Veterans Families United (VFU) is an all-volunteer organization. Financial resources are needed and used to support our initiatives in assisting Veterans and their families to become empowered in the healing process. Additionally, VFU has been approved for 501.c.3 status as a non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Our federal tax ID is #20-8877536.
TYPES OF DONATIONS
Weekend healing retreats for Veterans and family caregivers of severely wounded warriors and the Rest House Project. Healing retreats are carefully selected and VFU uses these donations to sponsor Veterans and caregivers. The Rest House is a separate ongoing project that brings together a community of professional practitioners to treat those in need in a safe and comfortable home environment.
Donations made on behalf of a Veteran or loved one. Memorial gifts also provide transportation vouchers to those in need. A one-time $25.00 transportation voucher is gifted for emergency veteran or family needs as well as bus passes for the Veterans Diversion Program of Oklahoma County. You may make a Memorial or Tribute Donation via PayPal or you may mail your donation to our P.O. Box. Then, please send us a message regarding your memorial tribute, telling us the name of the memorialized and any additional special information.
Assistance with operating costs like website fees, office supplies, postage, printing of materials, and volunteer transportation. We are an all-volunteer organization with a network of caregivers, veterans, professional practitioners, and service providers. We proudly maintain a low operating budget but still appreciate donations to cover costs for basic utilities and services.
Educational outreach events are vital to maintaining our connection within the communities we serve. This type of donation provides funding that supports costs associated with film events, speaking engagements, public forums, book readings, and group sessions and more. All events are focused on Veterans, Service Members and their families.
Many companies have programs that permit employees to donate to charities of their choice, and for the company to match the employees’ contribution. Please check with your employer to see if there is a matching gift program for employees. Normally, employees provide proof to their employer of their contribution, and the company contacts Veterans’ Families United Foundation, requesting that VFU complete a matching gift form they provide.
HOW TO DONATE
Donations may be made via PayPal (this link will accept major credits cards also) or by simply mailing a monetary donation to our P.O. Box. You may choose to specify what donation type you would like to contribute to or leave it to us and we will ensure your financial gift is applied appropriately. For our Memorial and Tribute Donations, please visit our Memorial page for more information. If making a donation as a Memorial or Tribute, please put the name to be honored under “message” or “instructions”.
Donate By Mail
Veterans Families United Foundation
P.O. Box 14355
Oklahoma City, OK 73113
PRIVATE AND ORGANIZATIONAL DONATIONS
Proud recipient of the 2007 “Barbara Thompson Gift” from American Mothers, Inc. Funding by Ralph G. Thompson, Senior United States District Judge (Oklahoma), in honor of his wife Barbara 1995 National Mother of the Year, and her dedication to God, Family and Country.
Proud recipient of a Thunderbird Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Oklahoma-donation, November, 2009.
Proud recipient of VFU Brochure Printing donated by Classic Printing of Oklahoma City, Owner and Vietnam Veteran, Ron Harper who continues to serve America and fellow veterans November, 2009.
Proud recipient of the UCO (University of Central Oklahoma) chapter of Kappa Sigma who made VFU the recipient of their spring fundraiser, 2011. We are grateful to the young men of this fraternity who actively supported our military and families!
Veterans’ Families United (VFU) was honored to receive a donation from the Vietnam Memorial Foundation, a community foundation created in 2009 to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Oklahoma’s Vietnam Veterans. VFU was selected as the recipient of the Foundation’s residual funds following the completion of their “Operation Oklahoma” events. Maj Gen. Myles L. Deering, adjutant general for Oklahoma and Ad Hoc member of the Vietnam Memorial Foundation Board, presented the donation to Cynde Collins-Clark, Founder of VFU, 2011.
Proud recipient of VIP Hosting of Oklahoma City, for their donation of time and talents to the recent conversion of our website and especially to Joe Steadman (former airman), who continues to volunteer his expertise to our efforts. 2011.
Proud recipient of the Converse Elementary School Veteran’s Day Fundraising Event, Converse, Indiana. Thank you to the students of Converse for collecting money and for their note that said, “We are grateful for all our soldiers do for us”. November, 2011.
VFU sends a heartfelt gratitude to the Cedar Creek Corrections Center Donation Inmate Fund, Littlerock Washington. We are deeply touched by generous hearts who contributed. March, 2012.
Proud recipient of GW Utility Construction Company of OKC 2012-2017 Bass Fishing Tournament Proceeds and their ongoing generosity on behalf of veterans and their families and the 2014 resources to reprint “The Endless Journey Home” for free distribution to veterans and families, retreats for families of veterans and donating the 2015 publication of “They Were Families” to those in need.
Proud recipient of the Sandridge Energy Company Christmas Tree Decoration Contest, December, 2013.
Proud recipient of donations made by Generator Tech in Scotia, NY, 2014-2017.
Proud recipient of their “Causes” initiatives and donations from the Larry Dumas Insurance Company of OK, 2015.