Supporting Our Western New York Veterans

GRANTS

Grant money goes to help veterans/ families with rent, mortgage, utilities, food, holiday meals, etc.

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Help us support Western New York Veterans. There are many ways you can help and get involved.

RESOURCE CENTER

Browse on-line listings of resources and services available for veterans, service members and their families!

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Every donation, both large and small, from large corporations to individual donations DO make a difference.

Recent News

Restaurant Opportunity

If you’re a Veteran looking to get into the restaurant business, this might be worth a look. It’s just outside the gate at Niagara Air Reserve Station!

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WNY Heroes Female Group Holds 1st Meeting!

Adapt and overcome…sounds like a great mantra for our newest group. “We can go from heels to boots and back to heels again! If you stumble there will be someone to help you up, or fall on the ground and laugh with you!” says Lynn Magistrale, program coordinator and 22 year Navy and Air Force Veteran. Based on all of the positive comments resulting from their recent facebook post, the group’s size is going to increase, welcoming any woman that’s looking for a group of ladies that can relate.

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Local Veteran Profile: Adam Hoopengardner

Adam served in the Navy on three different aircraft carriers, maintaining F-14’s and F/A-18’s fighter jets before becoming a recruiter in Western New York. Today, Adam’s heavily involved in the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. He and his family have been assisted through six of our programs. Recently, he, his family, and friends attended our volunteer night. When asked for a testimonial for this newsletter, Adam said…
“I like to use the analogy of a boat with a little leak…I was taking on too much ‘water’…and WNYHeroes stepped in and gave me the bucket…After getting on my feet…they sent my daughter to gymnastics…along with the Pawsitive [for Heroes] program and Operation B.O.O.T.S., they are working with me to re engage…WNYHeroes is Heaven sent and out there to help, judgement free…”

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Recent Law Puts Frauds on Notice

Now it’s state law! Misrepresentation of having a service or emotional support animal is a criminal offense. Knowingly misidentifying a dog as a guide, service, therapy, or hearing dog could $100 and 15 days in jail. It should be noted that while the Americans with Disabilities Act only qualifies dogs, and miniature ponies as “service animals” on the ground, the Department of Transportation allows for a wider definition of the term “service animal” in the air.

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Gala Committee Working on Nov. 9th Event!

It’ll be here before you know it! The 9th annual Red, White and Blue Gala will be held, once again, at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, NY. and once again, the Gala committee is hard at work making sure all the “t”s are crossed and all the “i”s are dotted. One important improvement is that the casino has taken further measures to ensure our smoke free event won’t be affected by casino patrons who smoke. Those patrons must now stay in the more distant, gaming area if they choose to smoke.

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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.

 

Our Mission

  • 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.

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Upcoming Events

Thu 21

18th Annual Buffalo Stand Down

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Buffalo
United States
Thu 21

Strike For Vets League!

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheektowaga
United States
Sun 24

Grand Lady Cruise!!

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Buffalo NY
United States
Thu 28

Strike For Vets League!

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheektowaga
United States
Fri 29

B.O.O.T.S. (Fishing on Lake Erie, with Innovative Outdoors!)

June 29 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dunkirk
United States

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Thu 21

18th Annual Buffalo Stand Down

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 21

Strike For Vets League!

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun 24

Grand Lady Cruise!!

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 28

Strike For Vets League!

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

WNY Heroes

8205 Main Street
Suite 1
Williamsville, NY 14221

716.630.5020
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