There are 20 Soldiers in our US Army Platoon of which 5 are women
that are deployed overseas. Due to the drawback, our soldiers do not have
access to full base facilities. We will be supporting them throughout their
deployment and need your help in providing some of the items they need.
for some background information and a list of 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 outsidemain office.
NOTE - Special Requests for our soldiers: Prepared meals, snacks, sunscreen with high SPF, hygiene kits for both genders, board games,
microwavable foods, individual drinks, warm weather items
Homeless Veterans Need
Your Help - Please donate!
The BVA is sponsoring a ONE day event to collect items for the Suffolk County United Veterans agency
that runs a shelter for homeless veterans in Yaphank.
We will gladly accept more than one of any of the items requested!
1 - Dollar donation
1 - Non-perishable food or men's toiletry
Pulaski Street School Candy Drive! For a second
year in a row, the Pulaski Street school in Riverhead is once again
holding an Adopt-a-Platoon Halloween Candy Drive competition amongst
their 5th & 6th grade classes. Candy collected will be shipped by
the Adopt-a-Platoon committee to U.S troops deployed. What a wonderful
way these children elected to give back to those who are serving our nation!
Thank you from all of us.
Click here to view flyer
Cell Phones for Soldiers Recycling Programbr>
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.
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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