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Operation Enduring Support Project

Operation Help a Hero's Operation Enduring Support Project works to provide assistance to military families in crisis or need. Donations made to Operation Enduring Support Project are used to assist service members in emergencies.


Thank you!!!


Operation Enduring Support Alert (updated on 3/3/2014): Help a Family of 6 about to be evicted. 

More recent alerts are below. If they are listed below, we are still actively seeking help for these families:

ACTION ALERT: 2/26/2014
We are in need of commissary and grocery gift cards for a family close to losing their home. Online donations designated "electric" will assist us in helping this family stay in their home, but in the meantime, they need food! 

ACTION ALERT: 2/12/2014
We are in need of an electric washer for a large family whose washer broke down.

ACTION ALERT: 2/6/2014
Please help us shower a local Marine Corps family with baby items. The family is expecting a newborn shortly and they have little to no supplies they need. They specifically need diapers, wipes, a crib mattress and a car seat (we can only accept new car seats). 
ACTION ALERT: 11/20/2013
Please help us help a local wounded warrior in need of childcare for his two small children while he receives treatment

ACTION ALERT: 8/16/2013
Please help us find a washer/dryer for a mother with 4 children and Dad deployed.

ACTION ALERT: 6/22/2013
We are in dire need of gas cards for a wounded warrior family commuting from San Clemente to Balboa Naval hospital in San Diego daily. 

ACTION ALERT: 6/5/2013
We are looking for a crib, car seat, stroller and baby necessities for a family with 4 older children and a baby on the way. 

ACTION ALERT!!! 9/17/2012
A young Marine was hit by a car, while walking, and is in critical condition. OHH is collecting gift cards and monetary donations to help his mother, grandmother and aunt who have traveled out to SoCal to be by his side. 
To designate your donation to help this family, write a memo of "OES: Critical Care", and we will get 100% of your donation into the hands of his loved ones to help them with travel/lodging and other costs so they can stay as long as needed. Please pray for this Marine!!! 

ACTION ALERT!!! 9/4/2012
A young Marine Corps couple has just had a baby girl, and after a stay with family, will be returning to a house on base with virtually NO furniture or baby items. We are collecting monetary donations, gift cards and gently used items for this family. So far we have: 
  • a baby swing
  • a crib
  • a bumbo
  • a stroller
  • a baby bath tub
  • a recliner chair
  • a twin mattress
To designate your donation to this family, please write a memo of "OES New Baby", and all proceeds will be used to support this family.

ACTION ALERT!!! 8/31/2012
A Marine Corps family stationed at Pendleton have their newborn in NICU. The Marine just returned from Afghanistan a week and 1/2 ago. They are commuting back and forth from Pendleton to San Diego and could use our help. We are collecting gas cards, food gift cards and monetary donations to help this family. Please include a personal note of encouragement for the family with your donation, and we'll pass it on. 

ACTION ALERT!!! 8/20/2012
A young Marine Corps family, stationed at RS Louisville, has lost their home due to a fire. We are working out the details, but we are acting quickly to fundraise and send out monetary and gift card support to this family who have lost everything. 
We are collecting gas cards, grocery cards, wal mart cards and monetary donations for this family. Donations can be mailed to Operation Help a Hero, c/o Operation Enduring Support, PO Box 80996, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca 92688 or donations may be made online through paypal on this website. 

 PLEASE either note OES (operation enduring support) or "Fire support Louisville" to ensure your donation is designated directly to this family. Thank you for your help!!!

For more information, or to arrange a donation pick up/drop, please contact Cindy Farnum at cfarnum@operationhelpahero.com 

Thank you for your continued support of our military families!
  • Please also know that your tax deductible donation with the designation of "Operation Enduring Support" will help us to continue to provide gift cards and needed items to these families and other families with emergency situations as they arise. Online donations can be made by visiting the donation tab above or through the Network for Good link on our home page. No matter how big or small the donation, thank you!!!
A very special thank you to the families and groups who responded to our call to support a Marine Corps family with an 8 month old who, due to sugery after surgery, has been in the hospital since his birth. Your cash, check and gift card donations really helped them out over the holiday season! Thank you to the Nen family, the Lanham Family, The Gross family and friends, the Farnum family, and Lisa Grimes. 
For more information contact Cindy Farnum at cfarnum@operationhelpahero.com or donate online by clicking on the "donate" tab above. If sending a check please either make note of OES or "new join".

Operation Enduring Support Alert: Help an Army/Marine Family That Has Made the Ultimate Sacrifice to be Together



Capt. Brian Grayson sees his son for the very first time after serving his country in Afghanistan. Thank you to Fox Hollow Photography for the beautiful picture!