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Sponsors & Players wanted ! – Annual Golf Outing – Monday October 16th

  At Boots on the Ground NY we do more assisting Veterans then fundraising, which is why we really need your support at the Golf Outing. Please support by attending, sponsoring, or donating an item or service for the auction. thank you. For online registration please visit http://macarthurbusinessalliance.com/event/annual-golf-outing/ Feel free to use the contact on the attached event flyer or contact us at FrankB@BootsontheGroundNY.com . We can also email you the attached event flyer and registration.  https://www.facebook.com/events/326168471126949 Click on the PDF to print event flyer and registration       Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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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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Honor Flight LI – Escorts & Welcome Home! – Come out and show support for the Heroes.

Sep 20, 17 Honor Flight LI – Escorts & Welcome Home! – Come out and show support for the Heroes.

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Attention Honor Flight Riders, All Motorcycle Riders & Honor Flight Supporters. We are calling on the motorcycle riding community once again. On Saturday September 23rd, there will be multiple motorcycle escort rides to escort World War 2 & Korean War Veteran Hero’s to the Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma. We have been doing this for over 7 years, twice a year, when there is an Honor Flight scheduled. Here’s the plan: there will be three escorts planned for the 6 Veterans We have 2 Veterans coming from North Queens area, 3 from Riverhead Area, and 1 from South Nassau Suffolk – Riverhead location rally point all-star bowling alley. 98 Main Road, Riverhead. meet up by 0515 for KSU at 0530 hrs sharp Road captain: Mike Davis Queens – Rally Point BP Gas Station: 13005 20th Ave, Flushing, NY 11356 meet up by 0445 for KSU at 0500 hrs sharp Road Captain: Frank Bania I will also be leaving Ronkonkoma at 0400 hrs from the VAC (2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, if anyone wants to meet there and ride in with me. Nassau – Cedarhurst location rally point Sherwood Diner: 311 Rockaway Tpke, Lawrence, NY 11559 meet up by 0500 for KSU at 0510 hrs sharp Road Captain: Chris Gallagher Please be fueled up, prior to the rally times. RIDE SAFE and please ride as tight as you’re comfortable with. Facebook event link (for motorcycle escort updates) https://www.facebook.com/events/1605321452860643 We will also have assigned cages with each escort that will transport the Veterans to the airport, the drivers also will need to be available to get these Veterans home at 11pm that evening. So not only are we escorting these Men, but we are also driving them to the airport. Riders you can show up at any stage listed at the KSU times to ride with that escort in your area. Please also keep in mind that these motorcycle escort are surprises for the Veterans being escorted, we plan these behind the scene with their families...

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Donation collection and pack out for Military & Veterans down responding to Hurricane Harvey in Houston. 9/6/2017

What – Donation collection and pack out for Military & Veterans down responding to Hurricane Harvey in Houston. When – Tuesday September 5th 6pm till 9pm Where – “the VAC” (Veterans Activity Center) 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma Who – Boots on the Ground NY We have the name and address of a navy helicopter rescue unit doing resupply and rescues and another Veteran group doing rescue / recovery work so we will be doing a pack out at the VAC Tuesday night (September 5th) with everyone encouraged to pick up care package items and assist my Veteran peer groups packing boxes and loading the trailer so we can ship Wednesday and have them in Houston area a few days after that!!! Typical care package items needed, (snacks, toiletries, personal care items) but let’s get lots of new socks and new underwear down there. (we will not be shipping clothing other than the new packages of socks, underwear, etc) . Let’s also get face masks, heavy duty extension cords, leather gloves, nitrile (not latex) gloves, and disposable Tyvek coveralls. Laundry soap, dish soap, heavy duty garbage bags, cleaning wipes, hand wipes, insect repellent, sponges, clotheslines. We’re Blessed to say we already have some supplies already as well as a bit of shipping funds to be able to assist the Troops working the rescues, but we could use more items as well as donations towards shipping (shipping donations at www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate Click here to donate toward shipping costs ) We’ll be packing B & C size care package boxes. (which range from $12-$22 for shipping the size boxes) 1800 hrs. at the VAC. Let’s do this! Because the maximum effective range of prayers and thoughts are zero meters. Anyone else with their boots in the water in Houston- email me. Thank you for your Support! Frank Bania Boots on the Ground NY FrankB@BootsontheGroundNY.com   Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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Military Care Package Collection Drive & Event

Jul 31, 17 Military Care Package Collection Drive & Event

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It’s All About the Troops Military Care Package Collection Drive and Packing Event. Sunday August 13th 1 pm till 6 pm At the Hampton Bays American Legion, Post 924 55 Ponquogue Ave, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 (Donation towards shipping at door suggested but not mandatory)   Bring items to pack for the Troops, Such as: Snacks (jerky, trail mix, hard candy, nuts). Food (packets of tuna/chicken) Drink mixes (powder drinks. Hot cocoa, protein drinks) Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, powder, q-tips, body lotion, sun tan lotion) Clothing (green/black/tan socks, t-shirts, underwear, running sneakers, Reading books. Puzzle books. DVD’s. And letters from the community. For more information: www.BootsontheGroundNY.com   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     Live music by Bill Shuren & Jahsh Buffet – Cash Bar   Food for event needed – If anyone or business would like to donate food to the buffet please contact us at 631-615-2200 or email FrankB@BootsontheGroundNY.com   There will be a special 50/50 fundraiser to raise money to provide US Saving Bond for Luca, Son of Chris Arcuri. (Departed member of Boots on the Ground NY & ALR post 924). 50% of all BOTGNY support gear donations will also go towards this fund.   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   Hosted by: Boots on the Ground NY – American Legion Post 924 – American Legion Riders American Legion Auxiliary – Sons of the American Legion www.facebook.com/events/271704359909356           Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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