A LOCAL 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT SUPPORTING LOCAL DISABLED VETERANS

Our mission is to empower and inspire by providing an outdoor location where disabled veterans and their families go to unwind and relax.

Programs for Armed Forces Veterans and their Families

Serving Disabled Veterans throughout the Tri-Cities and Lower Valley

Friends of Disabled Veterans supports all veterans by offering a place where they can enjoy indoor activities and outdoor adventures with their family and friends. This is an environment of support, appreciation and respect. The goal is to help veterans feel completely accepted and included in a fun, relaxing environment.

 

The Ranch

We have acquired significant acreage to allow us to fulfill our dream of a creating a place for veterans and their families to enjoy the outdoors and rebuild relationships with the ones they love. The Ranch is being built in stages and is currently available for archery and outdoor gatherings.

Once complete, veterans will also have access to a stunning lodge, memorial garden, a traditional archery range, and a children’s playground —all ADA compliant. Activities will include hunting, horseback riding, indoor/outdoor gatherings, gardening, and archery. All of which will be designed specifically for ADA compliance.

There are also plans to provide support services such as counseling, budget planning, and horse therapy. All programs and services will be offered at no cost to the veteran or their family.

The Plan:

  • Obtain Significant Acreage - DONE!
  • Bring Power to the Property - DONE!
  • Obtain Permit for Road Access - DONE!
  • Establish Location and Drill a Well - DONE!
  • Build ADA Restroom Facility - Sewer & Water -   DONE!
  • Create a Parking Area - In progress
  • Built an Archery Range - DONE!
  • Build a Lodge - Design in Progress
  • Create a Playground
  • Memorial Garden
  • Acquire Donations - Monetary and Goods - ONGOING!

Currently, there is not a location for our veterans specifically designed with these needs in mind. Since 2016, our members/volunteers have worked diligently to raise the money needed to purchase the much-needed acreage here in Eastern Washington to fulfill this dream.  Our "Ranch" is being developed, located about a 15 minute drive from Benton City, WA.

We need your help in giving back to our heroes that have given and sacrificed so much. Anything you can afford will help us reach our goal! To donate, visit our Go Fund Me Page by clicking the button below.

Kids shooting 09-2023
Thayer 2023
Hunting Blind
Hunting Blind
FoDV Master Plan layout 03-13-2023