Operation Injured Soldiers is a tax exempt, nonprofit organization founded in 2005. We provide recreation opportunities to wounded military veterans of all eras as a thank you for their service, and to aid in the recovery from physical and emotional injuries sustained during conflict deployments.
We know that it is important to help our disabled heroes get back to doing sports and hobbies they enjoyed before being deployed. Our role is to provide events and places where disabled veterans from all wars can enjoy the camaraderie of others.
Our goal is to thank these heroes for their sacrifices with a well deserved break, because we know that such “recreational therapy” produces significant health benefits:
- Improved cardio-vascular functioning
- Pain Reduction
- Greater control over stress
- Reduced depression and anger
- Improved attitude toward one’s disability
- Improved immune system function
To be eligible for our events, veterans must have a disability rating of 30% or more or have experienced combat during their military career.
In September of 2007, OIS received our 501 (c) (3) status. Our organization has continued to grow and meet the goal of providing these opportunities to our disabled veterans. These events are made possible because of generous individual donors, corporate sponsors, and a dedicated team of volunteers.