Our Mission:


Moving Veterans Forward is dedicated to helping homeless Veterans in Iowa and Nebraska to get placed in homes.

The main goal is to give these veterans the boost that they need to turn themselves around to become self-sufficient.


We help find housing for homeless Veterans who need help. Our motto, “No Veteran Left Behind” is about our continued commitment to helping our brothers and sisters in arms find solid ground on the home front.


Through the generous donations of our community, furniture is either purchased by, or donated to, Moving Veterans Forward. When we move a homeless Veteran to their home, we help provide furniture as well.


On the day we move a homeless Veteran, they are able to go through our warehouse and take toiletries, food, appliances and other household needs to further help them get the new start they need to move forward.


Now that we have a place for our homeless Veterans to go to, everything they have chosen to fill their residence with in our warehouse is loaded onto one of our trucks and driven to unload and unpack by our tireless volunteers.

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Vets Helping Vets

Moving Veterans Forward is run by an ALL VOLUNTEER team with the sole mission of assisting America’s Veterans who have fallen victim to the vast problems that affect many of those who serve our great nation.

Our staff, comprised primarily of former Veterans, work hard to ensure Veterans returning from duty have a home of their own. While homecoming is certainly a time of celebration, readjustment back to civilian life can be a struggle for many returning Veterans. We aim to stand in that gap and be the helping hand our brothers and sisters need.

Moving Veterans Forward was founded by Ron Hernandez to help homeless Veterans in Iowa and Nebraska get housing. Our main goal is to give these veterans the boost they need to turn their lives around and become self-sufficient.

In addition to helping our Veterans get housing, much of what we do involves collecting furniture, clothing and other household items.

Because our staff is all-volunteer, 100% of all donations we receive go towards helping our Veterans and the non-personnel operations of Moving Veterans Forward.

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Community Recognition

Serve Nebraska, Step Forward Award

“Veteran Volunteer Award” from State Governor Pete Ricketts, October 27, 2017. Accepted in honor of everyone who has helped Moving Veterans Forward.

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit small business award, 2018. Honored to be included with the other award winners!

Penn Fed Credit Union

A big thank you to Penn Fed Credit Union for your generous donation to help our Veterans in need. Moving Veterans Forward could not do what we do without support from people and organizations like you.

Sarpy County

Proud and honored to receive the 2017 Sarpy County People’s Choice Award for Non-Profit.

MACCH 2017

Moving Veterans Forward received the 2017 MACCH 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award. MACCH is a Metro Area Continuum of care for the homeless.