Recent Updates

Operation Once in a Lifetime surprises the daughter of a fallen soldier killed in Iraq! 

Operation Once in a Lifetime surprised a young lady (Zoie Boatwright) whose dad was killed in Iraq when she was just 5 years old. She is now 19 years old, working and picking up extra shifts whenever she can but does not have a car to get to work and depends on others for rides.    

A family friend, knowing she would never ask for help, reached out to us to see if we could help make a dream come true for an amazing young lady by helping her with a car, so she does not have to continue walking to work! Mission Accomplished!

Here is link to video of Operation Once in a Lifetime surprising Zoie with her new car: SEE VIDEO

A Korean War Veterans dream come true! 

Operation Once in a Lifetime was contacted about a 92 year old Korean War Veteran (Tommy H. who was in the Army 1949-1952 then Air Force 1953-1973) who can only get around with the use of a walker.     His bedroom is upstairs but he is not able to able to get up the stairs due to his disabilities, so he had to put his bed in his garage because it’s the only room big enough downstairs that could fit a bed.    

His wish in life was to be able to get a stairlift in his house in order to get to his bedroom and not sleep in the garage. He saved $1700 of the $3800 it costs to get a stairlift in his house but needed help with the remaining balance.

Thanks to Operation Once in a Lifetime we were able to come up with the remaining funds to help Tommy and make his dream come true!

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Providing Meals

Operation Once in a Lifetime, with the help of several volunteers, including Tampa Bay Bucs Safety Deiondre’ Hall, provided over 380 meals to National Guard Service Members working on the front lines and First Responders.

This was made possible with a generous contribution from Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Owner Home Finance and several individual supporters.

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Coronavirus Emergency Fund

With the spread of the COVID-19 Virus and closures of schools and businesses across the United States, we are seeing millions of Americans out of work and without any income and no certain time of when they will go back to work. As deadly as this virus is, the economic impact it will have on American families, including Veterans, Active Military whose spouses are currently unemployed and their families, will be unmeasurable.

Imagine a family out of work, on unpaid leave or temporarily laid off with no means to purchase food, or even medicine such as an inhaler for their child? Operation Once in a Lifetime is setting up a fund to directly help these families where we will provide emergency financial assistance for these families in need by providing grants and/or gift cards so these families can provide needed necessities to simply survive and keep a roof over their head.

If you would like to assist in helping those in need, you can make a tax-deductible donation on our current needs page that will go directly to this fund. 

Thank you in advance!


Corona Virus Emergency Fund

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