Accomplishments

NJVN Accomplishment
Teammate’s Family Supporting Veterans in Need

8-8-22
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Thank you Elizabeth Zembilis and her amazing family for constantly supporting and assisting 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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NJVN at FDU Veterans Helping Veterans Event

8-8-22
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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
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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
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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
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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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If you are interested in joining the team please send me your name email and phone number.

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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
Help us save Vets!

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
Help us save Vets!

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
Help us save Vets!

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
Help us save Vets!

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
Help us save Vets!

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

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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
Help us save Vets!

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
Help us save Vets!

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 
Help us save Vets!

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
Help us save Vets!

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
Help us save Vets!

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.