Major Tom's Drop Zone is teaming up with WNY Heroes
February 03, 2017
Major Tom's Drop Zone is proud to announce that we will be teaming up with a wonderful local charity for veterans, WNY Heroes INC. WNY Heros INC. provides veterans, members of the armed services, and the widows and children of deceased veterans with access to essential services, financial assistance and resources that support their lives and sustain their dignity.
To help WNY Heroes INC. achieve their goals supporting fellow local veterans, Major Tom's will be Donating 10% of all takeout pizza sales that are sold every Wednesday to WNY Heroes INC.
We will also be giving our veterans the opportunity to donate their 10% veteran discount when dining in to WNY Heroes INC.
Blue, red and gold star donations can also be made by anybody at any time at Major Tom's Drop Zone.
For more information pick up an informational brochure at Major Tom's.
August 12, 2016 Only a week after the City of Lockport announced it was seeking state funding to repair its veterans monument, the state Dormitory Authority approved $100,000 for the project. READ THE FULL STORY FROM THE BUFFALO NEWS.
August 12, 2016 Employees of the Yahoo data and call centers in Lockport are at work this week sprucing up a shelter for troubled military veterans at 589 Walnut St., one of two operated by SERV Niagara, a not-for-profit organization. READ THE FULL STORY FROM THE BUFFALO NEWS.
June 23, 2016 RIBCO Inc.
1032 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
RIBCO is in the need of new field employees to help install specialized spray foam and coatings roofing system. The job starts at $14 - $15 per hour and your own transportation is preferred.
New employees start as laborers and are trained in safety and helping install our spray foam and coatings with the plan that they would be able to eventually earn a position as an applicator, which accompanies higher pay rates.
Immediate interviews and openings available.
(Anton @ 883-1421)
April 17, 2016 Veterans returning home from deployment often deal with post-traumatic stress disorder or other chronic health problems, and service dogs can be a valuable tool for helping them cope and heal. The Veterans Administration does not currently pay for service dogs for PTSD, but the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act, or PAWS Act, aims to change that.
To read more click the link below: http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/cs-paws-act/
Thank you Canisius staff and students for your continued support. Knowing you have our back, means that we can continue to have the back of those who serve this great country. Thank you for being heroes. Your concern for our veterans brings success to our programs, which allows us to give daily support to them in return. Our service dog program "Pawsitive for Heroes" continues to grow with your help.
The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 out of the recognition that a significant number of Vietnam era vets were still experiencing readjustment problems. Vet Centers are community based and part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In April 1991, in response to the Persian Gulf War, Congress extended the eligibility to veterans who served during other periods of armed hostilities after the Vietnam era. Those other periods are identified as Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, and Kosovo/Bosnia. In October 1996, Congress extended the eligibility to include WWII and Korean Combat Veterans. The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. On April 1, 2003 the Secretary of Veterans Affairs extended eligibility for Vet Center services to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and on June 25, 2003 Vet Center eligibility was extended to veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and subsequent operations within the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The family members of all veterans listed above are eligible for Vet Center services as well. On August 5, 2003 VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi authorized Vet Centers to furnish bereavement counseling services to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings of service members who die of any cause while on active duty, to include federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel.
March 22, 2016 The Parent Network of WNY is announcing the launch of a Military and Veteran Family Needs Survey.
The survey asks active and retired families about challenges and concerns of living in civilian communities throughout the eight counties of Western New York.
The Military and Veteran Family Needs Survey provides an opportunity to measure the emerging needs of families not living within the confines of a base where services may be readily available.
Parent Network’s Military and Veteran Program is a new initiative to provide supports and services to those families with children with unique needs. The results of the survey will ensure effective services and resources are available.
Please take a moment to answer the anonymous 6 short multi-choice questions to help us understand your needs.