Operation American Dream Scholarship Presentation
April 20, 2017 in Nassau County, FL
Operation American Dream worked to rally the north Florida community around the seven-year-old daughter of Nassau County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Oliver, who passed away in the line of duty on November 22, 2016. On April 20, 2017, Operation American Dream presented Deputy Oliver's daughter with a $6,455 education scholarship.
Rally for the Heroes
December 11, 2015 in Winter Park, FL
Operation American Dream officially launched in Florida on December 11, 2015. The "Rally for the Heroes" was a salute to military, law enforcement, and fire rescue personnel who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The program featured patriotic music, a 21-gun salute, speeches by Orlando Chief of Police John Mina, Winter Park Fire Chief James White, and OAD Founder Chuck Nadd.
How Operation American Dream Began
On February 11, 2014, Orange County Florida Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine sacrificed his life in the line of duty while pursuing a burglary suspect. Deputy Pine is survived by his wife and three young children.
As a native of Orange County himself, Operation American Dream Founder Chuck Nadd felt called to support Deputy Pine's young family and rallied the local community together to raise over $6,000. Since then, Chuck has watched other American heroes fall in the line of duty and has felt called to build similar campaigns. This is how Operation American Dream began.