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Nonprofit Overview

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.