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CROWDRISE : Oct 01, 2013
Tax ID: 26-3201760
BASED: Noank, CT, United States


Equipping Veterans

To equip America's returning veterans with the tools they need to start a business or pursue career education.

Watching the difference a small gift can make in the life of an injured serviceman is why a group of dedicated patriots from a small fishing village in Noank, Connecticut established Work Vessels for Vets, Inc.  It all started when John Niekrash gave his lobster boat to a Rhode Island Marine injured in Iraq who wanted to rebuild his life and start a commercial clamming business on Narragansett Bay in 2008. 

Amazingly, since then, Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. has matched over 1600 qualified veteran-entrepreneurs in all 50 states with donations of $2 million worth of vessels, vehicles, equipment, tools, tractors, farm equipment, jewelry welders, goats, blueberry bushes, barns, computers, drones, electronics and more. 

Work Vessels for Vets assures donors that 95 percent of all donations go to direct service to veterans.  This extraordinary commitment has resulted in national awards such as the TOP RATED nonprofit for 2014, 2015, 2016 at Great NonProfits and the esteemed PLATINUM Award for donor integrity and transparency.  To learn more or donate, go to  

Tax ID: 26-3201760 •


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