We offer Veterans and their spouses a unique experience. For those of us that have been able to enjoy boating we know how wonderful it is to be on the water. We have experienced the psychological and emotional benefits of spending time boating. We offer this experience absolutely Free to Veterans, Spouses & Families!
We offer Dinner Cruises for two! It's Date Night for the Veteran and Spouse. It is a 3 hour cruise out of our Marina in Birch Bay Village and includes a catered dinner for two!!
Depending upon the season we can go out and do some fishing, crabbing or just sightseeing & perhaps we'll even see some of the local residents!
Small gatherings to celebrate a special event in their life. What a great way to celebrate an intimate Birthday!!
Stop paying expensive long term docking fees and unnecessary insurance. Donate now & save hundreds every month and thousands every year.
If your boat sells for more than $500 your receipt will be for the sales price. If we keep your boat to be used for the "Veterans On The Water" cruises we will write the receipt for the fair market value if desired for your taxes.
Many of our Veteran's come back from deployments and suffer greatly from PTSD and physical challenges. A day out on the water can really make a difference for them. As a boater you now how great it is!
1. We will use the appropriate sized boat as part of our fleet.
2. We will sell the boat to raise money to support our Cruise offerings, maintenance, moorage fees, insurance etc. Our Cruise Outings are Free to our Veterans & Family Members!
3. If GPS, radar, electronics etc. are donated we will either sell or install into the boats in our fleet.
Simply Click Below & Let Us Know What You Want To Donate. This could be boats, trailers, electronics etc. Surprise us!
If you have ever owned a boat you know there is a constant cost of upkeep and maintenance. Please donate your skills to help keep us "afloat".
Each outing costs hundreds of dollars just in fuel expenses, food and beverage service, labor costs etc.
Marika & Russell Dawe owned and operated a fine dining restaurant in downtown Boise. They would close the restaurant to the public several times a year.
The restaurants windows would be blacked out and service was conducted under candlelight. Lots of candles as it was a 7,000 sq. ft. restaurant.
We offered that evening to the Veterans and their Spouses. It's was a magical evening! Many of the hundreds of Veterans would tell us that it was their "first date" since coming home from deployment!
It was a safe place and a romantic atmosphere that allowed them to reconnect. It was also the best nights for Marika & Russell in the entire year!
Thus, Date Night On The Water was born! We are fortunate to live in a community in Blaine that has a private marina and we have our own slips. We consider it a privilege and honor to be able to honor our heroes!!
Founder and CEO of Veterans4Veterans Non-Profit 501 ( c ) (3 ) company dedicated to our Military.
Served in the U.S. Army as a Helicopter Pilot until 1973 & then flew for the Idaho National Guard.
35 years as an entrepreneur as an owner of a Private Vocational College in Washington State & owner of Health Clubs throughout the NW.
Dedicated to trying to making life better for our returning Veterans and their Families.
International Model and Television Spokes Person.
President & Co-Founder of World Leisure Travel Agency & Travel Wholesale Company.
Owner of a fine dining restaurant in Boise, Idaho and Food & Beverage Director of the Bellwether Resort in Bellingham, WA
Currently CEO of M.D. Spas and Wellness Centers in Bellingham and Birch Bay, WA.
Vietnam-Officer & Helicopter Pilot-Commander. Served two tours in Vietnam.
Understands the devastating effects of PTSD and has worked with many Veterans suffering with PTSD.
Published Author of Soldier's Heart-PTSD & Vietnam Veterans.
Owned & Operated a Scuba Diving Company in Mexico & the Caribbean.
Ron & Russell were raised in the Boston area and spent summers in Cape Cod. Marika grew up on Wrangle Island, AK
Ron owned and operated a successful Scuba Diving company in Mexico & the Caribbean. Russell & Marika lived on Lake Sammamish for 20 years before moving to Birch Bay, WA. Being on the water is in the blood!
Veterans4Veterans is a Not For Profit, registered Public Charity recognized by the
IRS as a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) tax exempt corporation. Charity ID: 36-4911834
It’s our mission to Support & Empower our Active Military, Transitioning Military, Veterans and their families by providing Free Education and Training Courses and Scholarships.
Our Veterans On The Water program 's Mission is to offer emotional support to our Veterans and their Families.
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