We link Veterans and available beach properties.
Veterans returning from deployment have a lot on their plate. Finding time to plan a family trip can be tough.
Operation ReConnect takes a 'community-collaboration' approach. The triad of our fundraising efforts, patriotic vacation homeowners willing to gift time in their vacant beach-side accommodations and support from all types of local and national businesses allow our military families to truly ReConnect without worry!
Americans are searching for ways to show appreciation.
Combat Veterans & their family could use the time.
Here is how it works:
Qualifications To Apply For A ReConnect Trip:
Served in the United States Military - Any Branch, Any Rank
have Been Deployed To A Combat Zone on or after September 11, 2001
*** NOTE: Due to high demand, June & July property availability is LIMITED***
Property availability increases dramatically between August 1 - May 15
- Register using the link below
- Upon Registration, you will receive an email confirmation
- Our database of Registered Veterans and Donated Properties is referenced on a regular basis to complete the matching process
- When your preferred dates & accommodation request are matched, you will receive a phone call and/or email for confirmation. A DD214 or other documentation is required at time of confirmation.
NOTE: THE MOST RECENT RETURNING DEPLOYERS (within 12 months) WILL ALWAYS HAVE PRIORITY! Being the first to Register, does not imply you will be selected first. We do our best to accommodate all requests, but there are times when we simply do not have a property available. In that situation, we will contact you for alternative dates that will work with your schedule and family needs. EVERY COMBAT VETERAN is entitled to one (1) one post-deployment ReConnect Trip. This "golden ticket" may be used at a time that selected by the Veteran. No Expiration.
Operation ReConnect knows that Veterans are self-sufficient and would rather help others than themselves. This isn't a call to help the needy. It's a chance to let friends and neighbors stand beside a Veteran's family in support. We are finding that there are so many Americans that would love to say thank you by doing a little more than buying a fundraiser raffle ticket.
Veterans have to make tough decisions every day. Whether it's deployment or redeployment, each day away from home is difficult. We celebrate the family by giving a brief time to enjoy just the inner-core of a Veterans support team. Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Husbands, Wives, and Children at home put in late hours thinking about their loved ones overseas. They also have to pick up the roles and duties of those gone in order to keep the family unit intact and running smoothly. This is a celebration of those here at home as much as those deployed.
Are you a Veteran and considering whether to take time off to take a vacation? STOP. Put your request in and tell your loved ones that you're taking them on a "just us" trip.
We make giving easy.
No guilt. No pressure. Guaranteed.
Operation ReConnect appreciates every single dollar given. We established as a 501(c)3 not only to provide tax advantages but as a way to provide accountability for every cent vested to us.
Through gracious donations by owners and vacation management groups, the expense of the beach place itself is typically free for us. But the expense of fees incurred by donors like cleaning fees, can add up quickly. Many of these donors are providing multiple offerings and we want to make sure they see the appreciation for their kindness. Additionally, we really like to make sure that no financial burden prevents a family from coming to the beach. If that means gas cards, gift certificates for necessities or picking up meals we want to make sure we place no undo hardship on anyone who provides us freedom.
Your donation goes to covering the cost of ensuring a family is truly free to enjoy their stay.
All business owners , organizations and foundations are encouraged to donate in a way that works best for them. As with all non-profit organizations, direct financial contributions are the core in achieving Mission Success. Coupons, discounts, and complimentary services are all welcomed. Participation by local and national businesses alike, can help add memories and enjoyment to a ReConnect Trip. Truly a great way to Support those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Through generous donations of property, it's you that opens the gateway to what we are all about.
If you own property that you would like to donate to a Combat Veteran and their family for a 7-Day period or longer, please contact us. Currently, we have Operations established along the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama; however, we will evaluate any opportunity to provide as many ReConnect experiences as possible.
We work closely with leasing groups, realty companies and private owners through real estate staff volunteers that know how to make this work. We know that adding any complication or time to dealing with your real estate can be more than a hassle, it can be expensive. Each donor is met with to ensure details of how we schedule and care for your property are laid out clear and without pressure.
Depending on property financial structure, there are opportunities to gain tax deductions through your generous offering.
Operation ReConnect is a solid organization in design but that doesn't mean closed minded to those with ideas. Many of us have worked for groups that either were too structured or not enough. Both are wrought with troubles. We have the structure to provide you with a platform for YOUR ideas to develop and grow.
If you have a group to network with, we are always open to discussing ways to work together. Interested in helping with marketing, technology, real estate, administration? Bring it.