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Vets 4 Vets Santa Cruz

Organization Mission

Vets 4 Vets is a nonprofit by and for local veterans along with supportive friends who create community and assist our brothers and sisters in need.

Our work is to provide funding to fill the gaps left by government and other organizations. These gaps may include the need for emergency food, transportation, home repairs and emergency housing. We also provide activities and services designed to break the isolation of veteran participants.

The Big Idea:
Filling the Gaps

We are asking for support for our big idea, which is to provide funding to veterans and their families who are in an emergency situation. Funds will go toward basic needs, and to meet the increased demand.

The highest priority for assistance is veterans who are affected by COVID 19 and/or fire-related evacuations and other losses. We have no paid staff and operate with 50 volunteers, so that your donation will be used efficiently. Vets 4 Vets is trusted and effective in its responsiveness to the needs of veterans and their families living in Santa Cruz County.

I had just lost my job and was newly diagnosed with cancer. I found myself without food and gas money for myself and my ten-year-old son. I contacted a representative of Vets 4 Vets Santa Cruz and by the end of the day had received a check for $500.

Sam, Afghanistan veteran, Santa Cruz resident