Hudson Valley Council Latest to Join the American Veterans Aid Fund Drive

Posted on 04 October 2009 by admin


10363410-bsahvc-coo-diego-aviles-greg-kelly-avaf-directorBoy Scouts of America, Hudson Valley Council joined the American Veterans Aid Fund Great Cell Phone Drive today in support of housing for our veterans and their families in the Hudson Valley.

“Having been a scout growing up in the Town of Woodbury was one of the greatest experiences in my lifetime in addition to working as a staff member of scout supporter Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman (Ret.),” said Greg Kelly, Director, American Veterans Aid Fund http://americanveteransaidfund.com/index.shtml. “Our veterans’ cell phone drive with The Boy Scouts of America, Hudson Valley Council ends on Thanksgiving 2009, however, we encourage people to support scouting all year round.”

“As Scouting prepares to celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2010, we will seek many more opportunities to continue Scouting’s long time stewardship of the environment. We
have been Green since 1910.” Diego Aviles, Chief Operating Officer, Boy Scouts of America, Hudson Valley Council.

Boy Scouts of America, Hudson Valley Council (http://bsahvc.org/) Great Cell Phone Drive for Veterans drop box is located in the foyer of the Hudson Valley Scout Shop, 6 Jeanne Drive, Newburgh, NY.

The American Veterans Aid Fund launched its Great Cell Phone Drive for Veterans in the Hudson Valley on August 28, 2009 with initial cell phone drop boxes placed at the following businesses:
1. Irelands 32, Suffern, NY on Orange Avenue
2. Frans Hallmark, Monroe, NY on Route 17M
3. The Bright Star Diner, Central Valley, NY on Route 32
4. Dragon’s Den Deli, Cornwall, NY on Main Street
5. Olde Erie Pub & Grille, Middletown, NY 7 West Main St.

Boy Scouts of America, Hudson Valley Council currently serves more than 9,500 young people through Scouting and Learning for Life Programs in the New York Counties of Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Pike County in Pennsylvania.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America, Hudson Valley Council is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

To participate contact us at info@americanveteransaidfund.com or by telephone at 917-843-9311. Donated Cell Phones may also be mailed to: American Veterans Aid Fund
P.O. Box 418, Central Valley, NY 10917.

American Veterans Aid Fund & VETUNES ® (http://americanveteransaidfund.com) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization to assist veterans and their families in obtaining and maintaining the respect, dignity, and honor earned through their service and sacrifice. AVAF has a relationship with veterans, their families, and veteran organizations based upon mutual regard and shared visions for a better tomorrow as well as common interests and values.

Photo ID L-R: Boy Scouts of America, Hudson Valley Council COO Diego Aviles, American Veterans Aid Fund Director Greg Kelly

Source: Press Release

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