Mission Success – Our Holiday Programs, because of supporters like yourself.

Dec 27, 16 Mission Success – Our Holiday Programs, because of supporters like yourself.

It’s been a long two months for the team at Boots on the Ground NY. We started in late October with Operation Turkey Drop which was an amazing success. We were able to provide and deliver over 530 Turkeys along with boxes of groceries to all Veterans that contacted us. We also worked with caseworkers involved in the local HUD VASH programs to make sure no disadvantaged Veterans were missed in Suffolk County, and provided turkeys and food not only to Suffolk and Nassau veterans but also as far as Brooklyn, Staten Island and Westchester this year.

Without missing a beat, we went straight from turkeys to toys with our Successful Operation Toy Drop.

Over 5000 toys were collected this year, allowing us to be able to assist hundreds of children this year again. We spent the last two weeks delivering “Dear Santa” lists, getting boxes of bulk toys to active duty military, homeless shelters, Veterans in patient programs and hosting an evening inside the VAC which allowed Veterans the chance to stop in and choose from 1000’s of toys for their children. Veterans & Service Members were also provided with food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, pet food, Christmas trees and wreathes, gift cards, anything and everything they needed to provide a joyous holiday and Christmas for their families. Gift cards were also available for many of the Families to assist with food and gift shopping. Mattresses were delivered on Christmas day to Veterans and families in need that didn’t have beds to walk up in that morning. Christmas morning was spent bringing karaoke machine, bagels and new clothes to Veteran’s hospitalized on the 2nd Floor at the Northport VA.

Working alongside with our “Dear Santa” partner Equity First, we were also able to host a Christmas party for disadvantaged Veterans and families in Concerned Living Veterans HUD VASH programs.

So many supporters, local business, organizations and volunteers stepped up during the 2016 Holiday Season. You are reason we have successful missions and never say No to any Veteran or Service member in need.

We hope you had very memorable Christmas’s, Hanukah’s and Festivus’s. You all deserved it.

We also received back recently our Independent audit from 2015, which contained outstanding news. Over 95.5% of donations all went to Veterans and Programs. Something we are very proud of at BOTGNY, we are 100% Volunteer and never a salary.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday January 29th at the Big Annual Military Care Package PACK OUT at the Emporium in Patchogue.

Thank You!.

Frank Bania
Boots on the Ground NY
Founder / President

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