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Available Items

Below are items we have available for use by veterans disabled from their tour of duty.  

Please contact our office if you are a veteran in need of an item.  319-243-9932


Electric Scooter

Stair Lifts

Electric Wheelchairs

Chair Lifts


Wheeled Walkers


Needed items

We need all items to start a person off in their own residence.  

Furniture, kitchen items including dishes, can openers, utensils, pantry items etc.  Sheets, towels and cleaning supplies.  Pillows, alarm clocks and trash cans are always needed.  Refrigerators, washer/dryers, kitchen tables are needed to fill our transitional homes as well.

For more specifics, please call the office at 319-243-9932.


Over 45% of our nations wealth is in real estate so consider the option of Charitable Gifting of Real Estate.  You can receive many tax benefits if you qualify and there are different options to peruse even if a balance is still owed on the property. Click on the following link to download our packet about the Charitable Gifting of Real Estate.  




 We want to thank all of you for your generous donations. We appreciate everything you have done to help us!  

Thank you for supporting our veterans!


 Thank you to Iowa Fireworks Company for the donation of $2,400 to our organization in support of our veteran programs.


  Thank you to our printing partner PRINT INNOVATIONS

     located at: 1942 Dunkerton Rd Waterloo, IA 50703.

                                print innovations   


Thank you to these businesses for donating to our Bowling for Veterans fundraiser.

Isle Casino and Hotel, Print Innovations, United Rentals, Rudys Tacos, Maple Lanes, Island Paradise Tanning,

Jiva Salon & Spa, Freedom Wood Flags, Campbell Supply, All-State Rental, Arnold Motor Supply,

Miracle CAr Wash, Jim Lind Standard, Silver Eagle Harley-Davidson, Revive Bodyworks. 


Thank you Kinzler Construction Services for your generous donation to Americans for Independent Living.

Read here to learn how Kinzler Construction Services is continually helping veterans.

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THANKS to these companies we are able to put together Waterloo's first Veterans Transitional  Home.  

Mike Fereday Heating & Cooling 827 W 5th St Waterloo, IA 50702

Slumberland 4020 University Ave Waterloo, IA 50701

Becker Cabinetry & Millwork 1235 S Ordway Rd, IA 50703

Sherwin-Williams 5212 University Ave Cedar Falls, IA 50613

BK FLooring 1922 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 

Riley Floors 3230 Marnie Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

Classic Sand & Finish 4245 North Avenue WaterlooIA 50702

McGowan's Furniture 3754 W Airline Hwy  Waterloo, IA

Enviro-Pest Soultions  P.O. Box 125, Waterloo, IA 50704  

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa 3117 Greenhill Circle   Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Spahn & Rose Lumber COJesup, IA

Black Hawk Roof Company 619 E 19th ST  Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Kinzler Construction Services 2843 Geraldine Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703

Ted Electric 2004 Virgil ST Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Cedar Valley Corp 2637 Wagner RD Waterloo, IA 50703

Al Gordon Heating and Plumbing 3855 W. Airline Hwy  Waterloo, IA 50703

The Countertop Shop 3311 Lafayette S Evansdale, IA 50707

Image Buggy 715 E 18th st Cedar Falls, IA 50613

CVSi Motosports 4227 University Ave  Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Blue Sky Disposal Inc. Waterloo, IA

ABC Embroidery 105 Industrial Drive Evansdale, IA 50707



 Thank you for your recent donations:

Cedar Falls Main Street Social Club, Kyle Law, Catholic Order of Foresters, Dennis and Anita Kabele, Tammy and Tony French, Kim McBride, Roger and Kathleen Clayton, Dee Euchner, Sandy Messingham and Helen Tillapaugh, St Paul Lutheran Church, New Day Christian Center, Richard Kabele, Marcia & Thomas Hartson, Richard & Sharon Thome, John Deere Product Engineering Center, Riley Family Farms LLLP, Raphael Musher, Elizabeth Fry in honor of Tom and Connie Duffy, Sara Hofmeister, Lynn Albert, Mary Nicholas, Jerry & Connie Lobeck, St. Marks United Methodist Church, Katie Harn, 6th grade class at Bunger Middle School in Evansdale, Cindy and Toni Harris, Amy Peyton, Stetson Building Products, Miriam Rock in honor of Grandpa Marvin and Grandpa Albert, Carol Sterm in honor of her father Wallace O. Burman, Barbara Oltman, Barb Vandyke, Mary Diehm, Wendy Knapp, Agnes Biersner, Tim & Sue Flynn, Paul & Qence Grandon, Kasie Jakel, Tim & Sue Flynn, Sarah & Scott Ehlinger, Patrick & Nicole Flynn, Kathy Flynn Ferguson, Jeff Nelson, Deon Clabby, Connie Lobeck, Ann Phillips, Sharon Longhorn, Nate Allison, Patsy Millermon, VIcky Smith in honor of M. Arlo Doughty, Gails Hadley, Randy McDougall, Zach Piasecki, Friendship Village Auxiliary, Linda Valentine, Candy Vaughn, Larry Walter, Margaret Rickert, Hammond Ave Brethren Church, North Iowa Environmental, LLC, Laurie Saul, Jessica Beougher, Mark Olsen, Combat Motorcycle Veterans Association 39-3 Det B, Liz Folladori, Amvets Riders Chapter 49, Paul Ash, Charles Hinde, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Gloria Dayton, Audrey Bullerman, Sue Lund, Rebecca Stansberry, The Sayer Law group, P.C., Rhonda olsen, John Mardis, Bungar Middle School Ms. Lundys Class ,Amvets Dept. of Iowa Riders, Terry Junker, Jack Lord, Joseph Clement, Gale Senn, Terry Slickers, Cheryl Hart, Jeanne Lantz, Dan Mcdonald, Donna Tucker and the Mary Circle at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Valley Chapter#128 O.E.S, Kimberly Cross, Charles Tims, Ken & Sandy Moehle, Margaret Bass, Mike Meihe, Madonna Shrine no.47, Kristi Beck, David Dryer, Jim Zuck, Jim George, Stacy Albus, Dr. Dexter Wilson, Faith Assembly of God, Gail Hadley, Aleen Kezal, Jo Porter, Beckie Lasorella in honor of Frank Lasorella U.S. Army veteran, Sherane Watson, Joan Klein, Trish Cook, Jim and JoAnn Johnson, Laurie Payne, Waterloo Community Foundation,  Shirley Bagenstos, Majorie Kohl, Barbara Lamb, Nancy Huffman, Barbara gray, Lora Thompson, Jack Golden, John Engquist, Coleen Mills, Lincoln Savings Bank Foundation, Frank Carrell, Bob & Bev Hansen, Marcella Schmit, Melissa Ellis, Julie Valencia, Branda Stewart, Steve Broquet, Wendy Geiger, Theresa Minard, Wendy Geiger, Steve Roquet, Marisa VanDorn, Rachel Lueders.

Dusky Steele donated in tribute, "Happy retirement and thank you for your service, Lt. Col. Keith".

Thank you to Leslie Balvanz for donating a handicap equipped van in honor of her

family members Gary longhorn - Korean War and Clinton Richards - WW2 POW

 Van donation


The Donald J. Trump Foundation

DONALD TRUMP with Tim & Sheila Combs