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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Our Mission is to provide 360 degrees of support and opportunities to enhance the quality of life for our combat veterans and their families as they transition from military careers, who are ready for a life-long, rewarding civilian career Our Vision is to give veterans the tools they need for successful reintegration; helping them achieve their own success and build their own future.

Target demographics: provide 360 degrees of support of combat veterans and their families transition

Geographic areas served: a community based model

Programs: our Wellness Program. Combat Veterans to Careers has committed to deliver 360 degree support & creative programs designed to execute our organizational goals and commitment. Our programs are designed to be tailored to each veteran’s individual’s situation and their personal life goals. We will always work to identify the parameters and conditions that contribute to the veteran’s “total wellness”. We define “wellness” as both physical and psychological well-being. The Wellness Model below identifies some of the parameters and dimensions that Combat Veterans to Careers and our supportive community, focus on with each individual veteran and their family.

Community Stories

66 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Barb O.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that helps many vets rehab back into society.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization
I definitely will be looking on ways to help them out.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.
Ken Creely

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent cause & organization! Would give 10 starts if I could!

1 Gigi V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been helping Combat Veterans to Careers for many years because they are helping veterans and not themselves like some other organizations. It is alway a pleasure to help with events and hear the results from the veterans directly.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CVC has helped so many veterans and their families. $.96 to every dollar goes to help veterans

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

3 Don A.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started working with Combat Veterans to Careers by refurbishing Lap Top computers and giving them to the combat veteran clients. Then I stated volunteering in other support roles including the Restoring Hope Thrift Store in Wildwood. It is great to work in an organization that really helps the combat Veteran in all areas of his and his families 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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are many organization to help veterans, but none are as inclusive as Combat Veterans to Careers (CVC). CVC provides any and all help needed by an individual veteran and their family. Whether advise , funding , helping get a job, or just moral support it is what is needed the most at the time. CVC has many opportunities for the veterans and their family to come together with the many volunteers and the community in a social environment, thus getting to know each other, not just hearing about how CVC is helping.

kimber-la

Client Served

Rating: 1

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...

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.