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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

144 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I case manage Veterans and reached out to Operation Second Chance to assist one Veteran in particular. The female combat Veteran needed a little extra assistance in order to get on top of her situation. Operation Second Chance demonstrated their willingness to help Veterans in need. Operation Second Chance was easy to work with and were top notch professionals. Thank you so much for your help!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance kept my family from being put out in the cold. When everyone else said no OSC stepped in and help my family. It wasn’t a long drawn out process either. I am forever grateful to Operation Second Chance.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

we had just moved into a new house and had all the bills transferred from our old address, our roommate gave us three days notice that she was moving out, that left us with the responsibility of her portion of the rent, plus the transferred back dated bills. Life has hit us hard since my discharge, trying to get back on my feet and get my disability straight. The constant struggle with trying to find the right job that will afford us the money to pay everything and put food on the table. My liaison in Virginia helped me find Operation Second Chance and they helped pay my water and sanitation bill so that is one burden that I don't have to worry about while I try to pick up the pieces. Thank you so much for everything that your organization does. I truly appreciate. I know my kids are too small to understand it, but I know they appreciate being able to splash in the bath tub. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

This organization assisted my veteran and his family with maintaining their rent for a month during the interim of a surprise medical retirement out of the service and receiving active duty pay. Thank you for the prompt and quick turnaround, truly life changing agency!

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization assisted my veteran client with keeping their only family vehicle from being repossessed after a series of unplanned financial crises. Thank you for the prompt and quick turnaround!! Great agency.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I turned to Operation Second Chance to help a Veteran who was at the end of his rope, and they responded almost immediately! Their assistance prevented my client from being evicted. He has struggled with homelessness since his honorable discharge 3 years ago. Now he plans on focusing on finding work, instead of focusing on finding another temporary place to sleep... Amazing group of people who will be getting the bulk of my donations from now on!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I know many families go through some sort of financial hardship, during the holiday season. I happen to be one of those individuals this year. I would like to thank everyone associated with Operation Second Chance, with the assistance that I so desperately needed. May everyone have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

3

Client Served

Rating: 4

My family had a horrible unexpected accident. Our Care Coalition representative came and met with me immediately and let me know if we were to need help it was out there for us! We couldn't be more appreciative of the generosity from Operation Second Chance. Thank you for helping my family in a time of need and easing the financial worries that came following such an unexpected accident. We will forever be thankful!!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sometimes things happen out of your control and you feel like your ship is sinking. Operation second chance is just that. They help you right the ship. They offer several different solutions to help you out. As a veteran sometimes it's hard to ask for help. Operation second chance never once asked me why this happened, or how this happened. I definitely recommend this organization to anyone who needs help. Thank you so much for your support and help in my time of need. God Bless you.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation second chance help my family and I out in time of need. With Med board out the military my finances were tight and I was struggling to make ends meet. Second chance stepped in and assisted us with no hesitation. Very friendly people and very professional.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation second change was there for my Wife,4 girls and myself when I nwed it most. It's nice to see that there are organizations like this that not just talk the talk but walk the walk if you have served, and need help call them they are really eager to serve you Hoohaa.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance was such a blessing to me. I got behind on my mortgage and they stepped in withoit hesitation or judgement. I'm a single mom of 2 boys and I love off my sole income which is my disability pension. Thank you for giving me breathing room and blessing my family. I am forever humbly grateful.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation second chance was absolutely amazing! I was in a financial crisis due to switching to a new career that offered very low pay for their 4 month probationary period. I fell behind on my utilities and started to recieve shut off notices. I applied to Operation Second Chance for possible assistance and within 2 days they had personally called all of my utilities and paid off the entire balances that equaled 500 dollars! They saved me from falling into an even worse predicament. Amazing organization and want to say thank you for comming through for the Veterans and going above and beyond

2 Jackie Frederick B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently reached out to Operation Second Chance concerning the funeral expenses of my brother, who was a U.S. Army Veteran. He passed away unexpectedly at 36, and the family had no way of paying for the expenses to give him the proper funeral and burial he deserved. I can't thank OSC enough for being so helpful with the application process, the speedy response due to the funeral time frame, and the ultimate outcome of a donation to the funeral home. I can't express enough how truly grateful I am for the support, and also their very kind words of sympathy. To the ones who make this organization happen, God bless you!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is DeAndre Smith and I'm a wounded combat veteran MARINE who served in OIF. I was Honorably Discharged in 2004, Since then I have been suffering from PTSD and a whole list of other ailments that have hampered my life! I recently fell upon hard times and I could not afford to pay my rent. I applied for emergency help with OPERATION SECOND CHANCE and they approved me and gave me and my Family the help we needed. My rent is paid and me and my Family will not get evicted. I want to say Thank You very much to Operation Second Chance for their support and Care for me and my Family! and all that they do to help Veterans and their Family's . Thank You Very Much Operation Second Chance and may GOD Bless You!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome organization. Operation 2nd chance helps many veterans in need.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We just went to the Tilghman Island retreat a couple weeks ago, and couldn't believe how relaxing and beautiful it was. It gave us a chance to escape the grueling everyday process of being a patient, and just focus on family time. So thankful to have an organization that cares so much about its warriors

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful time attending the annual retreat on Tilghman Island. They had something for everyone and it made a huge difference for our family to meet other families in similar circumstances. This organization understand the challenges that face wounded veterans and their families and for that we are grateful!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We heard about OSC just a few days before we attended their annual retreat. I couldn't believe that they were so welcoming and inviting for us to attend at such a last minute date. The retreat OSC provided my family was priceless. It had been a long time since we had been able to spend time together and not have to worry about the financial burden our vacation would take on us. OSC provided everything for the weekend so that we could relax and enjoy our time together. My daughter found a new passion in fishing and my son got his first experience with a rod! I spent time in the kayak and my husband ate all of his favorite foods and played in the pool with his kids. It was an amazing weekend!

OSC also purchased a kayak, oars, and life vests for my family! We have been out on the kayak and love it! It's really been a great experience with OSC and we're so thankful to have them supporting our family!

6

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.