THE VETERANS SUPPORT ORGANIZATION

Rating: 3.29 stars   45 reviews

Issues: Food, Homeless & Housing

Location: 8358 W Oakland Park Blvd Suite 302 Sunrise FL 33351 USA

Mission: The Veterans Support Organization (VSO), which was founded in 2001, is a 501C3 non-profit charitable organization that helps homeless, needy, and disabled veterans in the areas surrounding our offices. The VSO currently operates in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida. Donations collected are forwarded to the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services to support various programs offered to veterans such as recreational activities, the patient coffee program, and patient emergency needs, etc...
Programs: It is the mission of the VSO to further help and support the homeless, disabled and needy veteran population through various fundraising efforts. The more the organization grows the less of a threat homelessness and lack of resources to treat the needy is to our local veteran population
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Rating: 4 stars  

VSO has hit the mark of 86% back to the veterans of every dollar raised.These figures have be documented by a outside certified audit done on the VSO.The 86% is to include the homeless and or struggling americans that raise the donation.VSO has a work program that provides struggling americans to raise donations to help themselves while helping other veterans.VSO will not hire professional solicitors to raise the donations and keep most of it. A lot of other non profits hire professional solicitors from outside companies to raise donations for them but the problem is the company they hire keep most of the donation.We at the VSO do not like that,we think it is wrong. So that is why we have this work program. Again when a donor donates to the VSO you are not giving your donation to a hired professional, you are giving your donation to someone who will be helped with part of your donation that is struggling now in their life.When a donor donates to one of VSO particapants, they are helping that person and at the same time helping other veterans.Please do check out the VSO and see what you find. I am pretty sure you will be very happy what and how VSO operates.I will recomend that all donors do not donate to a group unless you check them out.

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

yes i have experienced the operations of the VSO.I have served 8 years in the ARMY and i am very happy to be helping my fellow veterans with being part of the VSO.

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

YES become nation wide

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6 people found this review helpful

I've heard countless stories on how the VSO has helped from suicide prevention, to jobs for the chronically unemployed veteran, and emergency assistance at the VA hospitals through volunteer services. All of this without any grants or government help. It doesn't get much better than the VSO.

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

By attending many meetings where clients have given testimony on how invaluable VSO help has been.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I was looking for a job and I contacted Mr. Tim Thacker of the Veterans Support Organization and he told me at the time that I called that there was nothing available. Since then, I have came to work for this organization and I can truly say that this is a one of the finest if not the best organization that I have worked for,due to the fact that they really care about the welfare of the veterans. I am truly thankful for the chance to work for a outstanding place.

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

as mention above

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

There is nothing to change

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

The caring that the people who runs this organization has for the veterans. I am honored to have been selected to be a part of this organization.

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

The majority have a caring attitude and really want to help this organization.

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

Open up more chapters and homes for the veterans, start work programs, education.

Ways to make it better...

There is nothing to say

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

Not enough stores/corporations taking the time to understand the concept of this organization.

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

Outstanding Organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

veterans support organization is a great group if you see the facts you will be amazed.V.S.O has had an outside cetified public audit 2 years (2008-2009)and gave back 65% of every dollar raised to the veterans,and this is a fact.V.S.O has the largest homeless veteran transitional housing in broward county FL called Veterans new life haven,that houses 130 veterans,and is available to veterans nationwide.V.S.O also has a thrift store that is ran by only veterans from new life haven.

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

helping veterans first hand,getting veterans off the streets to jobs,their own apartment,in 4-5 month it amazing

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

watching good people come on board for one reason ,to help veterans,and save lives.as a team we can do so much

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

focused,good hearted,positive,all have the same mission to help veterans in need

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

save lives get veterans off the streets,build more veterans transitional housing,

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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