Frequently Asked Questions

We just received our audit back saying we have a 10.1% overhead rating!

Yes, OPERATION SECOND CHANCE has been designated a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Federal Identification Number is 20-2624345. View our confirmation letter below: [wpdm_package id=’2329′]

The Government does an excellent job at getting our warriors patched up and back on their feet. OSC is able to help work with the government to get things done much quicker and without the red tape of a bureaucracy. OSC also provides assistance to our warriors long after the government’s job is completed in a way that only a non-profit organization could do.

Absolutely not. In fact we pay out less than $130K (which includes benefits) annually for all of our employees! Everyone staff member that collects a salary has voluntarily taken a substantial pay cut from previous jobs to ensure every dollar possible goes right back to the troops.

Although there are many ways to DONATE NOW to OSC, the preferred method is through checks or in person. This allows for 100% of your donation to go to OSC without any 3rd party fees.

Although we certainly accept gift cards, phone cards, holiday and get well cards, and other smaller items to directly give to the troops we generally do not accept bigger items. In the past we used to accept clothing, food, and other items but due to a shortage of space for OSC and the troops we no longer accept such items. If you have a special item you wish to donate please email

Absolutely. We rely on many volunteers routinely in assisting us in several different ways. We are not currently able to allow volunteers in to the hospitals due to hospital regulations. If you have more questions about how to get involved click on VOLUNTEER under GIVING.

Spreading the word about what we are doing helps us no matter where you are in the world. As a Grass-roots organization we rely on you for our advertising. Get people to visit our site and find out who we are. Our mission says it all but you make it possible.

Yes! OSC’s CFC # is 93327. If you would like us to come to your area and speak with your employees please contact Cindy or call (888) 672-4838.

If you have another question you can’t seem to find the answer to please use  CONTACT  form to email your question and the appropriate person will respond to you as soon as possible.