BVA / Adopt-A-Platoon Team

There are approximately 34 Soldiers in our US Army Platoon including 3 females and they are deployed from Ohio to Afghanistan until sometime in April 2014. Some background information on them and requested items. We always need supplies to send. In addition, we are always in need of funds for postage.  Please send your monetary donations to:  Brookhaven Veterans Association or BVA, in memo put "support troops", POB 671, Upton, NY 11973

Donation boxes are located at: 400 Lobby, 490 Clinic, 510 Room 1-113, 452 outside main office.

Current Events

  • Halloween Candy Drive 
  • The Adopt-a-Platoon Committee is currently seeking donations for unopened Halloween candy to send to our troops.
    For more information, please contact Kelly at ext. 2950 or via email at
  • Book and Bake Sale 
  • Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014
    Time: 11 am till 2 pm
    Where: Building 400 Lobby
    Cost: $1.00 Per Item - That is $1 for either a book or a baked item!
    Join us for this special event. All proceeds from the sale will go towards the efforts of Adopt-a-Platoon to support our troops!

    Volunteer Bakers are also needed!!

    For more information or to be a Volunteer Baker, please contact Kelly at ext. 2950 or via email at
  •   Cell Phones for Soldiers Recycling Program
    Please send your old/used cell phone to Joanne Delles, Bldg 400A. FREE calling cards are being sent to our adopted platoon and to BNL family members. Each individual has been receiving calling cards with 60 free minutes. The old/used cell phones are recycled and funds used towards the calling cards. Learn more about this program

  • Passing the Hat for the Troops!  A group in Portsmouth, NH does this and we thought it would be nice for us to do for the platoon we are supporting. The idea is to knit or crochet helmet liners using wool because it is warmer, safer and less flammable. Dark colors like green, brown, navy are good so that the caps blend in with uniforms and dark clothing.  If you know how to knit or crochet and would like to make a helmet liner to donate to our platoon, click here for instructions.

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Last Modified: October 23, 2014
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