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To equip America’s returning veterans with the tools they need to start a business or pursue career education. 100% of your donations serve injured veterans. Other dedicated resources cover our low 2% overhead.

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Veteran Business Spotlight

Sometimes it is the Vet’s own words that remind us at Work Vessels for Vets why we do what we do.  We introduce you to SGT Daniel Bivens as our Veteran Spotlight, who with the help of a thousand or more of our donors received a life changing piece of equipment.

SGT Daniel Bivens, in his own words:

“In December of 2004 I was wounded by a suicide bomber in a chow hall in Mosul Iraq. I’m trying to start a small-scale farm and my current situation is not allowing me to be able to operate safely around my 38-acre farm without struggling with my disabilities. If a UTV with a dump bed is granted, It will allow me to safely haul beekeeping equipment and other farm equipment from my house to my apiary and other parts of the farm that are currently inaccessible. It will also help me with my disabilities to be able to continue and grow my bee and egg producing chicken operation and eventually allow me to turn it in to a full-time business and get other disabled Veterans around my apiaries that are interested in Beekeeping and mentor them,”

gratefully yours, SGT Daniel Bivens.

We also thank Pioneer Motorcycles for their assistance in obtaining a 2016 John Deere Gator for SGT Bivens.  Thank you.

Work Vessels for Vets also donated a refurbished laptop to SGT Bivens so he is now able to track his business.  And WVFV referred this Purple Heart awardee to Resources Association, a veteran-serving nonprofit that sent him a full toolbox of new tools!

You deserve it, SGT Bivens.  Thank you for your service!

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Army SSG Steve Rossler
Fort Hood, TX

“Kristen, Paisley, Julianne, and I cannot express how grateful we are to both organizations [ WVFV and Semper FI] for doing this for us. Sitting on top of a mountain in Wardak Afghanistan, I never would’ve imagined that my duty to America would ever be rewarded like this.”


“I wanted to say thanks for the camera…I have toured with a band as their photographer, shot for a museum’s fine art gallery, and have multiple awards for my first documentary. I love the process and I am the happiest I have been. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”

M “Joey” JIMENEZ, US Army

“I accomplished more today than I have in a long time. The hand tools were amazing(game changers), and the machinery is effortless. Thank you, Work Vessels for Vets!”

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