Please Help SGT Calles!

OOIAL is currently supporting SGT Calles and his family through an unimaginable tragedy. See his heartbreaking story below. If you would like to help, please donate HERE.

Dear Operation Once in a Lifetime,

My name is Jorge Calles. I am proud to have served 2 tours of duty — one in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan in which I have received a combat action badge. Our unit returned from Afghanistan Aug 22 2014 and on Sep 29th my home was attacked by a faceless coward. From a random drive-by at 1 am while my family slept, a bullet almost shattered my son’s head but did not miss my wife’s chest which caused her to almost lose her life. Since then we have been in the hospital for 4 months now and she has gone through many surgeries and the recovery process has had its bad days. Needless to say it has affected us in a horrible way.

I am a reservist and have a civilian employer upon my return from Afghanistan but have been on unpaid leave of absence from work as I am taking care of my wife who is still in the hospital and our 2 year old son. We have fallen on hard times and could really use any assistance for food, diapers and perhaps a mortgage payment if possible.

Thank you for your time and support,
Sgt Calles




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If You Were Sleeping on the Floor, What Would You Wish For?

Operation Once in a Lifetime helps grants some wishes for veterans without beds and who were sleeping on their floors.


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Help Us Make Dreams Come True for the Holidays

Operation Once in a Lifetime receives hundreds of requests for assistance every week from Active Duty Service Members and Veterans all over the world and these requests double during the holidays. Requests can range from military families needing help providing toys for their kids for Christmas, flying home for the holidays or even just providing a meal for their families. Help Operation Once in a Lifetime fulfill every request this holiday season.

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Also, visit our Current Needs page and see the immediate needs we are raising money for to support our military.

Don’t forget that Operation Once in a Lifetime’s 2014 “Toys for Troops” program is in full swing!

Donate an unwrapped new toy or clothes to support military families needing some assistance during the holidays. Email to find the nearest drop off location near you.


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