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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“The Pack-Out!” – Military Care Package Event & Collection Drive to Support Our Troops Overseas – August 13th

Jun 29, 17 “The Pack-Out!” – Military Care Package Event & Collection Drive to Support Our Troops Overseas – August 13th

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Military Care Package Event & Collection Drive to Support our Troops overseas. Sunday August 13th at the Hampton Bays American Legion. Details of this event will be posted soon!!! We will make a flyer that you can all share and distribute.   Family friendly event, this event is an always a great time over the years, many of you have joined this activity while in January at the Emporium. This Summer the event will be held at the Hampton Bays American Legion   This will be an all-day event with live music  We will be looking for food donations also to be part of a buffet   Please start collecting items that we can ship out to the Troops, a list of items can be found on our website at www.BootsonthegroundNY.com under the about us link.   We will need financial donations for shipping costs, you can make a tax-deductible donation at www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate    We will have a special 50/50 at this event to be able to provide US Saving Bonds for Luca Arcuri, the son of Chris Arcuri. Chris was a board member with BOTGNY and a member of the Hampton Bays American Legion and he passed away in 2015.   For more information please contact Frank Bania at 631-615-2200 or at FrankB@BootsontheGroundNY.com Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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June 2017 Schedule

May 30, 17 June 2017 Schedule

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June Schedule There will be no Monday night activities in June There will be no monthly 3rd Saturday collection at the VAC in June due to BBQ at the VA. Tuesdays – Veteran Peer night, every Tuesday, doors open at the VAC at 6:45 pm Tuesday June 20th – Monthly bowling night, meet at VAC by 7pm, then we head over to Sayville Bowl at 8 Thursdays – Female Veteran Peer night every Thursday, doors open at the VAC 6:00 PM Sunday June 4 – Patchogue – Festival and care package collection. – https://www.facebook.com/events/39081128792998  Friday June 9 – Manorville – Golf Outing – https://www.planmygolfevent.com//30297-kofc/ Saturday June 17 – Northport VA – BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/events/399023410447925 Saturday June 17 – Farmingdale – Pub crawl fundraiser – Americon – https://www.facebook.com/events/1213857572075803/ Saturday June 24 – Babylon Village – Pub crawl fundraiser – Americon Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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Free Financial Boot Camp Workshop

Apr 11, 17 Free Financial Boot Camp Workshop

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Judgment-Free Zone Every Month We’ll Cover a Different Topic and Private meetings available afterwards   Financial stresses create barriers to attaining your goals Taking control of your financial life through Financial Coaching can help Kick-Off Meeting Wednesday April 12, 2017 – 1800 hrs.   Some Topics we will cover: • Building Credit • Reduce or Eliminate Debt • Money Management • Savings Goals –-you can do it! • Electronic Banking • Taking Control Of Your Auto Loan We do not sell products or give specific investment advice   We will have another financial meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of every month   Where: Boots on the Ground NY Veteran Activity Center – the VAC 2184 Pond Road (unit A-4) Ronkonkoma NY 11779   When: Every Second Wednesday of the Month Starting at 6:00PM Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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What’s coming up in March

Mar 01, 17 What’s coming up in March

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                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.   Don’t forget every Tuesday night is Veteran peer night at the VAC: 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 www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate   $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...

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