US Vet Connect
Bridging the Gap Between Veterans & the Outdoors
US Vet Connect is a 100% free awareness platform. Free to the charities & Free to the veterans finding their next adventure. US Vet Connect is bridging the gap between veterans and the outdoors. By providing a place to come together to find that military comradery in outdoor experiences. The mission of US Vet Connect is simple: it is to raise awareness for organizations that have a direct impact on veterans’ lives and to make it as user friendly as possible for the veteran to find their next adventure.
To use US Vet Connect:
On single click or hover don’t forget to “Heart” your favorite activity tile or share to social media.
Choose your favorite activity by double clicking on any tile on the front page.
You are now at a list of charities organized by state. Navigate to your desired charity profile by clicking on the learn more button or their logo.
You have now arrived at the charity profile. Read the profile to learn the basics of that charity.
Easily share any page or profile to Facebook by clicking on the share button. Spread the word with your friends and family.
Another way to navigate on the site is The Map. Find outdoor charities and organization that are closest to you or if you want to travel then look on the other side of the country! Easily navigate to the charity profile through the map! Explore The Map to learn about charities and organizations that connect veterans to the outdoors.
Using US Vet Connect does not guarantee acceptance into these programs.
A note from the founder
My name is Theresa Walters I am the founder of USVETCONNECT.COM. I am a US Navy veteran that served aboard the USS Nimitz as an aviation mechanic for the EA6B Prowler from 2007-2010. I received an honorable medical discharge after an on duty accident...I love fishing, but I have struggled for years to find that sense of belonging from my time in service. That’s why I am working on creating USVetConnect.com: these charities and organizations offer once in a lifetime outdoor adventures. My dream is to create an environment where veterans aren’t afraid to take a healthy risk and reach out after their dreams! The statistics of veteran suicide hurt my heart. I wanted to create a place that no matter what kind of outdoor activity you are into or where you are at, veterans could find something they can do that is close to them. There is always hope. There is always someway to reach out and something to experience. There is something to look forward to.
Get some veteran comradery back into your life now!
The national Veterans Crisis Line
If you are a Service member or Veteran in crisis or you’re concerned about one, there are specially trained responders ready to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text-messaging service.
Dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone.
Send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder.
Start a confidential online chat session at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.