How Operation Hammond was Formed
Operation Hammond was formed by a group of dedicated convention staffers from various anime and science fiction conventions. Individuals who attend anime, sci-fi and pop culture conventions have unique medical and social needs. Operation Hammond is unique in that, hitherto no one group has formed to effectively deal with the full medical and social needs of the pop culture community. We are the only non-profit First Aid Charity operating at the American Red Cross First Aid level for the nerd and pop culture community. Our founder James Fedora has been staffing conventions for years, and through his work, identified a rise in the number of people seeking medical care and/or requiring ambulance transport to hospitals for various injuries and illnesses. It seemed that both he and his convention colleagues were aiding an ever-increasing number of individuals with a multitude of injuries both physical and emotional. Furthermore, many conventions appeared ill-equipped with loose and or virtually non-existent medical and social care departments, and/or policies for the aid of attendees. LEARN MORE
No organization formally existed that could effectively organize members of the fan community to offer social and medical care in a pop culture setting, all while operating within local, state and national laws. The idea and concept of Operation Hammond were conceived in early 2012.
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