What We Do
Operation Float A Solider (OFAS) is a ministry orchestrated to express gratitude and encouragement to American Soldiers injured in the line of duty. We are a 100 percent volunteer, nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization (TAX ID# 26-0668233) with a mission to honor and empower wounded service members, as well as provide programs and services for their family members.
Our mission is to improve the lives and lift the spirits of wounded soldiers and their families through recreational outings on beautiful Canyon Lake. We hope to nourish the souls of our injured heroes by providing them with a respite from grueling rehab and the psychological struggles caused by their injuries of war.
Through fishing, floating, food and fun, the 100% volunteer team seeks to provide spiritual healing and camaraderie to groups of wounded soldiers.
OFAS began in the summer of 2005 when two friends, moved by the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as two friends and a few wounded service members on a boat for a day on the lake has grown into a year-round program to assist wounded service members and their families as they recover from their injuries. It is our goal to give these brave men and women the opportunity to take a break from grueling rehab at the hospital by enjoying a day of fun, fishing, floating and fellowship.
As our wounded service members are healing in body, mind and soul, we hope to be a part of that healing process. We are merely servants giving to those who have sacrificed for us and continue to sacrifice. As servants, we provide a great day of adventure on Canyon Lake during our summer lake day events that begins with boating, fishing, a Texas brisket lunch, some water sports, and relaxation. Each year we gain more volunteers who selflessly give their time to assist in all the preparations and serving.
In addition to the summer day events at the lake, we are involved in developing other off-season initiatives that will have a positive impact in the wounded service members and their family’s lives. Those “off-season” initiatives include fishing events, hunts, and career a mentorship program for wounded service members transitioning into the private sector and are interested in the Information Technology career field.
We continue to look for volunteers that are willing to partner with us through prayer, volunteering time, and sharing resources. For some quick printable information to share with others: Download Our Brochure!
We would like to thank…
ALL of the brave men and women serving our country. The men and women of our military are paying the price of freedom by sacrificing their own freedom and themselves to fight for ours and others. They are patriots; they believe in the ideas of liberty and have given of themselves to ensure that all of us still experience it. It is our purpose and mission to honor them, to help them, to comfort them, to love them, and to thank them for what they have done for us.
Meet the Team
Director of Volunteer Services
Director of Development
Gifts & Entertainment
Vessel Maintenance Supervisor