Mission: To maintain a cooperative alliance of the major war veterans organizations of the greater new york metropolitan area in order to: implement programs to enhance the quality of life of veterans and their dependents; sponsor and organize public functions which honor the sacrifices made by veterans in the conflicts in which they served; preserve and maintain memorials to those who have served the united states of america as members of the armed forces; and work with the nyc mayor's office of veterans affairs, the new york state department of veterans affairs and the united states veterans administration of veterans affairs on issues concerning veterans.
Programs: Veterans week activities that included:the veterans day parade (americas parade) the organization sponsors and organizes the nyc veterans day parade (america's parade) and other events through out the year. City hall flag ceremonygoldstar mothers receptioneternal light cleaningsunday mass at st. Patrick's cathedralissue forward march magazinewomen in service receptionmarine corp birthday receptionmayor's breakfastveterans villageunity receptionlive television broadcast of paradefebruary: "uwvc" good will valentines caravanthe united war veterans council conducted the annual goodwill valentines caravan, by gathering thousands of handmade greeting cards and an array of assorted gifts from our sponsors (i. E. History, hbo,u-haul, verizon etc. (i. E. Toiletries, electronics, tee shirts, hats,dvds, phone cards, toys, etc. ) to distribute at veterans hospitals and military bases in ny, nj, pa, de, va, ultimately converging on walter reed national military medical center - bethesda to bring 'unconditional love' to our wounded warriors in recovery. What we kick start in early january 2013, we proudly invite supporters of our veterans and military communities to join in by bringing or sending unsealed cards or unwrapped gifts to one of the various collection points. The results were incredible. We delivered 6,500 mostly 'handmade' valentines cards to both men and women presently serving, and men and women in the va hospitals throughout the states toured. The many many smiles, grateful acknowledgements, and nods of 'thanks' from wounded and injured military and veterans cannot be measured. We relayed back the results, as best we could, to those many school children, and patriotic citizens from our great city (dozens of card making events in business places, schools and homes).
This is my third time since 2014 donating. I simply schedule a pick up online, wait for the email confirmation and leave the items at my front door. I return home to find my items picked up on each occasion. They also leave charitable tax forms for me.
My husband is a retired Marine officer and we were very disappointed with this organization. They scheduled a pick up on a Thursday and never showed up. After phone calls every day for 4 days to your customer service number, our items were still not picked up. They couild have cared less. Everything was marked appropriately and we even had a sign directing them to our house in case they couldn't find it. Will never donate to this organization again.