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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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Interested in Providing a Meal for our Veteran Peer Groups & Activities ?

Mar 08, 17 Interested in Providing a Meal for our Veteran Peer Groups & Activities ?

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  Anyone, business or restaurant/deli interested in providing dinner for a Veterans Support group? Boots on the Ground NY’s Veteran Activity Center hosts and facilitates meeting for Veterans a few nights a week, we try to provide dinner/meals/snacks at each group which is served prior to the group activity which starts 30 minutes later. This is an important part of our program as it shows these Veterans that the community cares and no food is ever wasted as we allow the Vets to take home the leftovers. Meals can be dropped off on Thursday & Mondays between 5:30PM & 6pm and on Tuesdays between 6pm & 6:30 pm, or earlier in the day is needed by coordinating with a Boots team member. Presently we have groups on Tuesdays, Thursday and other occasional weeknights. We have established a more organized way for supporters and friends to provide meals for our weekly Veteran peer night, the link is https://mealtrain.com/yl68vm Please contact us and thank you for your support Boots on the Ground NY “Leaving no Veteran behind” info@bootsonthegroundny.com 631-615-2200 Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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Weekly Update – Monday March 6th 2017

This Saturday the team went out with two trailers and were able to assist 2 veterans with furniture for their apartments. The disadvantaged Veterans that BOTGNY assist have just recently transitioned from the status of homeless to getting government assisted apartments. The same day we were able to make 4 pickups of generously donated furnishings for apartments. Currently we are in need of only dressers, small kitchen sets, end tables, night stands. We ask that all pledges of furniture be in great shape, we also do not have much in the way of storage space so we are only picking up items that are needed each month. Your donations are tax deductible (speak with your accountant). BOTGNY will never sell an item to Veterans or anyone. Donated furniture is only given to veterans in need, never sold. And BOTGNY will never accept a donation from a veteran were assisting. To make a donation please only use this link from our website: http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/item-donation-request-form/ Thank you for your support BOTGNY is 100% Volunteer, please think about offering a few hours each month to be part of our VSP (Veteran Support Program) teams.   Boots on the Ground NY is here to show support for our Troops and to assist military Veterans along the road of life. If you’re interested in getting involved, you should stop into the VAC (veteran’s activity center) during a community night.     Tonight, Monday the 6th is open to all veterans and military family members (every first and third Monday of the month, doors open by 1800 hours) working on different projects to assist our many missions.   Tuesday the 7th is a veteran only nights (every Tuesday, doors open by 1830 hours)   Thursday the 9th is a female veteran only night (every Thursday, doors open at 1800 hours)   Saturday the 11th is our VSP program (veteran support program), volunteers will either be doing pickups, deliveries or working with our furniture collection program   Saturday the 18th is our monthly collection drop off day...

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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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Female Veteran Peer night to begin every Thursday evening.

Feb 22, 17 Female Veteran Peer night to begin every Thursday evening.

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On Thursday March 2nd 6pm-8pm at the Veterans Activity Center (VAC) 2184 Pond Rd, Ronkonkoma, BOTGNY will be hosting its first night of the Women Veterans Peer Group. All female veterans of all branches and all ages are invited to come down!! There is a common ground, a unique bond that happens when people serve in the military, a friendship and comradery. When you leave the service for the civilian world you find those same types of bonds and friendships hard to find, you miss it. Men are not the only veterans to miss it, women do too, but there are not many places out there for female vets to connect to other female vets. This will be that place. This group will offer the comradery and friendship, listening ears when you need it, many laughs, lack of judgement, and most important support from other vets. Please come down and join us, please share this information with any female veterans you might know. “The VAC” (Veterans Activity Center) “Where Veterans Come Together”  Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.  The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.    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.  No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.  Doors open by 1800 hrs.,  Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.   This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only. Please check event (Facebook or website) each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200 The VAC is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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