The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation is thrilled to support Operation Second Chance, a group that has worked tirelessly to serve America’s wounded, injured and ill veterans for the past 14 years. Fundamental to this mission is their Emergency Assistance Program, an initiative to aligns perfectly with Jordan’s desire to provide a hand up to our country’s heroes.
“It may be a small need here or there, but we want ensure that help is always available for military families,” said Jordan Spieth. “Operation Second Chance has created a program that does just that; where there is a need, they provide a way. This program is a great fit for the mission of our Foundation and we are proud to support their Emergency Assistance Program.”
OSC receives nearly a thousand requests for emergency assistance each year through accredited service organizations such as Veterans Affairs, social services, etc. Organizations apply on behalf of these servicemen and women for a 24-hour response to emergency assistance. This Essential Daily Assistance program allows OSC to prevent evictions and homelessness, keep food on tables, ensure loved ones are participants in the veterans’ recoveries, and provide medical supplements and adaptive equipment not covered by Tri-Care. OSC carefully pays all emergency gifts directly to the third party (utility companies, etc.)
In 2016, this program provided nearly $458,000 in grants to over 2,900 veterans. The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation’s major grant could allow close to an astounded sixty emergency grants to be given, based on the average amount needed.
“We are thrilled to be the recipient of this generous contribution from the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation,” said Cindy McGrew, Founder & CEO. “This contribution will allow us to have an increased capacity to serve even more of the men and women of our Armed Forces than ever before. We are so excited to have found a compassionate partner to do so in Jordan Spieth and his foundation.”
Although active combat has slowed and the wars overseas have wound down, the war is never over for many of these wounded soldiers and Marines. “Thanks to the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation’s incredible commitment to Operation Second Chance and America’s military veterans, significant expansion of OSC‘s Emergency Assistance Program will occur in 2018,” McGrew noted.