Mission To support the wounded military members and their caregivers by honoring their service with donations to aide in their rehabilitation. Our funding is supported through donations that are received from the community and other non-profit organizations.
Our History New York Warrior Alliance was officially incorporated in May of 2013. It evolved out of a Military Ministry founded at Pittsford Baptist Church in Pittsford, NY. What originated as an effort to pray weekly for area deployed military members has grown into a large scale effort in supporting our Nation’s Heroes through care packages, assistance to Veterans in need, supporting Wounded Warriors through our Operation Wounded Warrior program. In 2008, Amy Tausch was contacted by her brother, LTC Jim Lechner with a request to support recently injured CWO Romulo “Romy,” Camargo of the U.S. ARMY. Romy had been critically injured by a shot to his neck while on a medical mission in Afghanistan. This left him paralyzed from the neck down and fighting for his life at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Amy Tausch enlisted the support of the church with asking for donations of items to send to Romy and his wife Gabriela who was caring for him at his bedside, along with their young toddler. Amy Tausch also enlisted the support of the Chili Fire Department with a request for t-shirts to help supply the Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed. This launched the first trip for, “Operation Wounded Warrior.” Romy is our Charter Member and his unwavering spirit launched our inspiration to continue to support Wounded Warriors. To date, Operation Wounded Warrior has conducted 6 missions to Walter Reed with truck loads of supplies to aide the Warrior Transition Brigade and the Caregivers that stand by their Warriors. An estimated $70,000 in financial and merchandise donations have been raised for Wounded Warriors to date. Since 2008, fire departments throughout Monroe County have donated hundreds of their t-shirts annually to support our efforts. In 2012, the Greece American Legion Post #468 hosted a Wounded Warrior Benefit concert to benefit Operation Wounded Warrior propelled our efforts to a whole other level. At that event, the Patriot Guard Riders of New York were present and learned about Operation Wounded Warrior’s program and offered to partner with us, as they shared a common belief in supporting our nation’s finest. 100% of the financial donations that are received by the NYWA goes directly to the military members and their caregivers. The Rochester, NY community is extremely generous and deeply appreciative of the U.S. Military. If you wish to send a financial donation, make a check payable to New York Warrior Alliance and mail it to 507 Thornell Road Pittsford, NY 14534. . 100% of every dollar goes directly to the wounded warriors – financial donations will not be used for administration costs or travel expenses.