Its All About the Troops on January 29th

Jan 17, 17 Its All About the Troops on January 29th

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday January 29th, me and my organization “Boots on the Ground NY” are hosting another Huge Pack Out to benefit the troops.

It’s at the Emporium in Patchogue, doors open at 11:30 AM. We have a long day of live music with some amazing talent on stage. The cover is only a suggested donation of $10. It’s an all ages event and there’s even a free food buffet at 2pm.

 

What we’re asking though is that people also bring items that can be shipped to the Troops overseas in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Kuwait, Turkey, Korea, Africa (fun places aint they). We those places don’t have CVS or 7/11, so all the luxury items we have, they don’t, and by luxury, I mean, coffee, slim jims, snack, new socks, nail clippers, dvd’s, hats, cereal (and the list goes on)

 

I’ve been doing this for 9 years, it’s an amazing day, to be part of something that will benefit Our Soldiers, Marines, Airmen & Sailors, your gonnna make those Troops smile. Last year we collected over 78,000 pounds to ship. Not only are we asking you to bring items, but at the event you will also be part of packing the boxes, and prepping them to be shipped. Every person that attends is part of this process from gathering, sorting, packing, labeling, addressing, and loading the trailer which gets dropped off at the post office that night, and those boxes are in the Troops hands in as little as less than a week later.

And that $10-dollar cover, goes towards shipping the boxes (each box costs us about $15 bucks to ship overseas).

 

No one gets paid for this event, I’ve always been a volunteer, my team volunteers, the bands (all 7 of them) all volunteer, the DJ volunteers, the Emporium donates the space, the sound system and the food.

 

We will also be hosting a special tribute memorial “Remembering Our Fallen” that will be displayed in the VIP area of the venue.

This event is about one thing and one thing only – SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS!

Hope to see you and please find me to say hello that day

 

This event is a big deal, a big production for a BIG Cause!

Can you think of a better way to be able to Support the Troops?

Please help us spread the word.

 

 The bands that day are:

Decadia, 45 RPM, The 90’s Band, the Individuals, Dennis O’Donnel & friends, the Project 9-line All Stars along with my old friend DJ Johnny Numonic. My friend Mike Cappasso will have a special rendering of the National Anthem. The William Floyd HS NJROTC (our biggest supporters) will be presenting the colors and there will be a special performance by the Long Ireland Pipes and drums.

 

Last year over 1300 people attended, we collected over 78,000 pounds of supplies, which were sorted, packed. And then dropped off at the post office that night. Pretty amazing, right?

78,000 pounds created over 5000 boxes.

 

Below are a few links… Please check them out….

Last year’s pack out pictures

Picture of the troops and their thank you notes

https://www.facebook.com/139015872939294/photos/?tab=album&album_id=297368813770665

Link to our website for more information and what to bring.

www.bootsonthegroundny.com/our-services/military-care-packages/   

To sponsor the shipping cost of a package: www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate or http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/product/sponsor-a-care-package/

 

Or mail to POX Box 675 Bellport NY 11713, payable to Boots on the Ground NY, w/ memo line stating care package

Any donations are tax deductible, Boots is a IRS recognized tax exempt 501c19 Veteran organization -ID #27-4279559)

 

Thank you

Frank Bania

Boots on the Ground NY

Founder / President

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