October 2016 News
We did it! For the third year in a row,
Work Vessels for Vets is a TOP RATED NONPROFIT!
Work Vessels for Veterans, Inc. HONORED AS 2016 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT by GreatNonprofits.org Award based on Positive Online Reviews
Noank, Connecticut. October 11, 2016 - Work Vessels for Veterans, Inc.
announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2016 Top-Rated Award
by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
Work Vessels for Veterans, Inc. equips returning veteran-entrepreneurs who are
starting their own civilian businesses.
“We are excited to be named a 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Kathleen Burns, President of the Board. “Achieving this prestigious award three years in a row is a testament to the dedication of our volunteers and donors. We started 2016 with the donation of a car to a paralyzed vet who is starting a driving school for others like him. The year continued by giving away 7 tractors from Maine to Florida, 4 adaptive farm ATVs to vets too injured to use a tractor on their farms in Michigan, Oregon, Kentucky and Kansas, lots of farm equipment, and over $30,000 in tool sets, including aviation mechanics’ tools. We have supported veteran training farms with beekeeping equipment in West Virginia, and farm implements in Florida, Tennessee and Kansas. We gave a 24 foot moving van to an enterprising vet in Massachusetts, and a refrigerator truck to an organic farmer in Wisconsin. This year is drawing to a close with the donation of an adaptive golf cart to an injured vet studying marine science and assistance to a double amputee is also in the works.”
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