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by Mar 14, 2017

WNY Heroes Registry at iworld Shopping Center

WNY Heroes Registry at iworld Shopping Center

Want to help local Veterans? Just copy & paste this URL: https://iworldshoppingcenter.com/wny-heroes/ That will take you to our gift registry where you can purchase items. which will be placed in our Nov. 8th Gala basket raffle. Plus, the retail profit from your purchase will also go toward helping our local non-profit. New items will be added to the registry occasionally, so check the site often and as always, thanks for all of your support!
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Devils & Tigers Come Together

Devils & Tigers Come Together

The month of May saw the Clarence Boys Varsity Lacrosse team defeat its worthy opponent, the Akron Tigers, 10-9. Those wishing to attend the game were asked to donate whatever they felt comfortable with to WNY Heroes. After the game, student athletes from both teams came together to show their support for local Veterans and their families. Prior to the game, the faculty at Clarence High School made individual donations to our organization to earn the right to ditch their normal teaching attire and “dress down” during the school day. Thanks guys!
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10th Annual Gala Update

10th Annual Gala Update

Want to help local Veterans? Just copy & paste this URL: https://iworldshoppingcenter.com/wny-heroes/ That will take you to our gift registry where you can purchase items. which will be placed in our Nov. 8th Gala basket raffle. Plus, the retail profit from your purchase will also go toward helping our local non-profit. New items will be added to the registry occasionally, so check the site often and as always, thanks for all of your support!
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Pancho Power & the Pawsitive for Heroes Pooch

Pancho Power & the Pawsitive for Heroes Pooch

The month of May saw the Clarence Boys Varsity Lacrosse team defeat its worthy opponent, the Akron Tigers, 10-9. Those wishing to attend the game were asked to donate whatever they felt comfortable with to WNY Heroes. After the game, student athletes from both teams came together to show their support for local Veterans and their families. Prior to the game, the faculty at Clarence High School made individual donations to our organization to earn the right to ditch their normal teaching attire and “dress down” during the school day. Thanks guys!
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Orange County Choppers Star Gets “Coined” by WNY Heroes

Orange County Choppers Star Gets “Coined” by WNY Heroes

This November 8th will mark the 10th year in a row WNY Heroes has invited supporters of our local heroes to honor, remember, and celebrate those who’ve served and are still serving. Many of these individuals have, or will, benefit from our programs. These programs are only possible because of fundraisers like our Red, White, and Blue Gala. It’s hard to believe that we’ve gone from 30 attendees at our first gala to a projected 1,000 guests this year! Renovations to the venue (Seneca Niagara Casino) have been completed, more parking will be available, and lines at the bars will be moving faster!
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Hatches & Veterans!?!  What Could Go Wrong!?!

Hatches & Veterans!?! What Could Go Wrong!?!

Actually, nothing went wrong, unless you feel bad for the pigs who served as the main course thanks to Dinosaur Barbeque, who catered the event for the more than 25 hungry Veterans who took part. Chances at a swing set and in-door security system were also raffled off thanks to the generousity of I.S. Technologies, who donated not only the items themselves, but also the delivery and installation of both items. The winners were selected after the female Veterans group had their chance at both items as well. The Veterans will receive the donated items on June 7th.
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Ken-Ton Community Day

Ken-Ton Community Day

Many thanks to Paul Teutul (Paul Sr.) of Orange County Choppers & American Chopper for building a custom bike in support of the WNY Veterans Memorial to be built at Knox Farm State Park. Paul accepted one of our WNY Heroes challenge coins in E. Aurora.
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June is PTS_ Awareness Month

June is PTS_ Awareness Month

WNY Heroes wishes to express its sympathy and condolenscenses to the family of Ezra Castro, aka “Pancho Billa”. Pancho is pictured here with one of our Army Veterans and his service animal. This memory was made possible by the generosity of the dog’s sponsor, Seneca Creek Casino. Training typically takes a year with one of our three local trainers. The Veteran accompanies their dog once a week at various locations including nearby malls. It should be noted that these animals have more rights and protections under the law than emotional support, or therapy dogs.
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The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, and the costly allied victory over German occupied France, marking the beginning of the end of World War II. Once these men came home, there wasn’t any organization out there offering them services dogs, help with rent, mortgage, utilities, peer to peer support, or assistance with their children’s school supplies and activities. Thankfully, times have changed and so has the quality of life for those we serve.
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We Don’t Know Them All,  But We Owe Them All

We Don’t Know Them All, But We Owe Them All

WNY Heroes was grateful for the opportunity to see off another group of local Veterans taking part in the latest Honor Flight trip to our nation’s capital. Various community groups were there as well, with the support bringing at least one Veteran to tears. Strangers wished them well, and of course, thanked them all for their service and sacrifices. Some of these seniors had never been to Washington D.C. to see the monuments to their own service, and the sacrifice of so many of their brothers and sisters in arms.
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Hogs for Heroes Lives to Ride & Serve Others

Hogs for Heroes Lives to Ride & Serve Others

WNYHeroes was proud to support a fellow organization working to assist Veterans in WNY. We presented the Hogs & Heroes Foundation NY Chapter 3 with a $1,500 check along with a 32” flatscreen HD TV and a Shop-vac, all towards their upcoming meat raffle. Thank you Christopher Gresham (AKA Lawman) for all that you do.
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Heroes Were Highlight of Sabres Game

Heroes Were Highlight of Sabres Game

A group of Veterans & their "plus one's" enjoyed a Sabres game and visit from analyst and former net minder Marty Biron. Biron, a naturalized American citizen, said "[The Veterans] were the highlight of the night...". Marty was recently presented with a 3x5 US flag by WNYHeroes.
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Mon 26

Pilates for Male / Female Vets & Dependents!

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 29

Honor Our Veterans Families & Friends Event

August 29 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 30

DD214 Coffee & Breakfast

August 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am