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Vets on Track Foundation, Inc.

Vets on Track Foundation, Inc. The Vets on Track Foundation is a state and federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Our mission is to furnish homes for veterans and first responders who are transitioning into permanent housing from living on the streets. As an organization, the Vets on Track Foundation works diligently at the grass-roots level with organizations that are working to place homeless veterans and first responders into permanent housing. Through its “Fresh Start Program” the VOTF goes into the home

Our mission is to furnish homes for veterans and first responders who are transitioning into permanent housing from living on the streets. As an organization, the Vets on Track Foundation works diligently at the grass-roots level with organizations that are working to place homeless veterans and first responders into permanent housing. Through its “Fresh Start Program” the VOTF goes into the home

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10/20/2022

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The Vets on Track Foundation is on the road to breaking a record for the number of homes furnished in a month.  With the...
10/20/2022

The Vets on Track Foundation is on the road to breaking a record for the number of homes furnished in a month. With the continued support of , the Vets on Track Foundation furnished eight more homes for veterans in the Tidewater, Virginia area yesterday. It takes a dedicated team of volunteers to keep our Foundation’s “Fresh Start” mission moving forward. We want to thank Steve Knudson, the Foundation’s new Board Vice President for joining us for the day. A special shout out to the Vets on Track Team, Edwin Talbott, Logan Carpenter and Rileigh Ecker for their continued support of our mission. Hampton Roads Moving and Storage team members, Dillion, Scott and Curtis have supported a number of our missions now, and for that we thank you for your commitment to our mission. Your support is vital to our overall success. One Team. One Mission. “To Turn Empty Houses into Homes”

10/10/2022

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As little as $25 a month can change the landscape of veteran homelessness - will you commit to $25 a month?
10/08/2022
Vets on Track Foundation | Serving the Needs of All Veterans

As little as $25 a month can change the landscape of veteran homelessness - will you commit to $25 a month?

Welcome to Vets on Track Foundation Organizations working with the homeless are doing great work in getting these heroes off the streets, but particular attention must be made once the housing is secured. Veterans and first responders are being placed into permanent housing without the basic comfort...

New Beginnings Junk Removal has once again teamed up with the Vets on Track Foundation and  to turn houses into homes fo...
09/19/2022

New Beginnings Junk Removal has once again teamed up with the Vets on Track Foundation and to turn houses into homes for veterans in the Hampton Roads area. These 2 trucks are loaded with furniture and household goods donated by other families to give another 4 families a fresh start on life!

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09/17/2022
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The Vets on Track Foundation is at Fawn Lake today for their Beer and Wine Festival.  Our Foundation is one of the chari...
09/11/2022

The Vets on Track Foundation is at Fawn Lake today for their Beer and Wine Festival. Our Foundation is one of the charity recipients for money raised during the festival. We humbly thank the Fawn Lake Country Club..

From a simple two-car garage and a rented truck beginning in July 2016, the Vets on Track Foundation has furnished more ...
08/01/2022

From a simple two-car garage and a rented truck beginning in July 2016, the Vets on Track Foundation has furnished more than 750 homes from Baltimore to Virginia Beach, and has grown from its humble roots into an organization that has become a respected and sought-after resource within communities across the state.

After more than six years in operation, we expanded our support network from one private homeless agency into six and continue to be called upon by other agencies to support those in need.

Through the generosity of partner organizations, local communities, and private donors, we currently run an organizational branded, two-truck operation and have collected and distributed enough household goods to furnish hundreds of homes and fill our warehouse and storage spaces several times over…but that is still not enough. The support we are currently able to provide represents only a fraction of the need!

Sadly, due to our financial and personnel limitations, we can only do so much. However, of those served, we are proud to report that more than 96% of them have remained in their homes and have not returned to the streets - this is how we end homelessness, and this is why we need the support of corporate America and private citizens.

With your support, we can launch “Fresh Start and Beyond the Streets” Programs in other areas where the need is great. Our goal is to have the resources to support those in need all across the country...no matter where they call home.

Click on the link here to make a donation:

www.vettrack.org

make sure to follow and reach out for some amazing volunteer opportunities! We turn houses into homes and meet some incr...
07/25/2022
Vets on Track Foundation | Serving the Needs of All Veterans

make sure to follow and reach out for some amazing volunteer opportunities! We turn houses into homes and meet some incredible people along the way! ❤️🤍💙

Welcome to Vets on Track Foundation Organizations working with the homeless are doing great work in getting these heroes off the streets, but particular attention must be made once the housing is secured. Veterans and first responders are being placed into permanent housing without the basic comfort...

07/13/2022
JULY 12 2022 MISSION

JULY 12 2022 MISSION! Make sure to follow and reach out to friends and family to volunteer with us so we can keep turning houses into homes! 🤍

Since July 2016 the Vets on Track Foundation has furnished more than 725 homes for veterans, first responders and others...
07/09/2022
Vets on Track Foundation | Serving the Needs of All Veterans

Since July 2016 the Vets on Track Foundation has furnished more than 725 homes for veterans, first responders and others who were transitioning into permanent housing from life on the streets.

Our mission is hard. The hours spent collecting household furniture and accessories from our local communities is the backbone to our mission success - but it all takes money. Without the financial support, we can't afford to operate. We want to CHALLENGE everyone who reads this to donate $25 per month to help keep moving our mission forward - together, we can truly make a difference.

Welcome to Vets on Track Foundation Organizations working with the homeless are doing great work in getting these heroes off the streets, but particular attention must be made once the housing is secured. Veterans and first responders are being placed into permanent housing without the basic comfort...

DID YOU KNOW?Veterans between the ages of 18 and 30 are twice as likely as adults in the general population to be homele...
06/28/2022

DID YOU KNOW?

Veterans between the ages of 18 and 30 are twice as likely as adults in the general population to be homeless, and the risk of homelessness increases significantly among young veterans who are poor.

The Vets on Track Foundation would like to wish all our veteran dads out there a very happy Father's Day.
06/19/2022

The Vets on Track Foundation would like to wish all our veteran dads out there a very happy Father's Day.

DID YOU KNOW ?The VA's specialized homeless programs served more than 92,000 veterans in 2009, which is highly commendab...
06/16/2022

DID YOU KNOW ?

The VA's specialized homeless programs served more than 92,000 veterans in 2009, which is highly commendable. This still leaves well over 100,000 more veterans, however, who must seek assistance from local government agencies and community- and faith-based service organizations.

06/07/2022
Hampton Roads Supports Veterans

It’s partnerships with companies like Hampton Roads Moving and Storage that make the mission of the Vets on Track Foundation possible. Thank you for the support!

Last month alone, our Foundation spent more than $1,200 just on fuel for our trucks to do donation pick ups and delivery...
06/01/2022
EXPANDING OUR REACH TO END HOMELESSNESS, organized by Richard Ecker

Last month alone, our Foundation spent more than $1,200 just on fuel for our trucks to do donation pick ups and delivery missions. As a small Foundation, it's hard to keep the financial pace - so we need your support. Please consider making a monthly commitment to help keep our mission moving forward.

The Vets on Track Foundation furnishes homes for veterans and first responders … Richard Ecker needs your support for EXPANDING OUR REACH TO END HOMELESSNESS

05/30/2022
04/29/2022
04/29/2022

The work our Foundation does in Virginia to support those transitioning into permanent housing from living on the streets simply changes lives.

Our "Fresh Start" program is very duplicatable, but how do we get corporate America and individuals behind our mission to help us "financially" fuel that growth?

We know it takes a village to make sustainable changes in our society, and today, I want to start building that village...one company and one individual at a time. We are looking for corporate partners and individuals who want to make a difference in lives all across the country.

Beginning on the East Coast, we want to establish "Fresh Start" programs in three more states before the end of the year - we want to truly end homelessness. We need your help and support.

If you are interested in becoming a partner, support arm or just want to be involved, send a note to:

[email protected]

Thank you for your consideration.

04/25/2022

Today will be a busy one for the Foundation - we are heading out shortly to do a donation pickup in Williamsburg, and then taking that donation into the Hampton Roads area where we will furnish two homes today. Keep your eyes peeled here to see the photos from today's missions!

04/18/2022
Vets on Track Foundation, Inc.

Rain or shine, we are here to help with your spring cleaning needs! Give us a call today: (877) 838-8725.

The Vets on Track Foundation is a state and federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to furnish homes for veterans and first responders who are transitioning into permanent housing from living on the streets.

It was another great day for the Vets on Track Foundation.  While it was the Foundation’s two 61-year-olds making the de...
04/11/2022

It was another great day for the Vets on Track Foundation. While it was the Foundation’s two 61-year-olds making the delivery to Hampton, with the help from our veteran Kristopher it went very smoothly. We were able to turn his empty 2- bedroom townhouse into a warm and inviting home.

When we returned to Chesterfield this afternoon, we loaded our second truck for a delivery mission to Stafford tomorrow.

Well, today was another great day for the Vets on Track Foundation.  While it was the two 61-year-olds from the Foundati...
04/11/2022

Well, today was another great day for the Vets on Track Foundation. While it was the two 61-year-olds from the Foundation making the delivery today, with the help from our veteran Kristopher, it went very smooth. We furnished Kristophers two-bedroom townhouse - turning it from empty spaces into a warm inviting home.

It’s about that time for some spring cleaning! Contact us for your junk removal needs: (877) 838-8725!
04/05/2022

It’s about that time for some spring cleaning! Contact us for your junk removal needs: (877) 838-8725!

If you help with our Panda Express Fundraiser tomorrow - please take a photo and share it here with the city and state -...
04/03/2022
Fundraiser Event for Vets on Track Foundation

If you help with our Panda Express Fundraiser tomorrow - please take a photo and share it here with the city and state - I want to see how far we can reach! Thank you for the support.

Raise money for Vets on Track Foundation

We were honored to help a young former Air Force family of 6 in Virginia Beach yesterday with two-truckloads of furnitur...
04/03/2022

We were honored to help a young former Air Force family of 6 in Virginia Beach yesterday with two-truckloads of furniture and household accessories.

It was one of those missions where things just fell into place. We received his request for support on Wednesday, and when he and his family moved in on Saturday - we were there to furnish the home.

Unless you have been on one of these missions - it’s hard to understand the feeling, on both sides of the fence (the delivery and the receiving end).

To be faced with trying to figure out how to furnish your new home when you are starting from scratch is daunting. For the Vets on Track Foundation team, being able to provide the basic necessities of life to a family that simply fell on hard times is truly rewarding.

Please remember our Panda Express fundraiser tomorrow - lunch or dinner, order online and use our code to help us contin...
04/03/2022
Fundraiser Event for Vets on Track Foundation

Please remember our Panda Express fundraiser tomorrow - lunch or dinner, order online and use our code to help us continue furnishing homes for those in need.

Raise money for Vets on Track Foundation

April 4th is the Vets on Track Foundation Panda Express Day.  Enjoy lunch or dinner and support our Foundation.Order onl...
04/01/2022
Fundraiser Event for Vets on Track Foundation

April 4th is the Vets on Track Foundation Panda Express Day. Enjoy lunch or dinner and support our Foundation.

Order online and use our code: VFR907134

Raise money for Vets on Track Foundation

03/29/2022
Vets on Track Foundation, Inc.

It’s about that time for some spring cleaning! Contact us for your junk removal needs: (877) 838-8725!

The Vets on Track Foundation is a state and federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to furnish homes for veterans and first responders who are transitioning into permanent housing from living on the streets.

The Vets on Track Foundation once again hit the road and headed to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia to deliver some mu...
03/20/2022

The Vets on Track Foundation once again hit the road and headed to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia to deliver some much needed furniture to a veteran in need. This 71-year young Army veteran, originally from New Orleans, had just moved in to his new home but with very little. He had a fold up chair to sit and watch TV on - that was precariously balanced on a rickety table - and a mattress on the floor. Thanks to our generous donors, he can now watch TV in comfort on his new couch and said he can now start doing some cooking with the cookware we left him and invited us back for some gumbo when we're next in the area!! P.S. The rocking chair on the front porch was made by the veteran more than 20 years ago and he says he's going to start making them again!

03/19/2022

Good morning neighbors. The Vets on Track Foundation is gearing up for another home furnishing today in the Hampton Roads area. Stay tuned for pictures of our team transforming a house into a home!

03/17/2022

We are looking for 6 business community partners to sponsor our Donation Pickup Mission effort. All the furniture and household accessories we use in our furnishings come from the community - and these items need to be picked up - and although it's a free service to those donating, it does cost the Foundation money - and that really eats into our operational budget.

Here's the offer: We want to add six or more corporate logos on our trucks, website and social media site as "Donation Pickup Sponsors (Partners) - Supporting the Mission to End Homelessness."

For a monthly fee, your company will become a rolling billboard - throughout Virginia, and be seen as a company that cares about humanity. PM me if you are interested and want to learn more about this opportunity.

Vets on Track Foundation was busy last week furnishing a home for veterans in Petersburg, VA! Visit www.vettrack.org to ...
03/08/2022

Vets on Track Foundation was busy last week furnishing a home for veterans in Petersburg, VA!

Visit www.vettrack.org to become a volunteer to help us help our heroes!

03/02/2022
🚨 MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 🚨 Vets on Track Foundation is doing a virtual fundraiser!▪️WHEN: This Wednesday, March 2nd ▪️WHERE...
03/01/2022
Vets on Track Foundation | Serving the Needs of All Veterans

🚨 MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 🚨 Vets on Track Foundation is doing a virtual fundraiser!

▪️WHEN: This Wednesday, March 2nd
▪️WHERE: Panda Express (online orders only)
▪️HOW: Apply code VFR907133 in the fundraiser code box during your online checkout at order.PandaExpress.com or via App.

A percentage of sales will be donated to help furnish homes for previously homeless veterans and first responders.

Help us turn these houses into homes 🏡

Welcome to Vets on Track Foundation Organizations working with the homeless are doing great work in getting these heroes off the streets, but particular attention must be made once the housing is secured. Veterans and first responders are being placed into permanent housing without the basic comfort...

It does only take $25 per month on an individuals part to make a difference.  This is the start of a campaign called "Li...
03/01/2022

It does only take $25 per month on an individuals part to make a difference. This is the start of a campaign called "Life Changer." Each person (up to 800) who donates $25 or more per month will be added to our "Life Changer" wall on our website. You can chose to make the donation in the name of your special veteran - their name, service and years served will be added to the wall. So please help change lives and honor your veteran at the same time.

🚨 MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 🚨 Vets on Track Foundation is doing a virtual fundraiser!☑️WHEN: This Wednesday, March 2nd ☑️WHERE...
02/28/2022
Fundraiser Event for Vets on Track Foundation

🚨 MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 🚨 Vets on Track Foundation is doing a virtual fundraiser!

☑️WHEN: This Wednesday, March 2nd
☑️WHERE: Panda Express (online orders only)
☑️HOW: Apply code VFR907133 in the fundraiser code box during your online checkout at order.PandaExpress.com or via App.

A percentage of sales will be donated to help furnish homes for previously homeless veterans and first responders.

Help us turn these houses into homes 🏡

Raise money for Vets on Track Foundation

Sometimes things just seem to fall into place!  Today was pretty special - the Vets on Track Foundation team did a donat...
02/25/2022

Sometimes things just seem to fall into place! Today was pretty special - the Vets on Track Foundation team did a donation pick up this morning from a neighbor getting ready to relocate out of the country. With the truck loaded, the team immediately drove to a veterans home who was in need of our support - how often do you think that things work out this great - never, but we are blessed when the pieces can come together so nicely!

02/25/2022

Testing the waters - I am looking to see how many of our friends would be willing to volunteer their time and work with me at Kings Dominion a few days over the next couple of months. Our team would work 8-hour shifts, and the pay we would normally receive will go to the Foundation as a donation.

If we had 10 friends volunteer their time for one shift - that’s equates to a $1,000 donated to the Foundation for that one shift. If our team volunteered to work five shifts, then that’s $5,000 going to the Foundation.

Additionally, each volunteer will receive a Kings Dominion pass for a future visit!

Once we have a team of 10 identified, we can work out the date(s).

Who will help me?

Address

P.O. Box 1916
Chesterfield, VA
23832

General information

It is vital that American communities better understand what America’s 911 Force and their families are facing – and use that knowledge to simply, positively, and productively help those families address the challenges that service to our country has imposed upon them. The Vets on Track Foundation is taking a step forward in providing the necessary support they need. We remain optimistic about the future of our veterans and first responders…no matter what uniform they wear, and positively encouraged by the reaction from communities all across the country to support the Foundation's Community Outreach Programs. We must keep that momentum going, so that our ability to link veterans and their families to existing programs, and the ongoing development of impactful, supportive services, will continue to play a vital role in the greater success of our veterans, and this Nation.

Telephone

+18044240593

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Turing Houses into Homes

It’s been a couple of weeks since we had our volunteers and other team-mates at the warehouse preparing for a Delivery Mission or a donation pickup. Over the past 3 and a half years, we have furnished nearly 500 homes for veterans, first responders and their families, and today, it seems very strange that we are at a complete stand-still - no donation pickups, and of course no delivery missions.

The effects of COVID-19 are real to our organization. The health concerns surrounding this virus has stopped us dead in our tracks. I know there are volunteers out their that want to get back to making a difference, but quite honestly, we don’t know when that will happen again? Since the virus struck - we have spent one Saturday at the warehouse just moving things around, making dump runs...just trying to bring a little organization into the place. Here lately though, it’s only been the Founder and CEO making runs to the warehouse to open the doors for other organizations like Micah Ministries, who are still making delivery runs on a case by case basis. This is one small way that we can still continue to support our community and those in need.

Today, we are still getting emails and calls for donation pickups (even though our website and page say we can no longer operate at this time). We still receive requests for support from veterans in need - but due to the nature of our work, it becomes very dangerous not only for our volunteers, but for the folks we serve as well.

The one piece that has truly hurt our Foundation is the lack of financial support during this desperate time. Financially, our Foundation is at a point that we may be forced to close the doors simply because be can’t pay the bills. If we are forced to close, then we have go down knowing that we did everything in our power to help those in need - we did make a difference. We have always said - it truly does take a village, and without the support we have received in the past, we could not have furnished those 500+ homes. So to our community partners and supporters - thank you for allowing us to do what we do. Let’s hope and pray that a small miracle can be realized, and we can keep our doors open to continue serving those in need!

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Good afternoon. I’m Charlie Russell, executive Director of SAWs Virginia. We build wheelchair ramps for long-term ambulatory disabled who cannot afford one on their own. We prioritize Veterans and first responders. We received a call to assist a veteran who lives in a townhouse in Dumfries. He is a diabetic who recently had a leg amputation and is non-weight bearing on the other. The HOA of the complex where he and his family live will not allow a ramp to be built. The family cannot afford to move.

I’m sending this in hopes you can come to his aid in some way that is beyond our ability. If you are able, please reply and I will provide the necessary details.

Peace and Grace,
Charlie Russell
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I am excited to post Vets on Track will be furnishing the home of a family in Henrico County on Friday, Sept 8th or Saturday, Sept 9th! So proud to be a part of this!
Rick...sent an email the other day regarding furniture I would like to donate!
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