ABOUT BETTS' VETS
Betty 'Betts' Burk Hertzler - 1925-2019
Betts' Vets was inspired by Betty's dedication to our U.S. Service Members. During WWII, Betty's brothers, Keith and Max, served as pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Sadly, Max was killed in action. In addition to her brothers, Betty corresponded with numerous service members stationed all over the world, offering them support and encouragement through her letters. She was so dedicated to this task that her mother made Betty a special outfit to acknowledge her efforts. The grateful servicemen responded in kind with letters and mementos from across the globe.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
-- Charles Dickens
Betts' Vets was established as an organization that provides opportunities for U.S. Military Veterans to find renewed purpose and ease the trauma of war/conflict by continuing to serve through humanitarian efforts helping rebuild war-torn and poverty-stricken communities around the globe.
WHO WE ARE
Janie Williams - Co Founder
Betty's daughter, Janie, has been traveling to the Guatemalan Highlands with Pura Vida Ministries, Inc. since 2012. Currently serving on Pura Vida's Board of Directors, Janie leads teams to Guatemala on construction trips and English camps. She has witnessed first hand how powerful this experience can be for Veterans as they work together with local community members helping rebuild their communities.
Guadalupe Martinez - Co Founder
Executive Vice President
Guadalupe brings years of leadership experience and logistics knowledge to Bett’s Vets. Having served over twenty years in the U.S. Army, Guadalupe has a focus on problem solving and mission completion. Like most veterans, he realizes that veterans thrive on camaraderie and purpose. These two things are often missing in civilian life. Guadalupe enjoys the chance to help return this to other veterans through Bett’s Vets. One of our team members had this to say: "While I’m not sure of the details of Lupe’s military service, I can say that the mission trip was transformative for him. His skills were utilized in a very constructive and clearly positive manner." Betts' Vets is honored to have Guadalupe on board.
Glenn J. Hertzler, III - Board of Directors
Betty's son, Glenn, is thrilled to join the board of an organization focused on military veterans and founded in memory of his mom. Recently retired from a career in aviation, Glenn's background in business and experience in international mission trips brings complimentary knowledge and skill to our Board of Directors.
Jacquelynn L. Kuhn - Board of Directors
With 6+ years as an MBA in Finance, Jacquelynn's experience and organizational skills will help bring Betts' Vets to the next level. Currently employed in Tech Ops for Delta Airlines, Jacquelynn participates in numerous community building programs from mentoring local students to building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
The mission of Betts' Vets is two fold:
To provide an opportunity for U.S. Military Veterans to find renewed purpose and ease the trauma of war/conflict by continuing to serve through humanitarian efforts to help rebuild war-torn and poverty-stricken communities around the globe.
To bridge the gap between civilians and Veterans by serving as a catalyst for educating the civilian community on issues related to the health and well-being of Veterans.
2022 Guatemala Construction Trip November 9-17
2023 Guatemala Construction Trip February 3-12
Would you like to organize a trip in your community?
Check out our recent Guatemala work trip in partnership with Gogebic Community College.
Sponsor a Vet for one of our trips.
Volunteer to be a part of Betts' Vets, Inc.
Invite us to present to your organization.
HELP US CONTINUE TO SERVE
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does" -- William James
SUPPORT BETTS' VETS
Your donation will help us organize trips, sponsor veterans, and re-build homes and infrastructure for war torn communities across the globe.
Donations can be sent to:
Betts' Vets, Inc.
10 Westhill Dr.
Newnan, GA 30265
Betts' Vets is a non-profit corporation organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.