The Walker Family Events Foundation (WFEF) plans and executes community partnership events benefitting veterans and their families. We provide critical resources and assistance to the underserved veterans' community. Our purpose is to promote unity, and civic responsibility and help improve the overall well-being of our community and our nation's service members.
What benefits the veteran benefits us all.
Walker Family Events Foundation (WFEF) was founded in 2019 by Tia & Dan Walker out of a shared passion for helping veterans and the community.
Tia is a lifelong resident of Compton, California. She has always had a strong desire to see economic, social, and educational opportunities be made available to the Compton community and other marginal communities in Southern California, as well as across the country. Her passion is helping veterans and Tia has many years of professional experience, both in the federal and non-profit sectors, as a caseworker specializing in veterans' issues. Several members of Tia's family and many of her friends are veterans, and it is through them that she has seen the frustration that is common among veterans trying to navigate the VA system. Patricia's Project is named in tribute to her late mother, a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Dan is a transplant from the state of Washington. He is a well-respected FEI Reliability Inspector in the oil and gas industry in Southern California and has traveled and worked all over the country. He has years of non-profit organization experience in his Western Washington hometown as well as in the Greater Los Angeles area. Dan is very generous and lends his time and construction skills in the service of others.
Seeing the impact of the global pandemic on at-risk and vulnerable people, they shifted their primary focus to creating the Veterans Emergency COVID-19 Response Fund to address the needs of our veterans in the Southern California community and their families. Food insecurity and homelessness are increasing rapidly among veterans.
America has a long way to go in overhauling a broken system that undermines and undervalues those who have sacrificed everything in service to our country in the military.
The Walker Family Events Foundation (WFEF) is committed to positively impacting the lives of veterans and their families through strategic community partnership events. Our primary objective is to provide essential resources and support to the underserved veterans' community.
At WFEF, our purpose extends beyond individual events. We seek to promote unity, foster civic responsibility, and contribute to the overall well-being of our community and the dedicated service members who have defended our nation. We firmly believe that what benefits the veteran ultimately benefits us all.
Through thoughtful initiatives, we aim to strengthen the bonds within our community and contribute to a more interconnected and supportive society. Each endeavor is a step toward enhancing the collective well-being of our community and honoring the sacrifices made by our nation's service members.
Join us on this journey to create a community that cares for its veterans, recognizing that such care is foundational to the thriving of our entire community.
Social Cohesion Program
What is Social Cohesion?
We believe that Social Cohesion is the most effective method in supporting members of local communities.
Our program aims to support grassroots organizations in the city of Compton and surrounding areas with a proven track record of serving veterans and their families, and other at-risk communities.
SOCIAL COHESION PROGRAM GOALS
To educate the community on common veterans issues and barriers, and promote volunteerism and advocating for the rights and respectful treatment of veterans and their families by the VA system and other government entities
To promote trust among neighbors and promote the benefits of a strong community network on individuals and families
To proactively work towards building and improving community cohesion and trust, and encouraging respect, understanding, and activism in local communities
To proactively promote networking and understanding between people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds
To fund and promote local organizations which have proven to be active and positive community allies
To fund individuals and projects in the local community which have a worthy cause