Thanks To Yanks July 2017 E-Newsletter

Don’t forget to register for the 11th Annual Thanks To Yanks 9/11 Tribute Dinner. The dinner is FREE to all military members, veterans, their families and emergency response personnel; it is simply our way to recognize and thank them for the sacrifices they make in order to ensure our freedoms and safety. The first dinner hosted 120 guests and has continued to grow each year with 450 guests in 2016.We hope you consider a financial contribution for the 2017 9/11 Tribute Dinner to help make this event possible for those that have sacrificed so much for us. We look forward to your financial assistance for the 9/11 Tribute Dinner, so we can once again honor those that serve and protect us.

To register for the dinner,

To view our sponsorship package, please click hereAny and all donations are greatly appreciated.

Adaptive Weekend

Thanks To Yanks is pleased to offer a special weekend at the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center in Carrabassett Valley, Maine for active duty military or veteran families with special needs children. To register, contact

Refuse to be a Victim

Thanks To Yanks is pleased to sponsor this seminar which teaches easy to understand methods you can use to increase awareness and prevent criminal confrontation.  In just four hours, you will get the tools you need to develop your own personal safety strategy, including information about:
*  Psychology of Criminals
*  Home and Automobile Security
*  Physical and Travel Security
*  Personal and Technological Security
*  Self-Defense Devices and Training Options
*  Mental Preparedness and more!

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017            Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location:  Italian-Am Vets Hall, 4 Hayward Field, Milford, MA
Cost: $40.00 per person  (10.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve spot) at

Net proceeds will be used to support Thanks To Yanks’ mission.

Donation Support

Thanks To Yanks wanted to acknowledge the generous monthly support from We’re All in This Together (WAITT) business members for our work within the community.  It is thanks to our donors, sponsors and volunteers we are able to fulfill our mission of supporting military members, veterans, and their families.

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July 2017 News from Habitat Cape Cod

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ReStore Volunteers Needed

Would you like to be a part of a friendly and dynamic team? Have fun while helping others?


The Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod ReStore in  South Yarmouth is looking for volunteers! 


If interested, you can just head to the ReStore and ask for Donna or Peter. Learn more.





Brewster Kick Off5:30pm, Monday, August 7th-Brewster Baptist Church, 1848 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631.
Join us! Meet future homeowners. Learn how you can help in Brewster. 
Chatham Dedication-5pm, Thursday, August 10th-1560 Main Street Chatham 02633, park behind the Cape Cod Fishermen’s Alliance.
Help us celebrate 4 new homes and the people who built them.


Habitat Cape Cod Annual Meeting and Appreciation Celebration-4pm,  Thursday,  September 14th-St. David’s Episcopal Church,  205 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Details below.
Welcome Home-Habitat’s print news magazine 

will be arriving in your mailbox soon.

Questions? Please email Volunteer Services Manager, Tara Cronin at or call 508-362-3559 ext 16.



                         Hook for Homes Fishy Derby Wraps Up!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 1st Annual Hook for Homes. We raised $16,000!

Congratulations to our winners, Kent Vandersloot, Beau Gannon, Sam Jaxtimer, Jack Creighton, Brady Rice, Kvon Grant and Jonathan Fox!


  Blitz Build 2017

“Puttin on a Blitz” last Thursday night!
We had a wonderful time getting together with old and
new friends to thank THEM  for joining in on the
They are building One House, for One Family in One Week
this fall!


***If you know a Habitat supporter who would like an Annual Meeting invitation mailed to them, please give us their information. We believe most of our friends check their email often, but we know some don’t.
508-362-3559 ext. 16 or email 


Kayak Raffle Open Now until October

Sunday, August 20th – Falmouth Road Race – We Have Bib Numbers!

 September 18-23 Home Builders Blitz – The professionals of HBRACC are Building a Habitat Home in a WEEK!!!!
Sunday, October 1st -5K Your Way


  Site work has started on our second ReStore on Gifford Street. This will be a great resource for Upper Cape residents, and a great capacity building (fundraising) venture for Habitat Cape Cod. As always, we have a fabulous community of volunteers helping to drive its success. We hope for a grand opening in the spring of 2018.
Our next appearance before the Harwich Zoning Board of Appeals for our 6 home subdivision at 93-97 Route 28 will be at 6pm on Wednesday, July 26th. We would welcome your support that night! 



We have called for final inspections for the last two homes. Thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard building these six homes, and for staying with the project as we take care of any needed finishing touches!

Driveways are in and landscaping is complete. Appliances are being delivered and  granite counter tops for lots 2 and 3 will be installed this week. Interior trim and painting is underway and the exterior decks are nearing completion.

All door headers and window bucks have been built and delivered to the site. Driveways are scheduled for this week. Permanent electric called in for 
lots 5 and 6.

Footings inspected and poured for lots 1 and  2 and for large retaining wall. Walls are being formed and should be ready to be poured soon. Building of door headers and window bucks underway.

Marstons Mills 

Underground electric complete. Now on schedule for completion 
of grading in preparation of road base coat, inspections and binder.



Did you know that Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) also fundraises on Cape Cod – with emails, facebook, ads in the Cape Cod Times and direct mailings? You can choose to contribute to HFHI or you can choose to contribute to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.

To donate to our local home building program, be sure to send your donation to us, your local Habitat at: 411 Main St., Suite 6, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675 – or donate securely online.

You can also support Habitat Cape Cod’s local mission and work by  signing up with Amazon Smile. Sign up here and make Habitat Cape Cod your designated charity. Every time you place an order  through Amazon Smile, 
Habitat will receive a percentage.

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, 411 Main Street, Suite 6, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675

Vettes to Vets Day at Bedford VA

2017 Flyer-2

The Corvette show will be held on Sunday, September 24 (It is always held the last Sunday in September).  I have attached a 2 page flyer if you want to use it.


Deborah Murchie

Voluntary Service Specialist

VA Hospital

200 Springs Road

Bedford, MA  01730


Fax:  781-687-3353


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