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Vets 4 Vets Santa Cruz

Organization Mission

Vets 4 Vets is a Santa Cruz nonprofit made up of veterans and friends creating community and assisting our brothers and sisters in need. Our objective is to fill in the gap in services where veterans’ needs are not met through traditional veteran’s resources.

These needs have included emergency funds, transportation to medical appointments, free moving assistance, housing assistance and more. We do this by coordinating volunteer efforts and by providing monetary assistance.

The Big Idea 2023:
Home Repairs for Veterans

Requests for home repairs and building assistance has increased and we are asking your support to stabilize veteran housing in this way. We help with minor repairs, building wheelchair ramps, repairing or replacing old appliances, and restoring deck safety. The costs for materials have risen, thus the request for funding at this time.

Staffed by volunteers, moving assistance is another of our biggest programs. We need to purchase dollies, gas, and paid helpers for some of the heavy lifting.

We operate with one part-time staff person and 70 volunteers. Vets 4 Vets is trusted and effective in its responsiveness to the needs of local veterans and their families.

I am so grateful to the Vets 4 Vets volunteers for assisting me with a necessary move. My son Jonathan died while on active duty in 2014. Having veterans help me was reassuring, knowing I’m not alone, that there are people that understand my pain and mental state (of loss). I was worried about money for the truck and gas, but Vets 4 Vets allowed me to focus on moving on in my life.

Amy, Gold Star Mom