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Tommy is Walking America for Veterans

Check out the Official Teaser Trailer for the VetZero Walk Across America Happening this Summer!

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WPDH 101.5 FM in Poughkeepsie Supports VetZero!

Recently, the Boris & Robyn Morning Show  on WPDH 101.5 FM in Poughkeepsie invited Commander Tom and Christa Hines of Hudson River Housing into the studio to talk about the VetZero project and their work with our veterans in the Hudson Valley. We found out two important facts: first, homelessness is on the rise in our community, and second, Tom's worst fear on his journey across the USA will be ... BEARS. (Yes, bears.) You can listen to the whole interview with Tom and Christa by clicking here:

http://wpdh.com/poughkeepsie-man-walking-across-america-this-summer/


And tune into the Boris & Robyn show on WPDH all summer for regular updates from the road as Commander Tom calls in as he makes his way across the country to raise awareness for our veterans! Hopefully, with no bears ...

Christa Hines, the Executive Director of Hudson River Housing, and Commander Tom at WPDH.

Christa Hines, the Executive Director of Hudson River Housing, and Commander Tom at WPDH.

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100 Years of Service to Veterans in Poughkeepsie

VetZero is the official veteran service project of VFW Post 170 in Poughkeepsie, NY. We've been making a difference in our hometown since 1919, and now in 2019, we have more than 176 combat veterans and their families who call VFW Post 170 home. We have veterans from World War II right up to the present conflict in Afghanistan, and together, we're on a mission to reach ZERO veteran suicides and ZERO veteran homelessness in our community -- and hopefully, in our nation.


But we can't do it without your help!


Supporting our mission is easy! You can make a donation on our GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/vetzero or you can simply send your donation by mail directly to VFW Post 170 at:


VFW Post 170

1 Violet Avenue

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Please make cheques to "VFW Post 170" and put "VetZero" in the subject line so we can direct your donation to the proper place. Please do not send cash.


VFW Post 170 is a registered 501 (c) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax deductible according to all applicable laws. 


Thanks for listening, and thank you for supporting your local veterans!

Commander Tom with some of his fellow VFW Post 170 members at the 2018 Veterans Parade.

Commander Tom with some of his fellow VFW Post 170 members at the 2018 Veterans Parade.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 170

1 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie New York 12601

(845) 452-5401

VFW Hours 12 - 8pm