Ending Third Quarter with Successful Fund-raising, New Connections and Top-Ratings – All to Help Veterans Succeed!
The volunteers of Work Vessels for Vets packed in a ton of activity to end the third quarter with a flurry of fund-raisers, grant awards, new partnerships and the highest national ratings.
“The month of September was crazy!” said Executive Director Cathy Cook. “After sitting on idle for many months due to COVID restrictions, we raised almost $60,000 in one month! And we forged strong partnerships while attending FARM AID with Michael O’Gorman, founder of Farmer Veteran Coalition.”
Dominion Energy Foundation kicked off the month by presenting a grant of $20,000 to be used for equipment awards for veterans in CT, RI, VA, NC, & SC. Skydive for Veterans of CT and MA held their annual Jump for Vets with dozens of skydivers who each pledged at least $500 so they could jump out of perfectly good airplanes on September 11th. Proceeds from this event is shared by Work Vessels for Vets and to a veteran nonprofit that deals with homelessness in CT.
We launched our 2nd Annual Online Auction, featuring many items crafted by our veterans. We are still tabulating the proceeds, but so far it was $6000!Read more ...