What is a Working Bee?...
A "Veterans helping Veterans" Program
A Working Bee is a great way to be part of a "Veterans helping Veterans" program of the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. & The Veterans Coalition. The idea is for Veterans, members and interested citizens to travel to a leased or purchased building that the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. & The Veterans Coalition has investigated as being a viable United Veterans Beacon House, a transitional homeless Veteran program.
No, this is not a new program, but rather one of the many programs the Organization operates in its efforts to support Veterans and their families - one of many programs that we work diligently on and expand whenever we get requests from Posts or members. Once leased or purchased, we set about a plan to renovate, construct or modify these buildings to suit the UVBH operation.
We ask for Volunteers from within the membership and from concerned citizens to travel to these areas, sometimes remote, and we supply accommodations, meals, tools, building materials and equipment to make these renovations possible. In most instances, transportation will be arranged.
There are many days of hard work and toil, however, there are many days of working with other members, other Veterans and interested citizens with one purpose - assisting Veterans in need.
There is a great feeling of being a part of a program that assists a portion of the over 300,000 U.S. Homeless Veterans who have no permanent residence and need a Hand Up and not a hand out.
We guarantee that you will feel a sense of accomplishment and ownership of the projects that will last a lifetime...
Working Bee Galleries
This picture was taken from the front, North window of the United Veterans Beacon House, Promise, SD. Overnight with the wind chill it was down to -35 degrees.
Published: Mon, Dec 16, 2013
Here are some photos of the April 2013 Working Bee Camp in Promise & Parade, South Dakota.
Published: Mon, Apr 29, 2013
Here are some photos from our December 2012 trip to Promise, SD.
Published: Tue, Dec 18, 2012
Here are some BEFORE and DURING photos.
Published: Thu, Dec 13, 2012
Newest Galleries Listed First
Working Bee Stories
This is our friendly SD Toad who lives in the Boiler Room and floor drain.
Published: Mon, Nov 4, 2013
The TAJ MAHAL of chicken coops
Published: Sat, Jan 5, 2013
Published: Thu, Nov 22, 2012
Published: Thu, Nov 1, 2012
It's your chance to do something positive for Veterans!
Published: Sun, Jun 10, 2012
Published: Mon, Mar 19, 2012
Published: Tue, Feb 14, 2012
For Native American Female Veterans With or Without Children
Published: Thu, Sep 8, 2011
Working together to make Promise a better place.
Published: Wed, Aug 3, 2011
UVBH is Expanding...
Published: Fri, Jul 22, 2011
Published: Thu, Dec 16, 2010
Stories from Working Bee Trips
Help support a United Veterans Beacon House
Coffee Mug Set
Required Donation: $10
Required Donation: $56
Required Donation: $100
Required Donation: $150
Click the "Donate" button to donate that item or click here to see all items.
Working Bee Calendar
Working Bee Scheduled Trips
What have you done for a Vet TODAY?