Mission: Committed to serving our combat veterans with emergency financial support. We are dedicated to promoting awareness of the many sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.
OSC provides emergency financial assistance to our veterans, in the form of rent and utility payments, travel and lodging.
With three consecutive 4 Star Ratings with Charity Navigator and rated as the Best Charity in MD to donate to, OSC works hard to keep overhead costs around 10% since inception.
OSC has provided more than $7.5 Million since inception to over 10,000 veterans and their families, by preventing homelessness and utility shut offs to morale boosting retreats and outdoor sporting activities.
When our veterans are wounded, their injuries will last a lifetime. Twenty-two veterans a day are taking their own lives. We are still at war.
OSC has continued to see an increase in requests for assistance. Your support allows us to continue to keep veterans in their homes and provide daily essential items to families in need.
IN SEPTEMBER OF 2004, Cindy McGrew was prompted to do a web search of an Army unit that her friend was attached to. After learning of three soldiers that were injured and en route to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, she immediately sent emails to the families offering her support. She went to Walter Reed and introduced herself to the soldiers and their families, and from there developed life-long friendships. At the request of other soldiers and Marines, Cindy began visiting their families as well. Word spread, and she branched out to even more families, wanting to help in any way possible. Having four brothers that served in the Armed Forces and seeing these families struggling to pay their bills really stuck a chord with Cindy. Her initial efforts were the beginnings of what is now Operation Second Chance.
Along with providing emergency financial assistance to wounded and ill veterans, OSC has a wonderful retreat program and a strong presence within Sarasota. All retreats are run by former military officers who volunteer and donate all of their time, proving that life in the service doesn’t end when you retire.
Headquarters in Maryland and an office in Sarasota