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

Face Off for Freedom Scores Points with Veterans!

Face Off for Freedom Scores Points with Veterans!

Saturday, March 24th saw UAW Local 774 play GM Tonawanda in a friendly game to benefit our local heroes at Harbor Center Each $10 donation got the fans in to see the game, meet Sabretooth, bid on auction items and more.

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B.O.O.T.S. Invades Painting with a Twist!

B.O.O.T.S. Invades Painting with a Twist!

Battle Buddies On Our Troops’ Side (B.O.O.T.S.) brought nine Veterans and their families together on March 31st, 2018, at a “dry” version of Painting with a Twist, in Lancaster. The program activities vary, but all offer a safe, casual, non-clinical environment that fosters teamwork, networking, and friendship among those who share a common bond. Previous activities have included fishing on lake Erie, a downtown peddle tour, fossil digging, introductory S.C.U.B.A. diving instruction, kayaking, tobogganing and sledding, Buffalo Bandits games, bowling, and more. Want to participate? Just contact us, ask about the next adventure, and sign up!

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Marine Corps League Inducts Officers, Welcomes WNY Heroes, & Puts Out Call for New Members

Marine Corps League Inducts Officers, Welcomes WNY Heroes, & Puts Out Call for New Members

What a night with the Marine Corps League’s Conrad F Kania Detachment! The the few and the proud inducted their new officers Saturday, March 24th at American Legion Post 1451 in Sanborn, NY. They listened intently as WNY Heroes was given the opportunity to educate the “Devil Dogs” about what’s done for our local heroes. Commandant Paul Schultz encouraged any and all honorably discharged “Leathernecks” to join their ranks. Just give him a call at 694-4463 or 471-6462. Many of the members donated generously to WNY Heroes that evening, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t single out Mrs. Lucy Gornicki and her husband Hank, who won the 50/50 split club that night. Lucy walked over to this employee, and handed over the entire $160 to be used to help those who’ve served.

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Combat Vet Pursues Art After Army

Combat Vet Pursues Art After Army

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.

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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

Fri 27

B.O.O.T.S. (Smash stuff at Smash Relief Headquarters!)

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo
United States
May 03

Strike For Vets League!

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheektowaga
United States
May 10

Strike For Vets League!

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheektowaga
United States
May 17

Strike For Vets League!

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheektowaga
United States
May 19

Vet Fest

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Buffalo
United States

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Fri 27

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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