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Work Vessels For Vets Inc

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

Mission: Work Vessels for Veterans, Inc. equips America's returning veterans with donations of vessels, tools, or vehicles to start a business or pursue career education.

Results: Since 2008, over 1600 veterans across America have received "vessels" for self employment valued at nearly $2 million! WVFV is the conduit nonprofit through which a corporation or individual may donate equipment to qualified veteran-entrepreneurs.

Target demographics: returning veteran entrepreneurs with the equipment they need

Direct beneficiaries per year: In the last 12 months, WVFV has given away 7 tractors, 4 adaptive farming ATVs, over $30,000 in value of new tool sets, including aviation mechanics tools, 2 greenhouses, thousands of dollars worth of farm equipment, a car for a driving school for paralyzed drivers, a 24 foot moving van, a refrigerator truck to haul organic farm products to market, a river raft to take vets with PTSD out flyfishing, and so much more.

Geographic areas served: all of America

Programs: donations of the equipment they need to start a new business or pursue career education. One of our first veteran enterprises reports to us that he has hired 40 veterans and 8 family members of veterans in his business that has expanded to two states! Your donations make a difference!

Community Stories

85 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I thought that the services they provided were great. They were professional and they can help a lot of people...

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped me get a laptop to use for college. They're very helpful and professional.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Lourence Dormaier and I am an Army Veteran and owner of Next Mission Farms in Ephrata, WA. In the spring of 2018, I applied for and received a grant from Work Vessels for Veterans to purchase 2 large refrigerators to help maintain the quality of my produce for sales at our local farmers markets. I had followed Work Vessels for Veterans for many years and have always been impressed with the outpouring of support and assistance they have given the Veteran community. I have also referred many other Veterans and Veteran groups to them for assistance. Because of their generous help, My farm is ahead of schedule to become sustainable. We are projected to exceed our 2018 revenue with more than 2 months left for our farmers market season. We could never have achieved this goal without the help of Work Vessels for Veterans! I am also excited to see that other Veteran organizations are helping/partnering with them.
The thing I love the most about Work Vessels for Veterans is the fact that they help out Veterans in any endeavor, not just school, or farming, but anything the Veteran needs help in for their success, they can apply for the grant.
Work Vessels for Veterans is doing an amazing thing for the Veteran community!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was living in a tent, so essentially homeless, but still determined to further my education with taking online courses by walking to the local library. WVFV approved me for a refurbished laptop, making it easier to complete courses in other nearby establishments when the library was not accessible. I am no longer homeless and still using this very laptop to complete assignments that i was so fortunate to receive. Thanks WVFV!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an Army Veteran. Ive been disabled since 2012. Long story short my last few years have been very challenging. I've lost two loved ones within a week of each other, my hone and more recently my car. Im finally back in school but needed a laptop to ise instead of my phone for classes. I reached out to work vessels for vets and immediately recieved a response that they were blessing me with exactly what I asked for. They are truly a blessing to me!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They were very helpful in obtaining a laptop for me so I could take college courses. The response was quick and they did not hesitate to assist me. I am honored to have been considered and awarded such a good gesture. This is the best organization that has ever helped me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mother returning back to school and Work Vessels for Vets helped me with a new laptop to help me. I love it and it have been a tremendous help. Work Vessels for Vets is really here to help veterans continue to succeed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Omg!!! Words cannot describe the high level of help "Work Vessels For Vets" did for me. They were so responsive to all of my needs. I applied for help, and presented to them my business plan at the end of June, and by the middle of July they sent me the very expensive CNC Machine, that I couldn't afford directly the manufacturer. I couldn't believe that it only took 3 weeks. I was expecting that it would take 6 months. Catherine Cook was amazing. Always keeping in terrific communication with me, and of course the positive energy through her telephone calls or emails.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently decided to return to school and work to get my BS. I was in need of a computer and Vessel stepped up and help me get one. Thanks to Vessel I am all set for success for school! Thank you!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

To this day, our business would not have grown as exponentially as it has if it wasn't for Work Vessels for Veterans. They are one of the few non profits that holds true to their word when it comes to helping veterans. They do exactly what they say they are going to do and more.

Davina and Gulaid Ismail
DribbleBabies

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Work Vessels for Veterans came through for our business in an enormous way. They made the process of receiving a vehicle seamless in a "too good to be true" fashion. They went completely above and beyond in addition to following up with us and our progress with moving forward. Being awarded a vehicle by Work Vessels for Veterans changed the direction of our business and has brought us numerous new opportunities.

Thanks for all that you do.
Davina Ismail - DribbleBabies

Client Served

Rating: 5

Work Vessels For Vets came through with actions when a number of other groups proved to be all talk. They were critical in jumpstarting our organic farm operation after we purchased an Amish property. Not only did they help us add a heating system, which was crucial in Western New York winters particularly since my wife was pregnant with our son, but they helped provide a used tractor from an area dealer. This tractor is critical in the day to day operations on the farm and we rely on it to maintain access to plowed roads. They provided personal and efficient support and we are truly grateful. Thank you WVV!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

WVFV worked tirelessly to help us find a vehicle to use in our Driving Rehab (Adaptive Driving Services) Start up business.

They were able to collaborate with a local dealer and we were presented with a Chevy Impala, that we immediately sent to Florida to install a state of the art Digital Accelerator Ring. We also installed a left foot accelerator. We have trained well over 30 clients using that vehicle and we can't be more pleased with the efforts of this non profit!

Mark R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Work Vessels for Vets changed my life, inspired me to work hard and accomplish my goals. They are so amazing and the things they accomplish and give back to us Vets that are Trying to be entrepreneurs and help others, there are no words to describe my appreciation. God bless them all!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we started our chicken egg farm, the list of equipment we needed seemed endless. I looked for programs that help equip veterans and found WVFV. They set us up with a refrigeration system and helped us get to the next level. We were able to have a few hundred dozen ready to go while we hustled for accounts. Then a few months later we hit a snag with a dishonest chicken dealer. He took a large deposit on some chicken and an egg washing machine then never delivered.nstopped answering his phone too. WVFV stepped in again with an emergency grant for some chickens to help keep us on our production timeline and able to service the accounts we worked so hard to get. Work Vessels for Veterans is a nonprofit hat has had a big impact on our new mission to feed people. I can't thank them enough.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Work Vessels for Vets Inc. recently assisted our local VFW Post to provide a car for a decorated vet who had zero assets and no means of transportation. He desperately needed a car to continue his work of providing in home care to other vets in the area.
WVforV stepped into the breech immediately and provided material help to make a solution possible.
The vet got his car, he continues his work today and the world is a better place, thanks to the help our Post received from Work Vessels for Vets.
Jack Fiedler
Veterans Service Officer
CT VFW Post 1467

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MCCD have been working with Work Vessels for Vets for several years, reviewing applications and business plans from vets. They are an exceptional organization that efficiently directs nearly 100% of funds to vets across the county, as overhead is minimal.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Work Vessels For Vets was instrumental in helping my husband getting back on his feet again.
A great non-profit that truly helps Veterans in need!

Adrienne K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Work Vessels for Vets for helping my family when no one else could!

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization! Not only did they assist me with obtain two key pieces of equipment for a start up business, they also placed me in contact with an outstanding mentor. I've since recommended Work Vessels for Vets to several friends and colleagues.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Work Vessels For Vets helped me with purchasing corral fence panels for sorting/loading my longhorn cattle. Our small farm operation, Victory Garden Homestead, was in need of these to safely handle our cattle and Work Vessels For Vets helped us greatly in our time of need!
Thanks again Work Vessels For Vets!

Jeff (Victory Garden Homestead)