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Volunteers For Veterans Foundation

Rating: 4.93 stars   30 reviews 2,294

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services

Address:

9473 Emerald Ave Fontana CA 92335 USA

Mission:

Volunteers for Veterans Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to veterans and active military personal. We help with rent, utilities, food and gas. We help provide this assistance to those who are in transition to civilian life and awaiting VA benefits. Volunteers for Veterans Foundation provides support to the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, thought the Voluntary Service Dept. All funds donated are used to help our Veterans and active Military in some way. The government is providing first-class medical care for our wounded soldiers, but it will never be able to provide all of what they deserve and so many services desperately needed by their families. The Volunteers for Veterans Foundation is ran by all volunteers. The Veterans Car Show is produced by the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation, and is our largest fund raiser .

Target demographics:

help Veterans and Active Military

Direct beneficiaries per year:

last year we spent over $45,000 to help veterans and active military with every day needs

Geographic areas served:

San Berandino County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County

Programs:

donated over $30,000 to the Loma Linda VA to programs that benefit our military in some way

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909-350-9816
www.volunteersforveteransfoundation.com

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Reviews for Volunteers For Veterans Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  




Dec 28th, 7:02pm
Dear Betty and VFVF , I pray this will get through to you, as I have tried since Christmas Eve to reach you and say, THANK YOU. The gift you handed to my son and I, meant the world to both of us. I have never had someone help us as you and Mary have. I was always the giver, never the getter. This is the second time Mary stepped up and helped my grand kids and my son. I can not find words loud enough, showing love enough, I can only from my whole heart say thank you, thank you....If I can ever help, please remember me and if I can, I WILL. God Bless, Joy

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteers for Veterans is a wonderful organization. As a Social Worker I have utilized their agency many times to assist my clients. They have kept so many of my Veterans from becoming homeless, getting their lights turned off and have helped with many other challenges. I cannot say enough good things about Volunteers for Veterans!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am a proud member of this organization and am honored to be affiliated with so many caring, selfless people who make it possible to continue supporting our Veterans. Led by Larry and Betty Volk, this group has worked tirelessly for more than 25 years to raise funds that go directly to Veterans in need. This foundation has provided support by way of funds for food, rent, utilities, car insurance, clothing, etc. Assistance has been provided for, not only hospitalized Veterans by providing support to many events and programs, at the Loma Linda VA Hospital including, Women Veterans, Returning Combat Veterans, Social Work Emergency Fund, Eyeglasses, Hygiene Kits, Vet Centers, Recreational Therapy and the Community Living Center. In conjunction with the Social Work Services at the hospital, funds have gone to support, Homeless Veterans, provided food, bus tickets, gas cards, etc. has been supplied to needy vets. Past support has been for an ambulance van to transport critical care patients, or those needing transport to other medical appointments or facilities, TV’s and cable service, coffee carts and support for the Honor Guard at the National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. I look forward to continuing working with this amazing group of people for the benefit of our Veterans.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Words cannot express the gratitude we have to volunteer for veterans. After serving 16 years my husband was treated unfairly and had a big fight to try and get what he deserved from his time served. Myself and children moved across the country to find work and move into a home with nothing. Volunteer for veterans provided us with beds for my kids a bike for my son to get to school and a fridge. Most importantly they made us feel like we had a home and we are forever grateful!!!!!!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have witnessed the blessings that Volunteers for Veterans Foundation has given to the veteran community on so many occasions, they fill the gap when needed and without hesitation. I applaud this organization for all the hard work they put in while hurdling over any road blocks they come across! Thank you for all you do!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The Department of Veteran Affairs has been a direct recipient of this awesome organization and people. For over 25 years. This group has worked tirelessly every year to raise funds to go directly to Veterans in need. They have provided funds for food, rent, utilities, car insurance, clothing, etc. I could go on and on about how much they have done not only for our hospitalized Veterans with providing support to many events and programs, including, Women Veterans, Returning Combat Veterans, Social Work Emergency Fund, Eyeglasses, Hygiene Kits, Vet Centers, Recreational Therapy and the Community Living Center.
I am so grateful to the Volks and committee for all their love and support for America's Hero's.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Volunteers for Veterans Foundation has been the answer to many prayers by the Loma Linda VA Healthcare System staff and veterans. i have had the pleasure of working with them for the past seventeen years. These committee members are the most dedicated, supportive and caring people I have ever met. They have donated more then one million dollars to our Medical Center, providing support for many programs, events and equiment needs that our hospital budget cannot support. These people work all year long to prepare for the wonderful event, Veterans Car Show.The distriution of these funds have gone to support, Homeless Veterans, OIF-OEF, Returning Combat Veterans, Women Veterans Program and awareness,Eyeglasses for those that do not meet the criteria or do not have funds of their own, POW Programs, Social Work Services, which provides food, bus tickets, gas cards, etc. to needy vets, they have in the past also donated a Ambulance Van to transport critical care patients, which has save the Medical Center over 1 million a year. To sum it up the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation and it's Committee members are the epitome of Volunteerism for our American Heroes.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. Feeding a needy vet, helping with rent, clothing, food, etc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOT

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the care they give, their heart for Veterans.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AWESOME

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help them continue to do what they are so wonderful at doing, support veterans.

Ways to make it better...

could not be better they are awesome

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

that there are many veterans and more coming for help and support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

you will never meet such unselfish people in your life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Volunteers For Veterans Foundation is a great organization, willing to work with other non profits in efforts to assist our veterans achieve their goals. Volunteers For Veterans Foundation's quick action in meeting our veterans' needs is very impressive and appreciated in our field. Thank you for bringing hope to our veterans!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

They do an outstanding job for our Veterans. A very dedicated group of volunteers that are not paid a salary. They genuinely love what they are doing and who they are helping.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

This has got to be the best organized group of people whom have one goal in Life....Bring people and VETERANS together..in a family oriented environment of Cars ,Fellowship and Fun. Smiles are everywhere at these shows ...They Bless the VETERANS so much all year round ...God Bless

 
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2 people found this review helpful

By way of disclosure, let me say that I know Volks who founded this organization.
If you allow for that, let me say that any non-profit that helps so many, pays no salaries and is all-volunteer is deserving of all the help we can give them.

 
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