Musician Joe Walsh holding Patriot Star Award

PATRIOT STAR Awarded to Joe Walsh

To thank Joe Walsh for his deep commitment to veterans and the small organizations that support them, Work Vessels for Vets, Inc presented Joe with their esteemed PATRIOT STAR AWARD. The Patriot Star bears the embroidered star from a US Flag flown over Fallujah, Iraq. It recognizes the extraordinary efforts of individuals who are American Patriots helping our military veterans. Joe Walsh is a Gold Star child, whose father died in uniform in 1949 when Joe was an infant. The Patriot Star Award honors Joe’s work, using his celebrity and talent to help veterans organizations by playing concerts with his friends to raise funds for his Vets Aid Foundation. Rock on, Joe! You are a Patriot Star!

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.  

Maine Wounded Army Major Gifted Tractor from WVFV

Robert Jones tractor Maine Trailer 10.6.17 lo 3 600 x 450

Glenburn, Maine - Starting a farm is hard work.  It is even harder when your combat injuries make even normal tasks complicated.  This week, thanks to the generosity of several parties, a highly decorated Glenburn, Maine Army combat veteran Maj. Rob Jones received a large Allis Chalmers 60 HP tractor delivered to his farm to make his work a little easier.

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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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