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Volunteer Spirit Awards 2019

April 07, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Thank you to Alisa Kesten & the Volunteer New York!  team for an inspiring #volspirit19. This was my 8th year attending.  Your Neighbor, Jake  

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A Navy SEAL’s Lesson

March 29, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Here’s a retired Navy SEAL on the Today Show with a lesson for all of us.  Suddenly, my 100 mile bike ride doesn’t seem too difficult. https://www.today.com/video/-toughest-man-alive-shares-how-he-pushes-his-mind-and-body-1465631811523 Your Neighbor, Jake

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International Women’s Day

March 09, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

On International Women’s Day we celebrate the accomplishments of all women.  Please watch the video from the TODAY show about the 1st ever All Female Flyover Team in honor of Captain Rosemary Mariner. Captain Mariner was one of the Navy’s first female pilots and the first to command a naval aviation squadron.  Your Neighbor, Jake

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A Veteran and Her Service Dog

February 25, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Please watch this CBS This Morning Steve Hartman’s story about a veteran and her service dog. Remember, both you and your dog can find purpose in volunteering for your community. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/a-debt-to-a-service-dog/ Your Neighbor, Jake

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A Sign of the Times

February 19, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Here is a story from CBS Sunday Morning’s Steve Hartman that is an example of being a good neighbor and having the volunteer spirit. What are some things you can do to reach out to your neighbors? https://www.cbsnews.com/video/a-sign-of-the-times-2/ Your Neighbor, Jake

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In the past 8 years we have acknowledged the sacrifices made by Blue Star and Gold Star Military Families by:

February 10, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Raised funds for “Operation That’s My Ride,” a USO program that provides brand new bikes, helmets, and instruction manuals for Military Children ages 2-8. Held a Century Ride for Military Families.  We rode from New Rochelle to the United States Military Academy at West Point and back.  All proceeds were given to the USO of […]

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Over The Past 8 Years…

February 08, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

In the past 8 years we have acknowledged the sacrifices made by Blue Star and Gold Star Military Families by: In August of 2016, Stars for Cars sponsored a baseball clinic for Military Families with children ages 6-16 that was facilitated by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the USO of Metropolitan New […]

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Happy 8th Anniversary to Stars for Cars! (part 8)

February 07, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

For my next few posts, I’ll let you know what Stars for Cars has accomplished over 8 years.  In the past 8 years we have acknowledged the sacrifices made by Blue Star and Gold Star Military Families by:  -Designed and sell star shaped magnetic decals nationally. 100% of the proceeds go to the vital programs […]

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Happy 8th Anniversary to Stars for Cars! (part 7)

February 06, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

Over the past 8 years, we contacted thousands of Teachers, Principals, Superintendents, Mayors, Assemblymen and Assemblywomen, County Executives, Governors, Senators, many national and international organizations, key educational policy makers, The Speaker of the House, and The White House.  My request for a bill was eventually passed along to the Ranking Member of the Military Personnel […]

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Super Bowl 2019

February 03, 2019  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

As I get ready to watch Super Bowl 2019 and eat my Dad’s chili, I remember Blue Star and Gold Star Military Families and organizations like the USO of Metropolitan NY who care about them. Your Neighbor, Jake

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