SRQ VETS is comprised of local veterans uniting within their community to solve local veteran problems. We aim to make a realistic impact for the local veteran communities of Sarasota and Manatee county. Our goal is small but energetic.  It is our understanding and philosophy that a network of veterans, locally, can make a greater impact then trying to help a huge problem, nationally.  The mission is that all communities will begin to realize that veteran issues may begin in foreign lands but can be fixed and understood at home.   This relationship is twofold.   First, we are here to build and strengthen individual veterans. Second, we as veterans want to protect our home and to accomplish this we plan on rebuilding veterans by strengthening them as productive members of our hometown. Our organization works to raise awareness on critical veteran issues such as PTSD, joblessness, education, homelessness, healthcare, and suicide prevention.  It is our goal to make a strong community to call home by building a network of strong local veterans to solve veteran and community issues.

Transportation:

  • Provides for Veterans for school and daily activities.
  • Provides for working parties.
  • Provides road side assistance.
  • Provides rides for:
    • Licenses (DMV)
    • Concealed weapons classes,
    • Job Interviews,
    • Doctors’ Appointments,
    • Grocery shopping.
  • Homeless outreach to pick up veterans on the street and take them to shelters or rehab.,

Goods Provided:

  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Furniture
  • Vehicles (for transportation, security vehicles for events, and logistics)
  • Trailers for moving households
  • Shelter (tents or where room available)
  • Children needs.
  • Incidentals such as bills, pre-paid phone cards, tools, moving, etc.

Services Provided:

  • Yard work for elderly or disabled vets
  • Flag maintenance or replacement on Flag Day
  • Garage clean outs
  • Nursing home visits for our Elderly vets
  • Household repairs (plumbing, electrical, Framing, Drywall, flooring, painting, roofing, landscaping)
  • Pet assistance (Veterinary, food, home)

Network of Community Organizations:

  • Goodwill, JFCS, USF Veterans Foundation
  • Project Rebirth
  • Sarasota Film Festival
  • Veteran’s Filmmaking Academy
  • Veteran’s Court for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit
  • Dennis V. Cooper
  • DAV & VFW (recruiting, renovations, work parties)
  • Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce
  • Wreaths Across America & Everyday Heroes
  • Operation 2nd Chance
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Vet Motor Sports