If You Are a Returning Vet:
STEP ONE: Accept our THANKS! For your service to our Country!
STEP TWO: Review our website for all of the available programs, services and application.
STEP THREE: Fill out a short application outlining your plans and goals and the assistance you are seeking.
Veteran Vessel Application
STEP FOUR: Each application is reviewed. While it is impossible to assist all veterans who apply, WVFV retains all applications and as resources and products become available, we assist as many applicants as possible.
Here are some of the many ways Work Vessels for Vets has helped returning veterans make the transition to civilian life after combat.
Laptops For Vets
Kathleen Burns, President of Work Vessels for Vets, presents laptops for their college pursuits to several Connecticut National Guard vets just returned from Afghanistan.
Tools & Equipment
Eric Des Bins - Eric was awarded the Purple Heart and other recognitions for valor in combat in Iraq; will be utilizing the tools and equipment for his new contracting business.
39 Foot Lobster Boat
Donated a 39ft Lobster Boat, refitted by Noank Shipyard to Afghanistan vet Timothy Field of Westport, MA for commercial fishing out of Plymouth, MA.
WVFV donated a landscaping trailer and dump truck to CT Veteran Dave Campbell for his new landscaping business.
Deep Sea Fishing Boat
Refurbished and donated a deep sea fishing boat to Todd Rohr and the New England Disabled Veterans Sports Program of Portsmouth, NH to take wounded veterans deep sea fishing.
Arranged for a diesel van donated by Mystic, CT's Densmore Oil Co, and prepared by Valenti Auto Mall of Mystic to veteran owned Calvary Brewing Co of Oxford, CT enabling the Oxford, CT brewing company to double its delivery area and hire an additional veteran driver for their growing business.
Tractor & Farm Vehicles
WVFV Donated a tractor, farm vehicles, equipment and tools for Veterans Farm, Jacksonville, FL to provide horticultural therapy for combat veterans with PTSD, TBI and other war injuries.
WVFV donated farm fencing for Kyle Cooper's Veterans' Horse Farm, Jacksonville, FL with funds from an anonymous WVFV donor.
WVFV donated commercial cleaning equipment and commercial van to Tim Smith for a new commercial cleaning service called Patriot Commercial Cleaning of St. Louis, MO.
FISH RITE Drift Boat
WVFV donated a FISH RITE Drift Boat for fly fishing guide, USMC veteran Justin Clenard of Utah, a veteran of three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan where he lost both legs to an IED. He recently took former Vice President Dick Cheney on a fly fishing trip.
WVFV donated a full set of tools from Stanley Tools to vet Luis Bruno.
Veteran Joseph Muise is ready to embark on self employment with a full set of mechanic's tools donated to WVFV from Stanley Tool Company.
Vehicle for School
Vet Max Monger can now start a new life with the support of his family and a vehicle to get to school from WVFV.
Army Vet Omar Hernandez receives support for his business from WVFV founders John Niekrash and Ted Knapp.
Former Navy Seal, Roger DaSilva received an SUV to start his Trident Commercial Cleaning Service from WVFV.
And Our Mission Continues...
Your DONATIONS of laptops, commercial equipment, vehicles, or tools, are TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Contact us to get started processing your donation today.