Since 2001, we have directly helped thousands of veterans through our work program. Many veterans working in our program were taken out of hopeless situations and transformed into productive citizens.
At a time when as many as 570,000 veterans (based on 2014 figures) are without work in the U.S, our work program gives veterans jobs when they need them most. VSO is hiring veterans interested in collecting donations from the public in front of stores and on busy intersections in communities across the Treasure Coast of Florida.
These donations directly benefit our veteran employees. That’s right: the money raised through VSO’s work program goes back to the veterans themselves.
The jobless veterans we employee often tell us that they’ve found new purpose in life. By working, they earn a paycheck and aren’t in need of a handout. And by working together with other veterans, they establish a support network to help them overcome other challenges in their lives.
Our work program gives veterans the unique opportunity to regain financial independence and rebuild self-esteem.
In addition, VSO donates thousands of dollars every year to veterans agencies to ensure their vital programs are properly financed. Over the decades, our grants have uplifted veterans through many initiatives like holiday gift drives and free musical performances.
Our donations are funded through collections raised by veterans in our work program. They also come directly from the public.
VSO does not believe in hiring professional fundraising companies to raise donations for helping veterans. These companies keep upwards to 85 percent of the donations generated.
If interested in learning more about our work program or donating to our causes, contact us here.
Help us help veterans any way we can.