Thanks for Making 2018 Great!

 

Thanks to our Members, Sponsors, Community Partners for an amazing 2018 of advocacy, community-building, and making NYC a better place for veterans and families! Take a look at our highlights reel:

 

At our Holiday Mixer, we celebrated all that we did in 2018, and we presented awards to Congressman Dan Donovan, our 2018 Champion Advocate, and to Craig Newmark, our 2018 Champion Sustainer

Thanks to our Champions, Members, Sponsors, and Community Partners--here's what we did together in 2018 by the numbers:

 

1

Just one organization is dedicated to local-level advocacy for NYC veterans & families--that's us!

1

Only one veteran organization named as having input in this year’s NYC Charter Revision Commission report

2

Senators signed onto S.3694, a new bill in the U.S. Senate enacting our initiative to name the Manhattan VA Hospital in honor of Margaret Corbin

3

Number of organizations, including the Alliance, signed on to a formal petition prepared by the Yale Veterans Clinic asking the VA to change its motto to one that does not exclude women

4

Members of Congress currently signed onto HR.7240, a new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives enacting our initiative to name the Manhattan VA Hospital in honor of Margaret Corbin

4

Number of Alliance members who lobbied on Capitol Hill for veterans and families with IAVA’s Storm the Hill

5

Number of Alliance members who led teams of citizen lobbyists in May when we went to Albany for the Vote Better NY Coalition Lobby Day

6

Testimonies offered to NYC Council committees on legislation and oversight of NYC government services related to veterans and their families

6

Number of Alliance members who told their stories on stage at The Tank as part of our second year of partnering with the Speak Up, Rise Up Storytelling Festival

7

Number of organizations signing onto “friend of the court” brief in support of transgender troops and veterans for the case being decided in the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals

12

Number of meetings with NYC Council members and their offices during March to City Hall Week

14

Number of Alliance members who participated in March to City Hall Week

17.76

Number of miles we marched in Brooklyn in August to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776

18

Degrees Fahrenheit during this year’s Polar Bear Plunge at Coney Island

26.2

Number of miles marched by our Founding Director at White Sands Missile Range, NM, in the Bataan Memorial Death March, raising $7,000 for the Alliance

40

Number of people certified to prevent opioid overdoses using Narcan at our March Lunch & Learn where veterans led the conversation the opioid crisis in NYC

50

Number of “50 Bricks” Founding Donors to be honored on our website by early January

52

Number of weekly NYC Veterans SitRep newsletters sent in 2018

80

Number of new voters registered by Alliance members in partnership with NYC Dept of Probation and NYC Votes on National Voter Registration Day

140

Number of veterans who responded to our survey on VA healthcare (the results of which we'll release in early January)

220

Current number of dues-paying Alliance members

300

Care packages packed last July with T-Mobile, Blue Star Families, and NY Army National Guard Family Readiness Group that arrived to deployed troops across 7 countries

830

Number of individual donors supporting the Alliance since 2015

2,830

Total events posted on OurVeterans.NYC since 2015

3,000

Average unique monthly visitors to OurVeterans.NYC

$150,000

Amount of Craig Newmark's sustaining gift to the NYC Veterans Alliance this year

 

Thanks for a wonderful year!!!