The Veterans Miracle Center, a 501 c3, based in New York’s Capital Region
invited the community to “Walk A Mile In Their Boots.” The event, created by the Center is a
fundraiser where the community can show their support for our area’s veterans by donning
Mickey Mouse, Cold Weather Boots and walking a specially created course at the Hudson
Crossing Park in Schuylerville on June 21st.
“This is really a symbolic tribute to the men and women who have answered the call to defend
our country,” said Event chairwoman Amy Amoroso, who in addition to volunteering works for
the Veteran Business Outreach Center, SBDC to help veterans start their own companies. “Our
hope is that in addition to raising awareness, we will raise funds to continue the mission at the
Veterans Miracle Center.”
The Center provides clothing, personal care and hygiene products, household items and
ambulatory equipment to veterans and active-duty military free of charge. In addition, they
provide counseling for personal needs, jobs and housing. All services are provided through the
generosity of donors and community sponsors.
“Obviously providing these services costs money and thanks to the commitment of the
community and our sponsors AT&T, Shop Rite, Adirondack Tire, Logo Wearhaus and Martins
Point, we will be able to expand the scope of services offered,” added Amoroso. “Yet, we are
just scratching the surface on the work that must be done so please consider sponsoring and
joining us at Hudson Crossing on June 21st.”
Businesses interested in sponsoring can visit vmcalbany.org/walkamile for more information
or call Melody at 518-486-8398. Veterans or active-duty military who would like to inquire about
services from the Center can make an appointment Monday-Friday from 9AM to 5PM by calling
the number above.