Veterans Villages will be built using modern concepts and green materials.

-Veterans Are Building

Career training programs help our Veterans get a jump-start in their new civilian lives.

-Veterans Are Working

Wellness programs help to ensure that our Heroes of Service stay both physically and mentally healthy.

-Veterans Are Healthy

The VAF will promote the training of our Heroes of Service and assist them with job placement!

-Veterans Are Creating Jobs

Our Veterans are building communities.  VAF will provide permanent residency to our Vets.

-Veterans Are Home

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Our Story

Veterans Are Foundation (VAF) is dedicated to building a bridge of hope from public service to civilian life for Military Veterans and First Responders - our "Heroes of Service."  VAF's primary goals are to create jobs and vibrant communities known as Veterans Villages.  VAF will serve it's mission by helping individuals identify transferable skills, develop and promote job training programs and assist individuals with job placement and housing needs.

How We Help

Staying Healthy

Physical and mental health are paramount to fulfilling your desired life after service.  We are here to help. Read

Career Training

We want to help individuals identify and strengthen transferable skills so they may find a job based on their abilities.

Veterans Villages

A Veterans Village is a community in which our Heroes of Service can live, find employment, or enjoy retirement!


The Veterans Are Foundation promotes the use of
green materials and modern building techniques.
Our Heroes of Service have given their best; we will do the same.


They protect us and our freedoms. Military Veterans and First Responders (Police - Fire & Rescue - EMS) are our “Heroes of Service”.

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Aaron Kenefick

Purple Heart recipient, Gunnery Sergent Aaron M Kenefick was KIA during the Ganjgal Ambush in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in 2009.

His Story

Susan Price

As a Mother of a Fallen American Hero, I look forward to this new chapter in my life. Building a New Foundation, with like minded souls.

Her Story
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Hiawassee, GA 30546 USA

(866) 309-VETS

ASTRO-DURANCE® Collaboration

We are very proud to introduce the launch of a new program, in collaboration with ASTRO-DURANCE® Fitness and Wellness Training, for Veterans!

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We Have Sadly Lost An Incredible Leader


Our President, Patricia Allen, has suddenly and sadly passed away.


Patricia Allen, 71, of Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away on August 20, 2018. She was born in Camden, New Jersey and had been a longtime resident of Florida.

Pat met her husband Jim in her home after Christmas 1968. It was truly love at first sight and they eloped six months later in Pennsylvania. They recently celebrated forty-nine years of marriage.

Pat and Jim resided in Florida until Jim reenlisted in the Army in 1972. They were stationed in Germany for six years and it was during their time there that Pat developed a love for Europe. It was also where they welcomed their son, William J. Allen, Jr. into the world. They moved back to Florida in 1980 and have been in Florida ever since.

There were many things Pat loved in life including her husband, family, traveling, her church and she absolutely loved watching her grandchildren play sports. She really enjoyed spending time with her family and her favorite holiday of the year was Christmas. She attended First Christian Church in Clearwater and had been a member there since 1986.

Pat was a Medical Assistant for many years and served on the board of the Florida Medical Assistants of Florida, serving in all of the leadership positions. She has been the Secretary and Treasurer for The Veterans Group of Lake Tarpon since 2010; the President of Veterans Are Foundation (formerly the Veterans Aid Foundation) since 2011; and the facilitator of Bob’s Vets since 2015

She was presided in death by her parents, Charles Albert Patton and Elizabeth Marie Deal; and her sister, Carol Bruce. She is survived by her husband, William J. Allen, Sr.; son William J. Allen, Jr. and his wife Jennifer; sister, Betty Darby; brother, Charles Patton, Jr. and his wife Jackie; grandchildren, Tyler and Bradley Allen; Godchildren, Cathy Sue Bruce and Joe Darby; many nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews and many friends.

Our Own Susan Price is the Keynote Speaker at the American Veterans Ball!

The goal of the AVB is to CONNECT our PAST and PRESENT military veterans to our nation’s next generation and FUTURE leaders of America while keeping them true to the Red, White, & Blue. It will also serve and provide veterans of “ALL” the Armed Forces the opportunity to participate in a customary annual event comparable to those of our active service components. The most common denominator that the AVB Founders discovered was that once service members’ transitioned out of their respective branches of service, they experienced a disconnection to these types of traditional comradeship events. Yet, despite of this disconnection many find themselves living out the core values and way of life, as “civilians”, post their active service contribution.

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We Are Official!

Documentation of The Veterans Are Foundation's (originally formed as Veterans Aide Foundation) certification as a registered 501(c)3 public charity can be found on the IRS website.  The change in our name came about after finding we had to clarify that the word "Aide" was spelled with an "e" on way too many occasions. We are excited about our plans and you should be too.  The VAF is about to do great things for our country and our Heroes of Service. 

Any contribution that you make to VAF is FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE up to the legal limits of the law!