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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

207 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Operation Second Chance was an answered prayer. My husband is currently going through in patient treatment through the VA medical center for his war related PTSD. I am currently staying at home to take care of our twin babies. We were behind on bills for a couple of months. I prayed and asked God for a miracle to help us take care of some of the bills we just did not have the money to pay. My husband's therapist told him about this organization. We applied and within a couple of days we received notification that all the bills we submitted were paid!! I praise God for the wonderful people at Operation Second Chance. Because of this wonderful blessing, we were able to get back on track with some of our bills.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a VA psychologist who works with veterans in residential treatment for PTSD. Many times, the veterans are struggling with multiple life stressors along with serious mental health challenges. One of my residents recently received help from this agency and it was truly a blessing for him and his family. I was amazed by how quickly the assistance was provided. Such an awesome service that Operation Second Chance provides to our nation's heroes!! Many thanks!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a veteran with 8 kids, we were about to lose our apartment in a number of days I got a response from Mrs. Vanessa Toner saying that they are going to help us keep our apartment. I am so thankful for Operation second chance and Mrs. Vanessa Toner for responding so quickly and I will be forever grateful. This is such a blessing. I would recommend any veteran that is looking for assistance to contact Operation second chance. Thank you guys so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I were days away from being evicted after my accident late last year. We received amazing help from Andrew Lourake and the great people at Operation Second Chance. They were able to help us out and we were able to stay in our apartment. Thank you all, especially Andrew for helping us in our time of need!

2 Ashleymarie P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an awesome group with an awesome retreat. It was amazing to just get away from the norm of stress just for a few days

5 Desarae Marie W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children’s father passed suddenly on a Monday 03/18/19 with services scheduled for that same Thursday and Friday, leaving us with 2 days and no money to get all 5 of his kids (he also had 3 from his first marriage) and myself to Texas from Virginia, North Carolina and Oregon. This organization not only helped us be able to to get us all there but also made a time that was painful a little more bearable. Had they not stepped in, we all would have missed the funeral. I am so grateful for Operation Second Chance. A friend got this in motion and the lady I worked with for flights worked really late into the evening to make sure all flights were booked and that we had the information we needed. There will never be enough words to express our gratitude for helping us be there to lay him to rest. When the call came through that they were going to be covering all of our flights, I dropped to knees and cried. This organization is amazing and deserves all the recognition in the world for what they do for military families! Thank you OSC!!!

4 Daniel Sargent I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance is Amazing! Recently I was given the opportunity of a life time with a short time frame to plan the trip. With my upcoming wedding in the mix as well, OSC stepped in to make sure I was able to make the trip to honor a SSG from my unit. With them helping I was able to breath a little bit and I knew I was taken care of. It is very humbling to know that there are still organizations and people in this world that look out for us veterans in time of need. There is no way to express my thankfulness besides to write and say how wonderful this group is! Thank You!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was medical retirement from the Military 5 years ago changing my life completely causing my family and I a huge financial hardship. If it wasn't for this organization today I would be homeless. I want to thank this organization for helping me, but giving me hope and faith to keep striving and move forward.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As my husband was seeking care on an inpatient basis at the hospital, Operation Second Chance helped us to keep our home. Not only did they help us to keep a roof over are children's heads, but through their assistance my husband is now able to focus on getting better knowing that his family is going to be ok. God Bless all those that take part in this organization i don't know where we would be right now if it wasn't for you.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Transition Care Manager working with OEF/OIF/OND Veterans who are transitioning from Military to Civilian life after post 911 injuries due to combat deployments. Many of the Veterans I work with, are receiving care in one of our residential treatment facilities, such as our Stress Disorder Treatment Unit for combat related injuries, and we have been so fortunate to have the support of Operation Second Chance, who has supported our Vets, allowing them to continue in treatment, while Operation Second Chance helps the Veterans to pay for a month of rent, or helps them to pay an overdue bill, or a vehicle repair bill, allowing our patients to focus on their treatment and moving forward in their lives. Their assistance has truly been a gift to the Veterans that we work with. Thank you so much, Operation Second Chance and all of their donors and supporters.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Claims Service Officer (CSO) with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 6 in Hampton, VA. Recently assisted a veteran who came in for assistance for late car payments and late fees. He was very distraught due to recent illnesses and recent divorce. His financial world was imploding. As the total amount needed exceed what we could assist with, I needed to reach out for further assistance. Operation Second Chance had been referred to us previous by the local VVFS, so I checked the website's criteria and verified vet met qualifications. I submitted the application and am glad to say that Operation Second Chance was able to pay a portion of the total which definitely brought the vet's stress level down a bit. I talked to him today and he verified that the car lender received payment. This assist allows some breathing room! Thanks Operation Second Chance. You all are a Godsend - not only to the veterans but to veteran service agencies like the DAV. All of us working together to aid fellow vets is what we need to continue to do!

Kassandra O. Benson
1st Jr. Vice Commander
DAV Chapter 6 (Hampton, VA 23666)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation second chance helped my fiance keep his truck, he was two payments behind and thanks to the work of operation second chance the back due was paid off. This has put this family back on the right track with the bills and not having to worry what can wait until next month. They took the stress and lifted off my fiance and this family... I prayed every night for god to show me the way, at first the bad had to happen and then he started placing the people I needed in my life and all that the out come came to this. This has been the best this family has felt in 6 month ... You have no idea how grateful we are for people, places and organizations like this. God bless you all

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently I was behind on my water and sewage bill because of a water leak that I had. I went through the V.A. and they gave my case to Operation Second Chance, and this organization step in and paid my outrage water bill as well as my electric bill. It was a great help for me and my family to move forward. Because of Operation Second Chance, my children had a wonder a Christmas. Thank Operation Second Chance for helping me and my family to regain being back financial stable. Thank you, Thank you and Thank you.

Sincerely
USMC Veteran

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank God for Operation Second Chance. In August 2018 i was Hospitalized for a month. I lost My job and had to withdraw from school. I got behind On bills and didn’t know what to do. I served In the Army 8 years so I contacted the VA to see if there were any resources available to help me get back on my feet they directed me to the wounded warriors office in my area who told me about Operation Second chance. In December 2018 I was served With an eviction notice because i was behind on rent. After contacting and filing proper documents with operation Second Chance the same day I was notified that they would help pay my rent. I thank God for this program to help veterans.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Andrew and everyone else at OSC are amazing. Like so many of our brothers and sisters I found myself facing eviction. The VA was taking my compensation check and an auto accident has put me out of work. Andrew and everyone at OSC helped keep me and my family in our home. It’s hard to get back on your feet when you have a family and are limited in what you can do. Operation Second chance saved my family. Thank you so much for everything you guys do!!!!

6 Min W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This holiday season was the toughest for me and my family. I've never thought I will be in a situation where I can't afford to be home. Operation Second Chance stepped in and afforded me the opportunity to do. I would like to thank Leah for contacting me and made Christmas a truly merry Christmas