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May 2017 Entry

Paddle Second Chance

Walt Ellenberger
Millsboro · DE
Overview
What is your cause and how will it make the world kinder?

Operation Second Chance is a grassroots organization comprised of passionate people dedicated to help injured war heroes’ transition back to active duty or civilian life. OSC purpose is pure of heart and is predominantly supported by volunteer workers.

OSC's audited overheard rating us approximately 10% which means that 90% of the funds raised go directly to wounded veterans and their families. Since 2005 OSC has provided over $3,500,000 in support of our wounded heroes.

In 2016, Operation Second Chance provided over $800,000 in financial assistance and morale to over 1,450 individual veterans and family members. OSC has an intern working directly with Delaware families to provide monthly morale events.

How will you use the $10k?

All the money raised goes directly to wounded warrior families in the DelMarVA area.

What impact do you hope to make?

In 2016, Operation Second Chance provided over $800,000 in financial assistance and morale to over 1,450 individual veterans and family members. OSC has an intern working directly with Delaware families to provide monthly morale events. These include family outings, caregiver coffees, and guy’s nights as well as weekend retreats. We are supporting 25 veteran families in Delaware communities.

This assistance was provided in the form of:
• Rent and Mortgage Assistance
• Utility Assistance
• Airline Travel
• Emergency Lodging
• Grocery and Essential Item Assistance
• Medical and Adaptive Equipment
• Car Payments and Adaptations

Other Details
Paddle Second Chance
Paddle Second Chance
Paddle Second Chance
Paddle Second Chance

This is the 5th Annual Paddle Second Chance Fund Raiser

This year’s event will kick off on Friday June 23 with registration, packet pickup and a PSC Happy Hour at The Starboard in Dewey Beach. Race day will be Saturday June 24 at Holts Landing State Park in Millville, Delaware featuring our Elite 5.0, Open 2.5 mile and 1.0 Sprint race. The day will wrap up with an awards ceremony and community picnic.

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