Contact Us

Boots on the Ground NY                       The VAC (Veteran Activity Center)
PO Box 675                                              2184 Pond Road (Unit A-4)
Bellport, NY 11713                                   Ronkonkoma, NY  11779
(for all mail)                                              631-615-2200

Click here for driving directions to the Veterans Activity Center

Center map


•President:        Frank Bania, US Army Veteran, Service Connected-Disabled

•Vice Pres.         Dr. David Parker, US Air Force Veteran                                  

•Director             Chris Locascio, US Navy Veteran                                            

•Director             Richard Olesen, US Navy Veteran

•General e-mail:


Boots on the Ground NY is a Volunteer organization, calls/emails are returned by priority.


Veteran In Need Request

If you are or know of a Veteran in need of our services, Please click here to fill out our Vet in Need Request form.

Although we may not be able to help financially BOTGNY works with caseworkers to assist Veterans that are moving into stable housing from shelters and periods of homelessness. BOTGNY provides furniture, mattresses, food and other needed items. We are also able to assist with special needs such as wheelchairs, ramps, scooter, etc.

prerequisite for assistance = Veterans with proof of service-connected disabilities.

Veterans please understand that items are only available if in stock, so not all requests can always be fulfilled.
Deliveries are done by Volunteers twice a month.
Food & hygiene pantry is available to all Veterans when VAC is open and also available during groups.

Donate Unwanted Items

If you have items you would like to donate, please click here to fill out our Donation Request form.

Please expect 2-4 days when awaiting reply in some circumstances.
Pick-ups are primarily done on Saturdays or Wednesdays.
Only items in very good condition are accepted.


Request A Welcome Home

If you have a family member returning home from military deployment and would like the red carpet treatment (including family awareness briefing, a flag line at the airport, and a motorcycle escort from the airport to the warrior’s home) please click here to fill out our Request a Welcome Home form.


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