Accomplishments

NJVN Accomplishment
Certificate Of Appreciation From Veteran’s Haven North
10-18-20   Help us save Vets!

Thank you Vet Haven for the Certificate of Appreciation!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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American Flag, Mask and PPE Donation to Veterans
10-17-20   Help us save Vets!

Once again, we would like to thank Karina Guerrero for her American flag donation!

Also, thank you to Backpacks For Life for their mask and PPE donation!

These masks and PPE will go to our homeless veterans at Veteran Haven North and South!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Wheelchairs and Scooters For Disabled Veterans
10-10-20   Help us save Vets!

Recently, we collected electric wheelchairs and scooters for our friends from Rock Our Vets!

We would like to thank Bob Christie, Richard Toborell, Charlie Swartz, and Robert Benniger for their generous donation!

All chairs we be refurbished and sent out to disabled veterans!

If anyone needs a wheelchair or scooter, please contact us anytime.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Anti Suicide/PTSD Awareness 20 Mile Ruck
10-06-20   Help us save Vets!

We joined up with our friends from the RWB and the Raritan Bay Ruckers and did an Anti-Suicide/PTSD awareness 20 mile ruck!

This amazing event was spearheaded by our teammate/veteran Robert Bouthillette and once again he did an awesome job!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Event For A Stronger Bridge Between Community And Police
10-04-20   Help us save Vets!

We hosted a viewing of the 42 movie starring the late Chadwick Boseman at Mendham High school. The school has recently started a diversity club and is working on community projects with the police.

The event was started by Former NFL star Bart Scott and he sent an inspirational message.

This event is one of many and we are looking to bridge a stronger bridge between the community and law enforcement.

I would like to thank the staff and students from Mendham High, Mendham Boro Police Department and especially The Doc for spearheading this event.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Donation To the Mountain Tab Ranch For Vets
10-04-20   Help us save Vets!

Recently, we teamed up with the Mountain Tab Ranch in Maine donated new bicycles, kayaks, fishing equipment and blankets!

Soon we will send our veterans there for a week of fun and relaxation!

Check out the Mountain Tab Ranch! “Your vacation helps veterans” WEBSITE

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Shadow: America’s Pup Bicycle Donation To Vets
09-24-20   Help us save Vets!

Our hero pup, Shadow: America’s pup, is at it again! He dropped off some NJVN bicycle donations to some great Veterans at a nearby Veterans facility!

Hero pup serving heroes!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Wheelchair Donation To Disabled Veterans
09-24-20   Help us save Vets!

Today, we teamed up with the Clifton VFW and provided four new electric wheelchairs to our friends from Rock Our Vets!

All the wheelchairs will be donated to disabled veterans!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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3 Mile Ruck To Prevent Veteran Suicide
09-20-20   Help us save Vets!

Today, we teamed up the RWB and Raritan Bay Ruckers for the Ma Deuce “Ruck It” event!

At the event, we rucked in honor of our fallen teammate Spec Anthony Stietz. His amazing family participated!

It was great to have such a great showing today and what a great event to help with preventing veteran suicide!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Comedy Show For Our Veterans
09-15-20   Help us save Vets!

Yesterday, we teamed up with the Untied Brewing Company and Michele Ruiu Matsikoudis to host an amazing comedy show for our charity!

A special thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick and Michael Marino for donating their time and putting on a phenomenal event!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Food And Water Drop For Veterans Barbecue
09-11-20   Help us save Vets!

Our hero pup, Shadow: America’s pup, packed up his van with food and water donated from the New Jersey Veterans Network and dropped it all off to a local Veterans facility to support their BBQ!

He hung out with some great vets and put some smiles on their faces. They took him for some walks outside and he got some belly rubs!

God bless our Veterans and God bless America’s pup!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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9-11 Ruck With Mendham High School Athletes
09-11-20   Help us save Vets!

Today, the Mendham High School athletic teams teamed up the Operation Rebound Racing Team for its first 9-11 Ruck March/Walk.

We had Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik, NYFD Matt Franzreb, and Army combat veteran Gene Spillane share their 9-11 experiences with the students.

All the teams walked together and each student carried an American flag!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Helping Veterans In Need
09-05-20   Help us save Vets!

Yesterday, we were able to help two veterans.

Ed Bridge was given a tablet donated by Telehealth for his college classes!

Kim Robinson had her car maintenanced by Paul’s Garage in Union NJ!

If you are a veteran and in need of a tablet pls contact us

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Suit Donation From Erby’s Elite Repeat
09-03-20   Help us save Vets!

On behalf of the NJVN, I want to thank Lynn Erbentraut from Erby’s Elite Repeat for her generous donation of 30 men’s business suits for disabled veterans!

Please contact us if you are in need of a suit.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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4 Mile Ruck With The Raritan Bay Ruckers
09-01-20   Help us save Vets!

We joined up with our friends from the The Raritan Bay Ruckers!

This event was a four mile ruck and all the members collected food for the South Amboy Elks! This amazing event was spearheaded by our team board member Robert Bouthillette!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Clothes Dropoff For Disabled Veterans Shelter
08-27-20   Help us save Vets!

Mandy Coriston, Director of Delivering Gratitude and a member of American Legion Post 278 in Stanhope, dropped off new shirts, sweatshirts, pants and shorts!

All items will be brought to a disabled veterans shelter shortly.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Car Donation For Combat Veteran
08-27-20   Help us save Vets!

On behalf of the NJVN, I would like to thank Geico Recycle Rides and Moppert Auto Collision for donating a new car to combat veteran Valerie McConnon!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Girl Scout Cookies For Disabled Veterans At Lyons Hospital
08-25-20   Help us save Vets!

Tonight, we dropped off 30 cases of Girl Scout Cookies to our disabled veterans at Lyons Hospital!

Thank you Operation Cookie Drop for your generous donation!!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Girl Scout Cookie Donation For Veterans
08-24-20   Help us save Vets!

Recently, we teamed up with Operation Cookie Drop and picked up 200 cases of Girl Scout cookies. All the cookies will be dropped off to veteran homes and shelters. The first batch was dropped off at Veterans Haven North.

Thank you Operation Cookie Drop for your generous donation! Also, thank you teammate, James Ludolph, for picking and transporting the cookies.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Loguidice Family Fundraiser For Veterans
08-23-20   Help us save Vets!

Our teammates, the Loguidice family, made numerous military, first responder, and autism awareness bracelets for a NJVN fundraiser!

This charity event was spearheaded by the their children. They nearly sold out in a few hours!

On behalf of the NJVN, I would like to thank them for always supporting our veterans and helping them live a better way of life!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Tablet And Other Electronic Device Donations For Veterans
08-22-20   Help us save Vets!

Sofia, from the TeleHealth For Seniors, graciously donated numerous tablets and other electronic devices.

Most of the devices were dropped off to our disabled veterans at Veterans Haven North. The rest will be donated to other veterans in need.

If you or another veteran are in need of a tablet, please let us know!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Bike Donation For Veteran Family
08-18-20   Help us save Vets!

A few days ago, our teammate, Steven Schiener, donated two adult bicycles and one youth bicycle for a veteran family!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Doc’s Movie Program Premier At Vet Haven North
08-18-20   Help us save Vets!

Last Saturday, we premiered The Doc’s new Mobile Movie theater program at a large Veterans shelter called Vet Haven North. Although it started out as an outside movie theater, it was moved inside due to rain. We may have had to cancel the event if not for extremely hard action by team members Mary Ann, Howard, Jamel Dobbins, Frank Djdocbear Gadson, Shareef Oates and Daniel Almanazar and of course our therapy dog in training Shadow: America’s pup. Luckily they were there and we did not. A good time and good food was had by some great vets.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Race Through Watchung Reservation Trails
08-11-20   Help us save Vets!

Last Sunday,teammate Tim Smith finished the novel n exciting navigation race through the trails 4 clean water sponsored by Operation Rebound in the Watchung Reservation! Frontline to Finish line!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Fighting Back Against COVID-19 Pandemic
08-03-20   Help us save Vets!

On behalf of the NJVN, I want to thank Renna News for having us on your team!

We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to share our charity with all your readers!

Please read the article on page 8!   READ ARTICLE

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Stair Chair Lift and Wheelchair Donations For Vets
07-26-20   Help us save Vets!

Recently, we had two awesome donations to the charity!

Veteran Manny Haber donated a stair chair lift and the Zecca family donated their grandfather Michael Zecca’s electric wheelchair! Michael was a USMC Korean war veteran, who recently passed away.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Hand Sanitizer For Fire Departments
07-25-20   Help us save Vets!

A great ending to a brutal week. We got to meet a lot of awesome veteran brothers this week from the Army, Navy and USMC who worked for the contractors assisting us with the repairs to two major fire water main breaks.

We were also able to donate hand sanitizer to the Newark Fire Dept, New York City Fire Dept. and the Perth Amboy Fire Dept through our Confined Space Rescue Team members from Industrial Safety LLC. Ernie Lunetta ( Newark FD and US Navy vet), James Garrison ( FDNY and USMC vet) and Robert Velazquez ( Perth Amboy FD). True pros!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Hand Sanitizer For Vets At East Orange VA
07-20-20   Help us save Vets!

We dropped off two containers of hand sanitizer to our veterans at the East Orange VA!

Thank you Ashland Inc, Robert Bouthillette and Debbie Bernard for getting this mission completed!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Any Garment Cleaners Clothing Donation For Vets
07-13-20   Help us save Vets!

Shout out to Any Garment Cleaners for their huge clothing donation! We will continue to distribute to those in need !!!

Aside from their donation, bear in mind that Any Garment Cleaners gives a 15% to veterans. So please keep them in mind when doing your dry cleaning!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Tablet Donations For Senior Veterans
07-13-20   Help us save Vets!

As part of our “Helping Heroes” program, we dropped off approximately a dozen tablets we received in donations to the Veterans Home Paramus NJ!

We are happy to support our senior Veterans and hope they will go to good use ! We look forward to working with them in the future!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Hand Sanitizer Drop Off For Vets And First Responders
07-09-20   Help us save Vets!

Thank you, Robert Bouthillette, for dropping off 28 gallons of donated hand sanitizer, which was manufactured at our Calvert City, Kentucky Plant.

The hand sanitizer was donated to local communities, hospitals and medical personnel, first responders, volunteers, military units, the VA and veterans organizations throughout the COVID19 pandemic.

It’s been a great mission, utilizing organizations all over the state to help us distribute the sanitizer to all who need it. Today, we took care of our US Army brothers and sisters.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Meals For Veterans and Staff at Vet Haven
07-06-20   Help us save Vets!

We teamed up with our partners at Operation Jersey Cares (OJC), 55 Main, and Marinelli’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant to feed the veterans and staff of Vet Haven, a NJ shelter for veterans.

Operation Jersey Cares has been an amazing partner. They have helped us feed hospital staff, vets and first responders during the Corona Virus Pandemic. Thank you 55 Main and Marinelli’s for your hard work and amazing food.

A special thank you to Dana Santella Gooditis and James Ludolph for your hard work. It has been a pleasure working with you both.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Computer And Attire Donation To Vets
07-02-20   Help us save Vets!

Thank you Trade Lines INC and Janet Blaes for donating 7 slightly used Dell computers, business suits and attire!

All items will be donated to disabled veterans throughout the state!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Drop Offs With Congressional Candidate Will Sheehan
07-02-20   Help us save Vets!

Congressional Candidate, Will Sheehan, joined our Outreach Director, Doc Schupp, and out team mascot Shadow: America’s pup to support some of our state heroes!

Sheehan, Doc and Shadow dropped off gallons of hand sanitizer, masks and gloves to the brave heroes of Ladder 11 Engine 14 of Jersey City and the Jersey City United Rescue workers first aid teams! We are proud to support and work with such great first responders!

Doc had an extra treat, seeing two great veterans he deployed with! Our own team member, Frank Djdocbear Gadson, who is an EMT for Jersey City and Mitch Bhimdas, a Jersey City fireman! Thank you both for your service!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Medal of Honor Edward Byers Speaking Event
06-30-20   Help us save Vets!

We had the honor and pleasure to hear Medal of Honor Edward Byers speak at a Boulder Crest event.

It was a great event and thank you Boulder Crest for helping our disabled veterans live a better way of life!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Food Deliveries To Springfield Township Food Pantry Event
06-27-20   Help us save Vets!

We assisted with the Springfield Township and MTN Food Pantry event at Springfield High School!

We helped out with this amazing community event and provided food deliveries to our disabled veterans!

Thank you Brad Leak, Fred Scott, Reggie Anderson, Yvette Anderson, Chris Caperdice, Chris Weber and Erica Dubis!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Meals For National Guardsmen Sponsored By Amici Ristorante
06-27-20   Help us save Vets!

As part of our “Help for Heroes Program”, we teamed up with III Amici Ristorante in Linden NJ to feed some National Guardsmen! The food was great and we were happy to feed our States heroes!

A big thank you to James Ludolph for bringing the food there!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Panel Of Speakers For NJ National Guard
06-26-20   Help us save Vets!

We were able to get some important information and resources out to our heroes in the New Jersey National Guard in Woodbridge!

As part of our Helping Heroes Program, Outreach Director, The Doc, set up a panel of speakers to visit our state troops! The panel included speakers from the Secaucus Vet Center, Community Hope, Resourceful Veterans and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW.

Shadow: America’s pup, our Mascot and therapy dog in training, his trainer Alyssa Duclos the Critter Sitter, and super cute pup, Mush, also came by to support the troops!

National Guardsmen learned about great benefits and programs available to them. They were treated to a great chicken marsala meal from Amicis, courtesy of Elsie Cruz, the Cruz family and the Scott C Decarlo Memorial Organization!

Some great treats were also provided by Cat Galioto Galesky and community Hope!

Thank you to everyone involved including James Ludolph, Orlando Miranda, Scott W. Dadaian, Guy Ron Solero Vanterpool, Elise and Cat ! And a special thank you to Woodbridge National Guard Armory for having us and having such great troops!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Meals For National Guard Soldiers
06-25-20   Help us save Vets!

Spare ribs, baked ziti, baked beans…. looks good doesn’t it?!?!?

We teamed up with Milltown-North Brunswick VFW Clark-Moetz Post 2319 to feed some of our National Guard soldiers and 2319 definitely prepared some great stuff!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Food And Hand Sanitizer Drop Offs For First Responders and Vets
06-24-20   Help us save Vets!

We continued our teamwork with Ashland, CSM Robert Gallagher Charitable Foundation Samaritan Outreach Services and the Reformed Church of Linden for a food and hand sanitizer drop off!

Drop offs were to the Bayville EMS, Berkeley Fire Dept, Brick PD,NJ Mariners Museum and 5 disabled veterans.

Great job Doc Schupp for setting up the drops and distributing all of the food. Thank you Gina Liotti-Stoppiello, Dro Shkolah, Earl Galloway, James Ludolph and Robert Bouthillettefor for helping and getting this mission done.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Pizza For Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
06-24-20   Help us save Vets!

We teamed up with Robert Bouthillette and Ashland Chemicals to provide pizza morale booster to the hospital workers of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Meals For Healthcare Heroes at Trinitas Regional Medical Center
06-20-20   Help us save Vets!

We recently did a morale booster for Healthcare Heroes at Trinitas Regional Medical Center New Point Campus; Behavioral Health!

Outreach Director The Doc and team members, Robert Bouthillette and James Ludolph, teamed up with Cubanu Restaurant & Lounge and DJ Diamond to set up a delicious meal for the great healthcare heroes there.

On behalf of the NJVN, thank you all for your hard work in the community and we hope you enjoyed the meal! A special Big thank you to Rob and Ashland Chemicals for sponsoring the meal!!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Applebee’s Food Drop For Veterans
06-18-20   Help us save Vets!

As part of our “Helping Heroes Program”, we teamed up with Applebee’s Grill + Bar to show some love to some great troops

The Doc and Shadow, America’s pup, dropped these delicious meals off to some heroes and had a great time doing it!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Meals For Veterans of the Emerson House
06-17-20   Help us save Vets!

Bergen County Veteran Services Officer AJ Luna and mobile Outreach Director Doc Schupp handed out Jersey Mike’s Subs to Veterans of the Emerson House.

We spoke to them about great resources such as the Catholic Charities Veterans programs!!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Meals For Frontline Medical Workers
06-15-20   Help us save Vets!

As part of our New Jersey Veterans Network “Helping Heroes” Program, Doc Schupp was very excited to set up a food drop at the hospital he works for!!!

We teamed up with Gina Liotti-Stoppiello of the Samaritan House and Red Lobster/Outback Steakhouse to feed about 80 frontline medical workers at one of the largest hospitals in NJ Bergen New Bridge Medical Center!!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Meals For New Jersey Guard Heroes
06-15-20   Help us save Vets!

Doc Schupp set up one of our favorite events of the year so far as part of our New Jersey Veterans Networks “Helping Heroes Program!

We fed a whole bunch of New Jersey National Guard heroes with an on site BBQ and set up a panel of resource speakers to let the troops know about great resources for them!

Thank you to our Director Michael D. Boll, Guy Ron Solero Vanterpool from the Vet Center, Gene Spillane from the SBA and our wellness coach Jamel Dobbins for speaking! A big shout out to Schmittys BBQ for the great food!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Meals For Veteran’s Haven North and National Guard Unit
06-12-20   Help us save Vets!

As part of our New Jersey Veterans Network “Helping Heroes” program, we were able able to not only set up meals for a large Veterans Shelter Vet Haven North, but also a National Guard Unit in training! About 200 meals were served!!!

A hot meal can be a large morale booster during tough times! Thank you to Dana Santella Gooditis, 55 Main and Operation Jersey Cares for partnering with us to feed the Veterans Shelter!

Thank you to Burnet BBQ – No.2 for teaming up with us to feed the troop!

And of course. a shout out to our teammate, James Ludolph, for literally driving this food around for four hours to help bring some hot meals to some heroes!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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PPE Supplies And Food For Lyons VA Hospital
06-12-20   Help us save Vets!

We teamed up with the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey- IAPSNJ and the Somerset County Sheriffs.

We had the privilege of feeding and providing PPE supplies to the health workers at Lyons VA Hospital!

Thank you Ashland Inc, Backpacks For Life for donating the PPE! Also, thank you @William Schievella for putting this together!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Hand Sanitizer and Food Drop Off To National Guardsmen
06-11-20   Help us save Vets!

As part of the New Jersey Veterans Network Helping Heroes Program, Doc Schupp and America’s favorite pup Shadow dropped off about 20 pizzas and gallons of hand sanitizer to National Guardsmen doing their annual training!

A big thank you to plant Manager Dave Bamford and his team at Ashland, Inc. in Parlin, NJ for sponsoring the event!!! A big thank you also to our valued teammate and brother, Robert Bouthillette, for helping to set this up!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Hand Sanitizer and PPE supplies Drop Offs For Veterans
06-11-20   Help us save Vets!

Once again we teamed up with Ashland Inc, CSM Robert Gallagher Charitable Foundation and Samaritan Outreach Services to distribute numerous containers of hand sanitizer and PPE!

Drop offs were made to the East Orange VA, Emerson Health Care, 421st Mobility Training Squadron Joint Base and the VR 64 Condors C-130 Squadron!

Thank you Gina Liotti-Stoppiello, Earl Galloway and Debbie Skeete-Bernard for making this mission possible!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Supplies Donation To Vets and First Responders
06-11-20   Help us save Vets!

We are commited to helping Vets and first responders in our community!!

Our Outreach Director, Doc Schupp, dropped off 14 gallons of hand sanitizer, 100 masks and ear bands to Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, which is a great hospital in Bergen County!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Food Delivery To A Veteran In Need
06-10-20   Help us save Vets!

Look at this young volunteer leading the way!!! We received word that there was a veteran who did not have enough food. We quickly contacted Gina Liotti-Stoppiello, whose organization supplied a ton of food. Nicole and Diane ( our new New Jersey Veterans Network volunteers) delivered the food!! Great job by all!!!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Car Donation For A Veteran
06-06-20   Help us save Vets!

Boom!!! So who would like to hear some good news!!??!!

I enjoyed working with John Topolosky, who donated a car to a great veteran Suzanne!! One great veteran helping another! Just as is should be!!!

Thank you Mr. Topolosky and congrats to Suzanne, who is always helping our New Jersey Veterans Network team! —Doc Schupp

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Donations For Disabled Veterans
06-05-20   Help us save Vets!

Today, we teamed up with TeleHealth Access for Seniors and they graciously donated computer tablets to our disabled veterans!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Meals For Disabled Veterans
06-04-20   Help us save Vets!

Once again we teamed up with the SOS charity and fed our disabled veterans at Operation Valor!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Protective Equipment Drop Off
06-01-20   Help us save Vets!

Our team mascot, Shadow: America’s pup, ran a NJVN mission to drop off protective equipment to local hospitals! He let our Outreach Director, the Doc, tag along and sometimes he let him drive too! Mostly, he made him sit in the back though.

Shadow picked up the masks from our partner Backpacks For Life, mask fasteners from Gene Spillane and sanitizer from Robert Bouthillette. Everything was dropped off at Holy Name Hospital and the staff at Trinitas Hospital.

Shadow is our hero! His little pup smile is contagious!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Comedy Fundraiser For Veterans
05-31-20   Help us save Vets!

Our friends from Headspace and Timing Comedy hosted a comedy fundraiser that benefited our disabled veterans!

It was such a great show and soon we will be sending it out to veterans living in various housing facilities!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Bicycle Donation For Navy Veteran
05-30-20   Help us save Vets!

We were able to provide a teammate/Navy Veteran a new bicycle! Now he can ride to work and get to his doctor appointments!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Meals For Veterans And FrontLine Medical Workers
05-29-20   Help us save Vets!

We served 100 meals to a veterans homeless shelter and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in our New Jersey Veterans Network “Helping Heroes” program!

We partnered with the awesome Operation Jersey Cares and great restaurants such as 55 Main and Marinellis of Flemington! Outreach Director Doc Schupp coordinated the NJVN side of the mission!

Frontline medical workers and veterans were treated to amazing Italian plates as well as a whole bunch of girl scout cookies!

Great job by Dana Santella Gooditis of OJC and our NJVN teammate James Ludolph !!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Food Delivery To A Veteran Shelter
05-27-20   Help us save Vets!

We fed 35 local veterans at a veterans shelter through our New Jersey Veterans Network partnership with Milltown-North Brunswick VFW Clark-Moetz Post 2319.

A big shout out to James Ludolph for making the delivery! Thank you Bob Kolesar, Cathy Duda Kolesarand and the rest of the VFW team! Great job as always by all!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Veterans Honor Roll Park Event
05-26-20   Help us save Vets!

We attended the newly renovated Veterans Honor Roll Park!

It was great to hear teammates General Edward Chrystal Jr, Union VFW Vice Commander Bob Johnsen and Chaplain Richard Starling speak at the event!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
NJVN Memorial Day Service
05-25-20   Help us save Vets!

Thank you Gail Van Prooien, Karin Price Mueller and NJ.com for giving us the opportunity to honor all our fallen brothers and sisters throughout the state!

Also, we would like to thank the Township of Union for coming together and assisting with this event!

Please read the article on nj.com!   READ ARTICLE

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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A Memorial Day Message To Our Veterans
05-24-20   Help us save Vets!

On behalf of the NJVN, we want to let all our veterans and their families know that we are available if anyone needs assistance!

Memorial Day Weekend can be a hard time for our uniformed family and if anyone is having a difficult time, please contact us at 973-332-1556 !

Everyone please be safe and celebrate this weekend by honoring our brothers and sisters that are no longer here with us!

God Bless the United States of America!

Semper Fi

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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Loizou Family Clothing Donation
05-24-20   Help us save Vets!

We would like to thank the Loizou family for donating 20 bags of business attire and dress clothing to our disabled veterans!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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NJVN Classroom Talk
05-22-20   Help us save Vets!

Today, we had the honor and privilege to speak to Ms Sundack’s class about being in the military and Memorial Day!

Thank you class for giving me the opportunity to share our charity with all of you!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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New Jersey News Network Interview
05-21-20   Help us save Vets!

The New Jersey News Network interviewed Team President Michael D. Boll and Outreach Director Doc Schupp on their television news broadcast.

We discussed assistance and programs associated with our charity.

If you know of a Veteran who is in need of assistance such as food or social service assistance like rental or utility assistance please reach out to us.

Thank you to the NJNT for your support.

Please read the article on the New Jersey News Network website!   READ ARTICLE

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-21-20   Help us save Vets!

The New Jersey Veterans Network is happy to announce the The Kyle Palmieri Foundation is now a joint sponsor in our Spc Antony Steitz, “Save a Vet” mission!

This year we are working on sending 10 New Jersey veterans to Camp Patriot 501c3 (a disabled veteran retreat in Montana). If you are a disabled veteran and interested in going to Camp Patriot, please send me your email phone number This is a great opportunity for our veterans and it’s on a first come, first serve basis. Slots fill up quickly so let us know ASAP!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-20-20   Help us save Vets!

Great article about the amazing work teammate Jamel Dobbins has accomplished during this pandemic!

Jamel is an amazing man who constantly puts others first!

Please read the article on the New York Times website!   READ ARTICLE

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-19-20   Help us save Vets!

Once again, the New Jersey Veterans Network and Backpacks For Life teamed up with Operation Jersey Cares, Children of Wounded Servicemen and the CSM Robert Gallagher Charitable Foundation for a great mission!

We collected snacks and treats for both Veteran Haven North and South!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-18-20   Help us save Vets!

Once again, we teamed up with CSM Robert Gallagher Charitable Foundation and Ashland Inc.

We were able to drop 100 gallons of hand sanitizer to all the Morris and Bergen County first responders!

Also, Earl Galloway was able to fill individual bottles for disabled veterans throughout the state!

Thank you Robert Bouthillette for spearheading this incredible mission!

A special thanks to Dana Black and Earl Gallaway for distributing all of the hand sanitizer to our frontline essential workers!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-18-20   Help us save Vets!

Thank you Lyft for making us a part of your national Lyft up initiative!

We are excited to have Lyft as our new sponsor and so many disabled veterans will have free transportation to their VA appointments!

Check out the video! VIDEO

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-18-20   Help us save Vets!

We teamed up with the Union VFW and placed flags on our fallen heroes!

It was awesome to pay our respects to so many heroes!

It was a great honor to salute Medal of Honor winner Fred Stockham and fallen teammate Anthony Steitz!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-17-20   Help us save Vets!

Please join us on Memorial Day for the statewide singing of the National Anthem! Please read the article HERE!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-15-20   Help us save Vets!

We would like to thank our teammates, Carla and Michael Theissan, for working so hard on these PPE masks!

All of the masks were made in the memory of Vietnam Veteran Tony Izzo. The masks will be distributed to the VA and veteran shelters!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
05-12-20   Help us save Vets!

Thank you “Moment of Silence” for giving me the opportunity to share our team’s mission to prevent Veteran and first responder suicides!

We have a team that is committed to do whatever it takes to help our brothers and sisters get these hard times! Frontline to Finish line!

Check out NJVN President Michael Boll’s speech in this video! VIDEO

If anyone needs help, please call us anytime at 973-332-1556.
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05-12-20   Help us save Vets!

Today, Brennen Horn from the Children of Wounded Servicemen dropped off numerous snacks and treats for our upcoming Veterans Haven South food drop!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-09-20   Help us save Vets!

Our friends from the Islamic Center Union County and team chaplain Wali Rasheed dropped off 100 meals to our disabled veterans at Operation Valor in Newark!

The center always helps our veterans and we are lucky to have them as part of our team!

Also want to thank our team’s Outreach Director Doc Schupp for setting this meal drop off up!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-08-20   Help us save Vets!

We continue to work with our friends from Ashland Inc. CSM Robert Gallagher Charitable Foundation and NJ VFW 2319 post distributed containers of hand sanitizer to our US Coast Guard, Lanoka Harbor FD, North Brunswick PD/EMS, Marlboro PD, Toms River PD/EMS, Stafford PD, Piscataway PD/EMS and Rutgers PD.

Thank you Earl Galloway, Milltown-North Brunswick, VFW Clark-Moetz Post 2319, Robert Bouthillette and all the Ashland employees.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-07-20   Help us save Vets!

Today, we teamed up with Operation Jersey Cares and Marinelli’s Pizza ! Marinelli’s Pizza Italian Restaurant provided meals for our uniformed essential workers at their Hudson County site.

Great job Jersey Cares Dana Santella Gooditis, Marinelli’s Restaurant, James Ludolph for delivering the food and our outreach director, Doc Schupp, for making this mission successful!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-05-20   Help us save Vets!

Once again we teamed up with the Union County Freeholder’s Office (Sergio Granados) and our friends from Ashland Inc. Ashland Inc provided hand sanitizer for both VA Hospitals, all of the Union County first responders, Jersey City PD, Roselle PD, New Brunswick PD and the Sayerville BOE food servers!

It’s an honor and privilege to work with Ashland Inc and their Navy Veteran mission coordinator, Robert Bouthillette!

Also, thank you Freeholder Granados for distributing all containers to our first responders throughout Union County and Dana Back for dropping off to all our VA (Lyons and East Orange ). Thank you Christine Betros Farrell for helping us with the VA drop off.

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-03-20   Help us save Vets!

The New Jersey Veterans Network and Backpacks For Life teamed up with the Milltown-North Brunswick VFW Clark-Moetz Post 2319 to drop off food to our uniformed frontline workers! The VFW 2319 have been donating food and snacks to countless uniformed frontline workers and hospitals throughout the state!

Thank you Doc Schupp, our team’s Outreach Director, for working together on the these drop offs! Also, thank you James Ludolph and Mush for dropping off the VFWs food!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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05-01-20   Help us save Vets!

We teamed up with Children of Wounded Servicemen and dropped off snacks to Veterans Haven North disabled veterans home!

Thank you to Brennen Horn and Sara Abraham for working together on this mission!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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04-29-20   Help us save Vets!

For the last few days, the New Jersey Veterans Network and Backpacks For Life have teamed up with our sponsor, Ashland Inc, and Earl Gallaway from the CSM Robert Gallagher Charitable Foundation.

Ashland Inc. has worked tirelessly and provided us with numerous 7 gallon containers of hand sanitizer!

In the next few weeks, we will distribute these containers and PPE masks to the VA hospitals, hospitals, veteran shelters, nursing homes and first responders throughout the state!

It’s an honor and privilege to work with these incredible companies and charities that are committed to helping so many people!

We would like to thank our volunteers: Dana Black, Robert Barone, Anthony Cavallo, Sara Abraham, James Ludolph, Michele Ruiu Matsikoudis, Earl Galloway ,Bob Johnsen, Leo Graf and our Outreach Director, Doc Schupp, for making this mission successful!

You are awesome Robert Bouthillette for making this possible

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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04-28-20   Help us save Vets!

Today, the New Jersey Veterans Network and Backpacks For Life had the honor and privilege to team up with Operation Jersey Cares!

Thank you 55 Main for donating all of the amazing meals and our Outreach Director Doc Schupp for setting up the operation! The 55 Main restaurant graciously donated nearly 40 meals to our uniformed essential workers in Newark!

Great job guys and thank you for getting this accomplished: Robert Barone, Dana Santella Gooditis and Doc Schupp!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.
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04-27-20   Today, some heroes helped other heroes. As part of our ongoing Helping Heroes project, we teamed up with Milltown-North Brunswick VFW Clark-Moetz Post 2319 to serve 45 meals to essential frontline workers in Newark, NJ.

Our NJVN volunteer, Suzanne, drove across the state to deliver the hot meals to our heroes! So thank you to Suzanne and to VFW Commander Bob Kolesare for teaming up with us!

If you would you like to volunteer your time or resources to this project, please send me a pm at Doc Schupp! God Bless America!
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04-26-20   Help us save Vets!

The NJVN would like to thank our sponsor, Jim Dandy’s of Rutherford, for donating 40 meals to our frontline uniformed workers! All the food was delivered by our outreach director Doc Schupp and his awesome sidekick “Shadow”!

If anyone is interested in joining the team, donating food or donating PPE supplies, please send me a message with your name email and phone number!
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04-25-20   On behalf of the NJVN, we would like to thank the Adams Fine Clothing & Tuxedo, Joe Savino, Caryn Bollhofer Wolak, Wendi Berman Caminiti, Carlene Conlin and Malathi Narayan Ananthakrishnan who sewed headbands for nurses in our local V.A. Hospitals!

If anyone is interested in joining the team, donating food or donating PPE supplies, please send me a message with your name email and phone number!
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04-25-20   Help us save Vets!

The NJVN would like to thank the Ashland Corporation Calvert City, Kentucky employees, Dave Bamford Plant Manager and Robert Bouthillette for donating 50 gallons of hand sanitizer! All the containers will be sent immediately to VA Hospitals, Veteran shelters and various first responder departments! We would also like to thank The Red Cadillac for purchasing 30 spray bottles.

If anyone is interested in joining the team, donating food or donating PPE supplies, please send me a message with your name email and phone number!
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04-24-20   Once again, we joined up with the Samaritan Outreach Services. We provided meals and food gift cards for 7 disabled veterans and active duty soldiers.

Thank you teammate,James Ludolph, and your pal “Mush” for making all the deliveries! Also, thank you Doc Schupp for organizing this vital program!

If anyone is interested in joining the team, donating food or donating PPE supplies, please send me a message with your name email and phone number!
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04-22-20   Teammate,Vickie Boll, dropped off some much needed PPE gear to our East Hanover First Responders!

If anyone is interested in joining the team, donating food or donating PPE supplies, please send me a message with your name email and phone number!
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04-22-20   Our team will be dropping off Backpacks For Life BFL surgical masks, gloves, ear saver bands and other types of PPE supplies to Lyons VA Hospital, East Orange VA Hospital, Veterans Haven North, Menlo Park Veterans Memorial and Rutgers Medical Vet to Vet / Cop to Cop.

I would like to thank team members Dana Black, Sara Abraham, Michele Ruiu Matsikoudis, Chelsea Mccabe, Kim Winkle and of course Doc Schupp for during this incredible work!

If anyone is interested in joining the team, donating food or donating PPE supplies, please send me a message with your name email and phone number!
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04-20-20   For the next few weeks, the New Jersey Veterans Network and Backpacks For Life will team up for multiple food and PPE supply drop offs at the Menlo Park Memorial Home, Veterans Haven North/South, Operation Valor, Lyons VA and East Orange VA.

All the food and snacks were donated by Christ Community Church and the Islamic Center Union County. We would also like to thank our Outreach Director, Doc Schupp, and our Chaplain, Richard Starling, for putting this together. All the PPE supplies were donated by Jim Dandy’s of Rutherford and New Jersey Veterans Network, Bergen County College.

If you are interested with donating food, snacks or PPE supplies, please send your name, email and phone number!
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04-18-20   This is Doc Schupp, who is our outreach director for NJVN board and works at a hospital! Doc and his sidekick, “Shadow”, have been delivering PPE equipment and food to various disabled veteran housing locations! This man has been working around the clock to help so many through this deadly pandemic! Doc Schupp, thank you for always putting others first and making this world a better place! Semper Fi love you brother!

If anyone is interested in helping us, please send a message or call at 973-332-1556
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04-16-20   We joined up with Samaritan Outreach Services and had food and gift cards dropped off to three veteran families with COVID-19! Our friend and first responder, Chelsea Ann, also made over 300 adjustable bands for surgical masks! All the bands were delivered to the East Orange VA and Jersey City Medical Hospital by our teammates Mike Pielech and Sheila Poliscastro!

Help us save Vets!

If anyone is interested in helping us, please send me a message or call Michael Boll at 973-332-1556
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04-15-20   The New Jersey Veterans Network and Backpacks For Life have been able to supply veteran retirement homes in Paramus and Menlo Park with numerous boxes of surgical masks and gloves!

We joined up with our sponsor/friend Brian Flynn, owner of Jim Dandy’s in Rutherford. He donated individual meals for the New Jersey National Guard stationed in Newark . He also donated 3000 pairs of surgical gloves! All the deliveries were made by our outreach director, Doc Schupp and his courageous sidekick Shadow! It should be noted all the necessary safety precautions were taken.

Help us save Vets!

If anyone is interested in helping us, please send me a message or call Michael Boll at 973-332-1556
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04-03-20   The New Jersey Veterans Network and Backpacks For Life are working with our friends from SSVF (Catholic Charities). Our charities are providing disabled veterans and their families $4000 worth of food and emergency gift cards.

We also emptied our storage room and donated over 100 backpacks filled with toiletries and cleaning supplies! All the gift cards and backpacks will be distributed by the New Jersey Catholic Charities (SSVF) to disabled veterans and their families.

If you are interested in donating or joining our team, please send your name, email and phone number! All donations collected go directly to the veterans in need! Please only donate if you have the means!

We believe this is a temporary situation and hopefully things will go back to normal shortly! Thank you for your support and God Bless the United States of America!
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04-02-20   As part of New Jersey Veterans Network and Backpacks For Life “Feed A Hero” initiative, teammate Jamel Dobbins dropped off over twenty five pizzas to the residents and staff of Veterans Haven North (a disabled veteran shelter). All the pizzas were graciously donated by our sponsor Glendale Pizzeria & Ristorante. On behalf of the NJVN, we would like to thank both Glendale and Jamal for helping our veterans! Also, a special thanks to our outreach director,Doc Schupp, for running this program during these hard times!

If you are interested in helping our “Feed the Hero” program or want to join the team, please send a message or call 973-332-1556 (Michael Boll)
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04-01-20   What a great job from our amazing teammate, Ziad Andrew Shehady, for once again stepping up and helping others! Click HERE to read the full article!

Help us save Vets!

If anyone is interested with helping us with our initiatives : Veteran mentoring, feeding disabled veterans, and providing resources for our veterans and their families, please send us your name email and phone number.
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04-01-20   Congrats to teammates Ken Haggerman and General Chrystal! The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Union County honored Ed Chrystal Jr. ‘2020 Irishman of the year’ and Ken Hagemann ‘2020 Military Service Honoree’. Both Ed and Ken serve NJ in law enforcement and serve in the U.S. military for this great country . Both are well deserving individuals, who continue to give back to our communities and have never stopped serving.

If anyone is interested with helping us with our initiatives : Veteran mentoring, feeding disabled veterans, and providing resources for our veterans and their families, please send us your name email and phone number.
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03-27-20   Today, Backpacks For Life and the New Jersey Veterans Network were able to purchase essential cleaning supplies for our homeless and disabled veterans at Veterans Haven North. Thank you Janice Coviello and family for dropping everything off

If anyone is interested with helping us with our initiatives : Veteran mentoring, feeding disabled veterans, and providing resources for our veterans and their families, please send us your name email and phone number.
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03-22-20   Once again, we teamed up with Backpacks For Life and started sending food to several disabled veteran homeless shelters and care facilities!

For the next few weeks we will be working with our amazing restaurant sponsors: Red White & Que Smokehouse The Red Cadillac Jim Dandy’s of Rutherford and Burnet BBQ ! Today, Outreach director Frank Doc Schupp picked up food from the Red White and Que and delivered it to our friends at the Operation Valor Veterans Shelter We are being extremely careful with this and using every precaution available! If anyone is interested with helping us please send us a private message!

Also, we are looking into delivering food to veterans and their families that are in need! However, for safety reasons we are still working on this ! Finally, please call and check on your veteran friends and family members! If anyone needs assistance, please feel free to contact Michael Boll directly 973-332-1556.

If you are interested in becoming a veteran speaker or looking to join the team, please send me email and phone number.
03-06-20   Combat wounded war veteran and Bloomfield Police Officer, Jeff Koeck, shared his courageous journey at the New Jersey State PBA Convention. Jeff was critical injured in Afghanistan and spent over a year and a half in the hospital. After being released from the hospital, Jeff fought hard to recover from physical injuries and manage his PTSD. Now he has dedicated his life to help others!

Check out Jeff’s speech in this video! VIDEO

If you are interested in becoming a veteran speaker or looking to join the team, please send me your email and phone number.