*This application is for individuals seeking the opportunity to run and operate an Operation Combat Bikesaver in their area in order to help provide a workshop for Veterans suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression. This workshop would need to include trained individuals skilled in various areas of Motorcycle fabrication, restoration, and customization to help teach candidates (Gear Head's / Applicants / Veterans ) that there is more to life than negativity. Once the project is completed by the candidate, it is theirs to keep or donate to another candidate of their choosing free of charge.
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All applications may not be approved. *PLEASE READ
A few reasons you may not get approved:
1 - You or someone on your team has a felony on their record.
2 - If you are a Civilian applying. Out of your mandatory 4 team members, 50% of your team must consist of all Honorable discharge Veterans. Sunday Shop Days are 100% Veteran atmosphere and must be maintained. If you are a civilian on the team helping run OCB does not give you access to therapy sessions. Your appointed President and Chapter Founder must be an Honorable Discharge Veteran.
3 - Spelling and grammar issues in your social media posts and email. I know it's difficult being a Veteran and being professional but we have to carry our selves in a professional manor with our communications inside and outside the organization. Spelling our organization's name correctly is critical. Information being shared correctly is very important to our success.
4 - Communication. Meaning: communicate through e-mail, phone, social media as a team so that the National Headquarters is always up to speed.
5 - Use of social media and or technology. Spell checking before you send / post. Our most used form of technology is social media.
6 - If the Veteran population is too low in your surrounding area. This causes a transportation and support issue.
It may take up to 4 weeks for a response due to our volume of incoming applications and other communications. We are also still developing the operations packet with detailed instruction on training for operating and reporting back to OCB Headquarters. This may take some time but this application is a good start.
Once approved the next step would be to start planning your first fundraiser with our team.
The funds that you raise would be used to purchase parts for your builds. OCB funds will not be used to pay for your property or bills. This is a voluntary system and if you cannot afford to allow OCB to operate in your garage one day a week without needing financial assistance then you will be disqualified as someone able to operate an extension of OCB 4 days a month.
The outcome of the first fundraiser will determine the amount of tools and equipment you will be able to purchase in order to properly work on projects in your shop.
We look forward to spread this Hot Rod Therapy across the entire U.S.
FED EIN: 47-5307287
PUBLIC CHARITY STATUS: 170 (B)(1)(A)(VI)
EFFECTIVE DATE OF EXEMPTION: 12 OCT 2015
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Operation Combat Bikesaver is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization.
Approved Veterans Programs and Services through the IDVA.