Fishers of Men for Veteran's Ministries is a 501(c)3 organization that ministers to Veterans in the White Mountains of Arizona and networks with the Veteran's organizations throughout the State of Arizona.
Recently, a Stand Down was held at Blue Ridge High School in Lakeside, Arizona. Thirty-seven vendors attended the event to guide and provide assistance to the Veterans in attendance. The Veterans were provided with lunch, clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, hygiene items, give away items by the vendors, raffle items donated to the ministry, dog food, information on discounts for veterinary services and animal adoptions, as well as information on how to receive government benefits. We are very thankful for all of the vendors that gave of their time to come and join us this year. This was the first Stand Down for this area, but plans are already in place for next year.
Fishers of Men for Veteran's Ministries has a book sale twice a year to help raise the funds for the food boxes that are available to Veterans each week. Books are generously donated by the community. Fishers of Men for Veteran's Ministries also has a Yard Sale each year to raise funds for the services provided to our Veterans. Members of the communities in the White Mountains contact the Ministry with items they wish to donate. Fishers of Men are thankful for any items that are donated. If you wish to donate items, please see the contact page on this website.
The community has also come alongside the ministry in the donation of blankets, clothing, jackets, sleeping bags, tents and any items of need by the Veterans. The White Mountain Communities has been very generous in assisting this Ministry and we are very thankful for all they have done. After the recent Stand Down many of these resources were given out and supplies have been deleted. As winter's cold temperatures are quickly arriving, we need to stock our shelves once again.
Fishers of Men for Veteran's Ministries will be hosting a coat giveaway during the fall. Coats and jackets are not only for our Veteran's, but for their entire family. Last year hundreds of Men's, Women's and Children's jackets, scarves, gloves and hats were given away. After the giveaway, the items not used were given to another Ministry who distributed the remaining jackets to needy families all over the White Mountains.
Fishers of Men for Veteran's Ministries also works alongside the TAPS program. Fishers of Men provides the Police Department and Fire Departments in the White Mountains with backpacks for transient Veterans. Backpacks include a blanket, toiletries, food and hygiene items. Each county is issued a different colored backpack to identify the area where the transient was first assisted. Fishers of Men for Veteran's Ministries also works with the transient to find a shelter until housing is available.
Fishers of Men for Veteran's Ministries also works with homebound Veterans and those needing medical care. This last year Fishers of Men built a ramp on one of the Veteran's homes so that he could easily enter and exit his home in his wheelchair.
Fishers of Men for Veteran's Ministries is actively working in the communities and with the Veteran's Administration to provide the best possible support for our White Mountain Veterans. We hope that you will consider coming along side of the Ministry.
Click on the link at the top of the page to see how you might be able to help. We are so thankful for our volunteers, and we welcome anyone who would be interested in joining our volunteer team. We have so much to do and we could never do all that we need to do without them!
Thank you for your interest in Fishers of Men for Veteran's Ministries. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.