offer to help they helped with more then I was asking for. The hole process was approved from start two finish within two days. I was extremely relieved and could focus on treatment instead fo worrying about other things

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife had lost her job recently and things were very tight financially. Thankfully this group assisted with our mortgage. We were contemplating selling our house. Operation second chance helped us greatly. Thank you.

2 Cassie P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When you are faced with difficult unexpected circumstances, especially medically related, there is no amount of planning that can prepare you for the obstacles you may face. The last thing you want to have to worry about is being able to have basic needs covered financially. This creates an amount of stress that is hard to comprehend. Over the last year my family faced a medical crisis with multiple back to back major surgeries and over 200 doctors’ visits. Operation Second Chance was there for our family in a big way in our time of need. I am not sure how we would have been able to face the next day. Operation Second Chance was efficient, sympathized, and thorough. We cannot express the gratitude we have for this amazing Veteran organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for keeping me alive as I have been through so many set backs, losses and life experiences as we "rain falls on every man's door" and I appreciate the umbrella from Second Chance when I needed an extra hand up rather than a hand out. I want to be able to give back to Operation Second Chance once I'm back on my feet because without programs like this then I would be in dire straits and homeless. But remember, "Everyday He gives us a brand new mercy!" Won't He do it! Blessings to Second Chance and Much Appreciated.

3 WillG

Client Served

Rating: 5

When everything went wrong and we were facing severe financial hardship. Operation Second Chance stepped up and guided us in receiving much needed assistance. Within one week, Operation Second Chance got our rent and insurance directly paid, saving us from further and more lasting hardship.
Thank you so much Operation Second Chance.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance inc. Really came through for my family.

A week before I was to be medically retired from the Army due to injuries sustained while deployed to Afghanistan.

We had a terrible storm that broke a very large oak tree near my house. About 4 tons of that tree fell through the master bed room of the house we bought just a year prior. Destroying the roof, upstairs and damaging the first floor. We wont be able to move back in for 3 to 6 months.

We lost most of our clothes and furniture. Luckily no one was hurt, that's all that really matters to me.

Now my greatest concern was I had pre planned out my finances until my retirement pay kicked in month or so.

Now we faced a lot of unexpected expenses and deductibles. Emily at second chance is wonderful and within a day had offered generous finacial help to us so we could pick up the pieces and keep things going financially.

My family and I are deeply grateful to Operation Second Chance for the fast assistance during this difficult time for my family.

It is a very difficult thing for most Soldiers to ask for help, but I am so very glad Operation Second Chance was there there when I needed to.

Respectfully

Daron Regan and family

Formerly 89D38 (EOD)

Deployments OIF and OEF X 2.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation second chance helped me in a time of need me and my family had no way to pay our bills due to my struggle with PTSD if it wasn't for the generosity of second chance and the help it gets from supporters I don't what I would have done

Forever grateful,

The Perez family

I. Perez
United States Marine Corps
Operation Iraqi Freedom
2005

3 Kevin M T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After almost 5 years and 3 other organizations trying to get help with finding and fitting a recumbent bike, OSC is the first company to come through! Even though it took a couple of months, it's clear to me that's been due to getting it right the first time. I can't thank Cindy, Travis at JRABS, Jamie Price, and Mike Heller enough for getting me connected so I can get back to fitness that doesn't put me in the ER!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank Operation Second Chance for helping me pay my past due mortgage before the bank foreclosed on my house. Since I was hurt in Iraq and medically discharged from the Army, my life has been a constant struggle. God Bless all of you for everything you have done to help me and my fellow Veterans!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping our family! We appreciate you catching us up on our mortgage. I am a single mom of three children and a combat veteran that served in Iraq in the Army. I suffer from PTSD, major depressive disorder and just two years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I recently got divorced and in April I lost my job. I appreciate your financial assistance in this hard time. You gave me some relief today and I feel better about being able to continue on and support my family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After an IED exploded under my position in the truck bed, launching the GMV in which I was riding over 70 feet, back in August 2009, I was extracted from Afghanistan and given a 0% chance of living during the early days of my month and a half coma.

Luckily all of the doctors were wrong and against all odds, I not only woke from the coma, but was able to walk and talk again.

While I’m totally bummed that I’m no longer allowed to be a Marine Raider, I am beyond ecstatic to, not only be alive, but to have healed up so well that I’m virtually indistinguishable from a person who has never been injured.

Operation Second Chance has provided an immeasurable amount of help in keeping this adventure called life an endless string of excitement for me.

While everyone at Operation Second Chance unquestionably gives veterans a Second Chance at life, they are definitely Second to none!

A massive Thank You to everyone involved with Operation Second Chance, for all that you’ve done for me and everything that you continue to do for all of us! You are the best!

At the risk of sounding ridiculous, I must say: Operation Second Chance is so great that there have actually been times when I’ve felt lucky to have been injured so severely, as it afforded me the opportunity to get involved with such an amazing organization. Thank you OSC!

SSgt/ USMC (Ret.)
2nd Marine Raider Bn.

4 Elizabeth V.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance is by far hands down the gold standard in how assistance to our Veterans in crisis should be provided. Although there are many organizations that state a mission to support combat Veterans in crisis, often times they have lengthy requirements lists and processes that take up time. By definition, in a crisis situation, time is not something that you have. Operation Second Chance has the fastest turn-around time of almost any organization I have worked with, their record is helping a Veteran family avoid eviction by making a rental payment within 3.5 hours of receiving the application. As a professional working with Veterans in crisis frequently, I am very glad to highly recommend this organization to any Veteran family needing assistance.

4 dwil85

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non profit organization is a blessing. I am a disabled vet and I had reached an tough patch in my life and was getting behind on my rent facing an eviction. I was told about this program by my case manager & another lady from a different organization who also helps vets. I was so embarrassed to even ask questions and tell them about my hardship, but they were so polite and telling me not to be embarrassed sometimes things happen that is not in our control. That alone made me feel a little more better, so I filled out all the paperwork and had my case manager fax it. Do you know it only took one day for me to receive a snail mail stating that I was approved and they had made payment. Not only did it take a lot of stress off me, it helped me understand that things in life don’t always go as planned but never be scared or to embarrass to ask for help or guidance

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with OSC several times assisting veterans in need. Always very fast responses. I can't say enough good things about this organization!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Operation Second Chance, I wrote to them in a desperate situation, feeling rather hopeless. Several long term PTSD related hospitalizations left our family in a financial crisis that were just weren't pulling out of. Every person at Operation Second Chance that I had the pleasure of speaking to was understanding, empathetic, and, moreover, wanted to help my family out of the situation we were in. They worked quickly and diligently, and a world of stress and anxiety has been lifted off of my shoulders. We can now move forward and focus on recovery. We will be forever grateful to the staff and organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance did exactly what there name says, gave me a second chance at life and stability. This organization was very professional and rapid with there response. They made the process very easy and not complicated. Communication was constant and they showed sincere concern for my situation. This organization is truly a blessing and demonstrates genuine care and concern for those who served their country. Thank you OSC for serving me.