BUNKERS IN BAGHDAD
Rating: 4.98 stars 65 65 reviews 1,315
Location: 665 Main St Ste 400 Buffalo NY 14203 USA
Target demographics: troops and veterans
Direct beneficiaries per year: troops in over 1,000 units stationed around the world
Geographic areas served: Buffalo, NY and cities across the US
Programs: collecting and shipping donated golf balls and clubs to troops deployed around the world. We also supply golf equipment to Wounded Warrior and VA programs in each of the 50 states.
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What a great organization to work with!!! I called Joe and he answered the phone himself. No answering machines, no secretaries- I immediately spoke with the person that I wanted to speak with.
He was kind and gracious on the phone- thanking me for my generosity. Joe explained to me how to ship the equipment, the best/cost efficient shipping method to use, and where to ship the equipment to.
Bunkers was easy to work with, easy to donate to, and I know that my donation is being put to a good use in a timely manner. It doesn't get better than this.
Kudos to Joe and his team.
My husband is deployed in Afghanistan for his fourth tour. I heard about Bunkers in Baghdad from a fellow military wife who had reached out to the charity. I was surprised that they send golf equipment over with no strings attached. If you ask them- they will do it. I wish more charities were run like this without all of the red tape and lies that they come up with. Thank you for all that you do to help make my husband's life better. This is a great charity.
Mr. Hanna and his organization has been so supportive and completely amazing from the very first email! They far surpass any expectation I originally had when I first contacted them. My unit is about to deploy and Mr. Hanna has went above and beyond to supply my unit prior to leaving. Additionally I explained to him my desire to get more individuals to pick up the game of golf and told him about a tournament I am encouraging them to join and the organization sent a prize for me to give out to one of the new Golfers! Absolutely phenomenal and amazing!
I have been volunteering with Bunkers in Baghdad for the last 3 years. It has been my pleasure to work with Joe and his team. They are always willing to listen to my ideas and give me a great deal of freedom when it comes to helping out. I have volunteered with other organizations that watch over you lIke a hawk and couldn't care less about what you thought and your ideas. I can say, seeing it first hand, that Joe and Bunkers truly cares about our troops and vets. He is a patriot and a great person. Keep up the good work.
As someone who served this nation for 15+ years and has been deployed 6 times overseas- I have seen the best and worst of people's intentions when supporting the military. This organization is absolutely amongst the best of the best at the end of the day. "Ask and you shall receive." Bunkers fulfilled my request to provide a net, turf, clubs and balls for my unit. It didn't take a month or a week- within 24 hours- I had a tracking number and was ready to go. God Bless you and God bless America. Keep up the great work. We need it.
I am deployed in the Gulf serving our United States Navy... we reached out to Bunkers in Baghdad and they have gone above and beyond our request and have sent us thousands of golf balls and a number of sets of clubs to use. We appreciate all that they do for all service members around the world.
As a deployed Soldier, Bunkers In Baghdad was a awesome help. We reached out to one of their volunteers who was deployed with us, and he was able to get clubs, balls and a net sent to us. It was a great way for our guys to decompress and have some fun at the same time.
I am a US Marine stationed in Afghanistan. Several weeks ago, a friend from home saw Bunkers in Baghdad on Twitter and recommended that I reach out to the charity. I had nothing to lose. I sent Joe Hanna, its President, an email and within 5 hours, he responded to me and was ready to send golf equipment our way. It was absolutely amazing- like Christmas all over again. The packages kept coming and coming... at the end of the day, we received a couple thousand golf balls and a number of sets. It was absolutely fantastic... Bunkers in Baghdad helped improve our morale and attitudes immensely. I cannot stress this enough- this charity said it was going to do something and it delivered (very quickly I might add). Please support their efforts- they are the best of the best.
I am a commander in Afghanistan and run a medical hospital. Part of what we have to do is be near the hospital at all times in order to decrease the response time it takes to get to the hospital when casualties arrive for treatment. when I found out about bunkers in Baghdad I was so excited. They shipped us golf clubs and a lot of golf balls! it was here extremely fast and how we can hang a net up and practice our swing! It is very exciting since we are going to miss out on golf season this year since we will be here for 9 months straight. This is a fantastic program and I just want to say thank you very much for your support. It truly means the world to us over here. It is a great feeling to know that we are not forgotten by our fellow Americans while we are deployed and away from our families.
Golf was recommended to help as therapy. Thank you Bunkers for helping out. Brothers and Sisters under one Flag. thank you!!!!!!