Supporting Our Western New York Veterans
Britten joined the Army in 2001 and served with the 1st 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, known as the “Geronimos.” He served in Afghanistan in 2003, and in Iraq from 2006-7. Britt was honorably discharged in 2008, was matched with a service dog through the Pawsitive for Heroes program, and has been recognized by the United War Veterans Council for his artwork. If you’d like to contact Britten about his art, please contact our office.read more
Give ’em a chance to show their military background can help you with your needs. Just open this article for a direct link.read more
Yesterday, WNY Heroes was able to speak with Buffalo Review TV at Buffalo State College about our Pawsitive for Heroes program. Thanks to Buffalo State art student, and Army Veteran, Britten, the local audience got an idea of just how helpful our properly trained service dogs can be to the more than 30 Veterans who own one. These local combat Veterans are all grateful for the generosity of the people and companies who sponsored their dogs. Stay tuned for a link to view the interview in it’s entirety.read more
Last week WNYHeroes was profiled on WNY Living, where our own Eric Hutcheson was interviewed and discussed our programs, including one of our latest and greatest, Operation Automotive. Eric also mentioned that last year we were able to assist local Veterans with over $236,000 in support thanks to all of the private and corporate donations we’ve gratefully received.read more
Today, Iraq War Veteran, Eric Hutcheson represented WNY Heroes at a Veteran’s consortium involving 10 colleges and their Veteran’s affairs representatives. The event took place at Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, where Eric discussed the programs and services our organization offers. As a result, potentially hundreds of Veterans currently in college, can get a better idea of how WNYHeroes, Inc. can help them.read more
WNY Heroes Inc.
Since its inception in 2007, WNY Heroes, Inc. has grown exponentially, becoming a critical lifesustaining vehicle for veterans and their families by providing immediate financial assistance to those in need. Now, more than ever, the need is constant and growing in alarming fashion with so many veterans returning home. We are certain that the recent news of delays in getting services through the VA, that these brave and heroic men & women face upon their return, will further impact the need for program services within our organization. Below are the programs WNY Heroes, Inc. provides. On any given night, over 1700 homeless veterans are living on the streets, in parks, under bridges and behind dumpsters in WNY. Last known statistics 172,000 veterans reside in the 8 counties of WNY.
- WNYHeroes will not leave any service members behind, we will help in ANY way we can.
- We strive to find the best services available in the WNY Community for Veterans and Service members.
- We strive to keep WNY Veterans and Service Members up-to-date on the latest information using web friendly tools.
- WNYHeroes assists disabled and needy war Veterans and Service members, their dependents, and the widows and children of deceased veterans.
- We strive to show our appreciation and support of Veterans and Service members and their families.
Hometown Hero of the Week
WNY Heroes and WYRK are giving the soldiers who are currently fighting or have fought in the past some recognition by choosing a new Hometown Hero each Friday and featuring them here on WYRK.com.