What’s coming up in March
Female Veterans Peer group starting. Thursday March 2nd starts a veteran peer night for female Veterans only, doors at VAC will open at 6pm : For more details https://www.facebook.com/events/771301313017856/
Coming Home: “Understanding the Psychological Impact of War-Zone Exposure and Coming Home” which explores military sexual trauma, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and moral injury and relation to suicide prevention. A lecture for military / veteran families. Monday March 20th. 6pm: For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/332932217106522/
Veteran night out. Bowling night: Once a month we head to the bowling alley for a night of fun, check our Facebook or website event pages for the date (this month March 21st). For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808903802660475
March 25th. 3rd annual Virginia Larocchia Almost Gala and A Salute to Joe Piscopo, this event will benefit Boots on the Ground NY and Honor Flight. For more details: http://laughtersaveslives.org/
Monthly collection drive date on March 18th. For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/935045603298120/
Month of March’s most wanted needs:
- Hospitalized veterans: Shower shoes, and new clothing such as t-shirts, underwear, sweats, footwear for hospitalized veterans
- Care package: Kosher products as we have a special pack out coming for Jewish troops later this month
- Food pantry: boxes of pasta, cans of sauce, cans of chicken / turkey. Cans of stew. Frozen foods. Macaroni and cheese. Hearty soups. Peanut butter and jelly.
Volunteers needed to help deliver furniture and furnishing to disadvantaged veterans this month on 3/18 & 3 /4: for more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/419188824807066/
Just $5 makes a huge difference
$5 bucks will get you a coffee and a buttered roll only now a days, but when 1000 people donate $5 monthly is allows us to be more successful at our mission. We don’t like doing many fundraisers, that takes away time from us completing the missions and tasks on hand. We don’t take salaries, so every $ you donate is going to the Veterans. Please support Boots on the Ground NY with a $5 a month donation and support your local Veterans that need us.
The VAC (Veteran Activity Center is located at 2184 Pond Road , Ronkonkoma.
We are a 501c19 All Volunteer & tax deductible organization.
What’s coming up in April
Our Annual Annual tickets / raffles on sale now. http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/product/tickets-for-6th-annual-lcpl-robert-cafici-ptsd-awareness-benefit/
HOLD THIS DATE…… Saturday April 29th…. our annual BOTGNY fundraiser, Robert Cafici Memorial PTSD Awareness will now be at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh… and we are working out a great deal for all you can eat buffet and all you can drink bar… Great Cause, Good Food Drink & People, Raffles and Auction. And as always family friendly. Live music by Op-Effect & The Project 9 Line All Stars. This is our 6th annual event, this event is what funds us keeping the doors open and the lights on at the Veteran Activity Center, so PLEASE support this event, it’s very important to the Veterans that utilize the VAC…. thank you!!
What’s coming up in June
Tee off for a Cause – Annual Golf Outing, hosted by the K of C, and benefits Boots on the Ground NY.
Annual Father’s Day weekend BBQ at the VA – sponsors needed.