Frequently asked questions
When was Operation Decisive Victory® (ODV) founded?
ODV was founded in 2018.
Who founded the organization and why?
ODV was founded by Tintu and Dona Parameswar. The husband and wife team felt the need to change the way services were rendered to veterans by private organizations.
Is Operation Decisive Victory a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization?
Yes. Operation Decisive Victory (ODV) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization. ODV was granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service functioning as a charity under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the organization are deductible as charitable contributions. ODV’s Federal I.D. number for donations is #83-1540266
Where is ODV located? Do you have a location near me?
ODV is national organization and offer services to veterans and their families throughout the nation. We believed that our physical location should never limit the mission of the organization. Therefore, regardless of where you are located, we staff located all across the nation capable of reaching our veterans and their families.
Who does Operation Decisive Victory® (ODV) serve?
ODV serves veterans, veterans' families and first responders.
Does your organization only serve wounded, disabled or combat veterans only?
No. Operation Decisive Victory is dedicated to assisting all veterans and their families in need. We believe that by keeping a service criterion such as disability or combat experience, we dismiss a very large population of veteran’s and families in need. We also know that there are many amazing organizations dedicated to serving our wounded, disabled or combat veterans.
How much of my donations will go to helping our veterans?
Approximately 75 cents of every dollar donated will be used to assist veterans and their families in need, the balance will go to supporting the programs. Some needs may be financially based where other needs may be more administrative or supportive. What we have done is established a baseline budget for every veteran we help, and our goal is to keep our services within that budget to maximize on your donations.
How do you support your marketing and promotional activities?
Majority of our marketing and promotional activities are supported through fund raising events throughout the year. We also have wonderful community partners who have sponsored spaces within their businesses for us to hang banners, advertisements and post other marketing and promotional material at no cost to ODV.