This is such an amazing organization. Yes, I am part of it, I am the Operations Manager, but I have to say, the things I have seen, helping Veterans has touched me so much. Now my son is in the Army and David Booth and our Veterans here helped and supported him through the process. I have seen David Booth literally save Veterans lives and it is unbelievable.
I began working with Combat Veterans to Careers over a year ago. I cannot express how much respect I have for this organization. David Booth is the most compassionate and giving person I have ever met. He always puts all of our Veterans first, both professionally and personally. He will drop everything and go out of his way to to help a Veteran. The stories that I have heard have truly touched my heart and I couldn't be more proud to be part of such an important cause and great organization!
I am a volunteer at Combat vets to careers , I have been there for over three years . I have personally seen veterans come in to our nonprofit and get the help need to become citizens in our community again . Ranging from going back to school, down to helping with house hold goods to get started again . As a veteran myself it gives me great pleasure and pride to help fellow brothers and sisters get back on there feet . And down the right path in life .
You can get great bargains and all proceeds go to a great cause.
Combat Veterans to Careers and David Booth have helped so many Veterans and their families. Once you become part of Combat Veterans to Careers, you become family.
I am blessed to volunteer at Restoring Hope Thrift Store which supports Combat Veterans to Careers (CVC). In my position, I have frequent contact with our veterans, one of whom is David Booth, the CEO of CVC. I see first hand how 100% committed he and the other veterans are to bettering the lives of those who have served our country. Needs regarding education, housing, financial assistance and many other things have been fulfilled through CVC. It is an awesome organization which utilizes 96 cents of every dollar donated to help veterans!
Combat Veterans to Careers Restoring Hope Thrift Store has quality, clean, well organized and nicely displayed merchandise. Friendly and helpful staff and volunteers. An asset to the community.
Combat Veterans to Careers is all about helping post 9/11 veterans get back into the community by helping with education, housing, and providing support for the veteran and their family. It doesn't stop there; many of the veterans have become friends with all the volunteers who help with CVC.
My wife and I help with anything we can from events to helping at Restoring Hope Thrift Store. We know David Booth very well and know he is so motivated to help combat vets. There is a reason there are so many volunteers! This is a great organization lead by great people!
Combat Veterans to Careers is awesome. I volunteer for the organization’s thrift shop, so I see daily operations. Dave, Troy, Sandee, Eric, Charles, Steve, Patrick, Joe, to name a few, are dedicated to the service of our troops. I can’t say enough kind words to describe their commitment of CVC.
Thanks, Denise Marshall, Volunteer
We have been with Combat Veterans to Careers for about four years and love it. We interface regularly with the veterans we help, as well as other veterans and volunteers in the area. We have about five key events a year so there is enough variety to be of interest for any volunteer. If that isn't your thing then you can do all sorts of activities to support the Restoring Hope Thrift Store, all focused on helping the combat veteran and their family getting back into the civilian environment. P.S, many of the volunteers are also veterans, so it is also a great way to share our brotherhood.
I have volunteered with Combat Veterans to Careers for several years in many different roles, and enjoyed every one of them. David and his support staff are wonderful to work with. It is great to work in an organization that really helps the combat Veteran in all areas of their personal and family's life. Many of the veterans work along side of us at the store and in support of other fund raising activities. This means we know the people we are helping, not just sending some money to an organization. A great organisation helping our veterans.
I volunteer for Combat Veterans to Careers organization. I work side by side with several of the hard working veterans and find the the whole experience rewarding and very gratifying. I have witnessed first hand what this wonderful organization does to help many of our veterans, and I am proud to be associated in some way. Barbara Ross
This amazing dedicated organization gives honor,& support to post 911 veterans and their families. A very well deserved organization to support. CVC accepts donated, gently used household goods, furniture ,pictures, odds & ends & other items. All are cleaned, priced, & sold at the resale store which lovely is displayed. A great place to shop. The money from items sold benefits the veterans in need & their families.It is a pleasure to volunteer along side so many wonderful people, including our veterans. I love volunteering for this organization & store. It is very rewarding. Combat Veterans to Carreers is in existance due to the hard work of David Booth, who is also a Veteran.
I have had the pleasure of knowing and volunteering with David Booth since he moved here from New York. David is totally dedicated with meeting his commitment to Combat Veterans to Careers Mission Statement for all post 911 veterans. I have known him to go out of his way to help veterans using his own funds and influence. Although he still suffers from his wounds of battle, he very seldom takes off for his own good. He always takes time for a veteran in need for whatever reason. Combat Veterans to Careers is very transparent in all their dealings which can be determined by reviewing their website. Everything from the Florida State Identification Number, 990 Tax Form, to his 501-c-3 Document are available for view.
It has been a pleasure for me, Helen Feeney, being an office Volunteer for this productive organization!
I have done so for 8 years and have been happy to help our Director, David Booth, raise the needed funds to help our many deserving Veterans return to a positive, happy, and healthy Civilian life. He is driven to be able to put 90% of our monetary intake into the veterans' and their families"needs each year, through many special fund-raising events--fun for the Vets, fun for the Volunteers, and fun for the generous, and loyal, participants/supporters! I cannot think of a better organization to volunteer for in that regard. David is a man who treats his volunteers
like family, and is always ready to help us out, as well. His kindness is never-ending, even though he suffers yet with physical pain from his service to his country--the USA!
Combat Veterans to Careers , aka CVC, is the best NonProfit alive!
My wife Carole and I continue to volunteer at the Combat Veterans to Careers Restoring Hope Thrift Store. David and his crew along with the many other volunteers share a common bond with the veterans we help. This organization is well run and we get extreme pleasure with our volunteering.
I am a retired 30 year Air Force veteran and my wife and I volunteer at the Restoring Hope Thrift Store which is a part of Combat Veterans To Careers. We see the benefits combat veterans receive from this non-profit organization and we support it 100%. David Booth is dedicated to providing help to combat veterans - THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING NON-PROFIT organization.
A really rewarding place to volunteer. Their mission is simple but their ability to assist transitioning Veterans is anything but! Plus the Thrift Store has amazing items at great prices.
I have been with this organization for over 2 years and I have never worked for such a wonderful organization. Helping Veterans transition from the Military to Civilian life is challenging but so rewarding. Seeing the impact our support does to a veteran is priceless. We have hundreds of volunteers that give their time and energy and enjoy working at our Thrift Store, which .91 cents to every dollar goes into the Save A Veteran Program!
Amazing Volunteers, providing transition assistance to our countries heroes.
As a Soldier I was taught to NEVER leave a buddy behind, weather its on the battle field or parade field we are in the fight together. That is exactly how we treat our Veterans, Families, volunteers and our communities.
Combat Veterans to Careers was established to help our veterans and their families transition and stay in the fight for a better life. We provide opportunities for our families and our communities to grow together by building the necessary relationships for life long stability. Our program is about hard work, dedication and teamwork. All of the things our veterans know all to well, just on a different battle field.
We need your help to spread the word about our battle and please look at our program on our website and most of all tell a buddy.
Thank you for your support.
Truly the definition of professionalism in excellence! Only three paid employees and 400 volunteers focused on a 360 degree approach to caring for Veterans and their families.
This group has been endlessly helpful in helping my husband transition from the military. They have helped with his VA rating, tuition for education, job placement, home repairs, they even helped us get our first home. And the help doesn't stop. I'll be forever grateful for the services Combat Veterans to Careers has provided.
I love this organization! They are a great organization that does so much for Veterans and for our Community!
I have had a few older veterans pass away over the few years, and the help I have received from David Booth and his manager is AMAZING. They come and help me get the items that can be donated to the right place. They have repaired some stuff that they where able to help someone in need. Resently I run a Fundraiser For Special Needs Children and David told me to come over to store and see what I could use as gifts.
I have know David now for about 9 years and his people are FANTASTIC at what they do. His manger is WONDERFUL SHE IS GEM when it comes to needing info and help.
This Non-Profit is AMAZING TO HELPING OTHERS IN NEED LJF III
Combat Veterans to Careers is a non-profit that provide 360 degrees of support for the veteran, spouse and children. Out of every dollar donated 91 Cents go back directly to the program. There are no administrative fees that are paid for by the donations.
It truly is an organization I am proud to be part of.
Combat Veterans to Careers is an organization that deals both with the combat veteran and his/her family. They are a 360 degree organization, helping with housing, education, GI benefits, employment, VA appointments,etc. The organization was started in May 2012 and has significantly grown in the last five years. It is now reaching veterans throughout the United States. I know personally what this organization has done for our veterans when no other organization would help. We are there for the veterans and their families.
Wonderful organization that helps many vets rehab back into society.
As a volunteer at the Restoring Hope Thrift Store I see how caring and supportive Combat Veterans to Careers really is. Clients come and go and I witness how beneficial CVCC is to these people, many of whom rely on CVCC for guidance and support as they move from military to civilian life. As a veteran myself, I know firsthand that making the transition isn't always easy. I urge everyone to support CVCC and to visit the thrift shop located at 400 East Gulf Atlantic Highway in Wildwood, FL. Your purchases help CVCC work their magic.
I want to express my gratitude to CVC for their support to Combat Veterans. I was invited to participate in their golf tournament and it helped me to make new friends. I'm a combat veteran who benefits from the activities that CVC is able to put together. Getting out and participating is an outlet that I need so I don't fall into depression. I battled depression during my military career but now I'm able to cope with different activities offer by CVC. Thanks CVC from the bottom of my heart. Anybody thinking of supporting a non profit should choose CVC they have a heart for veterans.
I definitely will be looking on ways to help them out.
From my personal experiences, I have witnessed the positive impact CVC has had with local veterans. Whether it was during an event in which they participated (i.e. the Battle Buddy Golf Tournament), or while they were working collecting donations for the CVC Thrift Store, the vets I came in contact with demonstrated pride and commitment to CVC and the great work it performs.
Another positive that may go unnoticed is the impact on awareness in our community of transitioning veterans and the work CVC is providing them. An example is the monthly event at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant. It not only raises money for CVC, it gets residents in the area involved and interacting with the vets.
Keep up the great work CVC---you're doing a great job.
i have been in plenty of local thrift shops in the area and this one by far is the most organized and cleanest of them all. everyone is very nice and always willing to help out with any questions. The best part about this shop is some of the vets that the money raised goes to are there in the store so you can see where your money goes and you know your helping a local vet
Excellent cause & organization! Would give 10 starts if I could!
I have been involved with Combat Veterans to Career for 3 years now they do a wonderful job helping veterans to stream to civilian life transitioning
I do support this organization
thank you to all Volunteers
I am very proud to be a volunteer for this organization. I have been with this group since its beginning here in The Villages, Florida. I have seen first hand how it has helped our combat veterans and their families. Our community is a special one. We have a lot of veterans who live here and want to help. We have volunteers who help with resumes, education, health, benefits and family support. 92% out of every dollar goes back into our program to help our veterans. We have huge support and a very grateful community
Have seen the great work David Booth and his organization has done for many young men and women. They have gained confidence and excellence in the job market.
CVC has helped so many veterans and their families. $.96 to every dollar goes to help veterans
I am proud to be a volunteer at Combat Veterans to Careers. I see firsthand how the program affects the veterans it serves. As a Vietnam combat veteran, I wish there was such a program available to Vietnam Era veterans when we finished our tours of duty. I can say with certitude that countless lives would have been saved.
My late husband was a soldier to the core of his being. I wish we had found Combat Veterans to Careers when he was still with me. He would have so enjoyed, as I do, working with some of the veterans in CVC’s thrift store, Restoring Hope. In order to ‘give back’ and honor my husband, I started volunteering at the store last summer. I thoroughly enjoy working with some of the veterans who are in the training process for outside careers. Not many organizations give 96 cents of every dollar raised to actually benefit our veterans. This one does!!
Combat Veterans to Careers has assisted hundreds of Veterans and their families transition back into civilian life. I’m very proud of the work that the staff and volunteers do to help our veteran families.
David came to our house and made a bunch of promises he didn't keep. With all his promises and the value of those promises, we agreed to a donation of one of our items with high value. He got the item and never came through. The item was kept for his personal use. He has refused to cooperate. He stated he would return the item, then when I went to get it, he attempted to extort money from me. He did not provide, at request, a donation form, an appraisal, follow any of the terms of then agreement. Litigation...
As a retired Army Master Sergeant, David Booth recognized the need for our post 911 veterans, and formed Combat Veterans to Careers (CVC), a 501C3 tax exempt organization. Honorably discharged veterans can apply to participate in a program that provides a pathway for the veteran to achieve his/her goal. By guiding the veteran to educational resources through the GI Bill, or VA services in the nearest VA Clinic or administrative office, or entrance to a job training program, CVC has helped over 500 veterans last year to find their pathway to success. Often it requires financial discipline on the part of the veteran as that was not a problem while on active duty. There was a paycheck on the 1st and 15th without exception. Now the veteran has to earn a paycheck by working while pursuing his/her goal. CVC often assists the veteran with temporary help with rent, groceries, transportation and other assistance for daily living. However the amount of assistance is determined at the time of acceptance into the CVC family of veterans.
It is heartwarming to see these veterans and their families get on track and to accomplish their personal goals. As a volunteer for CVC, and as a retired Navy veteran, I am proud to have provided volunteer services as well as financial contributions over the last five years while experiencing the growth of CVC.
CVC truly provides 360 degree support to the veterans in the program as well as those in other programs that need help. As the Treasurer from inception, I have written checks for moving expenses, housing, food, tuition, travel, for the veteran as well as his or her family. CVC has been instrumental in finding employment in fields of choice for our veterans. The President and Senior Program Manager provide hands-on assistance for GI Bill benefits as well as with the VA benefits and counseling. They have organized a spousal support group to aid families with the transition from military to civilian life. As a retired Navy officer, I am proud to be of service to CVC in their mission of support to our veterans.
Combat Veterans To Careers has matured into a full service 360 degree service organization reaching out to Veterans all over the country. They have expanded their mission to help more people transition from military to civilian life. The maturity of this organization over the past couple has been impressive. I am proud to be associated with this organization.
I have worked with CVC for over a year and I have over 10 experience working with Military Support Organizations. I have found the people at CVC to have the most Passion and Heart for what they do. They have a plan in place to support retired Veterans and no doubt will exceed their goals. Look forward to seeing the success going forward.
Combat Veterans to Careers is a very well run and efficient organization with an extreme emphasis on the cause. Over 90% of the donations go directly to the combat veterans and their families. This is the only program that I know of that offers the full spectrum of support as combat veterans transition back home vs. just addressing one aspect.
I have watched this Organization and have participated in several of their events. CVC does an OUTSTANDING job in supporting post 9/11 Veterans with a variety of needs. Most rewarding is to talk to the Veterans and see how happy and blessed they are to have this total support. This group should be the role model for out VA. My very best to all involved.
Sometimes it is difficult to really explain how CVC makes a difference so we cite examples of how we have helped veterans and their families with medical, education, budgeting, getting jobs or finding affordable housing or helping them through difficult personal and family situations....and then measuring how many veterans and families we have helped...and how we really have more veteran needs than we have resources...but what has struck me the most is how we make a difference is what we can't measure... and that is "how many veterans have we prevented from being part of the "20 suicides a day" statistic. We can only help them as best we can, and let them know all is not lost and that CVC cares. Thanks for your support.
CVC is an amazing organization that addresses the total needs of the veteran and his/her family. It is a hand up not a hand out. Each vet is held accountable for his or her success as they are guided and assisted. Any and all aspects of needs are covered...whether it be housing, education, financial, medical, jobs, transportation, furniture, resume writing, balancing a check book...if it is needed, CVC will find a way to assist. Approximately 94% of every dollar collected goes in support of the veteran's needs. It is an organization that is headed by a veteran who has made it a personal goal to assist the post 9/11 veteran whenever, wherever possible...David Booth and his fantastic volunteer organization works hard every day to assist with the needs of today's veterans. Unfortunately, there are not enough resources to assist every veteran that has a need...get involved and help in any way...TODAY.
My name is Rick and I am a Desert Storm Veteran. I met David Booth through a family friend here in The Villages about 5 months ago. Even though Desert Storm was 26 years ago, Dave was still eager to help my family and I. I lost my hearing in an explosion during the ground war. Even though I was not physically hurt, I am still recovering from PTSD and 98% hearing loss in both ears. Not only is David helping me with a claim for benefits from the VA, he also employed me for a couple months to keep me busy and help ends meet. I moved to Fl. from Pittsburgh about 4 years go where I was employed as a Paramedic for 23 years. After moving to FL, I found out that they do not accept paramedic certifications from any other states and couldn't continue work in that field. David asked me what kind of a job I might like doing and I told him anything outdoors helping people. He introduced me to an Air Conditioning business owner that he knew and I was hired on the spot with no prior experience on David's recommendation. That meant a lot to my family and I because it gave me sense of self worth again and made me feel like a provider for our children.
As a veteran that has served overseas and came back with injuries it has been a everyday struggle to fit back into the community where ever I go. CVC has helped & shown me direction in helping with the everyday adjustments in life! I would recommend that any veteran having challenges and need help, CVC is the place too be for that dedicated leadership!
I have been privileged to have been an active volunteer with CVC since 2013 and have enjoyed every minute of doing so. This organization is all for the betterment of Combat Vets, and our Director and CEO, David Booth, is dedicated to giving 90% or more of the fundraising intakes to them! The creative fund-raising events have been heavily attended and FUN! It was a pleasure for me to help organize a CVC Volunteers Social Club meeting once a month giving us an opportunity to know and relate to our fellow volunteers--and to meet the guests each one of us try to bring to these meetings as prospective volunteers-- enabling CVC to recruit many new Volunteers from this. The Vets also may attend the meetings--and they do! The Volunteers are all dedicated to helping our Vets fit back into society as they dreamed they would! Those Vets with children have aquired extra sets of Grandparents for them--some of the Volunteers, of course! In my many, many years of being a Volunteer, this organization--by far--has been the most meaningful! Helen Feeney
I have met today's Combat Vets and the problems they encounter post military, and there is no doubt that we have to do everything we can to help them find meaningful employment, housing, and proper medical care from the VA. Freedom is NOT free. BTW, Choose Your Role is annoying in that we can be participating in multiple ways. I've donated and I'm a general member (whatever in the world Of the Public means.
I have been involved with CVC since 2013. It was started and operates from the heart not the pocketbook which helps secure it's long term success. They have established excellent local and countrywide recognition and have partnered with other successful organizations. I am honored to be involved with such a organization.
Combat Veterans to Careers is exactly that - they take our wonderful veterans who need a hand up and give them that - not just a hand out. We started as volunteers but work happened and now we are confined to donors. I can not say enough good about David Booth and his staff and his volunteers. They all give from the heart.
I've worked directly with David Booth and Combat Veterans to Careers for more than 2 years, and continue to hear incredible stories of how they are helping our combat veterans and their families return transition to a fulfilling civilian life. Their services are desperately needed, and Combat Veterans to Careers continues to flourish in the community (and beyond) to provide as much support as possible - from education and job training, to housing and health assistance. This is one of the most honest and trustworthy nonprofits I'm aware of, and I so appreciate their service to our combat veterans and their families.
I have been with this organization for 4 years now and I have seen the help this organization gives to our veterans. It has helped hundreds of families. In the last month we have had 2 families purchase their own homes. Before they came to CVC their credit was awful and neither veteran or spouse had jobs. CVC was able to guide them through purchasing a home. We also have had veterans in school for fire fighting and police. 4 of them are now working at their dream job. David Booth the CEO is non-stop helping veterans. His whole life is devoted to them. CVC has a wonderful group of volunteers who are dedicated to this organization
Great volunteers that are dedicated to helping our veterans. 92 cents of every dollar goes directly to our veterans and their Families.
My first born son is a combat veteran and this organization is helping him. It is an answer to my prayers.
I heard of this organization through my girl friend aunt who is a volunteer and a resident at the villages. After hearing of the passion and devotion that David Booth gives to our combat veterans I was moved to be a supporter.
I have worked as a volunteer for Combat Veterans to Careers for approximately two years. Personally, I have found the organization to be totally focused on helping veterans make a successful transition from active military service to civilian life. It has been extremely rewarding to see veterans' lives transformed into productive civilian careers. The staff are totally committed to responding to the diverse needs of the veterans they serve. Virtually all funds are expended directly into the service delivery system. The program is held in high esteem not only by the veterans it serves, but; also by the the surrounding community which often provides fund raising efforts. In a word, Combat Vererans to Careers is as top notch program with an extremely dedicated effort toward meeting its mission of successfully transitioning veterans back into civilian life. It is a privledge and honor to be a volunteer at Combat Veterans to Careers.
Great organization, doing a lot of good.
CVtC is working very hard and is very successful, they have my support.
This is a great organization, they have helped my grandson in so many ways.
Being a volunteer, I see first-hand the wonderful work this organization does for combat veterans and their families. It's fantastic to see the veterans reenter civilian venues such as school and work with such success.
I was looking for something to do with Veterans and came upon CVC. Love how they help veterans to find jobs, housing and anything else they need. our veterans deserve the best and CVC gives them a fighting chance.
I am a retired Army Colonel and was looking for a worthwhile non profit organization to volunteer with, After a fair amount of research I found CVC and had to go no further.
CVC is a no nonsense organization that provides the resources for combat veterans to get an education in one of several fields which are connected to employment here in central Florida upon graduation. The basic criteria following selection is that the veteran works while pursuing his education, interfaces with the community, and supports events sponsored by CVC.
All of this is accomplished by the dedicated efforts of the leadership and a band of volunteers and with a record to date of using approximately 90% for funds collected on the Program.
I'm proud to be part of this effort!
CVC helps veterans every step of the way. David Booth and his team is full of great information and helps with the whole process of transitioning out of a military career to a civilian career. It is more challenging then it seems, I am very grateful for them leading my combat vet in the right direction.
This program brought my son back to me! I had to watch this AMAZING kid transition from Military to Civillian life and struggle for direction which for a mother, is debilitating. CVC gave him so much more than just finding him a job, they gave him his pride and confidence. The program holds its veterans accountable which in my experience is so important! I strongly encourage anyone that can help by donating time or money to do so, and get to know some wonderful individuals!
I have been a volunteer with CVC since its inception and it has been a very positive experience. I have had the oportunity to interact with many the veterans that are in the program and to watch them succeed in the program is proof positve that the system works. David Booth has so much passion in the program that you can bet he will not let it fail and it is only going to get better.
The transition from military to civilian life defiantly has a huge gap and combat veterans helps to bridge that gap.