VETERAN VILLAGE USA
WHO WE ARE
We have one simple mission...
We feed, house and support homeless and at-risk Veterans.
It has come to our attention, several individuals formally associated with Veteran Village USA are trying to start their own nonprofit organization. While we want everyone to get involved with supporting our nation’s heroes, we want them to do it on their own merits and not on the financial back of Veteran Village USA. Our nonprofit organization is called Veteran Village USA. We are not associated with Veteran Village APFV, A Place for Veterans or any other variation of our name. We have retained legal counsel and have issued “cease & desist” letters to six individuals.
Our current board of directors are:
Daniel Schmier, CEO (acting treasurer) of Flint, Michigan
Dianna Vanderkarr, Trustee of Flushing, Michigan
Craig Vanderkarr, Trustee of Flushing, Michigan
Amy Elrod, Trustee of Flint Township, Michigan
Larry Elrod, Trustee of Flint Township, Michigan
Nate Elrod, Trustee of Flint Township, Michigan
Jeanne Beville, Corporate Secretary, of Flint, Michigan
Marty Marcou, Trustee of Owosso, Michigan
Michael Bryant, Trustee of Flint, Michigan
If anyone represents themselves as a director or officer of Veteran Village USA and their name does not appear above, would you kindly do us the courtesy of contacting our office. It would be appreciated!
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FROM IDEA TO REALITY:
THE EVOLUTION OF VETERAN VILLAGE USA
In the spring of 2019, our founder, Dan Schmier was conducting a patriotic concert when he was inspirated to do more for struggling Veterans. With the Michigan Chorale and The Michigan Chamber Orchestra ready to lend support, Dan organized several friends and file for nonprofit status. On September 5, 2019. The IRS granted nonprofit status to the newly formed Veteran Village USA.
INTERVIEW WITH VETERAN VILLAGE USA DIRECTOR
Hey Dan, exactly how does Veteran Village USA help Veterans?
During the first three years, VVUSA helped over 350 Veterans (and families). We raised over $300,000 and have helped in many ways including: Kroger gift cards, Christmas and birthday presents for Vets with kids, tires for vehicles, a screen door, utility bills, mortgage and rent payments, appliances, car payments, etc. During the past five months we have changed our assistance model. We are very close to renting/purchasing our first TWO homes. These homes will be transitional housing for Veterans living on the street or in their cars or those who are “couch-hopping”.
Hey Dan, how much do the directors and officers of VVUSA get paid?
We’ve all read the stories about CEO’s and officers who make obscene amounts of money and drive fabulous cars all on the financial back of their nonprofit. The directors and officers of Veteran Village USA receive ZERO compensation in money or benefits. We do it out of gratitude toward those who risked their lives for us. Yes, we have some paid staff who make very modest compensation.
Hey Dan, are you related to other organizations named Veteran Village USA?
We know of an organization in St. Peterburg, Florida named Veterans Village USA. Please note, they use the plural with the word Veteran”s”. They are not associated with us, and we’ve heard only wonderful things about them. Also, there is a start-up here in the area named A Place for Veterans. While there are some of our past members, they are not associated with us in any way. We wish both organization great success.
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With your help, together, we can get one of our Veterans on a sustainable path.
Our heroes deserve nothing less.
A nice room, 3 meals a day, the camaraderie of fellow Veterans,
medical and physiological needs, a hot shower, clean cloths, toiletries and more.
Jusy $31 a day feeds, houses and supports a homeless Veteranl