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Operation Recovery

Support. Sustain. Enable.

Lake Wales, FL   |  https://www.operationrecovery.org/

Mission

At Operation Recovery, we serve our nation's heroes: veterans, first responders, and their families. We do this by providing awareness and support for veterans and first responders through supplies, training, housing, health services as well as community events, and to provide charitable support for distressed Americans and allies of America located abroad.

Ruling year info

2020

President & CEO

Jon Collette

Co Principal Officer

Wes Wrather

Main address

23781 Hwy 27 Ste 412

Lake Wales, FL 33859 USA

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EIN

84-4836118

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Operation Recovery addresses urgent and critical needs during global crises and disasters. The organization's mission is to provide immediate and impactful support to those in need, leveraging its extensive networks, processes, and expertise. Through initiatives such as responding to the conflict in Ukraine, providing aid to refugees, relocating high-risk individuals to safety in Afghanistan, and supporting veterans and active-duty personnel through their health and wellness program, Operation Recovery is committed to positively impacting the world. Operation Recovery is working towards a brighter future by creating a world where individuals can access resources and support to thrive, regardless of circumstances.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Afghanistan Initiative

Operation Recovery's Afghanistan initiative focuses on addressing the urgent and unprecedented situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. The organization has relocated 3,500 high-risk individuals to safety and provided nearly $645,000 in food and medical aid. The initiative is ongoing, and Operation Recovery is tracking over 7,500 allies, including young children, who remain trapped in Afghanistan with limited pathways to the US, dwindling funding, and immense suffering.

In addition to supporting the Afghan people, Operation Recovery acknowledges the impact this conflict can have on our veteran populations. The organization recognizes the moral injury that veterans may suffer due to the conflict and is committed to providing support to address these issues. Through its health and wellness program, Operation Recovery provides opportunities for veterans and active-duty personnel to connect and support each other, offering social and emotional support.


Population(s) Served
People of Middle Eastern descent
Military personnel
Immigrants and migrants
Veterans

Operation Recovery's Ukraine initiative is focused on providing comprehensive, holistic aid to those most affected by the conflict in Ukraine. The organization is partnering with regional subject matter experts and the Ukrainian government to provide life-saving supplies, psychiatric counseling, remote education, and resettlement assistance on Ukraine Child Aid Bases. The initiative is essential to Operation Recovery's mission to positively impact our allies and provide immediate and impactful support to those most in need.



Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Children and youth
Adults
Veterans
Immigrants and migrants

Operation Recovery's veteran health and wellness initiative provides critical support to veterans and active-duty personnel struggling with mental traumas as they reintegrate into civilian life. The program fosters social and emotional support through events and service opportunities to create a sense of belonging and camaraderie among veterans who have served our country. Operation Recovery recognizes that the impact of war can lead to moral injury and is committed to providing support to address these issues.

In addition to veterans, Operation Recovery recognizes the need to support first responders, who often face similarly traumatic experiences in the line of duty. The organization is dedicated to providing critical aid to this community, leveraging its extensive networks, processes, and expertise to help those most in need.

Through its veterans health and wellness program, Operation Recovery is working to create a world where every veteran and first responder is supported.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Age groups
Veterans
Age groups
Emergency responders
Military personnel

Where we work

Awards

Courageous Innovator Nominee 2022

Bonterra

Affiliations & memberships

Moral Compass Federation 2021

Afghan Evac 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Afghanistan Initiative

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Establishing a wide-reaching support network for veterans, first responders, allies, and their families.
2. Enhancing access to mental and physical health resources.
3. Fostering community connections to combat isolation and promote shared experiences and healing.
4. Implementing innovative digital solutions to provide immediate and continuous support.
5. Offering educational and mentorship programs to facilitate reintegration and personal development.
6. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the programs to ensure they meet the evolving needs of the community.

1. Developing a user-friendly digital platform to serve as a centralized hub for resources and support.
2. Engaging with mental health professionals to provide expert counseling and workshops within the network.
3. Building partnerships with other veteran organizations for resource sharing and referral services.
4. Launching targeted outreach campaigns to increase program visibility and participation among the intended audience.
5. Implementing a comprehensive onboarding process for new members to foster immediate inclusion and support.
6. Establishing a robust monitoring and feedback system to assess the program's impact and guide continuous improvement efforts.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Operation Recovery

Board of directors
as of 01/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jon Collette

Wes Wrather

Ian Patterson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable