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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services

Mission: Volunteers for Veterans Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to veterans and active military personal. We help with rent, utilities, food and gas. We help provide this assistance to those who are in transition to civilian life and awaiting VA benefits. Volunteers for Veterans Foundation provides support to the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, thought the Voluntary Service Dept. All funds donated are used to help our Veterans and active Military in some way. The government is providing first-class medical care for our wounded soldiers, but it will never be able to provide all of what they deserve and so many services desperately needed by their families. The Volunteers for Veterans Foundation is ran by all volunteers. The Veterans Car Show is produced by the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation, and is our largest fund raiser .

Target demographics: help Veterans and Active Military

Direct beneficiaries per year: last year we spent over $45,000 to help veterans and active military with every day needs

Geographic areas served: San Berandino County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County

Programs: donated over $30,000 to the Loma Linda VA to programs that benefit our military in some way

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Here at "The Vet Hunters Project" we call the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation & Betty Volk "our secret angel!"Part of our mission is running daily search & rescue operations looking for our "Homeless Heroes in the shadows." VFVF is always willing to provide food, water, hygiene kits & volunteers to assist us whenever we call. They've also provided financial support to our Veterans with hotel vouchers, homelessness prevention & even car donations.We are so proud & honored to be part of their family as they continually reach out to grab the hand of those Veterans who are struggling on their journey.Please tell your friends & family to consider donating to VFVF as 100% of every dollar donated goes right back out the door to those Veterans they serve. How many organizations can make that claim?Thank you Volunteers for Veteran Foundation & Betty Volk for your unwavering support for "Americas finest."

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A special thank you also!! The kindness and generosity you have shown our Veterans has just been overwhelming. We truly appreciate all that you do. We know the Veterans will be so pleased to have these kits as the transition into permanent housing.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you so much, We appreciate you and your team so very much! Our Veterans will be very excited to receive the Welcome Home Boxes, and we are just as excited to deliver them! Thank you again, so very much for the continuous support of the Veterans served by this program, we appreciate you and your team!
 

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can’t express enough how valuable your time and consideration is to our Veterans. I am so excited about the welcome home boxes. Thank you for everything that you do.
 

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is with pleasure that I am able to share my experience with the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation. This is a Foundation (VFVF) that is committed to assisting any military veteran in need of a helping hand. Many Veterans re-entering civilian life need assistance in setting up a new household for their families and come to the Foundation for help while awaiting the VA benefits to come through. Helping a family in crisis find temporary housing, paying a utility bill before service is interrupted and insuring there is food on the table is only a small part of what this organization does. Funds are made available to carry veterans through times of need. Cash is not provided, but the Foundation will pay for short term rent, emergency housing expenses, and utilities. Gift cards are issued for food markets, clothing and other supply stores such as Home Depot. Gas and car repairs are provided when needed to retain employment. In addition to the personal assistance offered by the Foundation, allocations are made annually to specific needs of the patients who are served by Loma Linda Medical VA Hospital. ThIS Foundation works closely with other veteran support groups to provide out-reach programs for those who may not be aware of available services.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am very proud to tell you about my support for this valuable organization. Volunteers for Veterans Foundation (VFVF) is an all-volunteer organization that is committed to assisting any military veteran in need. Once a Veteran is qualified through the Social Services Department of the Veteran’s Hospital, they are often sent to VFVF for assistance that is not available through the VA. It is important for all our Veterans to have a place to go when a crisis hits such as disability, loss of a home or loss of a job. Assistance through VFVF is immediate and occurs when access to other support programs is not available. The Foundation helps these people from falling through the cracks of the bureaucracy that is present in most other support programs. As a member of the Board of Directors for this Foundation, I am aware of year round efforts and the number of hours spent by our supporters to raise funds. I look forward to continuing working with this amazing group of people for the benefit of our Veterans.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a group that goes above and beyond for every veteran that they help. Their financial advisor works on a daily basis making sure that our veterans are taken care of.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great group, always helping veterans and other non-profit military groups. They will go the extra mile to be sure that veterans are taken care of. It is our pleasure to be part of their village, as we say it takes a village to help our veterans.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been my honor and privilege to be part of this group for 27 years and being the financial advisor since 2009 . On a daily basis we help veterans with every day needs as Rent household items utilities food clothing gas . This year we were able to start a new program called welcome home so one of Veteran's place in a new home they are given a box with every day needs to start their new life

Doug V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to learn about Volunteers for Veterans Foundation a few years ago through their annual fundraiser, the yearly car show. I was putting on a show myself and was introduced founders of the organization. They were so generous to share their knowledge and experience with me to help me have a successful show. I started to go to their committee meetings to learn more. I have a soft spot in my heart for our vets and once I saw what VFVF was doing I had to get more involved. The financial aid for veterans is only a small part of the story. The caring, the support, the help they give the veterans is amazing swift. Working outside the normal channels gives them the ability to make a difference in a hurry. Plus they make the funds they raise go about 3 times as far as the amount is. Looking forward to a continued relationship with VFVF so I can share in the impact on the community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

By way of disclosure, I must declare that my daughter is related, by marriage, to principals in this wonderful non-profit, but that has not clouded my judgement.
Those who operate this group are truly volunteers and their resources, financial and otherwise, go to vets and their needs not covered by the VA. No one takes a penny of compensation.
It is a well-managed charity that is under the radar, but there doing its saintly services to needy vets day in and day out.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been supporting the Volunteers For Veterans for several years now. I've attended their well attended yearly car show out at Loma Linda Veterans Hospital several times over the years. I've seen them in action, raising money for supporting Veteran's needs at Loma Linda. I've donated Product for their Drawings at the yearly show in the past, and I know that the funds raised have gone to the Veterans programs they are intended for.

It is so neat participating in these shows and events and seeing the response from the Veterans attending. We owe so much to our Veterans and this is an excellent group to help out and show our support.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for this organization for over 8 years. Two of my brothers and I were born at Norton Air Force Base in the early 60's while my dad was in the Navy. As a proud American who was never in the military I wanted to give back to those who have served so I chose to join this group of great volunteers. I am truly proud to be a volunteer for an organization that helps those Veterans in need. Whenever I hear a story of someone we have touched I feel lucky and proud to have done a little something to change a Veterans life. In some cases we are the last resort to someone who feels hopeless and desperate. Helping someone always warms the heart. God Bless America.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a group that I am proud to be a part of. All proceeds go to help our Veterans not one Volunteer is paid in anyway. We work very hard putting on the car show which again is how we raise money in order to help our Veterans and it does help. We have paid rent, purchased food, purchased gasoline, furniture and help getting or Veterans of the streets and into Motels, apartments, or into the Hospital. Check out or web site at
http://www.volunteersforveteransfoundation.com/
Thank you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization with dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure Veterans and their families needs are always met.
They go above and beyond!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My father was drafted in 1955 into the Armey, I have always thought that it is honorable to stand for this country and our flag. Because of my Dad I was brought up in a home to respect this flag and country. I have been part of this nonprofit organization for 24 years, and I feel good each day we are doing something for the Men and Women that sign up to lay there life on the line to protect our home. Please help in any way you can. Volunteer a couple of hours, donate something or just show you are proud of our solders by thanking them. to

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a non affiliated person to the Veterans Car Show management, but as an annual participant in the show itself for many years, I can attest to the great benefits that I have witnessed that have been obtained by veterans in need as a direct result of this effort. I am amazed every year at the huge effort that goes into putting the annual Veterans Car Show on and the continual efforts of many people to make this happen with out a hitch. Not only is the day of the show important, but throughout the year, the volunteers relentlessly attend other shows and pass out flyers and make people aware of the Veterans Show. They spend their own time planning, attending meetings and working with many people to get products and services donated, which are then raffled off on behalf of the Veterans. I mean it when I say that this organization is made up of the most caring, unselfish, and dedicated people that I have ever been associated with. Being a veteran myself, I am proud to attend, donate, and give my little effort in helping to tear down the show whenever I am able. I don't believe that any other organization exclusive of the VA itself, gives more cost effective benefit to the Veterans on local basis. Great show, great organization, and great people and it just doesn't get any better than that.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a social worker at the VA I often work with the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation. They are always willing to help a Veteran in need. This organization has kept many of my Veterans from becoming homeless or having their electricity cut off. I cannot say enough good things about them!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Volunteers for Veterans is a wonderful organization. As a Social Worker I have utilized their agency many times to assist my clients. They have kept so many of my Veterans from becoming homeless, getting their lights turned off and have helped with many other challenges. I cannot say enough good things about Volunteers for Veterans!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been part of this group of volunteers before it was a great foundation working on the Veterans Car Show . We have been able to help many Veterans with everyday needs. please go to our web site there is so much more information about us there

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been my honor and privilege to be a part of this great foundation for the last 26 years providing assistance to our Veterans with everyone needs. At Christmas time we were able to help Veterans and their family enjoy a special day.

Client Served

Rating: 5




Dec 28th, 7:02pm
Dear Betty and VFVF , I pray this will get through to you, as I have tried since Christmas Eve to reach you and say, THANK YOU. The gift you handed to my son and I, meant the world to both of us. I have never had someone help us as you and Mary have. I was always the giver, never the getter. This is the second time Mary stepped up and helped my grand kids and my son. I can not find words loud enough, showing love enough, I can only from my whole heart say thank you, thank you....If I can ever help, please remember me and if I can, I WILL. God Bless, Joy