If you would like to support U.S. troops returning home after deployment, please read on!
Tech for Vets (TFV) is a community support project designed to help returning veterans keep connected with friends and family, find jobs, and take advantage of today's computer technology by providing refurbished computers free of charge to veterans in need. Tech for Vets was founded in 2011 and we've already helped many of our country's veterans. We're turning to crowdfunding to help us expand our operation by funding our operation. Will you help by pledging our FundaGeek project?
My name is Jason and along with another military vet Gary Moore, we started Tech For Vets. We are a 501(c)(3) and our IRS tax exempt status letter is attached to our project profile so you'll know we're not one of those vet scams on the Internet. We collect donations to provide military veterans with computer hardware. We are working with veterans and veteran organizations across the country.
Our returning Vets deserve not only our appreciation but our support. TechforVets is an organization that is working to provide computers to Veterans and Veteran organizations. These computers can be a lifeline in assisting our Vets to find job opportunities, advance their education, or just connect with like-minded buddies across the country. I wholeheartedly support their efforts and hope you will too.
-- Colonel R. O. Gillick, U.S. Marine Corps , retired
The impact of our project is to provide our veterans with the ability to make an easier transition to civilian life. In today's world it is hard to search for a job, get an education or stay in touch with friends without the use of a computer. There are so many veterans past and present that have exited the military very under privileged. We are here to help them succeed in today's world.
Here are some heartfelt testimonials from some the Vets that we've helped so far:
We have worked with a young man who was wounded while serving in the Army during the Global War on Terrorism. He is now out of the Army on disability and requested a laptop to be able to search for a job and research veteran benefits. Josh is only 33 years old. Here is what he had to say about our project
Tech for Vets is a great organization. They have helped me so much. The process was easy. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. It only took a few short minutes to get started. I'm am very happy with the way Tech For Vets has helped me. I would recommend Tech For Vets to any Vet who may need that little extra help. Again, Thank you Tech For Vets !
-- Josh Meyer Army Vet.
First I want to personally thank Jason for his efforts in getting me a computer (laptop), since 12-06-11 when I first approached tech for vets, it only took approximately 5 weeks from requesting to receiving the computer. This came at the right time for me to go back to school. He and his team continued to excel, to s point that Jason himself donated a Laptop so that I may get what I needed. I have never met an organization that went out of their way to achieve a common goal, which is to get me my computer.
I have put the computer to great use, I have enrolled in an online degree program so that I may finish my degree, by the end of June I will have obtained my Associated in business manager, and in the fall begin my BA.
I have never been so happy as I am now.
-- Horace Blevins, A Vet for life
...I have made it my new mission to spread the word via social media and veteran programs that Tech for Vets is still serving with pride and allowing us to be connected to the world. Help in the mission by donating what you can today.
-- John Talbott, Portland, Oregon
Ellen Ratner of Talk Radio News was gracious enough to donate 12 iPads to Tech For Vets, Inc. with the purpose of supplying them to severely wounded Veterans. We immediately reached out to the Wounded Warrior Project office in San Antonio, Texas. Tim Horton, one of the WWP Managers, helped us put the project together. Tim found 12 Veterans in his program who were amputees. Some of these Heroes were multiple amputees.
Yesterday the Tech For Vets team met with The Wounded Warrior Project and our injured Veterans for lunch in San Antonio where we presented the iPads to those who were able to attend.
What We Need & What You Get
We are looking to raise $500 in 90 days. All contributions are tax deductible. The money will be used to provide laptops and desktops for our veterans. The computers will to go the veterans directly and also to veteran organizations that will create community computer areas to help all the veterans within their community.
We're offering a whole array of really great rewards that you can use with pride to show your continued support for our veterans. Please check our project page for pledge amounts and specific rewards:
- Your name on our website
- Special bumper sticker with "I helped TechforVets.org"
- Video message of thanks from a member of each branch of armed services
- Magnetic car ribbon with TechforVets logo
- TechforVets baseball cap
- TechforVets t-shirt
- Personalized metal plaque attached to donated computer with recipient's name
Other Ways You Can Help
Please help any way that you can. Our Facebook page is facebook.com/techforvets and twitter account is twitter.com/techforvets
Please spread the word and help us help our vets. We are looking to make 2012 a great year for veterans all over the country. These men and women are the ones who defend our freedom on a daily basis. Please give what you can to ensure they all get what they deserve. A computer will help them in many many ways.