Calendar of Events
Jazreel International and Patriot Hills of New York™
are giving back this holiday season!!
We honor you, we celebrate you, we appreciate you
protecting us & defending our freedom !
We are eternally and FOREVER grateful !!!
WHEN: Wednesday December 11 @ 11:00AM – 2:00PM
WHERE: Jezreel Int’l 10 Interstate Ave Colonie NY
Our Holiday Gifts for you include:
C h r i s t m a s T o y s & Gi f t s
Personal care products
Candy & More !!
Free Raffle for Professional tool chests - wood stoves
Home Depot gifts
and much more !
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR
RSVP with your name, address, ph#, email, service branch and rank
(PATRIOT HILLS OF NEW YORK INC)
WE WILL BE HAPPY TO MAIL YOU A VOUCHER.
You will receive your gift vouchers on a ‘first come response’ basis.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER CALL
JEZREEL DIRECTLY 518 438-4370
PLEASE HAVE YOUR MILITARY I.D. WITH YOU – THANK YOU !
Because space is limited, our first event must be limited to the
The first 150 veteran & military members to respond.
Below you will find other Veteran Friendly events that our friend Erik Schlimmer sends to us to post...thank you Erik.
Greetings, colleagues, clients, and friends.
Below is our newest list of Capital Region veteran-friendly events. If you would like to share this list – and we encourage you to – please in turn share our Facebook link with your recipients.
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 PM. Tri County Council Vietnam Veteran Era fundraiser. Sixties Rock Experience! Proctors. Tickets can be reserved through Jack Clancy at 518.235.4254, Al Diacetis at 518.466.8771, or Bob Kraft at 518.573.1497. Open to anyone that wants to experience the ‘60s without the use of hallucinogens.
Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 PM. Glens Falls Public Library. 251 Glen Street.Albany Housing Coalition staff member and former Army paratrooper Erik Schlimmer presents his 100 best photos from the Adirondack Mountains.Everyone welcome. www.transadk.com
Tuesday, December 10. The VA's Albany Stratton Medical Center offers courses in dealing with mental health crisis. Learn the warning signs of suicide, accessing VA resources, and how to assist someone in crisis. 113 Holland Avenue, Fisher House (the house next to Stratton VA front entrance). 518.626.5329. Open to veterans and their friends and families.
Ongoing series. The VA's Albany Stratton Medical Center offers vocational employment workshops. These are offered in room 603C, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, on Dec. 6. Subjects include resume and cover letter composition, interview techniques, and job market exploration. 518.626.5150. Open to veterans.
Ongoing series. The VA's Albany Stratton Medical Center offers career counseling. Each Thursday from 10:30 AM to noon, in room 603C, they host a career network to help veterans refine their job skills, secure housing, and connect with resources. 518.626.5150. Open to veterans.
Ongoing series. National Alliance on Mental Illness peer to peer support and learning program. First session on Wednesday, October 9 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Runs for ten weeks on Wednesdays. VA Stratton Medical Center. Register by calling Liz Donovan, LCSW-R. 518.626.5347. Open to those who are consistent consumers of the Stratton Medical Center's mental health services.
Ongoing series. Support group for partners of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn veterans. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month beginning November 7. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Room A1033, VA Stratton Medical Center. Register with Cat Lynch. 518.626.5433. Open to veterans and their families.
Ongoing series. The Albany Stratton Medical Centers offers free legal clinics for veterans from 8:00 AM to noon. Room 806. Nov. 28, Dec. 12 and 26. Open to veterans.
Ongoing series. Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA) supports the Albany Housing Coalition and all veterans. CRNA’s endurance events are open to everyone. www.capitalregionnordicalliance.com
Ongoing display. November 17 to December 1. “Female Veterans Speak” photography and writing display. Orenda Yoga and Healing Arts. 609 Union Street, Schenectady. Open to everyone.
April, May, June, July, August 2014: The Albany Housing Coalition, with support from Capital Region Nordic Alliance, will offer endurance events to give competitive athletes a taste of being in the military. Running, pushups, situps, land navigation, and backpacking challenges will separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls. Open to everyone who likes to physically suffer and help not-for-profit agencies at the same time. Stay tuned for details.
Cool website of the week: http://www.specialops.org/
If you are aware of additional events, please send them my way at least a week in advance.
Erik Schlimmer Veteran Community Coordinator
Army veteran; paratrooper
Albany Housing Coalition Veteran Services 278 Clinton Avenue Albany, New York 12210
My other life: http://www.transadk.com/
Eagle Scout Project for Patriot Hills of NY - July 2014
Operation P.A.T.H. is dedicated to bringing our country’s veterans together with their teenage children for a day of stress free fun so they can reconnect. This outing was created in response to a need seen by a Patriot Hills volunteer, Matthew Murray. He wanted to provide military parents returning from deployment an opportunity to spent time with their teenage children. Parents And Teens Hanging is all about giving veterans and teens the opportunity to get to know each other again. It is for spending time together doing an exciting, possibly once in a life time activity, in a place that they will always remember. The Olympic Venues in Lake Placid is that perfect place. Operation P.A.T.H. gives every participant a special day to spend together full of opportunities to talk, laugh and have fun.
Operation P.A.T.H. is free of charge to all participants.
It provides transportation, a breakfast snack, lunch and dinner to everyone. It includes an Olympic pass to 4 Olympic venues and the Olympic Museum. The day starts with a bobsled ride and the opportunity to shoot like a Biathlete at the Mt Van Hovenburg facilities. They travel to the Olympic Jumping Complex for a Wet and Wild Show and a chair lift to the top of the 90 meter ski jump tower. After lunch it is off to Whiteface Mountain. A ride on the Cloud Splitter gondola takes participants up to the summit of Little Whiteface where the magnificent views are inspiring. Dinner is in the Village of Lake Placid near the Olympic Museum which displays the village’s long Olympic history.
Operation PATH is made possible by donations and fund raising. Your tax deductible donation is guaranteed that 100% will go to funding the trip. If you are interesting in helping Operation PATH in 2014 – please donate through this website. Your help is appreciated. Thank you!
Operation PATH has already made a difference for the 2012 participants:
“I just wanted to reach out and thank you, sincerely, for an EXTREMELY enjoyable and well-coordinated day with my son and a whole host of other great Americans. I have told and re-told many folks of your incredibly successful efforts and in an email, I just can't say how much I appreciate it.”
“I know that you heard this story from more than one veteran that day, but Operation PATH was the first proprietary day that I have had with my 14 year old son due in part to a very demanding military career that has kept me away more than I'd like.”
“I want to again thank you for an awesome day that you provided. We talked about it on the way home from the bus drop-off and each thought the Bobsled was the highlight however all aspects were exceptional.”
Let’s do this again! You can help. Please donate today.
When donating please specify to Operation PATH. So we can keep this funding separated for the event.