PA 7/8/15 6th Annual Vlahos Dunn Insurance Golf Outing Benefiting Area Veterans Gilbertsville, PA

Dear Supporters,

Spring has sprung ! The 6th Annual Vlahos Dunn Insurance Golf Outing is just around the corner. July 8th will be make it our 6th year of supporting those who served in our military. Last year was our best and hoping with the continued support from all of you we will continue to give to those who have given so much in a very unselfish manor. Please reserve the date and plan on a great day of golf, food, beer, and fun with friends at the best golf outing ever for a great cause. I hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you for your continued support.

James W. Vlahos   USAF “73-83”   contact: 

DATE: July 8, 2015

Location: Twin Ponds Golf Course, 700 Gilbertsville Rd, Gilbertsville, PA 19525

 Time: 12:00 registration, 1:00 Shot gun, Dinner at 5:30,


NJ 5/16/15 Wounded Warrior Benefit Pass the Word!


A Hero’s Welcome NJ will be setting up an info table at this event, If you are interested in attending, please contact ">Rose Pagan, AHW NJ Chapter Director.

We would like to support this great cause and the VFW, who are always there to help us!

It should be a fun night, so please let me know!!!

Thank you so much!!

A Hero’s Welcome Thanks Donators who supported the MSAWI Support the Troops Day

ACME & Giant Donations



Walmart and Giant Southampton


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Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews donation pick-up



Thank you to the staff of Eros Wholesale. Owner Brad Seiver, middle with earpiece.

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Pace Charter School.. Thank you for your       donation!!! 
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DE Chapter collecting items for Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans in Northern Delaware

TEAM WORK!!!!! PA and DE Chapters getting it done!!!!


A Hero’s Welcome Delaware Chapter are collecting items to help

Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans in Northern Delaware.

15 AHWDEdonations

There are 20 veterans residing in the shelter and many waiting to come in from the COLD.

We are in need of toiletries (Shampoo, soap, deodorant, shaving cream, toothpaste etc….) We have received a donation from a local

#1 request from our Veterans is SOCKS and baseball caps!!!

Dollar Stores are a great source if you have connections please let us know.

Any donations are greatly appreciated, If you can help please email Rosely at


Thank you





The First, Official, A Hero’s Welcome Pennsylvania Chapter Director Brenda Hecklin


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 and Jerry Klein at Media Memorial Day Parade 2013

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!!!!



This interview will air ON SUNDAY 6:30 AM You can also listen to a PODCAST (LINK BELOW)

Rosely and Elizabeth are representing A HERO’S WELCOME and WARRIORS’ WATCH RIDERS on WJBR RADIO

“The Focus on Delaware”

Live on WJBR “A Hero’s Welcome” will run this Sunday, MAY 26, 2013  at 6:30 am.

You can also listen to a podcast of the show

It is to the right of the page under Podcasts.  Scroll down and it’s just after the John Edward interview.

WJBR’S own “J Bear” may even join us on our June 1st. welcome in Maryland!

Special thanks to Charlie Maxx

Program Director/Morning Co-Host
99.5 WJBR Radio

AHW represented at the Annual JP Morgan Chase Volunteer Day in Jersey City, NJ

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!

Looking for ways to help AHW? I’ve got some ideas!


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,

Maria Hyland

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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

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