Serving those who served


Many of our active duty military, veterans and their families are not receiving the care and/or benefits they need and have earned. By introducing them to a network of resources available, we can help them meet immediate needs and prepare for the future. Many times just not being aware of resources or unaware of the process or where to start is all that hinders these veterans and their families from getting connected with veteran organizations, VA, veteran retreats, and church families, etc., in their area. VET S.A.R is a ministry operated by veterans for veterans. Duty stations and orders may change, but the mission of standing beside our brothers and sisters in arms and their families will not change.

Support us

VET S.A.R is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization. We use Paypal to securely process your online donations.

Testimonies

When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.

Nehemiah 4:14

Leadership

Norm Stitzel – Founder & Chaplain

VET S.A.R was founded in 2014 by Norm Stitzel. Norm is the Commandant (8 years) and present Chaplain (9 years) for the Cortland County Marine Corps League Det. #221 (Endorsed G.A.R.B.C. Lay-Chaplain), member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, and the V.F.W.. These provide opportunities-endlessly and desperately needed-to minister to veterans of all eras, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Peace Time. In 1993, Corporal Stitzel received a medical discharge from the Marine Corps and has navigated through the VA system for many years, sometimes without help, and many times with help from other veterans who had gone through the system. The military S.O.P. (Standard Operating Procedure) for senior NCOs and Officers is to lead the way for their troops and help them along the way. VET S.A.R continues that tradition as a single focused “Mission”, by sharing the knowledge of many that have experience the sometimes maze of services and benefits available. Even if the resource is not established to meet a certain need, we can improvise and adapt to overcome the obstacles and get the mission complete of meeting the veteran’s needs.

Mission

To assist active military, veterans, and their families to locate and connect with organizations, services, and churches for their mental, physical, and spiritual healing and growth.

Endorsements

Rev. Matthew Smith Lead Pastor Faith Baptist Church

“It is with honor that I recommend Norm Stitzel to you both as his pastor and friend. As a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church, Norm has greatly benefitted us with his outstanding character and leadership abilities. Norm serves with distinction as a GARBC lay chaplain and past commandant of the Marine Corps League. He is well known and well respected in our community for his service and patriotism. God has and will continue to use Norm greatly for His Kingdom. ”

Rev. Matthew Smith
Lead Pastor
Faith Baptist Church

Warriors of the Cross Veterans Ministry
2016-09-13T20:51:37+00:00

Rev. Matthew Smith
Lead Pastor
Faith Baptist Church

“It is with honor that I recommend Norm Stitzel to you both as his pastor and friend. As a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church, Norm has greatly benefitted us with his outstanding character and leadership abilities. Norm serves with distinction as a GARBC lay chaplain and past commandant of the Marine Corps League. He is well known and well respected in our community for his service and patriotism. God has and will continue to use Norm greatly for His Kingdom. ”

Chaplain (Colonel) Allen D. Ferry ARNG (Retired)

“I consider Norm (CEO) a very close friend. His lifestyle is consistent and demonstrates spiritual maturity. All conversations include plans to help vets. Norm’s analytical ability, leadership skills, and motivation guarantee a first class ministry. As a Christian, his purpose is to glorify the Savior and he will do so by helping vets mentally, physically, and spiritually. Norm is worthy of our prayers and financial support.”

Chaplain (Colonel) Allen D. Ferry ARNG (Retired)

Warriors of the Cross Veterans Ministry
2016-09-13T20:51:01+00:00

Chaplain (Colonel) Allen D. Ferry ARNG (Retired)

“I consider Norm (CEO) a very close friend. His lifestyle is consistent and demonstrates spiritual maturity. All conversations include plans to help vets. Norm’s analytical ability, leadership skills, and motivation guarantee a first class ministry. As a Christian, his purpose is to glorify the Savior and he will do so by helping vets mentally, physically, and spiritually. Norm is worthy of our prayers and financial support.”

RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS

American Legion
Marine Corps League
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Disabled American Veterans
Veterans Administration
Faith Church
Patriot Guard

Contact Info

If you are a veteran in need of support or know a veteran in need of support. Please contact us.