WNY Heroes News & Announcements

Pumpkins for the the Youngins!

October saw lots of boys and ghouls get ready for Halloween by picking out a pumpkin, enjoying a show, and going on a hayride. Everyone had a great time. All the children are the dependents of those who’ve served. We can’t give moms and dads back the time they may have missed with their families while serving, but we can start build tomorrow’s memories, today.

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Biron Backs the Best!

Navy Veteran Adam Hoopengardener recently enjoyed a Sabres game with WNY Heroes and visited with former first round pick and Sabres goalie Marty Biron. The Sabres beat the Vegas Golden Knights in the early season match up. It’s not often fans can walk into the arena in shorts and not freeze! A win all the way around.

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Volunteer Profile: Rick Sepanski!

Before volunteering with WNY Heroes, Rick Sepanski served in the Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant all over the world. Rick has donated his time and effort at local events and also recently touched base with countless Veterans, letting them know about our current “Adopt A Hero” program for the holidays. WNY Heroes simply couldn’t function as well as it does without reliable, selfless people like Rick.

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Jams + “KISS This” + WNY Heroes = Help for Veterans!

A recent trip to Attica found a local music store getting some help from a KISS tribute band in their effort to aid our cause. Volunteer Kelly Rossi, seen with the band, enjoyed the music while educating the public about WNY Heroes programs, made possible by the generousity of local donors.

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DD-214 Coffee Club Meets

The last Friday of each month gives Veterans from any branch from any era an opportunity to start the day off right. The inaugural meeting saw a great mix of about 13 female and male Vets gather at a local restaurant, some with service animals. All were well behaved, including the dogs! Those who didn’t know one another got better acquainted as the conversations, reminiscing, coffee, and even tea started flowing. Since its inception, the clubs attendance has continued to prove what a great idea this was.

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Little Heroes Activity Night

Nov. 6 saw WNYHeroes invaded by about 20 Little Heroes and their Veteran parents. The children got to make crafts, drink soda, eat pizza and make new friends while the adults got to meet others in similar circumstances and bond over their common backgrounds as part of our BOOTS activities.

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Sabres Meet Our Soldiers

Nov. 10 saw many local Veterans attend a Sabres game dedicated to them. Captain Jack got a chance to say “Hi” to one of our Army Veterans in the Pawsitive program, while former Captain Danny Gare visited with Army Master Sergeant Anthony Kuhn.

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9th Annual Gala Is Huge Success!

The Nov. 9 saw the annual gala focus on those who have, and still do sacrifice for our nation. Command Sergeant Major Edwin L. Garris received the Veteran of the Year award. Other highlights included the Missing Man Table, the Air Force Honor Guard, and of course, the national anthem.

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Author Karen Zale hopes the sale from her book about her father’s WW II experiences will improve the lives of local Veterans.

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Take Our Heroes Satisfaction Survey!

Just click “read more” below and click the link. This survey takes about 1 minute and gives us another opportunity to hear what you have to say. Your honest feedback, based on your personal experience, is greatly appreciated!

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