October & Boots on the Ground NY

Sep 26, 17 October & Boots on the Ground NY

Where Veterans Come Together

Tuesday night at the VAC is a Male Veteran peer night (doors open 6:45PM)
Thursday night at the VAC is a Female Veteran peer night (doors open 6pm)
Either stop in to chat with other Veterans, watch TV, play a game of pool, break bread with us, or assist us as we always have activities that help us accomplish our Veteran outreach missions.
The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.
Some weeks the group may go to outside activities, bowling, movies, sporting events, adventure park, etc. so please check event each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200

On Tuesday October 17th, we will be going bowling, meet up at the VAC at 1900 hrs, we will be leaving at 1945 after we have dinner. All Veterans invited. Evening costs such as lane, food, shoes and games all covered by BOTGNY

Always check our Facebook or website for upcoming activities at the VAC.
Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.
Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans for the comraderies
Chow, snacks, refreshments & food all available so come hungry.
(we are also always appreciative of home cooked meals and snacks being dropped off for this event, for years we have had community members and restaurants donating food for our group activity nights, we ask that chow be dropped off at 6:45 pm, or contact us at info@bootsonthegroundny.com or for any supporters or visit this link for more information: https://mealtrain.com/yl68vm

The Peer nights are Veteran & Service member evening only.
(sorry no spouses, family members, kids, etc.)
The ‘VAC’ (Veteran Activity Center) is located at
2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma NY. 631-615-2200


Monday October 16th
Annual Golf Outing hosted by the MacArthur Business Alliance
There are still many slots open for golfer, and we could use sponsors for the tee holes. We are also asking for gift baskets and gift certificates for the Auction. For more information please visit http://macarthurbusinessalliance.com/event/annual-golf-outing/ 


Food pantry collection drive
Saturday October 21st
Food pantry collection day as is every 3rd Saturday of the month.
We’ll be open for a few hours for collections 1000 hrs-1500 hrs.
What we need: Canned foods, such as soups, meals in a can, chef boy r dee, Chili. Cans / packets of tuna fish, turkey, chicken, fruit, etc. Frozen Foods- (we have 3 freezers and 2 fridges). Pasta and sauce, Mac and cheese. Rice dishes. Boxed foods, cereals, carbs, breakfast bars, etc. Coffee, (cans and k-cups). Snacks, (individual packets).
And always new packages of socks, underwear, sweatshirts and pants for our hospitalized Veterans. We are in very in need of shower shoes for patients hospitalized in inpatient programs.


Financial Bootcamp work shop for Veterans and Military families.
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, we host a financial workshop with doors opening at 1800 hrs. We have a very knowledgeable workshop leader who is also available for one on one counseling if needed
Below is the class subjects for the upcoming months
Wed. October 11, 2017-How to deal with a Debt Collector!
Wed. November 8, 2017- Spending Guidelines on How to Survive the Holidays / Having a Happy Holiday without guilt!
Wed. December 13, 2017-Credit & Debt Workshop
Wed. January 10, 2018-Owning a Home: Tools and resources for homebuyers-Whether you’re just thinking about buying a home or about to close, we help you take control of the process
Wed. March 14, 2018-Financial Empowerment Workshop: Building Wealth-can I do it and how do I begin? (Anyone with any income can build wealth)!


Interested in Security Guard Work?
Would you like to start a career or part time employment as a Security Guard?
Boots on the Ground NY has formed a partnership with Neary Confidential Investigative Service Security Training Academy. (A Veteran owned and operated business) located at 38 Oak Street, Suite 4, Patchogue, NY 11772
Boots on the Ground NY will pay the tuition fees for the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course which is the first step to become a licensed Security Guard in the State of New York. Boots on the Ground NY will also assist with state fees for application. (veterans & military only)
The Security Training Academy’s Director and Lead Instructor, CWO2 Tim Neary, USCG (Ret.) will assist you with the Security Guard application and help you along the way with any questions you have with the process.
Call 631-730-5694, leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Check out Facebook @ www.facebook.com/NCISPI & check for class dates.
Dates also posted on BOTGNY Facebook page. www.Facebook.com/BootsontheGroundNY  
Any questions email us at FrankB@BootsontheGroundNY.com or text Tim @ 516-567-0519.

Veterans / Military Service Members – keep in mind we are here for you, we have your back. Stop in on a weeknight for peer nights and learn more.


September was a busy month
We shipped 100’s of care package boxes to Military members around the world. Helped Veterans move into new housing.
We had a collection for Recovery Supplies for Texas and Hurricane Harvey, we had a good showing of support and shipped over 130 boxes to Navy Flight crews ferrying medical personal through the recovery and rescue efforts and to Veterans working in the rescue and recovery efforts.
We had another collection for Florida and Hurricane Irma which resulted in over 12,000 lbs of supplies and food, we drove our trailer down to Polk County and met up with Team Striker who was working the area and going door to door checking on the flooded community.
September 11th, we had our annual 1000-mile memorial ride, paying respects at Ground Zero NYC, Arlington VA and Shanksviille PA all within 24 hours.
In September some of our Veterans had the opportunity to be a guardian on Honor Flight Long Island, a memorable day shared with WW2 and Korean War Veterans which will never be forgotten.

Thank you for all of those that donated and came into the VAC to help sort, pack and label for the relief missions.

To make a tax deductible financial donation please click on www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate or you can mail a check payable to Boots on the Ground NY at PO Box 675 Bellport NY 11713

On behalf of the Veterans we assist and that utilize the VAC, We Thank You.


Thank you for your support!
Frank Bania
Founder / President
Boots on the Ground NY

BOTGNY is 100 % Volunteer and your donation goes exactly where you want it to.

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