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Bunkers in Baghdad

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

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.

Community Stories

138 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We contacted Bunkers in Baghdad and they were amazing. We got great quality clubs and hundreds of golf balls on our deployment. It greatly improved the morale and welfare of our deployed unit. It was like a second Christmas. The clubs were in great shape and arrived in a timely manner. This is a tremendous organization and the customer service was phenomenal.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Best of the best. Thank you for taking care of us. Between the turf, clubs and balls- we feel like people care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cannot thank Bunkers enough for all that it does for us. We recently received a shipment of 3,000+ balls and several boxes of clubs for our unit of 300. Thank you for taking care of us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Back to Iraq for my second tour... Bunkers has rescued us again. We asked for balls and clubs and they sent more than we can ever imagine! I feel like I am home again golfing at Topgolf with my brother. Thank you for all you do... Happy New Year to one of the best charities out there.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Deployed to Kosovo for a NATO mission and really needed a taste of back home. With a short range we can hit in Bunkers in Baghdad sent us a full set of irons and two boxes packed full of balls and a green hitting mat. We are over ecstatic to start hitting as soon as the snow disappears. Great Christmas present for the troops.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bunkers in Baghdad have exceeded my expectation. They responded really quick and sent out the package in a very quick manner. The items will help individuals during the holidays. Thank you again!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful nonprofit organization! Immediately responded to our request for golf balls in Kuwait. Wonderful organization that does what they can to make deployed service members' quality of life a little better.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization doing great things for our service members. Being away from home is difficult but getting an unexpected round of golf in was a great stress relief. A number of soldiers had never golfed and Bunkers in Baghdad provided us with the opportunity to extend the game to them.

I contacted Bunkers in Baghdad on July 6 and we received clubs and balls in two weeks. Fantastic how quickly they responded and the donations they provided.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization with super fast response. I received a few clubs and a bunch of balls to get me started.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bunkers in Baghdad helps provide the game of golf to soldiers, sailors, and airmen around the world. We got word that some golf supplies were on their way out after a really really rough day. We, (joint members of my strike cell) all commented just the thought that we could go out behind our tents and just swing a club brought a little bit of peace and some smiles in the middle of a challenging and tough fight. Thanks so much for the support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Joe and the people over at bunkers in Baghdad are top notch in my book. They responded right away and were able to send me some equipment and balls to get my game started. Thanks a lot guys!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bunkers in Baghdad was quick to respond and were very easy to communicate with. They sent golf equipment to our unit very rapidly and I had a great experience with them! They have tangibly improved the moral of the unit !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I reached out to this charity asking if they could send anything that would keep our minds off of things back home, keep stress levels down and keep morale as high as possible. This charity swiftly replied back to me, telling me that they would be happy to send something to us. We were very surprised to receive about six really nice golf clubs and about two hundred golf balls, that were also all in very good condition and really nice brands. The kind things this charity has done for us will not be forgotten. Because of this charity, we are able to better serve and keep our country free. Thanks again v/r 407 EMXS

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It is not every day that you can reach out to a charity and they respond to you immediately, are willing to help, and actually do it. With all of the things happening with all of these other military charities across the country (Wounded Warrior Project)- this is refreshing. Keep up the great work and thank you for taking care of us. The camaraderie that has grown amongst my unit has been priceless.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard about Bunkers in Baghdad from my last deployment and they provided tons of gear for the unit I was with. When I moved overseas again I contacted them and within 2 weeks I had a full set of clubs and 20lbs worth of golf balls to give to my guys. Great organization that provides instant morale!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ask and you shall receive. Bunkers has supplied by unit with thousands of golf balls, turf, golf shoes, golf clubs, gloves, Callaway hats and towels for 4 different deployments. We could not be more thankful for all that they have done for us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Stationed on the USS Truman... we requested golf balls and golf clubs from Bunkers and Joe. Not only did he send me equipment- he sent equipment for everyone. Thousands of golf balls and 10+ sets of golf clubs. Wow. These guys are life savers. We appreciate all of their support and everything they have done to help us. Keep up the great work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for this organization for a number of years. The work that they do each day is truly inspirational. Joe and his team are very easy to work with. As a veteran, it means so much to me that Joe cares and is passionate about the men and women he is helping. I have collected and donated more than 20,000 golf balls to Bunkers and will not slow down any time soon. Keep up the great work. Proud to be apart of the team.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great charity. Caring. Helpful. Responsive. Grass roots. No concerns of hi jinx with these guys. Thank you for taking care of us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Best of the best. For a warrior with no other outlet- Bunkers has gone out of its way to make my life better.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is a wounded warrior. I reached out to Joe after learning from Callaway Golf that this non-profit exists. I emailed Bunkers and he responded to me within an hour. He sent my husband golf balls, a hat, a towel, golf shoes, and a beautiful golf shirt. What a great organization. Keep up the great work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great non-profit!!! I have been working with Bunkers for the last year and there is not a more easy group to work with out there. Their response rate, ideas, and willingness to help its volunteers feel welcomed is second to none. Thank you for all that you do in supporting our warriors and troops.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am deployed overseas and reached out to Joe and his team to receive golf equipment. Within 2 weeks- we had thousands of golf balls and hundreds of clubs. No exaggeration- this was a life saver. What a great charity and what a great idea. Thank you for everything. God Bless.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted Joe about sending golf equipment to our team on deployment. His quick response and outstanding support enabled our troops to enjoy the holiday season while on deployment with a little friendly competition out on our site. It was heartwarming to have this organization help us in what can be such a solemn time. Thanks to you and your team Joe.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard about this organization through my peers at work while on rotation to Camp Buerhing Kuwait. I reached out to them to see if they were able to send my unit some golf equipment. We have a large company here, and Bunkers in Baghdad sent an ample amount of equipment to facilitate a way for us to recreate in our free time. They sent us 18 pounds of golf balls and 2 sets of golf clubs! I have a lot of respect for them after their goodwill. Pictures and donation to follow soon!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow! My husband is deployed at the moment and we heard about Bunkers in Baghdad through a friend. I sent Joe an email asking if I could get some equipment sent to my husband. First off, he is super professional and very quick to respond and send him everything! What a nice person! My husband loves to golf and this will be something he can do that makes him feel a little more at home & keep his mind off of work! Thank you SO much from the bottom of my heart, I know my husband will feel the same!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a deployed service member and while on deployment I was told about Bunkers in Baghdad through the golf company Callaway. Callaway is a supporter of Bunkers in Baghdad. So I emailed them telling them my story that I am deployed and would be hoping to play some golf in my off time along with my fellow Airman. He replied the next if not the same day and was great to talk to and work with. He made it very simple by telling me what I needed to do and what information he needed. It was incredible how fast and helpful he was. After receiving a donation I know that this is an organization I intend to donate to and help. Thank you Joe for everything you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not gather up the words to express how professional Joe and his organization is. I sent him an email, and within a few hours he responded to me. By the next morning he had fulfilled my wishes and made a dream come true for my husband. If I could give him and his organization 10 stars, I would. I want to thank you Joe for truly being a blessing from above and going above and beyond for my husband and troops across the nation!

Client Served

Rating: 5

i heard about Bunkers in Baghdad from a fellow golf buddy in the Navy. I wrote Joe Hanna before I deployed and asked what the process was. He got back to me within a day and I had 3 boxes of balls find me at FOB Union III within 3 weeks. In the process of building a 'driving range' so I can put the balls to work. The heat will break soon and I may even move it to the roof... smoke a few cigars and stripe balls into a net. What better way to pass the time?

Dean V., Baghdad

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are deployed to Egypt for a peace keeping mission. I heard of this charity (Bunkers over Baghdad) thru fellow soldiers and friends. I email Joe and I had a response from him within 24 hrs of sending the initial email. Joe and his organization had the equipment package and mailed within a week of requesting the golf equipment. Thanks to caring people like Joe and Bunkers over Baghdad, soldiers will have a great time playing golf. It’s wonderful to know, there are organizations like Bunkers over Baghdad out there supporting our troops.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Joe and the rest of the team have done an amazing job by providing an escape from the daily stress and tempo of generating Combat Airpower!. Not only was his response to the request delivered in less than 48 hours, the package arrived in less than a week across thousands of miles! Awesome program and please keep up the great work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first heard of the charity Bunkers in Baghdad when I was overseas. A couple of other joe's were talking about how awesome they were and that it was a charity organization. I am an active duty recipient and I can't be more grateful. This will definitely get me started. Thank you!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard about them through a friend and that they will send golf equipment to active duty members. I decided to try to get some for my husband since he loves to golf but has never been able to buy some for himself. Joe emailed me right back and communicated with me personally throughout the entire process. The equipment came today, and my husband was stoked! People like this are a dime a dozen. Thank you!!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Active Duty Marine forward deployed.
I was in contact with Joe immediately after I sent the first email. He was very kind and I could feel that he truly wanted to take care of my wishes. I am honored to call my self a supporter of his organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Active duty Marine serving forward deployed.
Mr. Hanna instantly responded to our request for support and the next day there were clubs in the mail. I know when they arrive they are sure to put a smile on the Marine's faces and help take their mind off things for awhile. It's wonderful to know organizations like this are out there looking out for the well being and moral of forward deployed troops no matter the clime or place! Thanks for all you do.