Save the DATE! June 9th, 2018
This coming year our goal is to reach $25,000. We need your help to reach it!
Our Help On The Homefront (HOTH) programs can only exist with donations from corporate and public generosity. The need is great. Each year we receive more veteran's assistance requests than the previous year.
What is Help On The Homefront (HOTH)
HOTH is a volunteer outreach program providing support and assistance to US Armed Forces veterans who have service connected disabilities rated by the VA and are in crisis, experiencing a particular hardship, or have unmet needs. Each case is reviewed on merit. If there is no other agency help available to assist the veteran with their immediate need, HOTH takes action!
Needs are typically financial in nature, such as utility bills to keep their power/heat running, or possibly a car repair bill so that they have transportation to work or for medical appointments, or as simple as rent or groceries. Whatever the need, we provide a one time assistance to help the veteran with their particular crisis.
In the Rochester, NY area, HOTH also runs a warehouse of gently used furniture where veterans may request items for their use. Information on this ROC Warehouse program and information including all application forms are on the pgrny.org website.
Help On The Homefront is a program of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. A 100% volunteer organization, and is the New York State affiliate of the National organization of Patriot Guard Riders. Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. is a 501(c)(3).
What is our Event
Annual Heroes Run is a charity fund raiser that benefits Help On The Homefront and New York Warrior Alliance, hosted by the Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. Our event each year starts with a memorial ride, this ride includes motorcycles/vehicle, which go to the dedication site where a brief ceremony honoring a hero takes place. Normally a remembrance object such as a bench, or marker is placed bearing the name of the hero. The ride than continues back to the event location for food, entertainment and raffles.
2018 Annual Heroes Run Honoree, Army Pfc. Jason D. Hasenauer
Army Pfc. Jason D. Hasenauer 21, of Hilton, N.Y. died December 28, 2005 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Pfc. Hasenauer was sitting in a machine-gun turret when the bomb explosion overturned his Humvee in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He died of head injuries.
A 2003 graduate of Hilton High School, Jason Hasenauer was a member of the Hilton Fire Department and had been employeed at JC Penney when he joined the Army. He wanted to do more, wanted to serve and felt it was the right thing to do.
Pfc. Jason D. Hasenauer was a father for just four weeks.
Our Partner Organization
Since 2014, the Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc. has partnered with New York Warrior Alliance for the Annual Heroes Run. New York Warrior Alliance shares our philosophy about our veterans and their families. Both organizations are 100% volunteer and 100% of donations go directly to assisting our veterans. Both organizations are 501(c)(3) not for profit organizations. New York Warrior Alliance (NYWA) has gifted more than $250,000 to our wounded and their caregivers since 2008. They are the largest donor of basic essentials to the Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
(Neither of these organizations are affiliated with any other wounded warrior organizations.)