INFORM our Veterans about policy changes, resources, and issues that we face as a collective group.
CONNECT our Veterans with organizations that will build a better future for tomorrow’s Veterans and programs that can assist today’s Veterans during times of need.
UNITE our Veterans to one another in an effort to build strong relationships and networks within our community.
ORGANIZE the voice of our Veterans so that we are heard within our Community, our State, and our Country.
VETS 4 VETS IS…
A movement created in 2013 by the Semper Fidelis Society working towards uniting Veterans and Veteran Organizations in NE Florida. It’s intent is to provide a forum where Veterans and their organizations can share agendas, information, network among Veterans and Veteran Organizations and introduce the Veterans community to prominent community leaders and organizations that assist and/or provide services to veterans and their families.
Vets 4 Vets is a way of addressing veterans concerns together, creating an environment of cooperation and coordination between Veterans Organizations and bringing attention and support to establishing a solely for Veterans, run by Veterans and supported by the Veterans Community Veteran’s Resource Center/support facility in Jacksonville.
Vets 4 Vets has quarterly gatherings. They are only 2 hours on a Saturday and includes a lunch. The Gatherings are an opportunity to meet fellow Veterans from other organizations, share in some camaraderie and work toward supporting each other. It is an opportunity to for Veterans across Northeast Florida to present a united front when dealing with local Veterans issues.
Ensure Veterans are respected and recognized for their service, always receive the benefits and entitlements they were promised and earned and ensure all veterans especially disabled Veterans are given a fair deal.
“HOPE that everyone, all veterans, have arrived at the point where they finally realize that, unless they all act for the greater good rather than for personal gain or glory, they ALL LOSE. The goal of the single voice is to send out a ripple in the hope that the ripple will grow and gather into a wave that grows and grows to eventually sweep everything clean. But first the ripples have to join force to create the giant wave that makes the eventual difference.” LtCol R.P. Adelhelm USMC (ret)
THE V4V TEAM:
Bob Adelhelm – Founder/Advisor
Fred Blaz – ExecDir
Emily Nunez – Deputy ExecDir
Suzanne Carson – Director of Operations
Mike Mitchell – Director of Communications
Sean Karpf and Tony D’Aleo – Community Outreach and Projects
James Saint-Leger – Direction of Engagement
“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal.”
– Theodore Roosevelt