The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to report that for the first time since the inception of the Wreaths Across America program, on December 16, 2017, a Holiday Wreath was placed on every gravesite at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. The Patriot Guard Riders, along with several thousand community volunteers respectfully placed those wreaths, but much more importantly, took the time to honor and remember over 11,000 of our fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen resting in that place of honor.

We wish to sincerely thank everyone who made that goal a reality, particularly those who contributed via the PGRNY “Three For Two” program. Through that program, fully 100% of your contribution went toward the sponsorship of wreaths, with a total of almost 3,800 wreaths (over 1/3 of the total) provided….a truly outstanding effort.

Now that the bar has been set, we look forward to achieving that goal each and every year going forward, and we are confident that with your generous help and support, we can do just that. Once again, our heartfelt thanks for honoring and remembering our fallen heroes.

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STATE CAPTAIN
Bill Schaaf

ASSISTANT STATE CAPTAINS
Nigel Heaton (Regions 1-3)
Ray Sestak (Regions 4-7)
Jim McElroy (Regions 8-9)

 

HOTH DIRECTOR (ACTING)
Dave Kern

 

PGRNY is made up of 9 regions, with the regions being made up of groupings of adjoining counties.  Each Region has Ride Captains who coordinate and oversee the various missions.  View the map below to determine your Region. Once you identify your Region, click on your Region number under the map to view the contact information for the Ride Captains as well as a complete listing of the counties covered within the region.

New York State Regional Map

 

Regional Contacts

Region 1

Region 1

Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston,
Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany

 

Senior Ride Captain
Don Higgins
gladiator6988@hotmail.com

 

Ride Captains
John Ben jjb1946@aol.com
Don Becker dbecker97545@roadrunner.com
George Brown n/a
Terry Garigen terrgari@hotmail.com
Deborah Johnson debbie.pgr.rider@gmail.com
Kirby Johnson kirby@prioritybiz.com
Patrick Jordan pjordanhd@gmail.com
Joe Joyce jjoyce82abn55@yahoo.com
Ken Lyons kandrlyons@inbox.com
Skip Merrick merricce@aol.com
Robert Servis
rhservis@hotmail.com
Wayne Siminski wayjo699@aim.com
Bob Woodward bobwood2294@gmail.com

Welcome to Western New York, PGRNY Region #1, comprising the 9 most western counties in New York State. 

Recently, due to both media coverage and active membership we have been blessed with many new members.  We also enjoy participation from members from Canada and Pennsylvania. 

Our Region has some very dedicated members who go out of their way to participate.  We hope you find the time to join us in our Mission.  Once you complete a Mission, I think you’ll find the “Thanks” we receive from the Families we serve, enormously rewarding.

 

 


 

Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only. The ROC HOTH Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call.  You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.

PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal

 

Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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