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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

177 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had been struggling over the last year. I had reached out to so many organizations to get some help and everyone turned us away. A great friend put me in touch with cindy she didn't know why no other organizations would help. They helped us take care of some Bill's that would help us be less stressed. Especially this time of year. We are so grateful to cindy and her team.

1 Marissa A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was injured in 05’, Cindy’s smiling face made EBERY day she came to the hospital better.

Operation Second Chance helped me in so many ways when I was at the hospital, from events, to meeting new friends, help moving, financial aid and all of the moral support/positivity anyone could ever ask for!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We got into a hard season because of unfortunate events out of our control and because of your help we are on the path to getting back on our feet!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!

2 Matthew S.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words cannot possibly express how much my life has been changed by their assistance. Just when I thought that I would never be able to get back on my feet, Operation Second Chance stood up when no one else would/could, and provided me with enough assistance to not only get back on track with employment, but with a vehicle, housing and food. Their assistance was life changing and I am forever in their debt. If there is just one cause that you donate to this year, they are certainly amongst the best choices.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

One less stress to worry about as they were a big help paying my electric bill in my time of need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been out of work since April of this year due to his accident. Our bills were in a delinquent status. We were introduced to this program through my husband's social worker at the hospital. They stepped in and kept us from losing our house and the electricity being turned off. Thank you Jesus and Thank you Operation Second Chance for being our "Saving Grace"!

2 John G.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I were in touch with Kimberly Hernadez Virginia Department of Veterans Services / Virginia Veteran and Family Support group and they got us in touch with Operation Second Chance, and Honor Bound. I have been a participant of their OSC veteran events in Fredericksburg, VA since 2013. I really appreciated and enjoy the outings with my family. We needed some assistance this month because I lost $1700 pay from the GI bill for the break between summer school and the new semester. This plus a $220 vet bill, $200 Dentist bill, a $400 doctor bill for my daughter to get testing to get on an Early Intervention Program through the school for her mental/emotional issues,$190 vehicle maintenance bill on our Prius and getting the alternator replaced on our Pilot last month had completely wiped out our savings and maxed out our credit. With everything paid had no grocery money. We've had to kick a couple cans down the road as far as debt payments getting behind and are in contact with them so they don't report us to the credit bureau. We've worked super hard the last 5 years to recover from bankruptcy that was caused by my early release from active duty due to PTSD/TBI issues. I Uber in DC on nights I'm not in school to make ends meet but its just barely enough to scrape by. I only have use of one eye due to an IED blast so it makes driving and computer schoolwork really hard. My wife is my caregiver and stay at home mother of 2 kids and 2 dogs, who is at her wits end over the financial strain. This means so much. It will allow us the capacity to use this assistance to eliminate 4-5 of these recurring monthly payments that suck up money needed for school lunches, daily essentials, and unexpected bills that always seem to arise at the worst time. I just replaced the alternator and 2 weeks later the radiator starts leaking and left me on the side of the road with an overheated car 2 days ago. So this will definitely help get this and the power steering pump to get fixed and make the car drive-able again. With me in school 9am-8pm 2 days a week, my wife has been on taxi duty getting me and the kids to and from school, home, extra curricular stuff for the kids, grocery shopping, and Dr/Dentist appointments etc. I'd Like to Thank Operation Second Chance and Honor Bound, Virginia Department of Veterans Services / Virginia Veteran and Family Support from the heart, Thank you for your help and what you guys do for all of us.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a provider at the VA, I encounter the urgent financial situations that our post deployed combat veterans find themselves in as they wait for SC rating, school, jobs to begin. These episodes of being at the edge of repossession , eviction , food for families exacerbates their post deployment stress , depression, anxiety. It is an amazing gift to have Operation Second Chance to turn to in these times. They are a God- send for sure! Thank you for all you do for our veterans in need! I appreciate you and the efficiency and urgency with which you come through for us all!.

2 Corey M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Things started to pile up on me as I was working on myself. I reached out to Operation Second Chance in a panic and they really helped me in a time of need. Good job

3 Ryan T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance saved me from being homeless. They went above and beyond in my situation and I so appreciate this organization. They were so efficient, polite and courteous that it was the greatest experience to be in such a tight situation. Thank you Operation Second Chance. God Bless You

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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.

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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.

2 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

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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.

3 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.

5 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.

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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.