Accomplishments

NJVN Accomplishment
Fundraiser for NJVN

11-27-22
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The NJVN would like to once again thank the Erhardt family for hosting a Hot Chocolate and dessert fundraiser for our charity!

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Food and Personal Item Donations for Veterans

11-25-22
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The NJVN would like to thank Powerhouse Gym of East Hanover and the Reformed Church of Linden for their food and personal items donations!

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Graycliff Veteran Luncheon and Ceremony

11-23-22
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NJVN held a Graycliff veteran luncheon and VFW District 1 Commander Minnie Cousins Ceremony. Congratulations Minnie NJ State Commander Jay Boxwell presiding.

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William Paterson University Honors NJVN Outreach Director Doc Schupp

11-23-22
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The William Paterson University team surprised our Outreach Director, Frank Doc Schupp, with a display about his work on a project they did honoring inspiring Veterans like Pat Tillman!

Thank you William Paterson University for being such a great partner and so great to Veterans!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Field Trip With Warriors Movie Actors

11-23-22
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Veterans and Warriors!!! During our veterans field trip, we hung out with Terry Michos and David Harris from the Warriors movie! Real nice guys too! Warriors come out and playyyyyy!

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NJVN Delivers Thanksgiving Meals to 150 Veteran Families

11-22-22
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Our Outreach Director, Doc Schupp, and Shadow: America’s pup picked up a truck full of baked goods donated from our good friend @alan krutchkoff!

These bars were distributed to veterans during our New Jersey Veterans Network Vetsgiving event as part of 150 meals we gave away to veteran families!

Having great partners like Alan, who is part of the awesome Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon group, helped us get our mission done!

The fig bars are from Nature’s BakeryNature’s Bakery in Reno, NV. They were awesome enough to support veterans with their deliciousness!

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NJVN Speaks at Reformed Church of Linden Veteran Event

11-21-22
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The NJVN/NJ VFW would like to thank the Reformed Church of Linden for having us at their Veteran Service!

Awesome speech by NJ VFW State Commander Jay Boxwell and great work Pastor Wilfredo Rodriguez!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Donations for Veterans

11-20-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the following people for their generous donations:

Linda Petkov for her Jazzy Scooter.

Christopher Spallina for his recumbent bike.

Karen Positian for her knitted gloves and hats.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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S.A.V.E Suicide Awareness Training Event

11-19-22
Help us save Vets!

We want to thank Bergen New Bridge Medical Center and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for collaboration with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Patersonand the NJ SOS Veteran Stakeholders group for hosting another S.A.V.E Suicide Awareness training for people in the community.

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NJVN Team Attends William Paterson University Office of Veteran & Military Affairs Event

11-19-22
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Our team visited an awesome event at William Paterson University Office of Veteran & Military Affairs this week!

Our team mascot Shadow led an outreach team comprised of Ranger Almanzar and Doc Schupp to check it out!

If you are a veteran or in the military, definitely come check out this school. They have some really great programs for veterans!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Veterans Trip to the NYC Comic Con

11-18-22
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Recently we hosted a veterans trip to the NYC Comic Con!

Awesome job Francisco Doc Schupp for sharing your military experiences with the town!

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NJVN Outreach Director Doc Schupp Speaks at Clifton Veterans Day Event

11-17-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the Clifton Veterans Day parade committee for having us at your event!

Awesome job Francisco Doc Schupp for sharing your military experiences with the town!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Branchburg Rotary Club Donation for Veterans

11-17-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the Branchburg Rotary Club for their generous donation and always supporting our veterans!

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Car Donation for a Veteran

11-16-22
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The NJVN/NJ VFW was able to provide a veteran Daniel Rivera a new car to help him with his veterans’ work!

Thank you Branning Auto, Recycle Rides, Gieco insurance and all the other amazing groups that made this event possible!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Car Donation for American Legion Commander

11-16-22
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The NJVN/NJ VFW helped our friend and American Legion Commander, Sophia Lorena Santiago-Dmoch, receive a new car to help her with her outstanding veteran charity work!

Thank you Branning Auto, Recycle Rides, Travelers Insurance and all the other amazing groups that made this event possible.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Speaks at Craig School Veteran Luncheon

11-14-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the Craig School for having us speak during their veterans’ luncheon!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Veterans Apreciation Event Hosted by the NJ Devils

11-12-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the NJ Devils for hosting an amazing Veterans’ Appreciation event and honoring our uniformed heroes at the game!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Outreach Director Doc Schupp Spoke at VA Hospital on Veterans Day

11-12-22
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That is NJVN Vice President Doc Schupp on the front page of the VA’s website. This was pretty cool. Doc was the keynote speaker for the VA hospitals Veterans Day event a few years ago, got to reach a lot of vets. I doubt its still up but it was cool to see this come up in Social media memories!

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Director Michael Boll Discusses NJVN on the Disarrange Talk Show

11-11-22
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NJVN Director Boll was at the Marine Corps Birthday promoting the team on the Disarrange Talk Show!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Mission Highlighted in NJ Spotlight Article

11-11-22
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The NJVN would like to thank NJ Spotlight for sharing our charity’s mission with their readers!

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NJVN Teammate Gene Spillane Speaks to Students at the Pequannock School System

11-10-22
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Gene Spillane of the New Jersey Veterans Network spoke with the 6th through 12th grades at the Pequannock School System, sharing his experiences in Iraq. He also spoke of the importance of citizenship and service.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Speaks to the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy

11-9-22
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The NJVN team was asked to speak to the high school students from the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy.

Team members Ben Adam, Jake Fernandez and President Michael Boll shared their military experiences with students.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Speaks to the NJ Veterans Committee About Suicide Prevention

11-7-22
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The NJVN President spoke to the NJ Veterans Committee about suicide prevention and mental health care! This gave us the opportunity to share our charity’s mission with our legislators.

I would to thank Senator Joseph Cryan for being there from the beginning to help us save lives!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Featured By Sponsor Renna Media

11-3-22
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The NJVN would like to thank our sponsor/teammate from Renna Media for allowing us to share our charity with your subscribers!

Summit Times November 2022

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Director Michael Boll Discusses NJVN on NBC Comcast Newsmakers with Jill Horner

11-1-22
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The NJVN would like to thank NBC Comcast Newsmakers with Jill Horner for letting us share our charity with your viewers!

Please watch the interview on NBC Comcast. WATCH VIDEO

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NJVN Accomplishment
Cub Scouts Donate Coats to Veterans

10-30-22
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Some of our Cub Scout Webelos Den dropped off the coats they collected to help veterans in need. They toured the clothing storage and learned what the New Jersey Veterans Network does.

We are so proud of their commitment to help those who helped our country!

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NJVN Accomplishment
Veteran Field Trip to Watch Terrifier 2

10-28-22
Help us save Vets!

Movie Producer Phil Falcone joined about 30 of our Vets on our Veterans field trip to see his film Terrifier 2!

Horror Buffs NJVN Vice President Doc Schupp and NJ Phoenix regional director Chris Spallina put together this event for this Horror Halloween night! NJVN Mascot Shadow stood guard as we watched this scary movie that has been breaking records all over the country!

After the movie, about 2 dozen of us went to dinner at Jim Dandy’s of Rutherford where we ate like Royalty!

A big thank you to Mr Falcone, The NJ Phoenix for teaming up with us, Jim Dandy’s for the amazing food and of course Shadow: Americas pup for pulling security!

NJVN Accomplishment
Movie and BBQ Event for Veterans From Shelters and Hospitals

10-27-22
Help us save Vets!

Recently, the NJVN/NJ VFW rented out a movie theater for a party and hosted a BBQ for veterans from our state’s shelters and hospitals!

All of these events were spearheaded and organized by our Outreach Director Francisco Doc Schupp.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

NJVN Accomplishment
US Army Green Beret Jake Fernandez Speaks to Mendham High School Football Team

10-26-22
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The NJVN would like to thank our teammate and former US Army Green Beret Jake Fernandez for speaking to the Mendham High School Football Team before their last regular season game!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Outreach Director Doc Schupp Attends Interfaith Suicide Awareness Seminar

10-25-22
Help us save Vets!

Outreach Director Doc Schupp and our NJVN Mascot, Shadow: Americas Pup, attended the NJ SOS Stakeholders Group, Interfaith Suicide Awareness Seminar.

Our partners at the Stakeholders team did a great job putting out valuable information to help our Veterans. We highly suggest checking them out and going to their next meeting.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Teammate Michele Matsikoudis’ Bill for Veterans

10-23-22
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Congrats to our teammate and friend, Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis, for working on this bill to help our veterans get employed into medical and health care faster!

Check out assemblywoman’s Matsikoudis’s page for more veteran friendly information!

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NJVN Teammates and Sponsors Recognized for Helping Veterans

10-22-22
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The NJVN would like to congratulate our teammates and sponsors, Adam Rempfer and Billy Rempfer from Defalcos Towing for being recognized by the NJ State VFW, NJ State American Legion, NJ State Senate and Assembly, and Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis, for always assisting our veterans and their families!

Defalcos towing has always stepped up and provided life changing resources to our veterans in need! They also refurbished and helped decal our team’s vehicles!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Stand Down Event for Veterans

10-20-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN/NJVFW teamed up with several other veteran organizations and hosted a stand down event at the Union VFW. We were able to provide veterans numerous resources and and services!

We would like to thank Cioffis restaurant for the pizza and cookies and Backpacks for Life for their donation 60 backpacks, which were filled with personal items.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

NJVN Accomplishment
Backpack Donation for the Veteran Stand Down Event

10-18-22
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The NJVN would like to thank our partner and teammates from Backpacks 4 Life for providing 60 backpacks filled with personal items for the upcoming Veteran’s stand down event!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Team Gives Testimony to the State Veterans’ Committee

10-8-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN team went to the NJ Statehouse and gave testimony to the State Veterans’ Committee.

We will always do our best to help veterans live a better way of life and provide them the best care available!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Visits 93 Year Old Korean War Veteran

10-5-22
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We got to visit and honor a 93 year old Korean War veteran and boy were we in for a surprise! Shadow, Ranger Almanzar and NJVN Vice President Doc Schupp visited 93 year old William Huhn!

We presented him with a NJVN Hero Award and a VFW Commendation signed by awesome NJ VFW commander Jay Boxwell! We also presented him with some sponsored gifts from Grunt STyle Foundation, a beautiful flag made by Ranger Alamanzars daughter, Val, and awesome subs from Taste of Italia EP!

We enjoyed hearing this American hero’s stories and were susprised to realize that we were all from the same Infantry Division! Since we were all part of the 3rd Infantry Division, Almanazar and I bonded quickly with our fellow Dog Faced soldier (thats what 3rd ID calls its soldiers) and really enjoyed out visit with him.

William Huhn and his generation inspired soldiers like us and it was truly an honor just getting to hear him speak. We look forward to more visits.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Labtop Donation from One Marine to a Kean University Student Marine

10-4-22
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A Marine and Honor Roll student at Kean University had his computer break down. After speaking to Kean University’s Veteran Services admin, our Outreach Director Doc Schupp and our team mascot, Shadow received a laptop donation from Marine Rich Musicant! We dropped it off to the student at Riverview East.

Shadow: America’s pup was happy to hang out with two awesome Marines! One of whom who will continue kicking ass on his studies and making honor roll and the other a generous her hero who is always helping others! We salute you both Marines!

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Laptop Donation to William Patterson University Veteran Student

10-3-22
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Outreach Director Frank “Doc” Schupp, Strangers helping Strangers teammate, Linda Smith, and team Mascot, Shadow, visited the William Paterson University Office of Veteran & Military Affairs.

Linda was kind enough to donate a laptop computer to one of the veteran students there! Veteran office admin Sylvia was very kind and welcoming as always! Big shout out to Linda for her generosity!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Food, Clothing and Resources at Event for Veterans

10-2-22
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Free food, clothing and resources for veterans right now at 522 Paulison avenue in Passaic! Big shout out to NJ/NY goodwill for setting up jobs for vets!

Today this event was held by Albert Lawson Memorial at VFW post 10117! Great job to the crew there!

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NJVN at Full Speed Ahead Ruck

10-1-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN would like to thank the NJ VFW for having us at the “Full Speed Ahead Ruck”! It was an amazing event and all the ruckers did a great job!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Feeds 400 Air National Guardsmen

9-30-22
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Today, we assisted our NJ VFW family to feed over 400 Air National Guardsmen from the 177th! It was an honor to feed these soldiers who defend this great nation!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Sponsor’s Generous Donation for Veterans

9-29-22
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The NJVN would like to thank our new sponsor Royal Farms for their generous donation during the Chicken Palooza campaign!

This donation will be used to help fund our mobile outreach programs

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Handcycle Donation to a Veteran and Teammate

9-28-22
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The NJVN would like to thank teammate Joseph Farry and Archie for dropping off a handcycle to teammate Miguel Martinez!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Meeting With the Green Brook Cub Scouts Pack 129

9-27-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the Green Brook Cub Scouts Pack 129 for having us at their meeting and we are looking forward to our joint venture!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Event for the NJ Army National Guard

9-26-22
Help us save Vets!

Our NJVN and State VFW team put together a huge and awesome event for our NJ Army National Guard! Outreach Director Doc Schupp worked for weeks to create an event with tons of food, games and prizes.

The Batman, the CC Roots Band, DJ Frank Djdocbear Gadson and the comedy of James Mac all participated on this special day. Shadow, America’s pup, was there making a ton of friends too!

Awesome partners such as Amazon.com and Grunt Style Foundation joined Catholic Charities, The Vet Center, the Branchburg Rotary Club and some awesome volunteers to do this event for a large amount of our soldiers.

We played games like military trivia and push up contests where we gave away prizes such as Amazon HD tablets and Gruntstyle gift certificates!

The Army Guard was kind enough to honor some of our team with awards for our continued work with veterans. Truly an awesome day! Thank you to everyone who was part of it!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Donations for Veterans

9-25-22
Help us save Vets!

Our team Mascot, Shadow Americas pup, and his sidekick Doc Schupp dropped off some food and beverage donations to the Veteran Students at William Paterson University!

A big thank you to Adopt a Platoon for the donations! We also had an awesome anonymous donor donate a mini fridge and microwave. Another donor donated sheets and towels to students! Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting out Vets!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Teams Up With Sparta NJ Renaissance Fair

9-24-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the Sparta NJ Renaissance Fair for teaming up with us and having our veterans as your guests!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Music Festival Benefitting Veteran Programs

9-23-22
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Outreach Director Doc Schupp and our Mascot Shadow visited an awesome Veteran Music Festival Recently!

Check out these beautiful skies over the grounds of the Veterans Music Fest, which was organized by the NJ Veterans Chamber of Commerce!

Several Bands played here, which benefitted Veteran programs! Great job by all involved!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Supporting a Great Veteran Charity

9-21-22
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We were happy to support a great non-profit, which helps homeless veterans and helps veterans receive job training.

Our Outreach Director, Doc Schupp, stopped by the MOVES program comedy night fundraiser, which was hosted by Army Vet James Mac! The laughs kept on going all night!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Food Donation for Female Veteran Day Event

9-20-22
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The NJVN would like to thank our friend/sponsor Burnet BBQ and the NJ VFW for providing food and healthy snacks for the First Annual Female Veterans Day of Self Love and Wellness Workshop!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Donations for Veteran Students

9-20-22
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Outreach Director Doc Schupp and our mascot Shadow picked up these awesome donations, which will we dropped off to veteran students at a local university! A big thank you to Shadow’s new best friend, Alan Krutchkoff, of the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon!

We also had an anonymous donor donate a mini fridge and microwave to a veteran student! Big thank you for all your support!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Donations for Veteran Students

9-19-22
Help us save Vets!

Grunt Style Foundation showed some support to our NJ Veterans! They donated awesome Grunt Style merchandise to give to veterans at events our New Jersey Veterans Network hosts and are involved in!

We gave away some t-shirts to veteran students at the William Paterson University Office of Veteran & Military Affairs and some at the recent Fair Lawn Veterans Affairs Veteran event! Great Veteran Supporters such as AJ Luna, Ashlee Luther, Alan Krutchkoff and Michael D. Boll were wearing the t-shirts as well!

Grunt Style Foundation will also support our National Guard family day event next weekend where we will have a few hundred people!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Boots Donation for Veteran Stand Down Event

9-15-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN and the NJ VFW would like to thank the Union High JROTC for their generous donation of new boots for our upcoming veterans’ stand down event!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Weelchair and Elliptical Donations to Veterans

9-11-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN would like like to thank the following people for their generous donations:

Alex DiPace/AmLegion Post 209 for the new wheelchairs.

Teammate Christopher Spallina for the new ellipticals.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NY Fire Fighter Speaks About His 9-11 Experience

9-10-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN would like to thank NY Fire Fighter,John Fila, for speaking about his 9-11 experience as a NYFD rescue worker!

We would also like to thank the entire student body and staff for hosting a 9-11 memorial event!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Car Donation for Mobile Outreach Director Francisco Doc Schupp

9-6-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN would like to thank Trimble Auto Body for donating a new car to our Mobile Outreach Director Francisco Doc Schupp to help him continue his outstanding veteran advocacy!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Music and Arts Festival for Veterans

9-2-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN took veterans to the Dream Camp, a music and arts festival. There was awesome live music, art displays and good vibes.

This event was hosted by team member Daniree, created by David Nudelman and music provided by Frank Nitti Tirado II. Our team loved the event and positivity there!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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School Supplies, Meals and Groceries Dropoff for Veteran Families

9-1-22
Help us save Vets!

Recently, the NJVN team dropped off school supplies, hot meals and groceries to several veteran families in need!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Jim Dandy’s Provides Meals for Our Veterans

8-31-22
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The NJVN would like to once again thank our teammate/friend Jimmy Dandy, owner of Jim Dandy’s, for providing meals for our veterans!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Cadet Anthony P. Stietz Memorial Scholarship Recipients

8-30-22
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The NJVN would like to congratulate Union High School’s JROTC Cadets, Nyla Jean and Valentina Estupinan, for being this year’s Cadet Anthony P. Stietz Memorial Scholarship recipients!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Car Donation for Veteran in Need

8-22-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN would like to thank our friends from Rebuilding Warriors and Eileen Thomas realtor from Remax for helping us get a car for a veteran in need!

If you are interested with helping or joining the team, please send your name, email and phone number.

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Grand Opening of Four Disabled Veteran Housing Units

8-18-22
Help us save Vets!

The grand opening of 4 Disabled Veteran Housing Units in Wanaque,NJ! Fully Furnished and equipped by the Veteran Community!!!

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New Jersey Veterans Network in the News on Renna Media

8-13-22
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The NJVN would like to thank our teammate/ sponsor Renna Media for helping us share the charity with your readers! Last month we were able to write 3 stories about our disabled veteran car giveaway, Teammate’s Pat Giordano’s Marine Corps vehicle, and Teammate’s Michael Marino veteran comedy shows!

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Teammate’s Family Supporting Veterans in Need

8-8-22
Help us save Vets!

Thank you Elizabeth Zembilis and her amazing family for constantly supporting and assisting our veterans in need!

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NJVN at FDU Veterans Helping Veterans Event

8-8-22
Help us save Vets!

NJVN was at FDU’s “Veterans Helping Veterans” event in Hackensack. Our small business guy, Gene Spillane, was there to answer questions to support a number of veteran owned businesses.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Car Donation For a Veteran

8-7-22
Help us save Vets!

Our teammate Adam Rempfer and his amazing team from Defalcos Towing and Gieco’s Recycled Rides program donated a car to our friend Mark Steppe from The Unbridled Heroes Project!

This car will help Mark and his wife Amy Demetra continue to help our veterans with equine therapy!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NY/NJ Port Authority Detective Association Sponsoring NJVN

8-7-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the NY/NJ Port Authority Detective Association for sponsoring the charity and assisting us with our mobile outreach

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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New Jersey Veterans Network Fundraiser for Veterans

8-3-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN would like to thank Megabites, Branchburg Rotary, and the Central Airport for hosting our fundraiser at the Freedom Festival!

It was a beautiful day and we were fortunate to have so many team members and supporters help our charity to provide the best support system to our veterans in need!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Bike Donation to a Veteran in Need

8-2-22
Help us save Vets!

The NJVN would like to thank David Arminio for his bike donation to a veteran in need.

Thank you Francisco Doc Schupp and Shadow: America’s pup for dropping the bike off.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Grocery Deliveries to Bergen County Veterans

8-1-22
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For the 2nd week in a row, NJ Veterans Network members dropped off groceries provided by Strangers Helping Srangers to veterans who reside in Bergen County.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Toiletry Bags Donation for Veterans

7-26-22
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The NJVN would like to thank David Morgan from Safety First and The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey for their donation of 1000 plus toiletry bags!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Food and Grocery Deliveries for Veterans

7-25-22
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The NJVN/State VFW team delivered food and groceries to Veterans throughout Bergen County. We teamed up: Strangers Helping Strangers.

At the Hanaim church in Elmwood Park, Event Organizer/Outreach Director Francisco Doc Schupp , Nira Ungar, Maggie Wolarik Stoddard (Yoga Veterans Project) and Sergeant First Class Homero Almanazar loaded up our SUVs with food and groceries provided by SHS and the Branchburg Rotary Club. We delivered the foods to Vets throughout the county.

A big thank you to Chris Braitsch and the entire SHS team setting up. Accomplishments such as this is a lot easier when working with great partners like them.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Expendables MC Hosts a Ride to Raise Donations for NJVN

7-21-22
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The NJVN would like to thank our friends from the Expendables MC for hosting a ride to raise donations for our mobile outreach programs.

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Shirts Donation For Veterans

7-16-22
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The NJVN would like to thank Your Tops for donating thousands of new t-shirts and polos!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Invited to Freehold Township Day Event

7-10-22
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Our team was invited to the Freehold Township Day event!

The Freehold Veterans Community Alliance raised 3 thousand dollars towards our mobile outreach programs. This donation will be used to send our disabled veterans to a PTSD Camp!

On behalf of the NJVN, we would like to thank our friends from the Veterans Community Alliance for always supporting our team!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Marches in Florham Park Parade

7-4-22
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The New Jersey Veterans Network would like to thank the Florham Park parade committee for having us march in the parade!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Items Dropped Off for Veterans

7-2-22
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We did some veteran pickups and a few drop offs:

Groceries and gift cards to a disabled veteran who is unable to drive.

Clothing drop off to a Veteran who was a fire victim.

Playstation for a disabled veteran, helps with her physical condition.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Team Members Speak About Memorial Day at Parade in Pequannock Township

6-24-22  
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Pequannock Township recently had NJVN members, The Doc and Gene Spillane, speak about the importance of Memorial Day during a Parade which honored our country’s heroes we have lost.

Shaun Crafton and his team created a mini documentary capturing the importance of this day and the amazing job this town did remembering the importance of Memorial Day.

Check out the documentary! Documentary

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Movie Night at Local Veteran Hospital

6-22-22
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Outreach Director, the Doc, and team members Nira, Homero and Eric held a movie night for veterans at a local hospital.

A few dozen vets enjoyed grilled food, our portable pool table, giant size video games, a movie and a visit from our team Mascot and Therapy Dog Shadow America’s Pup! Everyone had a good time and pitched in! A good time was had by all!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Touch a Truck Fundraiser for Our Veterans

6-18-22
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This year’s Touch a Truck did not disappoint anyone that entered the arena. There were so many displays available for the kids to enjoy and interact with and a number of added attractions to assure that any child attending had an exciting day ahead of them. Winds prevented the hot air balloon from being tethered, but kids had the opportunity to hop in a basket and activate the burner as they learned how heat makes the balloon rise. As always, the hay rides never stopped and filled to capacity each time it did its route – we could say the same about this year’s added attraction of a ride on the back of a deuce army transport truck! Food was plentiful, the music was good and the weather was more than comfortable throughout the day…

The New Jersey Veteran Network and The Rotary Club of Branchburg THANKS THANKS THANKS to Central Jersey Regional Airport and TriState Aviation and everyone that offered their equipment, vehicles, food, music, golf carts, ambulance (first aid service), the bus, the cooks, all the helpers setting up and breaking down tables and chairs and all the volunteers that monitored our displays and delivered food to be sure everyone was safe and having fun throughout the day – we could not have had the success this day delivered without everyone’s commitment to our fundraising dedicated to our veterans and active military.. Thank you for attending and we hope to see you again next year!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN and NJ VFW Collaborating to Help Our Veterans

6-17-22
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Since 2017, we have been working directly with the NJ VFW on countless PTSD and anti-suicide outreach programs and events.

Francisco Doc Schupp and myself will wear another amazing hat to help the NJ VFW grow and continue their outstanding work with providing our veterans a better way of life.

Thank you Jay Boxwell Jr., Ken Hagemann, Luddie H. Austin and Barbara Kim Hagemann for making us a part of the NJ VFW’s Team!

No one does more for Veterans!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Lyons VA Flag Day 5K

6-16-22
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On Flag Day, our RWB friends and team ran the Lyons VA Flag Day 5K!

Great job by all and what a great cause!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Donations for Our Veterans

6-15-22
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The NJVN would like to thank everyone who donated the following items for the charity:

Nancy Nance Leilia Lamitola for their clothing and toiletries donation.

Henry Williams and Michael Sasha for their oxygen tank and canoe.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Participates in Knights of Columbus Tank Pull

6-12-22
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The team participated in the Knights of Columbus annual Tank Pull!

It was a great event and the team was able to work well together!

So nice to get out and start up our mobile outreach!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Team Guests of Honor at the Pequanock Parade

6-7-22
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Team Members Doc Schupp, Gene Spillane, Homero Almanazar and our mascot, Shadow:Americas pup, were guests of honor at the Pequanock Parade where they spoke about the importance of Memorial Day.

A film crew created a mini documentary about it and will soon be available to the public. Shout out to Shaun Crafton and his team!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Veteran Appreciation Event at Mendham High School

5-31-22
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We hosted an awesome veteran appreciation event at Mendham High School!

First, we had District 25 Asw Aura Dunn and Afghanistan/Iraq combat veteran, SFC Delgado speak to the seniors and underclassmen.

Then the main speaker, Afghanistan/Iraq combat wounded veteran, Maj Chris Carbone, spoke about his traumatic and emotional struggle about being severely wounded and how he overcame some major obstacles.

The NJVN would like to thank the following:

Mendham High School students, Christiana Pisani, Gabriella Ager and Adalia Ozcan for organizing the event.

Both the Wicker Basket and Franks Pizza for the food and drink.

The Mendham Borough Police Dept and PBA Local 384 for supporting the entire event.

Asw Dunn for speaking and honoring the speakers, students and the Mendham Boro Police Dept.

Both Maj Carbone and SFC Delgado for sharing their personal experiences.

It was an incredible day and we are lucky to always have the full support of the school!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Marches in Twp of Union Memorial Day Parade

5-30-22
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The team marched in the Twp of Union’s Memorial Day Parade. Teammate Major General Edward Chrystal Jr was the Grand Marshall!

After the parade, the team met with teammate and Assemblywoman, Michele Ruiu Matsikoudis, and the New Providence Township Committee at the New Providence American Legion for the Memorial Day Ceremony!

Asw Matsikoudis honored the team with a State Proclamation from District 21: Sen Jon Bramnick, Asw Nancy Munoz and Asw Matsikoudis!

Flags were flown over the Capital in the team’s honor. The proclamations and flags were for the team’s outstanding work during the pandemic!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Holds a “Murph” Event to Honor Fallen Veterans

5-30-22
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The team joined up with our friends from the Union High JR ROTC and the Little Gym Buddy Team to honor our fallen brothers and sisters by doing a “Murph”!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Teams Up with SOS Samaritan to Feed a Veteran

5-29-22
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Big shout out to our friends at SOS Samaritan out reach services for teaming up with our NJVN team to feed a great veteran last week!

Shown here is another great vet who dropped all these groceries off! Thank you for your service to our vets and thanks to Gina Liotti-Stoppiello who we are already teaming up with to help another vet today!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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New Jersey Veterans Network in the News on Renna Media

5-28-22
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The NJVN would like to once again thank Renna News for allowing us to share our charity with so many people!

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NJVN Grocery Drop-off for a Veteran

5-27-22
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Shadow is on his way to drop off groceries to a great vet who could use a little help! Thank you for the groceries Strangers Helping Strangers!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Speaks at Somerset County VoTech “Proud to Be an American” Event

5-26-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the Somerset County VoTech School for having us speak at its “Proud to be an American Day” event!

What an amazing job by the school, honoring our veterans and their family members!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Veteran Boat Trip on the US Coast Guard Cutter Katherine Walker

5-25-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the Angel Program and the crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Katherine Walker for hosting a veteran boat trip!

We were able to fill the boat with disabled veterans from Operation Valor and Catholic Charities!

We also had several members from the NJ National Guard and other veterans!

A special thank you to our Outreach Director, Frank Francisco Doc Schupp, and Odete Goncalves for working tirelessly to get our veterans on this adventure!

Finally, we would like to thank Senator Joseph Cryan for always supporting our team’s endeavors and joining us to combat veteran suicide!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Testifying About Veterans Mental Health in Front of NJ Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee

5-19-22
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We were invited to testify in front of the NJ Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee about the current Veterans Mental Health situation

It was an honor to be able to share our charity’s mission with our state legislatures!

Our team’s Outreach Director, Francisco Doc Schupp, did an amazing job explaining how we are able to help veterans cope with the difficulties and challenges they deal with.

Our team’s legislative Officer, Will Sheehan, also spoke about providing health care to veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, and Sexual Trauma.

This could not have been possible without all the volunteers and sponsors who are dedicated and committed with providing our veterans life saving/changing assistance!

Finally, we would like to thank Senator Joseph Cryan for always supporting our team’s endeavors and joining us with combating veteran suicide!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Marvel Doctor Strange Movie Viewing for Veterans

5-17-22
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We filled a private movie theatre with veterans and veteran family members to see the new Marvel Doctor Strange movie!

Here they are watching the animated New Jersey Veterans Network animated commercial we created!

Thank you to all our partners, sponsors and of course the heroes who came!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Veteran Mental Health Care Press Conference With Governor McGreevey

5-12-22
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Our team joined up with Former Governor McGreevey and the NJRC for a Veteran Mental Health Care press conference at the NJ Statehouse.

Team member and BFL founder, Brett Dalessandro, shared his struggles with PTSD and overcoming those difficult times.

Team member, Ken Burkert, also helped facilitate a free veteran’s mental health initiative through our sponsors Penn Med and Princeton House!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Director Michael Boll Discusses the NJVN Mission on the “Mary on the Loose” TV Show

5-7-22 
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We had the opportunity to share our mission with the “Mary on the Loose” TV show!

Please watch the video. VIDEO

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Scooter and Power Chair Donation for Veterans

4-30-22
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The NJVN would like to thank the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas for their generous scooter and power chair donations!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Participates at Veteran Fairs

4-29-22
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The team helped veterans by setting up a table at both the Passaic County Veterans Fair and the Garfield Community Fair!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Feeding Event at the Red Cadillac

4-28-22
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The NJVN would like to thank our teammate and sponsor Red Cadillac for hosting a veteran feeding event at the restaurant!

The Red Cadillac has been providing free meals for veterans and their families for several years!

This restaurant has always stepped up and helped our veterans and uniformed heroes!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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NJVN Ukrainian Humanitarian Mission

4-27-22
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The NJVN team completed its “Ukrainian Humanitarian” mission!

Nearly 2000 discontinued uniforms, 200 plus combat boots, 200 plus backpacks, 4 body armor and other miscellaneous military gear were delivered to the Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.

In the next few days, all of the items will be escorted and hand delivered to the Ukrainian forces!

The NJVN would like to thank the following:

NJ VFW district 5 and Jr Vice Commander Jay Boxwell for their uniform and military gear donation.

Backpacks for Life for their backpack donations.

Union JROTC for their uniform donations.

Calvin Carlstrom for his military gear donation.

Also, our team members for donating body armor and other miscellaneous gear.

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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Car Donation for a Disabled Veteran

4-25-22
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The NJVN would like to thank our teammate, Joseph O’Neill from Benners Auto Body, for donating a car to a disabled veteran. Our veteran lost his home and car during the Ida storm.

This would not have been possible without the help and assistance of Geico Charity Rides and the NJ Devils.

The veteran and his family were honored at the NJ Devils game after the event!

If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.