Operation: Veteran Connect helps Tampa Bay’s struggling Veterans by engaging individuals who feel a special calling to help others who have served our nation.
With primary support from Volunteer Florida through AmeriCorps, volunteers who serve as AmeriCorps members are trained to help at-risk Veterans navigate the complex maze of VA benefits, healthcare, and community resources needed to meet their individual needs. With skyrocketing rent and inflation now creating new urgent needs, we also help place Veterans in permanent affordable housing and provide essential household items – like donated beds, towels, and kitchen gadgets – to make their empty apartment a suitable, safe place to call home.
After a recent site visit to Seniors in Service, Volunteer Florida’s Program Manager shared this praise for Operation: Veteran Connect, noting:
“The diligent work you do for our Veterans and seniors within the Tampa Bay area has been incredibly inspiring and meaningful…. Your heartening photos, stories, and emails have not only provided a fresh perspective but also served as a powerful reminder of why I serve in this role.”
Thank you to Volunteer Florida for supporting Seniors in Service in our efforts to help Tampa Bay’s Veterans live life to the fullest.
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