First and foremost, Operation First Response is a family. We are a family made up of volunteers who are dedicated to serving our wounded military and their families. We are a family made up of mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, brothers, sisters, and friends. We are a family of Veterans of far too many conflicts and wars. We are a family of ordinary people from across the nation. We believe it is our duty and our responsibility to give back to those who have sacrificed so much to keep us free.
Operation First Response is a direct service charity. As such, we give back over 95% of the monies we raise directly to those military families who need our assistance. Since our inception in 2004, Operation First Response has raised over $9 Million Dollars and served over 17,000 wounded Heroes and their families.
The ongoing revelations, regarding the Veterans Administration, highlight the failure of the system. A new VA claim has an average wait time of six months to a year. If disputed, a claim can take up to four years before a Veteran can receive the benefits rightfully due to him/her. This reality makes it even more important for organizations like Operation First Response to continue our efforts to help our Nation’s wounde