Hi there! I would like your help to fund my project. I am an African-American veteran looking to start a small business doing mobile repairs and technical training for Veterans and disadvantage youth. I am seeking to raise $25,000 raise to purchase a Customized Mobile Van, and other equipment to start the business,and perform some light repairs to the vehicle. The normal cost of the van would usually be $40,000, but a local company is willing to sell it to me , as a veteran, for $15,000. The van has customized flooring, painting and decals, and a power system that you can view in the attached pictures. The vehicle will support the business mission of starting a mobile phone repair business ,in our area, and also hire and train other veterans, as employees.

…MY BACKGROUND:

My background is in Electronics. I served during the first Gulf War, testing and repairing Electronic Medical, Aviation and Chemical equipment, to support the overall mission. I would like to use my training and experience to teach others, some of my skills, that they can use as a hobby or as an introduction to a new field. After they leave the Military, a lot of veterans have a hard time adjusting to civilian life and holding down a regular job. My business will target these veterans and assist them with technical training to work for themselves in the short term to give them some therapeutic and mental relief.

…WHO I HAVE HELPED AND WHY I WANT TO HELP OTHERS WITH MY NEW PROGRAM:

I can tell you first hand that I have seen my plan work. After 8 years in the Marines and serving in the second Gulf war, my cousin had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He went to college, but didn’t finish. Like many war veterans, he hadn’t made adjustment to civilian life yet. So, he couldn’t keep steady employment while dealing with medical issues like many veterans. I reached out to him and offered him a chance to work with me fixing computers and cellphones. Without hesitation, he jumped at the chance and learned quickly. It was the one on one training and independent work, that allowed him to gradually function without being overwhelmed, stressed or hyperventilating. It took a while, but with each day, week and month, he got better to the point, that he was hired by a company, in New York, on his first interview. Since then, I have trained other technicians with different limitations and set them on the path to success. I would like to offer other veterans like my cousin and disadvantaged youth a similar opportunity to learn some of the technical skills that I taught him. I was able to use my own time and money to help 1 or 2 people. But,I don’t have the money and resources to help many more. With your help, I would be able to purchase the Mobilized Training Van and use it to help many more. You can support us here and I want to thank you for your support.