Better Business Bureau Report for
Operation First Response, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Operation First Response, Inc.
Address: 20037 Dove Hill Road
  Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: (888)289-0280
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2005, Virginia
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Operation First Response, Inc. supports our nation's Wounded Warriors and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injury, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life into the civilian world.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Operation First Response, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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OFR provides financial aid to wounded, injured and critically ill service members and their families. The aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing and travel expenses.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Operation First Response, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Program Services 633,183
Total Program Expenses: $633,183
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Chief Executive : Peggy L. Baker, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Marilyn Green
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size: 6

Paid Staff Size: 3

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $753,280, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Operation First Response, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 603,002
Grants 76,890
In-kind donations (OFR backpacks) 73,388
Interest income 85
Total Income $753,365


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 93%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 6% 

Total income $753,365
Program expenses $633,183
Fund raising expenses 4,482
Administrative expenses 39,817
Total expenses $677,482
Income in Excess of Expenses 75,883
Beginning net assets 146,795
Ending net assets 222,678
Total liabilities 5,046
Total assets $227,724

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