In Honor Of Seth
Our organization was founded in 2006 in memory of Lt. Seth Dvorin, a childhood friend of the GI Go founders who was killed by an IED blast while serving in Iraq. His passing was a terrible tragedy to his family, friends, and our entire community. So the GI Go Fund was created in his honor to make sure that no military members' sacrifice and bravery are ever forgotten, and that our veterans are taken care of when they return home.
Since the organization’s founding, we have worked to preserve Seth's name and honor his legacy by helping veterans every day. We provide employment assistance to veterans looking for work, housing and financial aid to veterans in their most desperate hour, as well as benefits assistance and legal support to military families struggling with civil or criminal matters. In addition, we are developing innovative programs to give veterans assistance in finding employment and developing a small business, transportation support, mentoring, job training, and much more. We do all this in honor of our friend Seth, and we will continue to do so every day!
GI Go Fund was first founded to show veterans gratitude and support. Originally designed as a small community effort to provide veterans with days of relaxation, the organization quickly expanded to serve as a one-stop place for veterans to receive. Since the organization’s founding, they have helped tens of thousands of veterans with unique and innovative services, gaining nationwide recognition and changing the way people thing of supporting our veterans.
A major component to our expansion was our partnership with former Newark Mayor and current U.S. Senator Cory Booker in 2008 to serve as the Office of Veterans Affairs for the city, providing thousands of veterans with help finding employment, housing, benefits, and much more. We have grown since into a national leader in the veteran space, helping veterans from New Jersey to California with getting the services they need.
The organization has received tremendous recognition for their support of veterans, having been featured on CNN, Fox News, and other news outlets on numerous occasions. In addition, their work with homeless veterans in the city of Newark was featured on the ABC reality show “Secret Millionaire”.
GI Go Fund is at the forefront of bringing in dedicated corporate, educational, and nonprofit partners together in support of one common purpose: to give veterans from throughout the country every tool and benefit they need to thrive.
We have received great support from terrific companies like PSEG, Paychex, Verizon, and hundreds more over the years, and we are partnering with more companies everyday. Most notably, we developed our Veteran Training Center and Jackson Drysdale Incubator Space with the support of Panasonic, Kessler Foundation, and many others that provides employment training and resources to vets looking for work, as well as Incubator space for service-connected veteran-owned businesses to develop their companies and connect to business opportunities in the public and private sectors.
In addition, we have received support from thousands of businesses and schools nationwide through various fundraising efforts, including our Jeans for Troops drive and Warrior Walk & 5K Race, each of which have generated millions of dollars in support of local military veterans and their loved ones.