Since our start in 2014, being able to help veterans and our local communities has been very important to us. With each new Hatchet Hardware location, we make a yearly donation to the Wounded Warrior Project to help veterans all over the US. However, at the start of 2020 we decided that we wanted to find a way that we could also help veterans who are local to our shops.
In October of 2020, Hatchet Hardware of Palatine Bridge began working with Thomas Elwood of the local VFW located in Fort Plain, NY to get paint, cement, and other supplies to help renovate their facilities and donate stick flags for the Veterans to use during memorial services.
In December of 2020, our capital region stores, Hatchet Hardware of Brunswick, Troy, Waterford, and Niskayuna, began working with the Veterans Miracle Center in Albany, NY. The Veterans Miracle Center (VMC) is an organization the offers Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel solutions to help enhance their lives. They provide clothing, houseware items, toys for their children, and much more. All their goods and services are free-of-charge to Veterans. Since our first donation was in December, we were able to bring hats, gloves, snow scrapers, and ice melt to the center. In the spring we were able to donate face masks, cleaning supplies, and lawncare items.
Moving forward to continue our work with the VFW of Fort Plain, and the Veterans Miracle Association in Albany, veterans in need of tools or supplies that we offer at our shops can reach out to Tom at the VFW, or the Veterans Miracle Center and we will work with them to get the right supplies to the Veteran(s) in need.
If you know of Veterans association that is more local to one of our shops or a Veteran in need of tools/supplies you can reach out to us at email@example.com. You can also fill out our donation request form here.