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Volunteers for Veterans Foundation

Rating: 4.95 stars   40 reviews 2,574

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
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1 person found this review helpful

I am very proud to tell you about my support for this valuable organization. Volunteers for Veterans Foundation (VFVF) is an all-volunteer organization that is committed to assisting any military veteran in need. Once a Veteran is qualified through the Social Services Department of the Veteran’s Hospital, they are often sent to VFVF for assistance that is not available through the VA. It is important for all our Veterans to have a place to go when a crisis hits such as disability, loss of a home or loss of a job. Assistance through VFVF is immediate and occurs when access to other support programs is not available. The Foundation helps these people from falling through the cracks of the bureaucracy that is present in most other support programs. As a member of the Board of Directors for this Foundation, I am aware of year round efforts and the number of hours spent by our supporters to raise funds. I look forward to continuing working with this amazing group of people for the benefit of our Veterans.

 
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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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3 people found this review helpful

I've been supporting the Volunteers For Veterans for several years now. I've attended their well attended yearly car show out at Loma Linda Veterans Hospital several times over the years. I've seen them in action, raising money for supporting Veteran's needs at Loma Linda. I've donated Product for their Drawings at the yearly show in the past, and I know that the funds raised have gone to the Veterans programs they are intended for.

It is so neat participating in these shows and events and seeing the response from the Veterans attending. We owe so much to our Veterans and this is an excellent group to help out and show our support.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for this organization for over 8 years. Two of my brothers and I were born at Norton Air Force Base in the early 60's while my dad was in the Navy. As a proud American who was never in the military I wanted to give back to those who have served so I chose to join this group of great volunteers. I am truly proud to be a volunteer for an organization that helps those Veterans in need. Whenever I hear a story of someone we have touched I feel lucky and proud to have done a little something to change a Veterans life. In some cases we are the last resort to someone who feels hopeless and desperate. Helping someone always warms the heart. God Bless America.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

This is a group that I am proud to be a part of. All proceeds go to help our Veterans not one Volunteer is paid in anyway. We work very hard putting on the car show which again is how we raise money in order to help our Veterans and it does help. We have paid rent, purchased food, purchased gasoline, furniture and help getting or Veterans of the streets and into Motels, apartments, or into the Hospital. Check out or web site at
http://www.volunteersforveteransfoundation.com/
Thank you.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

This is an amazing organization with dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure Veterans and their families needs are always met.
They go above and beyond!!!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

My father was drafted in 1955 into the Armey, I have always thought that it is honorable to stand for this country and our flag. Because of my Dad I was brought up in a home to respect this flag and country. I have been part of this nonprofit organization for 24 years, and I feel good each day we are doing something for the Men and Women that sign up to lay there life on the line to protect our home. Please help in any way you can. Volunteer a couple of hours, donate something or just show you are proud of our solders by thanking them. to

 
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5 people found this review helpful

As a non affiliated person to the Veterans Car Show management, but as an annual participant in the show itself for many years, I can attest to the great benefits that I have witnessed that have been obtained by veterans in need as a direct result of this effort. I am amazed every year at the huge effort that goes into putting the annual Veterans Car Show on and the continual efforts of many people to make this happen with out a hitch. Not only is the day of the show important, but throughout the year, the volunteers relentlessly attend other shows and pass out flyers and make people aware of the Veterans Show. They spend their own time planning, attending meetings and working with many people to get products and services donated, which are then raffled off on behalf of the Veterans. I mean it when I say that this organization is made up of the most caring, unselfish, and dedicated people that I have ever been associated with. Being a veteran myself, I am proud to attend, donate, and give my little effort in helping to tear down the show whenever I am able. I don't believe that any other organization exclusive of the VA itself, gives more cost effective benefit to the Veterans on local basis. Great show, great organization, and great people and it just doesn't get any better than that.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

As a social worker at the VA I often work with the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation. They are always willing to help a Veteran in need. This organization has kept many of my Veterans from becoming homeless or having their electricity cut off. I cannot say enough good things about them!!

 
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5 people found this review helpful

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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3 people found this review helpful

I have been part of this group of volunteers before it was a great foundation working on the Veterans Car Show . We have been able to help many Veterans with everyday needs. please go to our web site there is so much more information about us there

 
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4 people found this review helpful

It has been my honor and privilege to be a part of this great foundation for the last 26 years providing assistance to our Veterans with everyone needs. At Christmas time we were able to help Veterans and their family enjoy a special day.

 
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