Supporting Our Western New York Veterans
Check out our new links, providing our community with more resources and assistance. These cutting-edge approaches serve the Veteran as a whole person, rather than just focusing on a specific problem that needs fixing. They allow for greater choice in care, and equip teams with new tools to help Veterans better self-manage chronic issues such as PTSD, pain, and depression. Additionally, VA staff who practice the whole health approach find that partnering with Veteran patients leads to greater satisfaction in their work and creates stronger relationships with Veterans.read more
These three girls stopped by our office on Tues., April 3rd to donate “just a couple” cookies, which WNY Heroes will be distributing to local Veterans. They really do live up to their motto “To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.” Thanks girls!!read more
36 year old MSG Jonathan J. Dunbar from Austin, TX. made the ultimate sacrifice March 30th in Syria. Dunbar died as a result of his injuries following an IED explosion. Please remember everyone deployed, including the approximate 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, as of this date.read more
Kevin served in Iraq in 2005 with the 3rd Infantry Division as a Combat Engineer. He’s originally from Wilson and is married, with three children. Kevin is one of over 30 local veterans who has a service dog trained through the Pawsitive for Heroes program. His two-year-old pitbull has been invaluable in helping Kevin cope with Post Traumatic Stress, along with counseling once a week. Kevin would like people to understand that PTS isn’t something one can “…just get over”; and not all wounds are visible.read more
Did you know, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the only animals that can work as legitimate service animals on the ground are dogs and miniature ponies!?! Countless people stopped by the WNY Heroes table, donated very generously, and spoke with our amazing volunteers on March 24th and 25th.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.