The NWA – Northeast Woodworkers Association has yet again extended an invitation to the Patriot Guard Riders / Veterans Recovery Program to set up a booth at their show – free of charge. The booth will highlight the activities of the PGR and the Veterans Recovery Program. This show is the largest of its kind to be held anywhere in the Northeast. Over 4,000 to 6,000 attendees are anticipated. See NARRATIVE below.

Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saturday, March 24, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, March 25, 10:00am to 5:00pm
PGR Both will have to be manned both days from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Volunteers will be allowed in the Show -FREE OF CHARGE- for the two day weekend. You’ll be seeing some of the most amazing woodworking and products anywhere. The Officer and Directors of the NWA are extremely appreciative of the work we do for them.  Pleae watch your e-mail for volunteer schedule.
Officers of the NWA became aware of the PGR/VRP after the 2011 interment services at Saratoga National Cemetery. They were very impressed by what we were doing for our unclaimed cremated veterans – and they wanted to offer their services in support of the Veterans Recovery Program.

Local lumber yards - Curtis Lumber, Downes and Reader Lumber, and Leonard Lumber have donated to the Northeast Woodworkers Assoc. over 3000 board ft. of lumber that will be used by the craftsmen at the NWA to make URNS to be used for our veterans. The NWA has produced round (turned) urns and square shaped (flat boarder) urns. Last year alone, between Bath National Cemetery and Saratoga National Cemetery the PGR/VRP used over 90 urns. They have already produced another 100 urns for donation to the PGR / VRP.
Additionally – the NWA is also in the process of producing terrific looking flag cases that will be used for flag presentations.
See Northeast Woodworkers Assoc.
These are a great group of people and the support we’ve received from them is unbelievable – I want the PGR/VRP to be able to support them as well. I’m looking forward to this event. Great exposure for the Patriot Guard Riders and the Veterans Recovery Program.  Hey! It’s a great event and a good time.
Paying it forward   -   Thanks everyone,

Bill Schaaf
Patriot Guard Riders - State Captain NY
PGR BOD President
Veteran Recovery Program - State Coordinator
V.P. PGRNY Board of Directors

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:
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.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

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