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Causes: Home Improvement & Repairs, Homeless & Housing, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Military & Veterans Organizations, Recreation & Sports, Sports, Veterans

Mission: 907VETS Inc mission is to assist people who are serving or have served in the United States military, and family members. Our goals are to combat suicide, depression and loneliness by building camaraderie through drug and alcohol free activities, advocating for individual benefits, and guiding veterans and family members to local and national resources. We strive to bridge gaps between civilian and military sectors through education and outreach.

Results: In the short 7 month period since establishing our organization we have: Most recently donated and reached out to other nonprofit organizations to provide funds for a veteran needing travel funds for medical treatment and found grant resources for another Veteran needing dental care; designed and built a handicap ramp. Made contact with a newly enlisted soldier providing our contact info, some basic guidance and requested they keep in contact so we can provide ongoing support to him and his family. Ongoing we have enrolled veterans for VA healthcare and service connection, and assisted veterans suffering PTSD, depression and loneliness. We assisted with moving heavy objects furniture & appliances for veterans & family members, did small house remodels for safety issues, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic put kits containing masks & hand wash together and dispersed to Veterans and family members. Met with Homer Suicide Awareness & Prevention staff to discuss working together for events. Heard via a Zoom meeting about a BUDDY UP project proposal and the request to partner with 907VETS from VA Rural Health employee. Prior to the pandemic outbreak members put together a Valentines gathering for Veterans and family members . Supported a Veteran art & painting event and exhibit. Currently we are registered to attend & present 907VETS at the October 2020 Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families [ACVMH]. Every step of the way we have reached out to other nonprofits with a like mission in an effort to partner in one way or another. We have successfully reached out to local businesses and private individuals to support our efforts. The response to our mission and the work we are doing has been inspiring.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

907VETS INC seeks to provide essential services to Alaska Veterans. I am impressed that since the initial gathering of less than a year, 907VETS INC a completely volunteer organization has successfully achieved nonprofit 501c3 and 501c19 status. Have developed and maintained web and facebook sites with access to veteran resources, a photo gallery, among other valuable info. Currently they have designed a free membership/interest/activity form so that they can align those Veterans with similar interests and seek funding that will support; they are working with Lazer Print in Homer to refine their design and print pamphlets to be disbursed to Veterans at a variety of locations throughout Alaska. I highly recommend this organization and the essential services they provide Alaska's Veterans. To date most funding other than that listed was bootstrapped by the volunteer BOD; however the current need for donations and grant funding is crucial to the mission ...

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I went on a halibut fishing trip arranged by the 907 veterans group. It was quite possibly the most fun I have had in decades. The crew of the boat was amazing, but the other veterans were a true joy. I couldn't have asked for a better day, or been blessed with better company.
Thank you 907 Vets!

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907VETS 09/01/2020

We are thrilled that the fishing adventure we were able to provide by networking with H.A.V.E.-Alaska for sponsorship provided time for you to share camaraderie with other Alaskan veterans brought you such joy and blessings.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a new Veterans Service Organization with big ambitions in Alaska. Focused on connecting veterans to resources and each other no matter where they reside in our enormous state, they have a broader scope than many other organizations that work in this territory. It’s a valiant mission and they have the motivation to create a statewide community of veterans that can make headway on a number of issues that impact Alaska veterans: suicide prevention, access to care and resources, and connectedness in a highly rural state where most of our communities aren’t connected by road to the outside world. As one who chairs a couple vet organizations in the state and who has worked for a decade to serve Alaska’s veterans, I’m really excited to see what’s in store for 907VETS.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is Chief Bill with the Valdez Native Tribe, ANHB and NIHB.as a Vietnam Veteran I want to thank 907VETS for stepping up and helping as they do. I support them for if with there help, saves a life of my Brother and Sister. God Bless, AwA'ahada (thank You)

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907VETS 09/01/2020

Thank you Chief Bill. This year we were able to support by attending and networking at the Homer Suicide Awareness and Prevention M/C and Car run from Homer to Anchor Point. Veteran & non-Veteran M/C riders came from various communities on the Kenai Peninsula to raise awareness.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Just wanted to give a shout out to the beautiful and benevolent members of this awesome organization. Without even blinking an eye, they came and helped my ailing father with some needs in his home, and all with a smile. It’s my understanding that they are not currently accepting monetary donations, but goods and services are absolutely welcome, especially in this time of increased need for some of our most vulnerable in the community. Please reach out to this lovely organization if you have even an inkling to do so! Thank you 907 Vets ❤️

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907VETS 09/01/2020

Thank you veteran family member for the kind words. We were honored to assist your veteran family member with home remodel request which provided added home safety.