How We Help

First, we find the veteran who is making that transition from combat to career, has identified their path, and set goals or needs to make the move to self-employment.

Second, WVFV identifies our resources to meet that need. Working with a broad range of partners, organizations, corporations, other charities and individuals, we match available resources with the veterans' needs.

WVFV has alliances with organizations including Wounded Warrior Foundation, TAASC, the Red Cross, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, AMVETS, and state and local VA and Labor Departments to seek heroes in need of our services. Corporate partners include The Aetna Corporation, Boeing Aerospace, Home Depot Foundation, Sparta Systems, Noank Shipyard, Stanley Tools, Green Technology Recycling, Computer Systems and Solutions, Valenti Auto Mall, and many others.

 

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.

Landscaping Equipment



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.
 

Diesel Van



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.
 

Farm Fencing



WVFV donated farm fencing for Kyle Cooper's Veterans' Horse Farm, Jacksonville, FL with funds from an anonymous WVFV donor.
 

Commercial Van



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.
 

Stanley Tools



WVFV donated a full set of tools from Stanley Tools to vet Luis Bruno.
 

Mechanic's Tools



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.
 

Business Support



Army Vet Omar Hernandez receives support for his business from WVFV founders John Niekrash and Ted Knapp.
 

SUV



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.
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