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Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

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 .

Results: 2017has been a busy year for our Foundation. We were able to support approximate 250 individual Veterans with emergency assistance for a total of around $70,000. VFVF was also able to provide support for 100 Veterans moving into the HUD Vach housing program.  This program provides rental assistance for homeless Veterans.  VFVF provided these families with Welcome Home Boxes to give them a hand in setting up their new home. Thank you, Fontana Foundation of Hope for helping to sponsor this program. This is just a small example of some of the things that we were able to do this year. We would like to acknowledge two of our larger supporters for their help in making our programs possible: Charity Auto Donations and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. We would also like to thank everyone that helps to make it possible for our Foundation to continue supporting our Veterans.

Target demographics: help Veterans and Active Military

Direct beneficiaries per year: last year we spent over $80,000 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 $300,000 to the Loma Linda VA to programs that benefit our military in some way

Community Stories

96 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jim St P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Volunteers for Veterans Foundation for the past 15 years plus. Their committment to our Veterans is like nothing I have ever experienced before when volunteering. Betty Volk recieves requests for assistance on a daily basis. Thats 7 days a week. She researches and responds to each request
The work that all of the volunteers do all year long for our annual car show is incredible. No matter what is asked, the need is filled without hesitation because each volunteer has such a passion about our mission and objectives
Our local Veterans are very well serviced by Volunteers for Veterans Foundation

Donor

Rating: 5

I have participated in Car Shows, and donated Raffle Prizes to the Volunteers For Veterans events in the past. They have always put on a good Show, it was well attended/supported. The proceeds then went to support Patients at Loma Linda Veteran’s Hospital. Volunteers For Veterans has also Donated food for indigent Veterans at the March Field Veteran’s housing.

I’ve been proud to support The Volunteers For Veterans Foundation over the years

Board Member

Rating: 5

For nearly 30 years these fine people have brought awareness to Veterans in need. With creative thinking and a passion for the classic car hobby An idea came to life of raising funds for the less fortunate. For the past 12 years I have been humbled to be a part of this organization. I have seen other board members work endless hours to make sure if there was A Veteran out of groceries they were there to make sure a fridge or pantry could be filled. If the power was cut off they were there to have that reconnection happen.
We have seen and were told that the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation was the last hope for any type of assistance. From Veterans we have seen tears for pleas for help to tears of joy for the help they received.
We have gone from helping the homeless Veteran get into a home to making it a home with some essentials. From beds, a box spring with a mattress to pots and pans.
We have partnered with Veteran only housing filling the needs of those residents. From filling their food pantry to having a giveaway day of toiletries, housewares and groceries.
From such a small group of volunteers there is so much given back to the Veteran in need. The simple words of THANK YOU that we hear so often mean so much to me. I don’t believe I can express how proud I am and the fulfillment that I feel from being a part of thE Volunteers for Veterans Foundation.

Betty Volk

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been supporting and working for this group since 1999, in 2009 we became a non-profit and I'm the financial advisor. I work with veterans on a daily bases to see that they get the assets that they need and deserve.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

this is a great foundation, It has been my honor to volunteer with them for 30 years,

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Larry Volk

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been working for this group for 30 years, I enjoy what we do for the veterans.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

it is my honor to be part of this great foundation and help our veterans on a daily basis. This is just one example of the thing that we do:
It has not only been a rewarding day but also a busy day received a call today from a veteran that we had given a car to in the past. She called today as her electricity had been turned off and she just brought her new baby home from the hospital, I was able to go online and get the electricity paid and it turned back on today so for her family and for us this has been a good day.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of working with this Foundation for several years. It has become one of the most effective Veteran Networking and assistance resources in the area. All veterans are eligible for help when it is needed. Ongoing support for our Veteran's Villages, a place where permanent supportive housing is available for military veterans who are homeless or disabled. Supporters work tirelessly to keep the quality of service top notch and the networking with other Veteran groups is awesome. This Foundation also offers help to individual Veterans in need, as well as programs at the Loma Linda VA Hospital.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Volunteers for Veterans Foundation (VFVF) is non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) (26-4407940) organization that provides emergency financial assistance to veterans and active military personnel. Our goal is to provide emergency shelter and crisis management as well as helping families to maintain long term stability and self-sufficiency. Foundation support goes to individual Veterans and to needs at the local VA Hospitals that are not available through government programs. Funds are used on an as needed basis for those referred to the Foundation by the Social Department of the VA Hospitals. We work closely with other Veteran organizations in our area, such as Vet Hunters and Hero’s Warehouse. VFVF provides assistance with rent, emergency housing and/or repairs, utilities, food and gas. Our support is available to active and retired Veterans and those who are in transition to civilian life awaiting VA benefits.

The Foundation Committee is made up of people from all walks of life and ethnicity that have an interest in Street Rods and Custom Cars. This is a group of dedicated volunteers who strive to promote, recognize and support members of our military. Thank you in advance for your support. I am a member of the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation Committee and hope you will be able to assist us in our efforts to show our Veterans how much they are appreciated.

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1 Veta A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The go to agency locally when a veteran is in need & does not meet requirements for governmental aid. They have helped so many veterans and have changed many lives! They help to fill the gaps in services and honor our veterans with a helping hand up.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Volunteers For Veterans Foundation continues to help the veterans at U.S.VETS - Inland Empire by proving in-kind donations directly to the veterans, by providing resources to the donation room / pantry, by replacing worn flags at the transitional housing barracks and by supporting other groups who provide resources to our veterans. This is a dedicated team focused on helping veterans improve their lives.

1 herosewarehouse

Client Served

Rating: 5

Volunteers for Veterans has partnered with Heroes Warehouse, Inc. ( a non-profit for veterans) for the past 6 years. They have been generous with providing donations that
allow us to supply our most needy veterans with household goods at no cost to them.
Betty and Larry Volk (VFVF) have also assisted with transportation for those veterans who could not afford a U-Haul to pick-up their free furniture from our warehouse.
We salute the VFVF for their support of our veterans!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great foundation that helps our veterans on a daily bases with financial assistance VFVF has supported Heroes Warehouse with a grant to enable us to buy new household items for our veterans.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

September 24, 2020

I am so blessed to not only have a job that I love, but that is also very rewarding. I feel privileged and honored to have an the opportunity to work with helping to improve the lives of those who so unselfishly served our Country, in particular our Homelessness Veterans.

Homelessness among Veterans is a persistent problem and they face many challenges that require a comprehensive response, as well as a joint effort from the community. Many of our Veterans have been homeless for years and literally have nothing. It is Non-profit organizations like Volunteers For Veterans Foundation who continuously give generosity month after month, and year after year to help our Veterans. Volunteers For Veterans Foundation love and support of our Veterans knows no limits. From buying beds, to paying past due rent, and rent deposits, utility bills, car registration and insurance, outstanding storage fees, purchase of vehicles, clothing and shoes for school and work, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, they do it all.

To be quite honest, at times I am completely blown away by Volunteers For Veterans Foundation non-stop kindness. Their generosity and support are much needed, and has made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many deserving Veterans and their family. I have been in the social services profession for more than 35-years, and I can honestly say that I have never worked with any agency that is more generous, and/or who is more passionate about helping others, than Volunteers For Veterans Foundation.

Respectfully,

Angela Wakefield, LCSW


Client Served

Rating: 5

I am amazed at the generosity of this organization! We were gifted with a large value monetary donation for our Veterans. I have personally observed a few dozen additional donations to Veterans! These folks have a huge heart for Veterans & it shows! Thank you!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have been honored to partner with Betty and Larry Volk of the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation. Their commitment to helping veterans in need, and their relentless pursuit of providing veterans with much needed items and furnishings is unprecedented. We highly value our relationship with Betty and Larry Volk and their amazing foundation.

Donor

Rating: 5

If you really want your donation to be used to help our Veterans, this is the group. 100% of all donations are used for our Veterans, as the name Volunteers For Veterans Foundation implies all members of this group ARE volunteers and receive no funds for their work what so ever.
They have purchased food, paid rent, got beds, repaired cars, paid electric bills, water bills and a lot more for or Veterans. So if you can find it in your heart and wish to help our Veterans this is the group to donate to.

Donor

Rating: 5

They have provided a great service for many years. They have consistently delivered excellent help for the veterans who are in need!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Alonso Figueroa Im an army vet and I want to give thanks to volunteers veterans foundation for all they've done for me and my family. What they have done is give my family hope, and that in times of need they were there to assist and encourage us. On behalf of all my family I just want to say thanks to this great organization. Please support this great non-profit organization, they do so much for us Vets and it is impactful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has countless times provided rooms,gas,money,food,clothing.They hold car shows with 100%going to veterns.They have been providing vehicles to those who have none .They are so willing to help at anything for vets.....I personally have worked with them and volunteered with them.They have worked with my Church (The Rock World Outreach Center) For kids and vets,they have gotten food from us to care for OUR VETS. To me Volunteers for VETERANS FOUNDATION IS LEGIT...

2 Debi Sheaffer W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love seeing Vets get the help they need. Whether it's with utilities, appliances, auto repair, rent, or anything that a vet or their family need to get by. VFVF is always there. It fills the gaps that other sources can't cover and networks with the ones that can. Great organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm the daughter of a veteran father who has worked hard all his life to support our family and keep us going and provide for us. Being a musician is a big part of who I am and my parents always wanted to get me an instrument but we just couldn't afford it. We've encountered hardships but through the help of this organization that reached out to us they provided us with not only necessities but they even made my dream come true of owning my own instrument to take with me throughout my schooling!!!! They are truly amazing and deserve every bit of support because here they go above and beyond for Vets and their families, just like mine. So thankful and grateful to Betty Volk and the Organization ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

1 Troy F.

Donor

Rating: 5

Volunteers For Veterans Foundation (VFVF), is dedicated to assisting all veterans with any and all needs, thus improving the lives of these veterans. This organization constantly goes above and beyond the call of duty with a selfless approach of giving to those who are deserving and in need. We are honored to be affiliated with this upstanding group of individuals who give so much of their time and energy to help and enrich the lives of veterans.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Carl Reed Veteran Representative for the State of California San Bernardino County. Volunteers for Veterans Foundation has help with keeping my veteran client and their families in homes and their apartments. Over past couple of years they have granted over 5,000.00 to my clients to maintain housing for their families.
I would like to commend them for their work for all the veterans in San Bernardino County.
If you have money to donate, please give to this foundation it will make a difference in so many veteran and their families lives.

2 carshowbet

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a financial advisor for this foundation since 2009, this is an honor to do. The Difficult part of this job Is making the decision of whom you can help and who you cannot. I receive calls on a daily basis from the Loma Linda VA. We have been able to start 2 new programs in the last 2 years. When a veteran is housed they now are given a Welcome Home Box this box has the basic items to start their life in their new home. The second one is called Bedtime for Vets. Most homeless veterans do not have a bad so with this program within 24 to 48 hours they will be receiving a new bed with bedding. These pictures are of veterans that have received queen size beds and two welcome home boxes from the VA Homes ID program That we manage and make all the deliveries

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a financial advisor for this foundation since 2009, this is an honor to do. The Difficult part of this job Is making the decision of whom you can help and who you cannot. I receive calls on a daily basis from the Loma Linda VA. We have been able to start 2 new programs in the last 2 years. When a veteran is housed they now are given a Welcome Home Box this box has the basic items to start their life in their new home. The second one is called Bedtime for Vets. Most homeless veterans do not have a bad so with this program within 24 to 48 hours they will be receiving a new bed with bedding.

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3 K. Mikael W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The most caring, honest and heart warming organization, I have ever experienced being a small part of. Betty, Larry and their whole army of volunteers, from every walk of life, are some of the best people, in my life.

Thank you all, for what you do!!

K. Mikael Wallin

Randy A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an army veteran from the US Military and I am looking for a brand new pillow top queen size mattress my queen size mattress is run down and old so if you make it help me with the new pillow top queen size mattress I would appreciate it .I was alfa 3:10 3rd birigade 4th platoon I served out in Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri I had my right knee blowout the bed I have I will add pictures to so you can see how bad off my bed is and how badly it needs to be replaced I live at 3651 Eve Circle Apartment B Mira Loma California 91752. This mattress hurts my back and my wife has scoliosis the back so it hurts her back and I have multiple sclerosis and I am in a stage 3 power wheelchair I am being fitted for an afo on my left leg which is a brace to help my feet so I don't fall so often. I fall very often using a walker. I use my stage 3 power wheelchair for going long distance. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on September 24th 2014 but mine are all just things that I may have had multiple sclerosis when I was in the military but he is not sure. I take tysbari and ivgi infusion both medicines are infusion and as October 30th I will have infusion at the clinic it will be seven and a half hour long day I spend a lot of time in my wheelchair and I need desperate help to get a queen size mattress the pillow top helps my back and my wifes back who has scoliosis. I have spinal disease I'm just asking for some help for my back and for my neck pain does not help having a bed does not give me the support or give my wife the support she and I need it is stained and springs or something to come through on the side of the bed. if my battle buddies and my comrades can help my family I'd be in your debt for the rest of my life I lost touch with my company. I have been out of service for 17 years and I'm still fighting for my va rights I have a military ID the picture that is shown is my class a picture all my pictures got lost with Southwest Airlines 17 years ago so that is the only picture I have left my cell number is 909-775-9053. I hope I can get some help from my comrades

1 Pete O C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We help vet have a new start in life We help get housing .we get them clothing and food we have done a lot of good and help a lot of vets Raise a lot money with car shows for them

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to VFVF for the past 20 yrs and this is the only nonprofit I donate to. I know that my donation will go towards helping out a Veterab and not toward administration costs. VFVF has helped countless Veterans and I will continue to donate. Thank you VFVF for helping out those who Served

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Volunteers for Veterans Foundation is an extremely well managed non-profit. The leaders of this foundation are all outstanding individuals. Volunteers for Veterans volunteers work continuously throughout the year to obtain donations, goods and services for our local Veterans. Volunteers for Veterans is truly a GREAT NON-PROFIT!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Volunteers for Veterans is a wonderful organization with such a needed, precious resource! They are quick, responsive, diligent and extremely helpful. I especially appreciate that they are able to streamline their services and seem to be responsible with their funds (low overhead, high service response).

2 Chris R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with The Volunteers for Veterans Foundation 8 years ago. I am not a veteran myself but wanted to become involved with an organization that is dedicated to assisting the men and women that have given it all for our freedom and the way of life we enjoy.
Volunteers for Veterans has allowed me work with many dedicated folks that collectively, we've been able to make a difference in so many lives. Volunteers for Veterans are passionate about assisting our veterans in ways that would otherwise go unanswered. Through the years this has come in many forms including housing, furniture, money for bills, transportation, entertainment; the list goes on and on. I am proud to be associated with an organization that has one mission: to assist in any way possible the men and women that have stood up for our country. "If you love your freedom - thank a Vet" rings true.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you VFVF for all you do for our Veterans. Because of you guys oneless veteran went homeless, oneless Veteran went hungry. Thank you. Keep up the great work!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This 100% non profit group works all year raising funds to help our Veterans, from helping them with food, clothing, rent, funiture, transportion, anything that they really need in order to substain life. They have donated cars or had the Veterans car repaired, donated Bicycles so the Veteran was able to get to work, welcome home packages and much more. This is a really hard working group of volunteers that work very hard in order to help our Veterans, because they CARE.

2 maryallyn

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a strong supporter of the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation, because the work that they do is a blessing to our veterans. They go above and beyond in their ongoing support of our veterans and work tirelessly to achieve their goal.

1 vetsonthego

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful foundation, The help they give our veterans on a daily basis is tremendous. We are proud to support this group we wish that many more years of success.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Annual Veterans Car Show in Redlands, CA has been a consistent venue that has provided funding for veterans and their families. The entire funding from this event goes to the needs of local veterans in the Inland Empire. This non-profit works tirelessly to make sure veterans are served, taken care of and shown appreciation for the sacrifice they provided in serving us. We continue to support them and will continue to be part of their efforts to continue on!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Homeless to homeowner !!! Jose Louie Mendoza USN RET.
"Volunteers for veterans Foundation" has a personal spot in my heart. "VFVF" helped me over 15 years ago when me and my family were almost homeless. I didn't know where to turn, so I went to the VA hospital to get some assistance, but there's always red tape. The VA immediately called "Volunteers For Veterans Foundation" and within a couple hours my rent plus delinquent charges, plus back rent was paid $1,300. It was around Christmas time and they found out that the kids weren't going to have a Christmas and they donated $300 and Walmart gift cards, and $300 in Stater Brothers gift cards. Our Christmas was amazing we had lived without an oven for over a year, because our landlord would not purchase or repair ours. We were able to purchase a small toaster oven and finally have a turkey for dinner! It's a small things in life!
It took that one Helping Hand, to get past a hard time. I was in a ditch on Hard Times couldn't figure out how to get out. Plus dealing military injuries loss of right eye, PTSD and my TBI, it was hard and frustrating.
Fast forward 15 years later I am now a proud homeowner, and volunteer helping my veterans in need. In the photo. We were at March Air Force Base at their new homeless living facility, with "Volunteers for Veterans Foundation" giving socks to our veterans, donated by Bombas!
All I can say is Thank You for "Volunteers For Veterans Foundation"
From time to time I feel like I owe you guys my life! I look back and see where it could have all went bad. But thanks to "Volunteer For Veterans Foundation" I am NOT one of the 22 a day...
Thank you so much



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Donor

Rating: 5

This group has done amazing things and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for our deserving veterans over the years. They have worked hard to make sure our veterans are taken care of and have a few pleasantries to make their life after service a little better.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's been a great pleasure working with you Betty and all you do for our Veterans. I know it is a thankless job, but without people like you, our Veterans wouldn't receive the help and assistance they so deserve. Keep up the great work and you can always count on our support.

For God & Country
David M. Bertino

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated annually in their Car Show; it is one of the largest and best-organized in So Cal, with lots of volunteer vendors and several assistance groups. I am happy to help out in this small way and I'm glad there's such a dedicated group helping our men and women in and out of uniform!

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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.

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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!
 

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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.
 

Writer

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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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."

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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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.

3 Mark204

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.

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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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Client Served

Rating: 5

Words cannot express the gratitude we have to volunteer for veterans. After serving 16 years my husband was treated unfairly and had a big fight to try and get what he deserved from his time served. Myself and children moved across the country to find work and move into a home with nothing. Volunteer for veterans provided us with beds for my kids a bike for my son to get to school and a fridge. Most importantly they made us feel like we had a home and we are forever grateful!!!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have witnessed the blessings that Volunteers for Veterans Foundation has given to the veteran community on so many occasions, they fill the gap when needed and without hesitation. I applaud this organization for all the hard work they put in while hurdling over any road blocks they come across! Thank you for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

The Department of Veteran Affairs has been a direct recipient of this awesome organization and people. For over 25 years. This group has worked tirelessly every year to raise funds to go directly to Veterans in need. They have provided funds for food, rent, utilities, car insurance, clothing, etc. I could go on and on about how much they have done not only for our hospitalized Veterans with providing support to many events and programs, including, Women Veterans, Returning Combat Veterans, Social Work Emergency Fund, Eyeglasses, Hygiene Kits, Vet Centers, Recreational Therapy and the Community Living Center.
I am so grateful to the Volks and committee for all their love and support for America's Hero's.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Volunteers for Veterans Foundation has been the answer to many prayers by the Loma Linda VA Healthcare System staff and veterans. i have had the pleasure of working with them for the past seventeen years. These committee members are the most dedicated, supportive and caring people I have ever met. They have donated more then one million dollars to our Medical Center, providing support for many programs, events and equiment needs that our hospital budget cannot support. These people work all year long to prepare for the wonderful event, Veterans Car Show.The distriution of these funds have gone to support, Homeless Veterans, OIF-OEF, Returning Combat Veterans, Women Veterans Program and awareness,Eyeglasses for those that do not meet the criteria or do not have funds of their own, POW Programs, Social Work Services, which provides food, bus tickets, gas cards, etc. to needy vets, they have in the past also donated a Ambulance Van to transport critical care patients, which has save the Medical Center over 1 million a year. To sum it up the Volunteers for Veterans Foundation and it's Committee members are the epitome of Volunteerism for our American Heroes.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Volunteers For Veterans Foundation is a great organization, willing to work with other non profits in efforts to assist our veterans achieve their goals. Volunteers For Veterans Foundation's quick action in meeting our veterans' needs is very impressive and appreciated in our field. Thank you for bringing hope to our veterans!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do an outstanding job for our Veterans. A very dedicated group of volunteers that are not paid a salary. They genuinely love what they are doing and who they are helping.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This has got to be the best organized group of people whom have one goal in Life....Bring people and VETERANS together..in a family oriented environment of Cars ,Fellowship and Fun. Smiles are everywhere at these shows ...They Bless the VETERANS so much all year round ...God Bless

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

By way of disclosure, let me say that I know Volks who founded this organization.
If you allow for that, let me say that any non-profit that helps so many, pays no salaries and is all-volunteer is deserving of all the help we can give them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been part of this event for 23 years, and part of the Board sence its beginning. I have wonderful time giving back to men and women who have fought for our freedom. Our Foundation has a great committee and is always looking into making sure that those who serve our country will be taken care of. It’s an honor to be one of many that support this foundation. I only ask that if you love your Freedom thank a Vet. our story here and help others understand this charity

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Board Member

Rating: 5

the Veterans Car Show which is held the first Sunday of every October. We have raised and distributed over $2 million dollars. There are no salary employees of the foundation or car show. We are committed to the welfare of our military family, knowing that for every serviceperson deployed in a combat zone a family is waiting and supporting them from home. We are committed to stand the gap when military pay and benefits are disrupted for any reason, so that family can continue to be a source of support until the income resumes. We are dedicated to the inpatient and outpatient care of our past, present and future servicepersons who will receive treatment at the Loma Linda VA facility. Their care and needs are primary to the Foundation and we continue to help improve and support services such as chemo facility expansion, transportation and basic patient services.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This Foundation is a group of people that have helped 100's if not thousands of Veterans and active Military. They help with life saving utilities, Transportation , Food, Wheelchairs, have put new televisions in the hospital rooms with satellite so the Veterans can watch sports, movies, ect. You cannot ask for a better caring group than these Volunteers.