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VFW in Tupper Lake gives Donation

June 25, 2024

A HUGE THANK YOU to VFW Post 3120 (Edmond Bujold Adirondack VFW Post) in Tupper Lake for their generous $1,000 donation! Pictured below, VFW Commander Tracy Luton (left) presents Homeward Bound Adirondacks Executive Director Valerie Ainsworth (right) with the donation check. Also present are our dedicated Homeward Bound staff members James Howard, Cody McCasland, Chris Redmond, and Jason Redmond. Your support helps us continue our mission to empower veterans and provide them with the comprehensive support services they need. Together, we make a difference! 🇺🇸

June 25, 2024

Recently, Homeward Bound Adirondacks staff had the pleasure of joining the North Country Veterans Association Post #1 in Plattsburgh, NY, for an evening of dinner and collaboration. We discussed exciting opportunities for future partnerships to further support our veteran community. Pictured below from left to right are Deputy Director Jason Redmond, Case Managers Chris Redmond and Cody McCasland, Executive Director Valerie Ainsworth, and Case Manager Tracy Luton.

July 2, 2024

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of a brand new passenger van! This much-needed addition to our fleet will greatly enhance our ability to support veterans by providing reliable transportation to appointments, retreat and event activities, and any other essential destinations that contribute to their success in daily life.

June 28, 2024

This weekend, Homeward Bound Adirondacks successfully hosted its inaugural retreat at Camp Tamarac, the future site of the SGT Carlton A. Clark Veterans Center. Our veterans had the opportunity to connect and bond through various recreational activities, including hiking, kayaking, fishing, and engaging fireside chats. The serene environment of the Adirondack Mountains provided a perfect backdrop for a weekend of nature therapy, fostering camaraderie and rejuvenation among our participants. We are committed to empowering veterans and supporting their journey towards healing and hope. Stay tuned for more updates on our upcoming events and programs! Our retreats are made possible thanks to the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program, the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project, the New York Health Foundation, the United Way, and many more generous contributors. Let’s connect our heroes with the tranquility they deserve.

June 5, 2024

The Abenaque Chapter 745, Order of the Eastern Star, from Long Lake, held a meeting at the Town Hall to honor local veterans. Shane Holmes from Homeward Bound Adirondacks and a resident of Long Lake. was the guest speaker, discussing their mission to support veterans through outdoor activities in the Adirondacks. Veterans from the American Legion posts in Long Lake and Indian Lake, along with other local veterans, attended the event. The Chapter collected and donated paper goods and food items. Monetary donations were given to the three attending veteran organizations. In addition, veterans from all military branches were recognized for their service. Read full story here: https://weeklyexpressnews.com/order-of-the-eastern-star…/

June 5, 2024

We are excited to announce the construction of a Memorial Garden and Flagpole at our new retreat site, the SGT Carlton A. Clark Veterans Center, located at 12801 State Rt. 30, Malone, NY. This meaningful project has been initiated through the generous donation of Kirk and Aimee LaVigne, in honor of their family and all who have served.

We invite you to participate in this tribute by purchasing an engraved brick to leave a legacy or commemorate a Veteran, past and present. For more details and to download the order form, please visit: Engraved Paver Form