Brenda joined A Hero’s Welcome two years ago and has worked consistently on the scene of welcome home celebrations as well as behind the scenes planning upcoming welcomes.
Brenda believes in the mission of A Hero’s Welcome and backs up that belief by being an integral part of bringing home our military. I am so grateful for all she has done to help me and A Hero’s Welcome.
Brenda’s organizational skills have been the catalyst behind current projects such as the AHW information packets that are presented to schools and community groups and the Certificates of Appreciation given to local businesses that support our missions. In addition to attending almost every Pennsylvania mission posted in the past two years, Brenda also works tirelessly to keep everyone supplied with MSAWI stars for our troops.
Please join me in welcoming Brenda as the Pennsylvania Chapter Director as she works passionately to help grow our organization through hard work and commitment to ensure all service members get the proper welcome home!
Carol is very busy these days spreading the good news about A Hero’s Welcome and the Warriors’ Watch Riders work to bring home our Heroes in style!! thank you Carol for all you do for our troops!!!
You must be exhausted!!! WE Love you!!!
Our very own Carol Klein representing A Hero’s Welcome and the Warriors’ Watch Riders on Memorial Day. God Bless our fallen heroes and all who serve! (Carol was co-starring with her hubby, Jerry who proudly wears our “THANK YOU” Tshirt!!!) Thank you Carol and Jerry for your continued support!!!!
For the 4th year now, JP Morgan Chase has invited A Hero’s Welcome to join in their Annual Volunteer Fair, coordinating it this year with ” National Volunteer Week” They asked us to send a representative to the event to tell their employees about A Hero’s Welcome and give us the opportunity to build our Northern New Jersey / NYC chapter.
The event was held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at 575 Washington Blvd. Jersey City, NJ.
Lunch and parking was provided and we were given the opportunity to tell the employees a little about AHW and invite them to join us in welcoming home the troops.
Gisela Ramos from our North Jersey Chapter manned the table and signed up 24 new members!
I would like to thank Gisela and her friend, Shiela for spreading the word about A Hero’s Welcome.
If you would like to represent A Hero’s Welcome next year at the JP Morgan Chase Volunteer Day, please let me know… Or if you have a Volunteer Day where you work or know of a Community Service Club in your area that would let you come to one of their meetings to explain what we are all about, please let me know.
It’s a great way to get the word out!
Summer is over and things are going to get busy with the holidays coming up.. this also means the troops will be coming home more frequently to see family and friends.
I’d like to put together “Welcome Home Teams” to cover periods of time (creating a schedule) and to cover areas of PA and NJ where the welcomes would take place. I’m hoping this will make more efficient use of everyone’s time and resources. (Ideas are welcome)
Please contact me if you’d like to be a part of a “team’ where you live. If there is a welcome home close to you, you would present the certificate and be a part of the planning for that particular welcome. Similar to the Ride Captain for our sister group, the Warriors’ Watch Riders. It’s very exciting to know YOU put the welcome home together, very rewarding to see the family and our HERO be reunited!
Please think about it… and thank you for your continued support!
For the Troops,
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Look what we have so far!
PR: Jane Perkins and Dan O’Kane
Bucks County Team: Paul and Clare Wexler
Phila Airport Team: Dan O’Kane
Montgomery County Team: Maria and Bob Kerr
Needed: Website Moderators and Email support
I received a phone call today from “Jim”. I don’t know Jim but I can tell you he is someone I want on my side, that’s for sure!
He was on his way to the Plymouth Meeting Mall when he saw a wallet on the pavement outside a local bank. He picked up the wallet, got the ID out and proceeded to find the owner. He didn’t stop when the directory assistance said the phone number that matched the owner was no longer in service.. he kept on looking. “Jim” did a search on the Internet and found a post about Nick Mosakowski, USMC being welcomed home by A Hero’s Welcome. Jim contacted me, asking first for Steve Phipps, Chief of the Conshohocken FD who set up Nick’s welcome. I called Steve and by the time Steve got over to Nick’s house, our “HERO” had already delivered the wallet and was gone.
I know there are still good people out there.. I meet them everytime we do a welcome home for our Heroes.. but it’s always nice to see this type of good deed in action.
Thank you Jim!!!
(also, found out Jim’s nephew is home on leave from Afghanistan! Hopefully, we’ll get to meet Jim soon!)
Thank America’s Veterans for Our Freedom @ The Bourse Building
Friday, September 21, 2012;10am-4pm (World Gratitude Day)
Thank-A-Vet is asking Philadelphia to come together on Friday, September 21 (World Gratitude Day), to give Appreciation to America’s Military Veterans for the Freedom we enjoy every day! We will have a gigantic Thank You board for people to sign, Coffee Mugs to Decorate/ Donate and Veterans to thank in person at the Bourse Building, 111 South Independence Mall East in Philadelphia.
We will also be collecting socks (Thank-A-Vetwww.thankavet.us), canned food (Feed Our Vetswww.feedourvets.org) and toiletries (Support Homeless Veteranswww.supporthomelessveterans.org)for Veterans that are working hard to make it home.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by calling 732-570-8339, if you would like to be involved.
Thank you for Thanking Our Veterans,
Shannon N. Drake