I want to start by saying that Operation First Response as a team is amazing. This team operates and functions at a high level and contributes resources and time to each Veteran they serve. As an OIF Veteran myself and a VA employee who serves OEF/OIF/OND Veterans as part of the Returning Combat Vet Team they go above and beyond for the Veterans that I refer. I get Vets with all kinds of different financial issues and usually they have tried everything in their power to resolve their own issues but when their back is against the wall and they have nowhere else to turn OFR has come through to lift huge weights off these Vets backs so that they can push on with their mission. You provide more than just financial support, you provide hope that tomorrow will be a little bit easier. When Vets think that society has given up on them you show them that there are people out there that really care for their well being. More organizations should model themselves according to how Operation First Response handles their affairs. You do your job with care and enthusiasm and Vets are able to tell that you are the real deal. Keep up the great work OFR! –SSG Leigh Paz >> Click here to read more testimonials
Operation First Response, Inc., supports our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injury, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life into the civilian world. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, and travel expenses.
It is hard for us to comprehend waking up each day in a hostile country, putting our life on the line to protect people from terrorists who have no fear and no conscience about planning and conducting mass murder. It is harder still to imagine how it feels to be at the heart of a bomb explosion – or to be shot by snipers – or to be the target of a single man or woman whose mission is to be a human bomb.
Sadly, many lives are lost. But of equal importance are the lives that are changed forever in the blink of an eye by severe wounds, life changing amputations, and painful surgeries – often followed by mounting bills at home, necessary job retraining, home renovations and more. Just dealing with the emotional scars is difficult – but with your donations OFR ‘has their back’ on the home front.
As of November 01, 2014 – 522,229 Disabled Veterans have pending cases within the VA system. Of those cases 239,785 Disabled Veterans have been pending for over 125 days. These statistics alone clearly give reason for the existence of OFR, we are a bridge that will enable our Veterans to exist during the VA claim process which on average can take from six months to one year. We ask you to make a conscious decision to support those that make this country one of the greatest nations in the world by supporting the efforts of OFR. Please remember that they enlisted of their own free will to defend you and your family. This is your opportunity to put words into actions when you say that you “Support the Troops.”
Operation Enduring Freedom
Oct. 10, 2001-October 08, 2014:
Total Fallen – 2,344
Total Wounded in Action – 20,018
Operation Iraqi Freedom
March 19, 2003 – Dec. 15, 2011:
Total Fallen – 4,474
Total Wounded in Action – 32,226
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