Donate because we are the land of the free because of the BRAVE.
Volunteers For Veterans Foundation (VFVF) ® gives in two ways. First, allocations are made annually to meet the specific needs of the patients at Loma Linda Medical VA Hospital. The remaining funds are utilized on an as-needed basis for veterans referred to the Volunteers For Veterans Foundation® by the social workers at Loma Linda VA and other agencies. We work with them daily to ensure our veterans receive the assistance they deserve. Funds are made available to carry veterans through times of need. These are examples of a few of our programs.
Volunteers For Veterans Foundation® supports five Veteran Village housing complexes. When veterans are in housing, the need for food and supplies is great. The Pantry offers an ongoing collection of nutritious, healthy food. This program assists over 300 veterans and their families a week.
Some veterans qualify for a new queen bed through the
Homes ID Program. Volunteers For Veterans Foundation® delivers these beds and many other household items to the veterans. The beds are donated to Volunteers For Veterans Foundation® from Loma Linda VA.
When a veteran has been homeless but does not qualify for a HOMES ID bed, the Volunteers For Veterans Foundation® purchases a bed or beds if there is a family in need. We also provide household items and can help with obtaining other furniture if needed.
Volunteers For Veterans Foundation® assists Veterans with their daily needs of food, transportation, and housing. We step in when time is of the essence and can dramatically affect our veterans if forced to wait on a lengthy application process. Some of these services include basic needs of daily survival or setting up a home, such as housing deposits/supplies/ furniture, and post-move housing setup expenses. We have been helping veterans for 30+ years; in 2009, we became a Nonprofit Foundation and we are a volunteer foundation.
Volunteers For Veterans Foundation® assists Veterans with funding for shoes upon discharge from Loma Linda VA
Volunteers For Veterans Foundation® provides funding for clothing, sleeping bags, hygiene items, etc.
Because without your help, we would not have been able to help individual veterans, active military personnel, and their families for the past 30 + years. We also partner with and support other nonprofit veterans organizations such as Patriots and Paws, Working Dogs for Warriors, Riverside Honor Detail, Guitars for Vets, Military Baby Showers, and Loma Linda VA Veterans Centers. In addition, we will create our welcome home and veterans pantry program and support the VA's gift card program at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Today March 22, 2021, VFVF assisted with a car donation to a veteran. We want to THANK VFVF board member Gary Loop for donating this great car to Veteran Rachael. We also want to thank Cody with Les Schwab for always helping us help a veteran.
Blue in service dog training today, this is the dog we were able to help a Veteran receive and the training for him.
Here is the story about David and his first service dog that he lost.
When we receive a letter like this, it helps to remind me why I do what I do on a daily basis and how blessed I am to be part of a great organization (Volunteers For Veterans Foundation ®) that allows me to help so many veterans.
But none of this would be possible without everyone who supports the Volunteers for Veterans
Foundation / Veterans Car Show. We appreciate it, and we thank you all for your support.
We received this letter today from a lady veteran that we helped sometime back. She had called asking if we had any cars available. I told her no, we didn't.
But as always, I asked what her story was, and she informed me that she had left a domestic violence situation, relocating to our area and that she would be moving into an apartment the next month. The day she moved in, we had beds delivered for her and her child. Also arranging to have furniture delivered to her:
Hello Ms. Betty
I hope you are doing well and still changing lives! I just wanted to give you an update. I graduated today! So happy made deans list and perfect attendance! I really believe you and your volunteers have so much to do with where I am currently at it was life-changing and what I needed at the moment in order to keep pushing and not quit!!
Thank you for all you did for me as well as for my family!!!! Love you and your organization!!! I am part of the veteran association in school (secretary) I am currently working to coordinate a Veterans Day resource fair November 7 3-5 pm maybe if possible y’all would be interested in having a booth?
I spoke about my story on June 6 at a summit and hope to continue to voice my story to make awareness for domestic violence and veterans who are homeless. You and the EDD office did so much for me and I found my true calling helping others and sharing my resources! I appreciate everything you guys did and will never have enough to say thank you! I have made a goal to be able to start donating to the organization by January.
I make sure I always spread the word that VFVF is there for veterans and how amazing you are!
We received this from a veteran. It is always nice to hear from a vet after we have been able to assist them.
We were able to bless a veteran and his family with a car on Friday thanks to Kerry Morris and one of his customers who is no longer able to drive:
Thank you, Betty Volk, for what you and the VFVF have done for my family. Your generous gift has rid our household of so much stress and uncertainty. When we were brought to you to fix our truck we were pulling our hair trying to figure out how to safely get the kids to school, me to work or all of us to church.
Our family was praying for some kind of saving grace, but none of us ever expected it to come in the form of a new (preowned) car, and the insurance to boot! This means safety for my pregnant wife and kids, certainly that we can be where we need to be, and a renewed hope in the kindness of our fellow man. No more praying against accidents, 2-hour bus trips, or despair over not being able to better ourselves.
Thank you very much, you are one of God's greatest blessings!
We were able to help this veteran pay his utilities so they would not get turned off; he is very excited he will start a job at the VA on Thursday.
He has no means of transportation, so he will have to take the bus to work. We were able to assist him today; Volunteers For Veterans Foundation ® purchased a bike so he could get to the bus stop, as it was a distance from his home. Our Thanks to Don's Bike Shop in Rialto for assisting us in making this happen.
We received this from his social worker:
The Veteran loved his bike! He was very excited.
He called and left me a message; yesterday, he made it to his first day of work on time. His voice was so joyful. He said his bicycle rides like a Cadillac! He was humble and expressed his gratitude. I heard a big difference in his disposition and confidence.