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Review for Operation Second Chance Inc, Germantown, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a 63 yr. young single mom of a 33 yr. old disabled vet son (US Army) there are only 2 support systems I can honestly give credit. 1 from our never failing bank representatives (Navy Federal) and now, Operation Second Chance!! Believe me when I state, that the past 7 yrs. of our journey, have been plagued with more than our share. The most unexpected, seem to be a constant. Almost every deep breath that comes when solving one crisis, is followed by a hit that makes it impossible to believe. The struggles to find some kind of norm in a world where people, agencies, government on all levels and titled representatives, have lost empathy or committment to offer kindness. It doesn't seem to matter the losses, the day to day struggles, the tears or at times, the hysteria!! You can do everything right, humbly accept the wrongs, and question the purpose or intentions. Corporate America doesn't blink an eye, at throwing you in the street or taking your transportation away, when they don't get the money owed, on time. They forget the blood and sacrifices that made it possible and easily dismiss their responsibility. Worse, don't expect anyone else to remember or possibly extend the boundaries of what is only in the job description they hold. Not once in 7 yrs. has any person, agency, department, college, landlord, car lender ever made it simple or easier than the hardest it exists, UNTIL Operation Second Chance. A chance meeting at a familiar invitation to attend the support areas for our military, vets and their families?? Right!!??!! The usual with the same outcome. In the end, the result is the battle that endures alone!! And yet, for what ever reason, maybe hope, maybe some little flicker of light, my son and I did give it another chance! All the familiars were present, except this ONE! Operation Second Chance!!! Who listene, who higged, who had a tear for each one we shed!!! Hope! Our biggest offer to this organization was to spread the word, to contribute. Who would know that we would actually need them? That's exactly how this played out. Another unexpected, from an expected source of simply, not caring for damage present or past!! A direct deposit, not arriving and the casualty would be devastating. No where to go, call or hope! Until I came across the flier, remembered the meeting and made the call. The talk the talk and walk the walk. I didn't have to beg, scream, get hysterical. Truth is, what was offered freely at the meeting, compassion, hugs, shared tears was more than I had ever witnessed in 7 yrs. I knew what was coming for us, what we'd lose, again! All to familiar! But, I made that emergency call and my son and I are eternally grateful. In closing, I can assure who ever reading this, the truth. OSP, is the only support offered, provided and save us from another round of unstability and homelessness!! They want to help and that is exactly what they did!! Thank you to all of you! Our hearts are beating and we have HOPE because of this organization called Operation Second Chance. God Bless You and in these troubling times, you bring comfort and HOPE!!! Respect, Regards and Love, Cathy & Sonny

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