Operation North State (ONS)
Operation North State (ONS) founded in December 2010 is a 501 c3 non-profit (ALL VOLUNTEER) military support services organization which currently offers eighteen (38) “unique” programs for North Carolina– especially veterans-in-need. Additionally, we host numerous one-on-one recreational outings for veterans throughout the year. And, we serve numerous veterans from outside North Carolina as well.
In 2019, ONS will host its Tenth Annual NCCARES Christmas Box Project - utilizing NC's People, Places, Products and Pride to send 1500 NCCARES Christmas Boxes toNorth Carolina's deployed troops. Our EIGHT (8) Top Shelf Fishin' Festivals held throughout the state are unmatched anywhere in the country! These “much-needed” recreational therapy outings offer life-changing experiences for our wounded warriors / DVets and their respective caregivers. All the Fishin’ Festivals dating back to April 2013 are featured and overviewed at Facebook: Operation North State Photo/Albums. The Fishin’ Festivals are FREE to wounded warriors / DVets and No Entry Fee for our Host Boaters. Also in 2019, ONS’ will continue to offer Racing for Warriors, Foursomes for Heroes and Cycling Heals – Vets Connect outings. These are recreational support services ONS kicked off in the summer of 2018; all were a huge success.