Making a real difference for veterans in our community

The Veterans in Need Project (VINP) emerged from the empathetic vision of a group of high school students, who recognized an urgent need within their local veterans’ community in Pinal County and the City of Maricopa, Arizona. With a mission to make immediate and tangible differences, VINP offers nimble, micro-grant assistance, quickly channeling vital resources to veterans in critical situations.

Our micro-grants are designed to aid with essential needs, covering costs for critical items such as fuel for work commute, baby essentials like diapers or formula, assistance with small bill payments, or other immediate necessities that can greatly impact day-to-day life.


Event Photo
Event Photo
VINP Crew attending a Veterans Event
VINP Crew accepting a donation

Board Members

Proud to Serve those who’ve served.

Justin Price

Justin Price is a 12 year Arizona Army National Guard veteran who deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is currently an elementary school principal and dedicates as much time as possible to giving back to his fellow veterans. He looks forward to growing and expanding VINP to help even more veterans over a greater area.
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Jason Martin

Jason Martin a veteran of the US Navy. He served four years aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) as a Damage Controlman 2nd Class in support of Operation Southern Watch. For the past 24 years he has served as a Police Communications professional for the City of Phoenix Police Department. He is a licensed part-time barber and founder of the Maricopa Veterans group. He currently serves as a board member of the Veterans In Need Project which allows him to continue serving other veterans in and around his community.

Sterling Woodard

Sterling Woodard began his service to his country in 2005 by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps as an infantryman. He dedicated his time and skills to the Marines until 2010. Following that, Sterling re-enlisted as a soldier in the U.S. Army, continuing his service until his departure from active duty. More recently, he completed his contract with the AZ National Guard, where he served as an 88M, specializing as a heavy equipment operator. Having spent a decade in Arizona, Sterling has established his presence in the state.

Cienna West

Cienna West is a senior at Heritage Academy, having resided in Maricopa for the majority of her life. Engaging in volunteer work since middle school, she has developed a passion for giving back to her community. As she eagerly anticipates the beginning of a new chapter at Northern Arizona University this fall, Cienna looks forward to further personal and academic growth. Martial arts, reading, and baking are among her cherished hobbies.