The first phase of our program is to establish a social environment whereby veterans can interact, network and enjoy the camaraderie that was shared while proudly serving their country; while seeking solutions to the problems they face and helping others with their problems. In buiding the atmosphere we envision a hobby, fitness, recreational, lounge areas.
The second phase will be to set up various programs driven by the needs of our local veterans. We envision needs to arise in the following areas:
Sign ins to the Veterans Liberty Center:
These numbers don’t include attendance at special events or fund raisers. We are working to expand our Volunteer staff which we project will see an increase of sign ins.
Transportation provided to Veteran’s
In 2019 we have restricted our trips to be shorter, less time-consuming and confined to those with more urgent needs
Any type of clothing that we have in excess is given to the homeless shelter and below are the details
Cash Donations to Veterans
In 2017 an estate asked us if we would distribute some restricted funds to veterans which we agreed to do which amounted to approximately $22,000 of what we gave out in 2017. Other factors that have come into play include the unemployment rate in our area is less then 3% therefore requests for funds that are not repaid is down. When there is a request for cash, we first refer those veterans to other and better sources in our community.
We have in the past and will continue to provide the following donated medical equipment
This past January as you may know, our Founder and main fund raiser Larry Dingman passed away. We are not a large organization and we are solely dependent on our Volunteers while providing a unique service to our Veterans and others in need. Many Individuals and Companies have been very generous is helping to establish our presence in the community with all of the above items. Our biggest issue now is to raise funds for day to day operations which is where we need your help. Please refer to our Website URL, Mission Statement and the history above when you consider contributing to us and your contributions will help us continue to serve those who have served our Country so well.
The Board of Directors -Veteran’s Liberty Center