Helping Our Veterans
9-1-1 Veterans is a small non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Long Island's veterans.
We provide emergency financial assistance to those who have served in - or are still serving in - the finest military in the world.
Our current emphasis has not only been on those service men and women who participated in the global war on terrorism, but all military veterans from all eras.
The transition period from military to civilian is a critical time psychologically and financially. Some are going through the lengthy process of applying for a service-connected disability or have fallen on hard times and have no other means of support.
9-1-1 Veterans supports the concept of communities taking ownership of "their veterans" by providing any needed support. We have no paid employees which has, to date, allowed us to give nearly 100% of donated funds to this worthy cause.
Our Major Sponsor
Thanks to NBTY Helping Hands for their generous donations. Because of their funding, the majority of your donations go directly to Veterans in need here on Long Island.
What We Do
We have assisted our current and former returning Veterans of all eras with emergency financial assistance in the form of:
- rent and mortgage payments
- food and clothing
- utility payments
- vehicle repairs and car payments -- and a variety of other areas if they are a critical need to that Veteran.
March 15, 1943 - March 6, 2015
Joseph Lapienski, 67, passed away on Friday evening after a long illness from exposure to Agent Orange. Joe served in the US Navy and completed 2 tours of Vietnam between 1966 and 1970. He was a recipient of the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
A long time resident of Patchogue, Joe worked for the Town of Brookhaven for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters Kerri & Stacy; son-in-law Rich; his mother, Ann and brother Rick.
The Wake is Sunday 2-4 and 7-9; March 8th at Robertaccio Funeral home 85 Medford Ave. Patchogue NY 11772
Mass at 11:30 at Our Lady of MT. Carmel Church North Ocean Ave. Patchogue NY 11772. Burial is at Calverton about 1:30-2:00
All donations are to 911 Veterans in lieu of flowers.
The 2015 Veterans Appreciation Night was held on Thursday, January 22.