The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to report that for the first time since the inception of the Wreaths Across America program, on December 16, 2017, a Holiday Wreath was placed on every gravesite at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. The Patriot Guard Riders, along with several thousand community volunteers respectfully placed those wreaths, but much more importantly, took the time to honor and remember over 11,000 of our fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen resting in that place of honor.

We wish to sincerely thank everyone who made that goal a reality, particularly those who contributed via the PGRNY “Three For Two” program. Through that program, fully 100% of your contribution went toward the sponsorship of wreaths, with a total of almost 3,800 wreaths (over 1/3 of the total) provided….a truly outstanding effort.

Now that the bar has been set, we look forward to achieving that goal each and every year going forward, and we are confident that with your generous help and support, we can do just that. Once again, our heartfelt thanks for honoring and remembering our fallen heroes.


Attending Missions and standing Flag Lines are great ways to honor the veterans who have served our country and to pay them the respect they deserve at the end of their days. However, there are many more ways to give back to the men and women that have served in our military while they are still with us and are in need of help.

The following will outline areas within the PGRNY organization where you, as a member, may wish to volunteer.


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NOTE: At least 2 PGRNY members must be present for any activity at the Warehouse.

Furniture Pickup and Deliveries (All PGRNY members are welcome to participate):

  • Help with furniture deliveries to the veterans and furniture pickups from the community.
  • Time commitment is approximately 6 hours (pickup & deliveries are usually the 2nd Saturday of the month)
  • Some lifting, pushing, and stairs
  • Furniture is limited to smaller sizes as the veterans are moving into studio or one-bedroom apartments
  • Dollies, carts, and safety equipment are provided
  • Some members may be required to provide their own transportation

Warehouse Manager (position currently filled):

  • Oversee the operations of the Warehouse.
  • Maintain statistical reports for HOTH Director and PGRNY Board of Directors.
  • Interface with caseworkers and agencies referring veterans
  • Work with Communications Director and Webmaster with regard to content of forms, flyers, and website regarding Warehouse
  • Needed skillset:
    • Strong communication skills (both written and oral)
    • Working knowledge of spreadsheets (i.e. Excel) and word processing (Word) programs

Assistant Warehouse Manager, Inventory - (position currently filled):

  • Make final determination of suitability of furniture for program
  • Maintain records of inventory
  • Maintain order in warehouse
  • Some lifting, pushing and minor furniture repair
  • Needed skillset:
    • Organized
    • Working knowledge of spreadsheets (i.e. Excel)

Assistant Warehouse Manager, Transportation - (position currently filled):

  • Determine the number of rental trucks needed for monthly pickup and delivery
  • Make arrangements for truck pickup and drop off
  • Secure drivers and co-pilots.
  • Work with Donation Coordinator and Assistant Warehouse Manager, Inventory for Routes

Warehouse Inventory Assistants:

  • Work with Assistant Warehouse Manager, Inventory to:
    • Tag furniture
    • Move and consolidate furniture after pickup and after veterans select pieces
    • Check over furniture for any missed defects
    • Some lifting, pushing and minor furniture repairs
    • Time commitment is as much/little as you are able to give. Day of the week is flexible.  

Veteran Escort Scheduling Coordinator (position currently filled)

  • Schedule meeting with veterans to select furniture

Veteran Escort Coordinator:

  • Escort veteran through Warehouse to select furniture
  • Tag furniture and document veteran's selection
  • Confirm delivery appointment with veterans the day before

Veteran Escorts:

  • Assist Escort Coordinator during the veteran's visit to the Warehouse
  • Time commitment:
    • 2-1/2 hours per session (2 escorts per session)

Veteran Request Coordinator:

  • Receive Furniture Requests from veterans.
  • Verify that all information is complete
  • Notify the appropriate people.
  • Time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours per week and can be done at home.
  • Needed skillset:
    • Strong Organization skills
    • Working knowledge of spreadsheets (i.e. Excel)

Donation Coordinator (position currently filled):

  • Receive calls from the community members wishing to donate furniture.
  • Call donor and make an initial determination of furniture need and obtain donor's information
  • Schedule route for pickups.
  • Time commitment is approximately 1 hour a week and can be done at home.
  • Needed skillset:
    • Working knowledge of spreadsheets (i.e. Excel)

Safety Captain (position currently filled):

  • Present Quarterly Safety Review to Warehouse volunteers
  • Ensure safety equipment is in good working condition

Truck Drivers:

  • Drive trucks for the monthly pickup and delivery day
  • Needed skillset:
    • CDL License preferred
    • Comfortable driving panel trucks


HOTH Veterans Assistance

Coming soon!


HOTH Fundraising

Coming soon!

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.