WVFV Receives $30,000 Grant From Newman's Own
Work Vessels For Vets has been awarded a $30,000 grant from Newman's Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. This is the third year of awards to Work Vessels for Veterans, bringing their cumulative support for veteran farmers from Newman's Own Fund to $130,000.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Newman's Own Foundation made this award to Work Vessels For Veterans. The Foundation awarded a total of $1.5 million in grants to 29 organizations that provide services to United States military men, women, veterans, and their families. Work Vessels For Veterans is working with returning veterans who are starting new farms in their communities across the country. Work Vessels For Veterans is a volunteer driven public charity that equips America's returning veterans with the tools ("vessels") they need to start a business or pursue career education.
Cathy Cook, Executive Director of Work Vessels for Veterans noted, "Today's grant of $30,000 will enable us to purchase farm machinery for 5 veteran-farmers. We will purchase a tractor for a produce farm in Connecticut restored by a US Coast Guard veteran. These grant funds will support the purchase of an ATV Farm vehicle for an injured Army veteran in Oregon who can no longer ride a horse to tend her sheep due to her injuries. An injured Marine in Vermont will receive sorely needed greenhouse and well pump equipment so he can continue to train fellow veterans using horticultural therapy. And several additional veteran applications will be fulfilled."