I've been a volunteer for Veterans Moving Forward since September 2019, and their program is life changing. Seeing the impact their pups have on veterans lives is your remarkable. Their trainers are tireless in giving of themselves to ensure the dogs are well loved, well trained and well prepared for their special role. I couldn't be more impressed with their dedication to serving vets in need, and I'm so blessed to do what I can for their valuable mission.
A friendly and great place to volunteer. Staff is knowledgeable and kind. I have learned so much about service dogs, veterans and much more in the few months I’ve been a volunteer. Katie, the service dog trainer, is a great teacher.
Fantastic organization with a wonderful cause! The joy, comfort, and love that these dogs provide to the veterans in which they are paired with makes this one of my favorite organizations to support. Would encourage others to do the same!
I have totally enjoyed my experience with VMF. I look forward to the day I come home with my Service Dog an event that is not that far off into the future. They have been assisting me throughout this journey and I am greatful for all of thier assistance and guidance. They have been extremely thoughful and are dedicated to the Veterans and the dogs that they train for them. Zamp will change my life.
I’ve been a volunteer at VMF for over a year now and am honored to support the VMF mission to provide service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges. The VMF staff is committed to the mission and every activity is focused on the goal of helping servicemembers. VMF is implementing growth measures (facilities and staff) to increase their footprint and to help even more deserving servicemembers. The pandemic has severely limited VMF’s ability to hold fundraising events and to continue their growth trajectory. However progress is being made, even in light of these challenges. Please consider visiting VMF’s website to learn the many ways you can help this worthwhile organization.
Veterans Moving Forward is the best non-profit in the business of providing highly trained assistance dogs to disabled American veterans, at no cost to the veterans who receive these amazing dogs. The VA/US government does not provide such assistance. VMF has vastly improved its business practices recently, to become more efficient in its application of resources to train support dogs for impaired veterans. It continues to train assistance dogs to the highest standards, and then carefully pair them with disabled veterans, based on the veteran’s requirements.
I have supported Veterans Moving Forward for many years as an Army veteran and volunteer. This charity addresses a vital need, disabled veterans who have served honorably in our military. VMF has now become a high performing organization.
It is at the center of the target of my deepest affection and concerns. Veterans deserve our generous support, and service dogs are clearly the most noble and capable of all domestic animals. They make a critically important difference. The highest priority recipient of Americans’ charitable support should be VMF.
Love what Vets Moving Forward does and stands for. Made my first donation and a team member immediately reached out and offered me the opportunity to visit the training facility and meet the canines and trainers! On subsequent donations they reached out and showed me what I helped them accomplish. CEO Gordon Sumner even takes the time to engage with patrons as well. I love his zeal for supporting Veterans! Will continue to support this organization and its mission. Keep up the good work VMF!!!
I am proud to be a founding Board member of Veterans Moving Forward. We provide service dogs to Veterans who would clinically benefit from the assistance of a highly trained dog. We have a fully staffed training and development center and a proven methodology for producing service dogs in several categories, according to the needs of our sponsored Veterans. Our organization is responsible lifetime for the service dog’s training, veterinary care, and food, thereby placing no burden on the Veteran. We have a great team of staff and a large cadre of caring, professional volunteers, each focused on the mission of making our Veterans lives better. I have supported Veterans Moving Forward wholeheartedly with my time and funds, believing our organization makes a meaningful difference to our service veterans that deserve the gratitude and support from all of us. John Prufeta
I wanted to inform you that Veterans Moving Forward has reached the “Highest Level of Recognition Offered by GuideStar – Platinum Level”!!!
What is Platinum Level? GuideStar Platinum is a way for VMF to share our progress and results as we continue to report our metrics-based achievements through our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile as we expand our service and emotional support dog training programs in the near future.
Who will see Platinum information? Millions of people will be able to see this information on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and through a network of more than 200 applications and websites that are powered by our profile’s data. This includes:
• Some 10 million annual visitors to guidestar.org each year.
• The millions of visitors to donation platforms, including: AmazonSmile, Facebook, JustGive, Network for Good, and dozens of other online giving portals.
• All major U.S.-based donor-advised funds, such as Fidelity Charitable.
• Dozens of online giving portals.
• Thousands of staff from all types of foundations.
• More than 18 leading community foundations.
• Nearly 20 leading community foundations.
I personally thank all of the VMF Team, especially our great staff and volunteers. Together we’ll continue to work very hard to gain not only your support but also to reach out across the country as we expand our “Paw Print”, seeking new and exciting opportunities and financial support for our growing service and emotional support dog programs.
Please share our great news on your social media sites with all of your friends and connections. And, as always, “Thank You” for your continued support to VMF as together, we provide support to those veterans dealing with mental and/or physical challenges via our service dog programs.
Without a doubt, one of the best of it's kind... a nonprofit that provides trained/certified service dogs to veterans at no cost to the veteran or their family. I've been proud to have been with this organization since it's beginning 5 years ago. We also say "thank you" to our many volunteers and financial supporters for without your support we could not achieve our mission.
Hello, I visited training office in Washington DC and was very much impressed with a highly professional approach is being applied to train the dogs. The coaches achive amazing results, those dogs are really great. And I also met with a former army person who raises and trains dogs voluntarily to give them to disable veterans who is next in line. And line is tremendously long. So, there are different ways to help here.
Our family made a decision to become a donor for Veterans Moving Forward so more veterans could obtain a trained dog - a great help but also a wonderful friend.
With best regards,
The need for service vets to get lifesaving PTSD help is massive. The solution is seemingly simple: specially train service dogs to help them with anxiety attacks and daily tasks. However, the training process is time consuming and takes a long duration. This organization plays a huge role in changing the lives of all involved: the vets, the dogs, the volunteers. It is a lean and well run organization being heavily supported by volunteers. I am honored to be one of them.