Work Vessels For Vets, Inc., delivers a new tractor to severely wounded Marine

Work Vessels For Vets, Inc., delivers a new tractor to severely wounded Marine

On June 3, 2017, severely injured US Marine Corporal Sean Adams of Maysville, Georgia received a special delivery from Work Vessels for Vets, Inc., a Connecticut-based nonprofit that equips America’s veteran-entrepreneurs with the tools they need for self-employment.  Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. using funds from an anonymous donor, purchased a specially adapted John Deere tractor valued at $60,000 to help Sean manage his 67 acre farm.  A recipient of the Purple Heart from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, he recently moved into his Smart Home built by RISE and the Gary Sinese Foundation.                         

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Blues for Vets fundraiser 2017

Blues for Vets event at Infinity Hall 2017

Work Vessels for Vets held a wild and wildly successful "Blues for Vets" fund-raiser at Infinity Hall Hartford, CT.  The famous D.H. Foster and the Shaboo All Stars plus Dave and the Esoterics rocked the house to happy fans.  WVFV honored our faithful funding partner "Newmans' Own Foundation" with the Patriot Star Award in recognition of the $160,000 in grants to help our mission to equip veteran-entrepreneurs.  

$70,000 grant from Newman's Own Foundation

Work Vessels for Vets receives $70,000 grant from Newman's Own Foundation to equip 20 veteran-entrepreneurs. Click on this NBC Connecticut Channel 4 News clip about Work Vessels for Vets as we announce the $70,000 grant from Newman's Own Foundation! Enjoy!

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USAF Vet Starts Antique Car Restoration Business with Help from WVFV

Golden Age Car Restoration. BULLIS

Work Vessels For Vets, Inc., Helps Wounded Veteran Build
Colorado-Based Antique Car Restoration Business

 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation Supports Veteran-Entrepreneur

March 2017.   Retired USAF Major Scott Bullis got a hand up from Work Vessels for Vets, Inc., a Connecticut-based nonprofit that equips veteran-entrepreneurs with the tools they need for self-employment. Bullis, a recipient of the Purple Heart from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, recently opened Golden Age Preservation and Restoration in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He performs expert antique automobile preservation and conservation for car enthusiasts all over the country.  Work Vessels for Vets, with funding from Newman’s Own Foundation, purchased a specialized industrial grade upholstery sewing machine and a top-of-the-line brand cabinet makers’ industrial table saw, valued at over $5,000.

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Van to RI Air Force Veteran in Mystic CT

Work Vessels for vets, Inc. presented a van to SSGT Eric Betz, USAF/USAFR of Newport, Rhode Island on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at Valenti VW Auto Dealership in Mystic, Connecticut. The Betz family were so grateful and appreciative of this gesture of patriotism and generosity. Their former car is in need of engine repair making transportation a great challenge to get to work, school and other family needs.

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Refrigerator Truck Award

WVFV is pleased to award a grant to Army Sgt. Steve A., injured in Iraq, who just picked up the refrigerator truck his farm needs to deliver organic farm products to his many Wisconsin commercial and CSA customers.

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