Exciting News from the North Country Chamber of Commerce

March 13, 2024

We’re thrilled to highlight a powerful feature in this month’s Chamber magazine: “No Veteran Left Behind” by Allison Maggy and Joel Wood. This insightful article shines a light on the heroic efforts of HBA, demonstrating our community’s unwavering commitment to supporting our veterans. Discover the full story and join us in honoring the vital work being done for those who served. Let’s ensure that no hero is left behind. Read the article here

February 29, 2024

Homeward Bound Adirondacks invites sealed bids for the construction of a utility building at the retreat site located at 12901 State Hwy 30, Malone, New York. This project encompasses a range of tasks including site preparation and the erection of the building, which will feature a foundation, wood framing, insulation, exterior siding, installation of doors and windows, the assembly of pre-engineered roof trusses and roofing system, an in-slab hydronic heating system, a ventilation setup, comprehensive plumbing including drainage and water distribution systems, and a full electrical installation covering power distribution and lighting. Additionally, the scope of work includes external trenching for water supply from an existing drilled well to the new building, and the extension of underground electrical connections from an existing shed to the utility building. There is also the possibility of extending these underground services to the adjacent ADA Cabin Building Site, pending decision. Click here

December 13, 2023

The American Heroes Flag Poles Foundation, honors the service and sacrifice of American combat veterans and wounded warriors. As the only full-time traditional wooden flagpole manufacturer in North America, they’ve pledged to donate and install 25-foot handcrafted Northern Red Oak flagpoles, complete with military ceremonies, to 20 deserving veterans each year. This heartfelt tribute, starting in the Northeastern United States, celebrates and acknowledges the long-overlooked honor of those who’ve bravely served our nation.

November 27, 2023

The college raised $600 for Homeward Bound Adirondacks through a pair of raffles leading up to Veterans Day! President Joe Keegan recently handed off the funds to Homeward Bound board member Amy Tuthill, the college’s associate director of recruitment and VA officer. The raffles, which included tickets to Army football and hockey games, were spearheaded by Kim Duffey, chair of our Business Program. The college also collected scores of items for veteran care packages and coordinated a letter-writing campaign to active duty members of our armed forces. Thank you to all who donated their time and money to this effort!

November 1, 2024

During Veterans Day, Cody McCasland, a veteran and staff member of Homeward Bound Adirondacks, was joined by his wife, Sara, in a 22-mile walk to raise awareness for the urgent issue of Veteran Suicide. While Sara is not a veteran nor an employee of Homeward Bound Adirondacks, her participation alongside her husband exemplified solidarity and support for her husband and the cause. Together, their efforts resulted in raising $6700.00. Cody, serving as a Case Manager at Homeward Bound Adirondack, demonstrates unwavering dedication to the North Country Veteran Community, a commitment that is greatly admired by our organization, and supported wholeheartedly by his wife, Sara.

November 1, 2023

A heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ to Andrew Topham (U.S. Army Retired) from Poland, NY, and to all the generous individuals who contributed to the ‘Hike for Homeless Vets’ campaign Andrew started in order to raised funds while hiking on the Appalachian Trail this year. The funds raised will support Homeward Bound Adirondacks in our ongoing mission: “to be a beacon of healing and resilience, restoring the strength and well-being of those who have sacrificed for our nation.