Welcome to Save Our Vets, Inc.

We are a local 501(c)3 helping our military and their families in their time of financial need.

About Us

Helping those who sacrifice for others

What has occurred in our own back yard is that our Veterans are coming home from fighting for our freedom and for many they have found themselves in difficult times financially. We have met many Veterans that have not been able pay their mortgage (that is a big one). Or, moms are here at home with the kids while the dads are over in Afghanistan; they need a baby sitter. That is where we come in. We are helping our local military and Veterans in the Fairfield County Area to ensure they have what they need for their families while they are away or when they come home.

Helping those who sacrifice for others

What has occurred in our own back yard is that our Veterans are coming home from fighting for our freedom and for many they have found themselves in difficult times financially. We have met many Veterans that have not been able pay their mortgage (that is a big one). Or, moms are here at home with the kids while the dads are over in Afghanistan; they need a baby sitter. That is where we come in. We are helping our local military and Veterans in the Fairfield County Area to ensure they have what they need for their families while they are away or when they come home.

Fundraising

We have many events to raise money for our families in need. Golf outings, dinner with John Starks and his cigar collection.    Let us all give a little to those who give a lot.


Fundraising

We have many events to raise money for our families in need. Golf outings, dinner with John Starks and his cigar collection.    Let us all give a little to those who give a lot.


Testimonials

Hello, Debi!

What a pleasure it was to wake up this morning and hear my husband happy to be at work. It was all because of you, Ms. Debi. I have to be quite honest with you, I had lost my faith in CT people until today. As you know, my husband and I came from a military town. Being in uniform is not weird, but an everyday thing. Moving to this state was a very big move for us. We were scared that we didn't have any military support around. We were living among the people that my husband is paid to protect. Many times he has told me he doesn't feel like a soldier anymore because he is not doing his "regular ARMY job", but this special assignment. I am so proud of him. The love and loyalty he shows for the ARMY is incredible and honorable.We have not been able to warm up to CT people. They look at him weird when he is wearing his uniform, and we are walking in the mall. He misses being able just to be among his peers. Still, he knows he has a job to do. When he met you, he was in awe of how sincere your interest in military people was. Thank you for giving us the only proof we have that there are nice people here. You have no idea how great it is this gift you gave us. I was in great need of glasses. I was squinting my eyes so tight so I could focus. The sad thing is that everything in life is going up in price, and our money seems to stay the same. Hahaha! So so sad.Well, all and all, I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is so nice to see somebody wants to help our military men and women, and their families. We stay strong when we support each other. And when we support each other, we become family. So, now, Ms. Debie, you are officially part of the Goldrup-Lopez family!Love,
SGT Michael A. Goldrup, Suhail and Hallie Elizabeth

Testimonials

Hello, Debi!

What a pleasure it was to wake up this morning and hear my husband happy to be at work. It was all because of you, Ms. Debi. I have to be quite honest with you, I had lost my faith in CT people until today. As you know, my husband and I came from a military town. Being in uniform is not weird, but an everyday thing. Moving to this state was a very big move for us. We were scared that we didn't have any military support around. We were living among the people that my husband is paid to protect. Many times he has told me he doesn't feel like a soldier anymore because he is not doing his "regular ARMY job", but this special assignment. I am so proud of him. The love and loyalty he shows for the ARMY is incredible and honorable.We have not been able to warm up to CT people. They look at him weird when he is wearing his uniform, and we are walking in the mall. He misses being able just to be among his peers. Still, he knows he has a job to do. When he met you, he was in awe of how sincere your interest in military people was. Thank you for giving us the only proof we have that there are nice people here. You have no idea how great it is this gift you gave us. I was in great need of glasses. I was squinting my eyes so tight so I could focus. The sad thing is that everything in life is going up in price, and our money seems to stay the same. Hahaha! So so sad.Well, all and all, I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is so nice to see somebody wants to help our military men and women, and their families. We stay strong when we support each other. And when we support each other, we become family. So, now, Ms. Debie, you are officially part of the Goldrup-Lopez family!Love,
SGT Michael A. Goldrup, Suhail and Hallie Elizabeth

Contact Us

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What can you do to help?

You can donated?  We are always taking dry food donations~ when the fall sets in we prepare for 100 baskets of food that is given out to our local military members and their families for the holidays.

Save Our Vets, Inc.

203.572.7765

Site Content

Help for Veterans

Jobsites for Veterans

If you are a veteran or know someone who is, here are six targeted employment sites that can assist with a job search.  

Military.com   Military.com offers a careers section with the "largest veteran job board in the world." Individuals can search for jobs, create and post resumes, network with other veterans and find nearby career fairs. There's a list of military friendly employers, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Allstate, Walmart and Boeing.There's also a section dedicated to transition resources, including information about education benefits and relocation, in addition to stories from military personnel who have already made the transition from active duty.The employment section features popular career choices for veterans, including jobs for individuals with security clearance. And the site has an extensive military spouse career center.


 www.military.comVetJobs VetJobs has been in existence since 1999, and it's considered one of the leading job boards for veterans, having reached more than 10 million individuals. The site is sponsored exclusively by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.Registration is free, and individuals can post resumes and search for job openings on the site. VetJobs includes a listing of upcoming military career fairs and also offers a spouse portal. The resources page includes additional listings for state-specific job boards and provides common interview questions. It also contains information about how veterans can start their own businesses, whether on their own or via franchising.VetJobs publishes three monthly newsletters –- one for veterans, another for employers and a third for recruitment advertising agencies. 

www.vetsjobs.comAmerica's Veteran  America's Veteran is the official website of the U.S. Government, operated by the Office of Personnel Management to help vets find jobs in the federal government. Individuals can search for jobs as a veteran, transitioning service member or family member. There's a page called "Vet to Vet" where veterans share their stories and there's also a Facebook Page.One unique feature of this site is the listing of Veteran Employment Program Offices, which provides contact names, emails and phone numbers. The site encourages veterans to contact these individuals for information about employment opportunities. 

www.fedshirevets.govG.I. JobsThe G.I. Jobs site provides a lot of career advice, including tips on how to find a job in the civilian workforce, a military-to-civilian pay calculator, what to put on your resume, what to wear to an interview and more. There is also a newsletter, in addition to Facebook and Twitter pages.One section of this site features interviews about hiring military personnel with recruiters from companies like DHL Express, so job seekers can read — directly from the source — about the advantages and disadvantages of hiring veterans.Individuals can search for job openings by industry — a search under "internet services" yielded these positions (above) at Intuit. The listings also offer a direct link to the company's recruitment website. 

www.gijobs.comNational Veterans Foundation  National Veterans Foundation serves the crisis management, information and referral needs of U.S. veterans and their families. The informational resources include: a blog, a legal resource center and an employment center with job listings.There's a dedicated section for new veterans along with a page called "First Steps," which outlines some of the initial decisions a new veteran has to consider. The resource center page has a downloadable booklet to help veterans take the mystery out of dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs.The NVF operates the nation's only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families. There is also a live chat and an online request form.

www.nvf.orgMilitaryHire.com  MilitaryHire.com is a site developed and maintained by a team of military veterans and corporate hiring authorities. Its mission is to "serve those who served." The site has been recognized by the employment research firm Weddle's as being a top site for job seekers. Veterans can sign up for free to search their job database, apply for jobs online and post their resumes. They can also check out the homepage for a list of upcoming career fairs.The career resources section includes articles about resume writing, interviewing, transitioning from active duty and a special section for young veterans. For example, you will find articles such as "How to Advance Your Job Search Without a Security Clearance."If you would like to stay connected to the Joining Forces initiative, you can check out its website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed. With U.S. Armed Forces day coming up on May 21, we can all thank veterans by helping them and their families transition into civilian life in a positive wa

www.militaryhire.com

Operation Embracing Lonely Families Program Each year, the Service Member and Family Support Center, in conjunction with Governor Rell's Operation Embracing Lonely Families (ELF) Program, seeks participants for the Adopt-A-Family initiative.Adopt-A-Family offers the opportunity for individuals, businesses, families, etc. to "adopt" a family from our military community who might be in need, during the holiday season and beyond. The program is 100% confidential and the adopting family is never given any personal information on the family in need. Additionally, no service member or employee's chain of command is ever notified of your enrollment in the program.The sole purpose of Adopt-A-Family is to provide the most essential goods or services a family is in need of. Items we seek to provide to families include winter clothing (coats, scarves, gloves, boots), food, assistance with essential household expenses (utilities, heat) and presents for children. Adopt-A-Family is NOT MEANT to provide luxury such as game systems, electronics, jewelry, etc. We are trying to provide for families who are suffering hardships, whether temporary or longer term, who will have difficulty doing so during the holidays.Who is eligible? - All members of the Connecticut National Guard family are eligible to be adopted or to adopt.How do I enroll? - If you would like to adopt a family or if you would like to be adopted, please call our Adopt-A-Family Coordinator, Mrs. Rita O'Donnell, at 860.524.4821 or 1.800.858.2677. Rita will do a quick intake sheet with you over the form that will identify your specific needs, clothing sizes, etc. and will then match your family accordingly. Remember, the program is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL!!Where and when does this all come together? - If you are adopting a family, specific instructions will be given to you at the time of adoption so that you will know when and where to bring your items. All items must be delivered to the Hartford Armory no later than Wednesday, December 15th and all adopted families must pick up their items, after being contacted by Rita, no later than Tuesday, December 21st. Also, all families who have been adopted will be invited to the annual Operation E.L.F. Holiday Party on Saturday, December 18th!If this program is of interest or benefit to you, PLEASE call us!! We continue to stress that your need is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and our only goal is to make the holiday season a happy one for you and your family!Sincerely,The Service Member and Family Support Center Team

Upcoming Events

We are preparing to have a bourbon tasting at a local business...as soon as we have additional information we will publish the date as well as the location.

Goals

This year we anticipate a larger need for help in the Fairfield County area as the prices of everything seem to have sky rocketed in the past few years.  Any dollar amount small or large would be a big help.  Thank you!

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