SSG Dan Burgess and his new Longarm Qulting machine

Army Amputee in Florida Quilts New Life with Gift from WVFV and Gammill, Inc

Disabled Cape Coral veteran pieces together quilts, life with help from donors STACEY HENSON, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Published 5:11 p.m. ET Jan. 12, 2018 | Updated 5:27 p.m. ET Jan. 12, 2018 With each stitch, retired US Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Burgess is piecing together his life, shattered by an explosion when he served in Afghanistan. Recently, the Cape Coral, Florida resident received a $39,000 state-of-the-art quilting system adapted for his injuries by non-profit Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. and Gammill, a West Plains, Missouri-based manufacturer of quilting equipment.
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Maine Wounded Army Major Gifted Tractor from WVFV

Robert Jones tractor Maine Trailer 10.6.17 lo 3 600 x 450

Glenburn, Maine - Starting a farm is hard work.  It is even harder when your combat injuries make even normal tasks complicated.  This week, thanks to the generosity of several parties, a highly decorated Glenburn, Maine Army combat veteran Maj. Rob Jones received a large Allis Chalmers 60 HP tractor delivered to his farm to make his work a little easier.

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Musician Joe Walsh holding Patriot Star Award

PATRIOT STAR Awarded to Joe Walsh

To thank Joe Walsh for his deep commitment to veterans and the small organizations that support them, Work Vessels for Vets, Inc presented Joe with their esteemed PATRIOT STAR AWARD. The Patriot Star bears the embroidered star from a US Flag flown over Fallujah, Iraq. It recognizes the extraordinary efforts of individuals who are American Patriots helping our military veterans. Joe Walsh is a Gold Star child, whose father died in uniform in 1949 when Joe was an infant. The Patriot Star Award honors Joe’s work, using his celebrity and talent to help veterans organizations by playing concerts with his friends to raise funds for his Vets Aid Foundation. Rock on, Joe! You are a Patriot Star!

Work Vessels For Vets, Inc., delivers a new tractor to severely wounded Marine

Work Vessels For Vets, Inc., delivers a new tractor to severely wounded Marine

On June 3, 2017, severely injured US Marine Corporal Sean Adams of Maysville, Georgia received a special delivery from Work Vessels for Vets, Inc., a Connecticut-based nonprofit that equips America’s veteran-entrepreneurs with the tools they need for self-employment.  Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. using funds from an anonymous donor, purchased a specially adapted John Deere tractor valued at $60,000 to help Sean manage his 67 acre farm.  A recipient of the Purple Heart from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, he recently moved into his Smart Home built by RISE and the Gary Sinese Foundation.                         

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Blues for Vets fundraiser 2017

Blues for Vets event at Infinity Hall 2017

Work Vessels for Vets held a wild and wildly successful "Blues for Vets" fund-raiser at Infinity Hall Hartford, CT.  The famous D.H. Foster and the Shaboo All Stars plus Dave and the Esoterics rocked the house to happy fans.  WVFV honored our faithful funding partner "Newmans' Own Foundation" with the Patriot Star Award in recognition of the $160,000 in grants to help our mission to equip veteran-entrepreneurs.  

  • Homedepot
  • Mbc
  • Amvets
  • Newman
  • Tmc
  • Ebv
  • Mohegan
  • Dime Bank
  • Gesswein
  • Cammo
  • Valenti
  • Wholefoods
  • Tcf
  • Aetna
  • Cgb
  • Veterans Farm
  • Ihs
  • Farmer Veteran