Welcome to Operation Fairborn Cares
“Our men and women in unform stand watch abroad and more are readying to deploy. To each and every one of them, and to the families who bear the quiest burden of their absence, Americans are united in sending one message: we honor your service, we are inspired by your sacrifice, and you have our unyielding support." And just as they must have the resources they need in a war, we all have a responsibility to support them when they come home." - President Barrack Obama, Commander in Chief
"A community-based solution is required for channeling the tide of the Sea of Goodwill to assist high-and low-risk Service members, veterans, and families as they adjust and reintegrate into civilian life. Prioritizing and linking the needs of warriors and families with donors in an organized fashion will allow a better application of resources. We can organize these efforts in a clear way; bridge the gap between Service and veteran transition; offer our wounded, ill, and injured a better lifetime continum of care; and support them and their family."
"The scope of this project is wide and the President's message was clear - America must support its men and women in uniform and their families. That said, it is important to define information, options, and services." (From white paper "Sea of Goodwill" written by MAJ John W. Copland and COL David W. Sutherland, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Warror and Family Support.
Our clients come from many directions - the county Veterans Service Organization, Wright State University, the American Legion, city schools and off the street. Everyone is different but they all have basic needs. OFC takes great effort to respect their pride and dignity. Many of them almost have to be dragged into the office. They are ashamed to ask for help.