Veterans Base Camp's
VBC's "Battle Buddies" are those organizations, businesses, families and individuals who
through their generous donations of money, time or talents to VBC's
mission to support our veterans, first responders and those who are vulnerable in our
community have helped it make it a reality.
Our partners walk along side of us. They work with us.
We are blessed to bless through their support,
and we just want to say:
Tucker Mechanical-has donated not only monetarily but has also given their
employees the opportunity to volunteer at VBC to rehab the
pool, pavilion, cabins, grounds and main facility, HVAC
system, and so much more. The support that VBC and our
Vets have received from this organization has been
inspirational and has touched everyone's heart.
They "walk the talk" in ALL ways. CEO Marty Waung,
and his wife Anita, serving our veterans on Christmas Day
(pre-COVID), painting, roofing...you name it, they have
volunteered to help for it. Their employees can
be found showing up to paint, replace toilets, repair work,
roofing, whatever is needed to help our veterans.
Nick and Melanie Lamparelli-It is a family affair The entire Lamparelli family
Joe and Gloria Lamparelli helps support the Camp in so many ways. Financially,Swing a
hammer, repairs, install cabin laminate flooring,
The Emblem Club of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #1893-
These women provided Christmas gifts for our vets, served Thanksgiving meal, donated a smart T.V. goodies, clothes, toy Drives, bake sales and so much more!
Highland Market of Coventry Connecticut-donated over $6000.00 worth of turkeys for our veterans and their families who utilize our Vittles 4 Vets Food Pantry.
The Marine Corps League-New England Division
The UCONN Police have held fundraisers to benefit Veterans Base Camp: No Shave November and R.E.D. (Remember everyone deployed) T-shirt sales!
The Willimantic Elks have supported VBC through grants, donations of toiletries, and through their service. They have come and prepared a beautiful holiday meal, brought presents for each veteran at Camp and when we put out a call for help for items needed, they are there!
M.F.C.-Military, First Responders and Cops Motorcycle Club, in conjunction with Hartford Healthcare, has sponsored two fundraisers bike runs that benefitted VBC and Hartford Healthcare Programs.