sacrifice everyday

Their families serve as well.
Please Help Us Honor these Heroes and their Families.

Our Mission

Operation R & R is a non -profit organization, founded in 2008, dedicated to serving Military Families, First Responder Families and Gold Star Families who have sacrificed extended time apart from loved ones, been injured or worse in their line of duty. Over 1500 families have been helped since 2008.

WJCL 22 Interview with ORR Director

Specifically, Operation R&R provides a week long, NO COST, stress free experience on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for:

  • Military families completing multiple, long term deployments to help them reconnect with their spouse and children.
  • First Responders from the 9/11 bombings in NY who continue to suffer health and other issues as a result of their heroic actions at Ground Zero.
  • American Gold Star Mothers and family members to offer time to reflect and heal as a result of their child or spouse suffering the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.

We assume total costs for airfare, lodging and housekeeping services, plus grocery and restaurant gift certificates.

All monies raised by Operation R & R come from personal donations, fundraising activities and corporate donations.

“My husband's stressed look melted from his face the minute he saw the ocean from our balcony.”

- October ORR Guest

Operation R&R on Fox News

People are talking about Operation R&R!

“Time as a family with the military can be tough. When we get it, we appreciate it and cherish it above all else. We cannot thank you enough for giving us time together.”

- Ruesinks family

Tunnel To Towers Foundation

We are honored and privileged to partner with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation to bring FDNY and NYCP First Responders from 9/11. It’s another way to say, We Will Never Forget.

Please help us show these men and women our unwavering loyalty and eternal gratitude.

All donations go directly to Operation R&R for the purposes of bringing first responders from the FDNY and NYPD to Hilton Head. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is working with ORR to provide worthwhile candidates for this program. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation will not receive any funds from ORR.


Read what our families said:

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“Enduring these 15 months apart is made easier because of the generous hearts of those who understand, and we can't thank you enough.”

- February ORR Guest

Participating Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors. We truly appreciate your help, encouragement and support. Without you our mission would not be possible.

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