It's amazing what they do for Veterans and their families!
I have been very impressed with the bonding that occurs at their retreats. I wish every Veteran had an opportunity to participate in their programs!
I am a disabled Vietnam veteran who suffers from agent orange expose and PTSD. Now that I am over 60, some home repairs and maintenance are just beyond my ability to accomplish. Through my association with Vetco I heard about programs that had sponsors who want to help veterans live better lives. I applied and was accepted by a couple of these community minded partners and have been absolutely amazed at how much work they did to my home.
From rebuilding 200+ foot of fence line, to repairing a , leaky roof, finding and replacing termite damaged beams, to replacing major appliances that were on their last legs.
All these things happened for a grateful veteran, through my association with Vetco. I encourage other veterans to attend the meetings and network with some awesome people who give a damn about those of us who served this great nation.
A true gathering of hearts. The coalitions made it possible for many to gain tools, knowledge and assets to have better lives.
Our Veterans and active duty military are important to our communities.
The importance of having a coalition to gather around and support them should be high on every cities list!
VETCO is an amazing resource for all our veterans in the North Texas Area, and we're so furtunate to have this resource. Over and over I learn of more and more collaborations that have transpired solely because of the platform VETCO provides. I look forward to working with them long into the future in my work with BrothersKeepers, another North Texas veteran/first responder nonprofit service provider. BrothersKeepers has already made numerous great working relationships through VETCO that have allowed us to greatly enhance our service!
VETCO brings tremendous value to North Texas through promoting the work of non-profits who assist our military servicemembers and veterans. An important feature is inclusion into their online resource database, and printed resource guide. The printed resource guide covers over 40 counties and 600 resources. Additionally, non-profits are able to add their own events at the VETCO website calendar, and through the social media channels. This extensive network of non-profits convenes at a monthly meeting to share about current services and resources. A great opportunity to find assistance you may need for your servicemembers or veterans. Truly amazing to see the vast network built by VETCO come together to support each other in making a difference for our servicemembers and veterans.
As a manager over a Veterans program, it is helpful to know that I can call on the Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County to help me find resources for Veterans in need when my program is unable to support. Not only does VETCO have a tremendous network, they support nonprofits, Veteran owned businesses and for-profit businesses that support the men and women who serve us.
I believe in giving something to my country. Our land is sacred and so as the traditions of the nation. These are people that freely served. Their vigilance is important. My time is what I have most. I am young and vigilant. Giving back to those who served is of inspiration to me.
The Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County is the envy of surrounding counties and one that is emulated for their outstanding commitment to serving veterans. Not only do they publish a Directory of Resources that serves a far greater number of veterans than the limit of their geographic border~ the leadership serves veterans regardless of distance or restraint to mileage within its defined area (Tarrant County). This commanding group of veterans (serving veterans) and patriots is a role model of service above and beyond the "Call of Duty." If you need assistance, or know of a veteran family that needs to get connected; reach out to the coalition, you will be glad you did! C Johns ~ Founding President - Battle Buddy Info