Vets Helping Vets
Next retreat date: To be determined
SGT CARLTON A CLARK MEMORIAL VETERANS CAMP
1490 RT 60, ONCHIOTA NY 12989
For more information go to our Retreats & Events page click here
Office: 24 Depot Street
Mail: PO Box 1100 Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Veteran Educational Assistance Program
Combat Veterans who deserve to be seen and heard. “The Resilient” is a band made up of disabled Veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most are amputees and have overcome unbelievable circumstances, to first find each other, and then to find music as a way to reimagine their lives in the most positive way imaginable. They formed the band in 2018 and are just inspiring to watch and entertaining to listen to. If you have the time and are available please consider going to see this band. It will provide a lifetime of inspiration and optimism. There are two main events being hosted at the Jefferson Community College campus, both need to be preregistered but are free to all. Please see the flier below.
Friday, September 17, The Resilient will take part in a conversational panel with audience members in the Sturtz Theater.
Saturday, September 18 they will perform live in the McVean Gymnasium.
Both events are free and the public is invited to attend, we do ask for
pre-registration via the links below.
To register for Conversations with The Resilient: click here
To register for The Resilient Concert: click here
Ground Breaking Ceremony
Homeward Bound HAS purchased 100+ acres of wilderness near Lake Titus in Malone, NY for our future retreat site.
We launched a large capital campaign for building an Adirondack Veterans Retreat Center in Malone NY and our Ground Breaking Ceremony in Malone NY on July 10th was outstanding with good weather, great BBQ and fantastic company. We appreciate all of the help you gave us and continue to give us with your generous donations to help us get our Retreat Center constructed. We have plenty of work to do so please continue to support us in our mission to help our veterans in need.
Here is a video of Ground Breaking which was covered by Jack LaDuke's Adirondack Journal and aired on Mountain Lake PBS.
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Fundraising - You’ve Just Got to Love It
I think one of the hardest things to do, next to cutting your toenails is that of
fundraising. I find myself writing letter after letter for hours to movie stars, sports figures, doctors, anyone I think would have a big heart. That’s the thing I hope to find, people with money who also have a big heart along with discretionary funds.
Now this last statement wasn’t meant as a sarcastic jab, because there are affluent individuals out there who can donate thousands of dollars without missing it. As a matter of fact if I were still gainfully employed, I’d bet a month’s pay there’s at least two such individuals reading this right now. So, come on folks this is a win - win situation. Your donation will, more than likely, save a wounded warrior’s life, and what’s more your donation is “tax deductible!
Hopefully, within the next couple of months it will be possible for us to begin some aspects of construction. An architect has been contacted and will soon be in the process of designing the main lodge that will be the focal point of our operation.
This focal point will not by any means be of an inexpensive nature. A building that was in the $250,000 category to build last year, now will, more than likely, come in at over $450,000. Well drilling, sewage disposal, power all will enter the equation higher than ever before. Despite all these negative aspects the SGT. Carlton A. Clark Veteran’s Center can still become a reality, and something we can all be proud of. All we ask of you reading this today is your support, and to become our “Ambassadors” encouraging your family, friends, and neighbors to also support
us. Thank you on behalf of all those young warriors, both male and female,
returning home with the fog of war still embedded deeply within their minds.
God Bless America,
Frank P Dorchak, Jr.
Homeward Bound Fundraising Chairman
Petty Officer 1st Class U. S. NAVY - Submarine Service
Retired N. Y. S. Forest Ranger
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Videos courtesy of Mountain Lake PBS.
Videos courtesy of Mountain Lake PBS.