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It has been a while since I last posted. I have been very busy with the rest of the board at Victory for Veterans getting our launch ready.
I said launch. That means we are ready to rock and roll.
We just received an approval letter from the IRS that we qualify to be a nonprofit. That is very exciting news for us and for you.
We have been waiting for this moment for five months, and it is here.
What does this mean?
It means we are on our way to start helping veterans who may be suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, being homeless, wounded, etc. We can get the help they need through a new way that we are developing.
The new way, is that we are raising money to give to other Nonprofits, so they don’t need to spend the many hours it takes to raise money every year. This way they can spend their time actually helping veterans. They will be partnering with us to help raise money so that it is a win, win for everyone.
We also have the exciting news that we have merged with the VMOA (Veterans March on America).
VMOA is doing a massive walk on May 20th, 2017. It will be happening in many cities across America. Their goal is to make people aware of the hardships, and problems that our American heroes are facing every day of their lives. We at Victory for Veterans urge you to get involved by starting a march in your own city, and donate to their cause. You can also donate right here on this site.
Here is their mission statement, which is ours as well since we have merged:
We are Veterans, Families, and supporters of Veterans. We wish to bring awareness and affect change to a broken Veteran support system. We are marching to raise awareness, but this is only the beginning. We will continue this march for as long as it takes to achieve a positive outcome and improve the lives of Veterans and their families. We will do this through raising awareness, and continue the fight by bringing these issues to the forefront of society and to the attention of State and Federal Legislators across America. We will do this in Capitals and in Cities and towns all across America. We are America’s Veterans. We fought for America and our families bore that burden with us, and did so with pride, Dignity, and honor, and now we are asking for America to help us fight the battles we face at home.
Here is their website to find out more about the May 20th March.
Straight and to the point. We are honored to join VMOA and all that they stand for.
We at Victory for Veterans have our own mission statement:
A personal message from our Founder at Victory for Veterans:
I have been working with nonprofits for over two decades and have discovered a repeat issue I feel can be resolved.
When non-profit founders begin, they begin with an idea of service. Feeding the poor, clothing the homeless, freeing children from slavery, providing homes for Veterans, and many more ideas. Then along comes the reality that these “businesses” like all others don’t survive without CASH. In the business world the saying is, “Cash is King!” If you fail to maintain proper cash flow – you are OUT of business. It IS that simple.
NonProfits are EXACTLY the same.
So, the founder is FORCED to raise money (cash) to keep his/her business going. A non-profit typically does this by asking for donations from others. They get their 501(c)3 designation from the IRS and ask you for money. And you gladly give it to them because you believe in their cause.
This time spent raising money takes away from their initial purpose, that of serving! In addition, many Founders are not even good at raising money in this way. Some are bad, some good, some excellent! But, ALL of them did not get into the business to raise money, rather to serve!
It is for this reason we enter the picture. We desire to remove their need to raise money each and every year and to enable the founder (and all the employees, volunteers, etc.) to focus on the service.
In business, as in life, when we focus on something it always improves!
Victory For Veterans Foundation believes by handling the task of fundraising these non-profits will
a) improve and
b) provide increased services to our nation’s Veterans!
More services done better is a great combination and one in which our Veterans are the winners!
By focusing our distribution of funds to specific non-profits, Victory For Veterans will have a dramatic affect on Veterans and will decrease suicide rates, decrease homelessness and improve the lives of our Veterans who are disabled and struggling with emotional and other issues/challenges like PTSD.
And the beauty of the design of VFV is these distributions are perpetual. They keep on year, after year, after year!
The needs of Veterans are great:
22 Million Veterans: 4 million are disabled, 1/2 million homeless and 1/2 million suffer PTSD
….22 take their own lives each day!
Collectively it is our challenge to reverse these trends and bring the right help at the right time!
We believe the improvements for each non-profit VFV impacts are beyond imagination. For when the business can focus, great results will follow! This means Veteran care will improve!
VFV will track and report on results as this is the primary measure of effectiveness.
I appreciate each and every Veteran and also each and every non-Veteran. We do need your help in building this great Foundation into the money machine that can have a transformative impact on today’s nonprofits serving Veterans.
They FOUGHT for our FREEDOM, let’s fight for theirs!
Please join Victory For Veterans by : Getting Involved – Giving – Sharing.
Steve Durgin Founder
Victory For Veterans
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