Programs & Services

Programs & Services

The Maine Veterans Project offers a variety of programs and services for Maine veterans. Through strategic partnerships, sponsorships and generous donations we are able to keep these programs going strong while continuously striving to improve our reach. 

Currently MVP offers the following programs and services to qualified veterans:

MVP REC

 The Maine Veterans Project is proud to introduce programs intended to bring veterans together through both indoor and outdoor recreation activities.  The state of Maine is home to some of the best hunting, fishing, hiking and outdoor recreation in the country and it’s right in our own back yard.  Our indoor programs will include Brazilian Jiujitsu, MMA Fitness, MMA Striking, Yoga and much more.  Was there a lack in dollar donations this year and an increased need for finding because of pandemic that we were able to help serve? How did this donation impact your members/community?  We hope to facilitate the camaraderie and team mentality through an array of activities so we may all find our tribe.  
*While we have started offering recreation-based events this program is still in production so please check back in often to see what else we’ll be offering.  

Outdoor Recreation Program:
  The MVP Outdoor Recreation portion of MVP REC harnesses the tranquility of the great outdoors to provide activities for Maine veterans all year round.  The Outdoor Recreation Program is led by Jim Neville, outstanding Marine and registered Maine Guide.  To see what we have coming up and how you may join, click here (Takes person back to “Events & Upcoming Activities”

Indoor Recreation Program:
  The MVP Indoor Recreation portion of MVP REC combines top-notch instructors with a multifaceted class & event schedule covering multiple interests.  To see what we have to offer and how you may join, please click here (Takes person back to “Events and Upcoming Activities”

Who is eligible:
Disabled Maine veterans with an underlying PTSD (or mental health) need and evidence of financial inability / need.

Upcoming Events 

*Spring Turkey Hunt May 6-8:

Meals / Lodging & Guide included.  Hunter is responsible for their own licensing, tagging & taxidermy fees.  
Three slots available

**EVENT FULL

*Striper Fly-Fishing Trip on the Saco River June 23:
Provided by Maine Tuna Fishing.Com and Pana-Sea-Ya Fishing Charters

**EVENT FULL

*Striper Fly-Fishing Trip on the Saco River July 7:
Provided by Maine Tuna Fishing.Com and Pana-Sea-Ya Fishing Charters

**EVENT FULL

*Downeast Relay Race MVP Sponsored Team July 23 & 24:
MVP will sponsor runners to partake in the Downeast Relay Race 2021
*More information to follow as event gets closer

*Offshore Ground Fishing ½ Day Event July 25:
Provided by Maine Tuna Fishing.Com

Six slots available 
Apply here

*Offshore Ground Fishing ½ Day Event August 22:
Provided by Maine Tuna Fishing.Com

Six slots available 
Apply here

*Youth Day Bear Hunt with Jim Neville Outdoors August 28:
Provided by Jim Neville Outdoors 

Meals, Lodging and Guide Service provided 
Hunter is responsible for all licensing, tagging and taxidermy fees
Open to children or grandchildren of veteran (includes child and licensed veteran)
Two slots available **EVENT FULL

*Veteran Bear Hunt August 29:
Arrive August 29 
Hunt August 30 – September 3 
Depart September 4 
Meals, Lodging and Guide Service provided
Hunter is responsible for all licensing, tagging and taxidermy fees
Four slots available  **EVENT FULL

*Please check in often as we are always working to add events and activities 

Heating Fuel 

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The MVP Heating Fuel Program is proudly partnered with RH Foster to provide home heating fuel to local veterans. Thanks to the generosity of RH Foster and outstanding supporters we are going to be continuing this program for many seasons to come. 

Who is eligible:
Disabled Maine veterans living within our coverage area that are financially unable to purchase home heating fuel and meet our PTSD / mental health requirements. Fuel tank / system must pass heating fuel company inspection prior to receiving fuel.

To contribute toward our Heating Fuel Program efforts, click here

Vehicle Donation 

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The MVP Vehicle Donation Program has provided dozens of inspected, reliable vehicles to Maine veterans. Every vehicle we’ve received has been from a generous Maine company or citizen. We then make sure the vehicle is safe before finalizing the donation with a Maine veteran recipient. Transportation is vital in a rural state like Maine and we hope to continue to grow this program. 

Who is eligible:
Disabled Maine veterans with an existing PTSD / mental health condition without the financial ability to obtain reliable transportation. Must provide evidence of a legal Maine drivers license, an annual plan to cover vehicle costs and proof of insurance before the vehicle is transferred. 

If you have a vehicle you wish to donate click here

Life-Essential Needs 

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When budget and resources are available MVP is able to assist with other life-essential needs such as automotive repairs, food assistance, transportation, etc. 

Who is eligible:
Disabled Maine veterans with existing PTSD / mental health conditions without the financial ability to provide life-essential needs.

If you are in need of life-essential help, please use our contact form so we can assist you with partner resources.