Attention Suffolk County Veterans / Military Service Members needing assistance providing Christmas for your family

Nov 20, 17 Attention Suffolk County Veterans / Military Service Members needing assistance providing Christmas for your family

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Attention Suffolk County Veterans / Military Service Members needing assistance providing Christmas for your family If you are a Veteran or Military service member residing in Suffolk County NY and will need assistance providing Christmas for your family please contact us by Monday December 4th, please visit our website at the following link: http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/veteran-in-need-request-form/  Please include how many are in family, ages of your children, upon reply we will be asking for the ages / gender of your children, clothing sizes, and their “Dear Santa” letter. Please don’t wait till the last minute… There will also be again on Monday December 18th, the toy/food pantry available for Veterans to “shop” for gifts for their children. Details will be posted in December. We will be able to assist a few families this year and we will decide on the eve of the 5th 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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Any Veteran that needs a Turkey or food, can stop into the VAC Tuesday evening,

Nov 20, 17 Any Veteran that needs a Turkey or food, can stop into the VAC Tuesday evening,

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Any Veteran that needs a Thanksgiving Turkey or food, can stop into the VAC Tuesday evening, between 6pm and 8pm to utilize the food pantry. VAC is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma.   Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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November – happenings, needs and events.

Oct 30, 17 November – happenings, needs and events.

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Where Veterans Come Together What’s happening in November, it’s going to be a busy month, here’s some of things happening, plus check our facebook page for added information and events. Collection drive dates & Community Volunteer evenings 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   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 Thursday November 16th. 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/  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 only 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. Unfortunately, our resources this year are more limited than in past years. This is limited to Veterans / Military residing in Suffolk County. All...

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Troops on the Front Lines are requesting supplies

Last night I just printed out over 200 Care package emailed requests from Troops serving in Korea, Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and a few other places that they can’t say, that’s right over 200 emails from in front of Harm’s Way, and many of them are requesting for not only themselves but for anywhere from their squad, to platoon, to unit, to battalion. I have notes from privates that have no one to send them things, NCO’s and officers that are concerned about their troops, chaplains and nurses concerned about everyone under their wings. I have posted a few dates already (and there will be more), I would really want to try to get each of these soldiers at least one box for each troop, that’s gonna take a lot of work, a lot of supplies and a bit of funding to accomplish These are the dates I will be at the VAC to coordinate collection and volunteer efforts Monday 11/6 7pm-9pm (collection and packing) Wednesday 11/8 7pm-9pm (collection and packing) Saturday 11/18 10a-2pm (collection and packing) We have requests from the troops for thing such as: Coffee, small fans, black socks, toiletries, sunscreen, dove soap, baby wipes, nuts, dried fruit, beef jerky, vitamins, protein anything, tuna, ramen, hard candy, movies, green boot socks, gum, amazon gift cards, iTunes cards, Chapstick, feminine products, salsa, mac and cheese, oatmeal, shower shoes, trail mix, toilet paper, fabric softener, Pringles, laundry pods, headphones, workout proteins, protein bars, slim jim’s, air freshens, batteries, cool t-shirts, calling cards, seeds, workout shorts, sweet tarts, games, Tabaco chew, drink mixes, canned chicken, razors, sunglasses, shower gels, coloring books, crayons, French press…. These requests are from the letters we have received the past 45 days. We also get thank you, appreciation and Christmas cards into the packages. Let’s make this happen, get the word out The VAC is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma and the weblink to donate for shipping is www.bootsonthegroundny.com/donate I need everyone’s help with this, if you support...

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October & Boots on the Ground NY

Sep 26, 17 October & Boots on the Ground NY

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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 GET INVOLVED – STAY CONNECTED!   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...

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BOTGNY steps up for Hurricane Relief Support in Texas & Florida.

Sep 20, 17 BOTGNY steps up for Hurricane Relief Support in Texas & Florida.

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Over the past two weeks BOTGNY was busy helping with Hurricane relief. 2 weeks ago, we were able to collect supplies and ship over 130 boxes to Veterans and Military Members working the recovery effort in Texas when Harvey hit. Last Tuesday and the prior weekend we held an emergency collection for recovery items for Florida and recovery / relief efforts from Hurricane Irma. Last Tuesday night our Veteran Peer Group sorted, packed and loaded out 18-foot trailer out. The Community Support of donations was amazing as we were able to deliver 12,000 pounds of food, water, and recovery items such as garbage bags, tarps, tools, generators, plastic, ropes, tape, cleaning supplies, facemasks, gloves, etc. Wednesday morning the trailer left driven by BOTGNY Founder Frank Bania. It was Thursday late afternoon by the time we met up with Team Striker and Trinity Bay Tactical who had just come in from Texas rescue and recovery efforts and was setting up base camp in Lake Wales which is located in Polk County, Florida. Team Striker and Trinity Bay Tactical are all Volunteers and led by US Army Veterans. We made a smart choice getting behind these two teams knowing the most would come of the donations that we brought to Florida and shipped to Texas. These two teams went around communities checking in on the population making sure everyone was alright and getting supplies and assistance to those in need. Our own team was on the road till Saturday night and spent 93 hours on the road going to Florida and back. While in Florida we received an email through our Veteran assistance system that a Veteran now transitioned to Long Island had all of his and his family’s belongings in a storage unit outside of Tampa and was at risk of losing all of his belongings being the storage facility was threatening to auction off the unit. Our Team being in the right place at the right time visited the storage unit and was able...

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