What’s Happening in December at the VAC: Toy Drives & Veteran Peer events.

What’s Happening in December: Toy Drives & Veteran Peer events. Every Tuesday Veteran Peer night at the VAC 1900hrs till 2130hrs Every Thursday Female Veteran Peer night at the VAC 1800hrs till 2000hrs The VAC (Veteran Activity Center) is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma. Sometimes Volunteerism is the answer so If you wish to get involved with the programs, or need supplies such as food or toiletries for the house, food for the pet, some Veterans to shoot the breeze with, or just hot cup of coffee, we’re here every Tuesday & Thursday evening Get Involved and stay Connected. We will be supplying toys for over 120 Children of Veterans & Active Duty Military this year, so these toys drive dates are every important Saturday December 9th, we are collecting toys at the VAC (Veterans Activity Center) from 3pm -5pm. Saturday December 16th, is our annual Christmas Collection event we will be collecting toys from 10am -3pm and there will be hot food and refreshments all day. Besides unwrapped new toys, we also need gift cards to big box stores and food for the Holiday food pantry. We are also collecting new packages of socks, underwear, t-shirts, sweat pants and top, shower shoes and puzzle books for hospitalized Veterans that will be delivered to the VA Hospital for Christmas. Tuesday December 19th, we will be opening the VAC to all Veterans that need Christmas Cheer for their families. Veterans will be able pick up Christmas toys & gift wrap for their children as well as utilize the food pantries, pick up frozen turkeys and utilize the toiletry, personal care and pet food pantries. Doors to the VAC will open at 7pm and be open till 9:30PM. We will have hot chow and coffee. This is for Veterans only, please do not bring family or children with you. We have a few event dates coming up that we could use cooked foods and baked goods for. Saturday 12/9: baked goods for the WW2 Honor...

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Christmas Toys and Food Available for Veterans / Military

Dec 01, 17 Christmas Toys and Food Available for Veterans / Military

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Any Veteran or Service Member needs help with Christmas We will have free toys and food for your family allowing you to “shop” at “The VAC” (Veterans Activity Center) @ Boots on The Ground NY. Don’t let pride hinder your kids Christmas. We’ve all been there, and we’re here for each other. All requests are confidential. This is also a Veteran peer night and the VAC is not open to the public. Tuesday night December 19th you can come down to the VAC from 7pm till 9pm to pick up what you need. There will also be chow that night and refreshments. If you need a Christmas Tree please let us know ASAP, and we will have one for you. Message me, email me at frankb@bootsonthegroundny.com, leave a message at 631-615-2200, we have a generous community behind us allowing us to be here for you. Please don’t bring your children down to the VAC, this opportunity is for Veterans / Service members. The VAC is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma   Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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Attention Veterans: the VAC will be open Thanksgiving Day from Noon till 9pm.

Nov 17, 17 Attention Veterans: the VAC will be open Thanksgiving Day from Noon till 9pm.

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Attention Veterans: the VAC will be open Thanksgiving Day from Noon till 9pm. You don’t need to sit home or find a bar, cmon down watch tv, play pool, or just BS… Also if anyone wants to drop off any cooked meals or deserts I’m sure it will be appreciated. (Any leftover food will be taken home by attendees or brought to the veterans homeless shelter.) The VAC (Veterans Activity Center) is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma.     Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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Attention Suffolk County Veterans needing assistance for Thanksgiving & Christmas.

Nov 15, 17 Attention Suffolk County Veterans needing assistance for Thanksgiving & Christmas.

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Attention Suffolk County Veterans needing assistance for the holidays. If you are a Veteran or Military service member residing in Suffolk County NY and will need assistance providing Thanksgiving dinner for you and your family contact us and we will get you a frozen turkey and groceries. No requests will be accepted after 1pm Saturday November 18th. And offers of assistance will be based upon available resources. Please fill out the Veteran request form at http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/veteran-in-need-request-form/  We will be delivering Frozen turkeys and food on Saturday afternoon. If you need assistance providing Christmas for your family please contact us by Tuesday November 28th, please send an email stating your circumstances to FrankB@BootsontheGroundNY.com We will  be able to assist a few families this year and we will decide on the eve of the 28th who we will be able to assist. We will be helping families this Christmas that we have not helped in previous years and will contact those families during the first week in December.  This is limited to Veterans / Military residing in Suffolk County. All requests for assistance are confidential and only seen by the BOTGNY board members. Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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What Boots on the Ground NY need in November to accomplish our Veteran Support Mission:

Oct 24, 17 What Boots on the Ground NY need in November to accomplish our Veteran Support Mission:

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What Boots on the Ground NY need in November to accomplish our Veteran Support Mission: • Food for the pantry • Gift cards to food stores • Frozen small turkeys and breasts • Toiletry and personal care items • Unwrapped new toys for children • Gift cards to stores • Supplies to ship to the Troops • Letters, notes and cards to ship to the Troops Collection dates and times are the following: • Monday 11/6 7pm-9pm • Wednesday 11/8 7pm-9pm • Tuesday 11/14 7pm -9pm • Saturday 11/18 10a-2pm All donations are tax deductible. Feel free to mail gift cards and checks to PO Box 675 Bellport NY 11713 or make an online donation at www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate The VAC (Veteran Activity Center is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 Thank you. Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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We’re sending 12 World War 2 Veterans to their National Museum in New Orleans this Decemeber

Oct 20, 17 We’re sending 12 World War 2  Veterans to their National Museum in New Orleans this Decemeber

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We are accepting donations to take 12 WW2 Veterans to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans this December. We had such a wonderful time last year escorting the Hero’s to their museum that we have decided to make this an annual trip. These Veterans had the trip of a lifetime experiencing the WW2 museum and New Orleans FACT: There were 16,112,566 members of the United States Armed Forces during WW2. There were 291,557 battle deaths, 113,842 other deaths in service (non-theater), and 670,846 non-mortal wounding’s. There are over 73,000 still missing. According to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs 558,000 American veterans from the war are still alive as of early 2017 FACT: 372 WW2 Veterans die every day (2016 average) FACT: It took 59 years to dedicate a Memorial in Washington to our Greatest Generation Please help us give the men and women of our Greatest Generation the thank you they deserve before it’s too late! Your donation covers the cost of Hotel, Meals and all the expenses along the way. Jet Blue is covering the Air fare. YOUR SUPPORT WILL KEEP THESE TRIPS COMPLETELY FREE FOR THE WW2 VETERANS Our goal is to make sure WWII Veterans are recognized, admired and thanked for their service. Veterans never forget this gratitude and adoration. “The Greatest Generation” deserves nothing less. Please give what you can as a small token of appreciation to Our Greatest Generation for the Freedoms that they afforded us. Donations can be purchased in increments of $20.00 and are tax deductible, please visit http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/product/ww2veteransourgreatestgeneration/ Thank you for supporting. Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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