Interview by Julia Aguillon
Article by Jackie Velez

VetStrong, a volunteer-run and operated non-profit organization based in San Antonio, Texas, is asking for donations to continue to provide assistance to United States veterans and their families with the most basic necessities.
VetStrong was founded four years ago by Army veteran, James Pobanz, who served his country for 17 years and is currently a social worker in his community.
“We fulfill a gap of service in furniture needs and regular household goods for veterans that were formerly homeless,” said Founder and CEO of VetStrong, James Pobanz.
What VetStrong is currently in need of the most, is financial assistance for a box truck, so that they can continue to carry out their important mission. The organization is fund-raising through their GoFundMe page in collaboration with Levi Rodgers Real Estate Group, who has been a great advocate for this organization.
“In order to deliver most of our items, we need a proper vehicle to do that,” said Pobanz. “We supplemented mainly with our pickup trucks.”
With the demand for delivering furniture so high, oftentimes, the organization has to rent UHAUL trucks every weekend, which becomes very expensive.
Any amount will be of great help to this fantastic organization that is doing tremendous work for veterans.
VetStrong is also in need of beds, mattresses, tables and chairs. If you would like to donate any piece of furniture, contact VetStrong and they will pick up the piece of furniture and give it to a veteran in need of it.
Fighting depression and homelessness as well as dealing with disability is a lot to worry about. Donations to help with everyday household items will provide some relief for these veterans, so that they can focus on getting back on their feet.
“If you can make a monetary donation, that would be great,” said Air Force veteran volunteer William Scott.
VetStrong is asking you to help your fellow veterans who sacrificed so much for their country. It’s time to give back. Let’s help these veterans be Vet Strong!
For more information, please visit, or call (210) 239-8399