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Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. Earns 2018 GuideStar Platinum Award Highest Level of Recognition for Nonprofit Transparency and Integrity

Work Vessels for Vets, Inc., the nonprofit charity that equips America’s returning veterans with the tools they need to start a business, today earned the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile seal of transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. Work Vessels for Vets, Inc has consistently received this annual award since its inception. This prestigious award allows donors to focus on the progress and results of the charitable mission of Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. “In this day and age of unscrupulous so-called charities, and especially those who fraudulently dupe donors who sincerely want to help our veterans,” said WVFV Co-Founder and Chairman John Niekrash, “we are excited to share this evaluation of our organization’s integrity by an unbiased third party. Donors to Work Vessels for Vets can rest assured that their donations are spent for veterans services with integrity and transparency.” To receive the Platinum Award, Work Vessels for Vets added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile. The public can easily review information about Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. at www.GuideStar.org. The report includes basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward our mission. Work Vessels for Vets achieved Platinum status by providing full transparency into its operation to give donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate our programs. “I encourage anyone to visit our profile on GuideStar to see our information,” added Cathy Cook, Executive Director. “We are thrilled that our small but mighty charity has achieved the highest level award for transparency and integrity.” Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. is celebrating 10 years of helping veterans succeed by giving veteran entrepreneurs the equipment they need to start a business. Since 2008, the eight volunteers of Work Vessels for Vets have assisted over 1600 veterans in all 50 states with equipment valued at over $2 million. Corporate and foundation support from Newman’s Own Foundation, Salute American Vodka, Stanley Black and Decker among others, along with hundreds of organizations and individuals make this possible. To learn more or to donate, go to www.WVFV.org. The GuideStar database at www.GuideStar.org, contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. More than 8 million people visit GuideStar to learn about nonprofit organizations every year. The GuideStar award levels, with Platinum being the highest, are acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector.
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