A message to our supporters from the Carroll County Veterans Independence Project Board of Directors.
Dear Friends and Supporters:
First, thank you one and all for your generous donations and ongoing support to the Carroll County Veterans Independence Project (CCVIP) to establish a Veterans Services Center (VSC) here in Carroll County.
Yes, it’s been a very long time since tangible progress has been made to find a facility for the VSC. However, the good news is we will sign a lease shortly, (November 1, 2020) for 95 Carroll Street, Suite 104, in Westminster. The suite will provide very suitable administrative offices but will not allow homeless or transitional housing for veterans. We’ll continue to look for housing space as we move forward in the future.
As you can imagine, we must now accelerate our fundraising efforts in order to provision the facility. We assure you that all donations remain fully accounted for and funds are being managed to optimize our ability to deliver services to our veterans. Only minimal administrative and marketing costs have been incurred. Several local businesses have also provided free services and in-kind support.
Upon finalizing our lease, our immediate needs will include typical office, phone and data equipment and supplies. We’re currently reviewing proposals for Internet and phone services, and support. Also, we feel strongly that an Executive Director should be hired to manage the operations of the VSC. Additional hiring will follow to staff essential services.
We invite you to contact us if you and/or your organization would like to see our facility and to visualize the opportunity, the potential and, in turn, our needs.
You can contact us by email - firstname.lastname@example.org or through our website – www.carrollcountyvip.org or contact COL Ed Cramer (USA Ret.), CCVIP VP, and lead for fundraising, 443-760-8048, as well as CPT Frank Valenti (USA Ret.), CCVIP President, 410-908-7309.
With great gratitude,
Frank A. Valenti, Jr.
CPT Frank A. Valenti, Jr. (USA Ret.)
None at this Time!
All fundraising events are hold during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will assume as soon as it safe to gather in large crowds.
CCVIP Benefit Car Show
Carroll County Times Today - Nonprofit View: A new nonprofit for our veterans http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/opinion/nonprofitview/cc-op-nonprofit-ccvip-20180525-story.html
WTTR Chamber Chat Interview with Founders - Frank Valenti and Ed Cramer
VFW Department of Maryland donating $10K to Carroll County Veterans Independence Project.