Mike Rowe gifts MBV a Van!

Mike Rowe and the Returning the Favor: At Home crew make a patriotic delivery of a new My Brother Vinny Van to Paula!
Watch this incredible surprise unfold!

"Veterans need more than hot dogs and handshakes... To serve our country is the most beautiful thing in the world." Paula said during her interview. Here's to not needing to wait to celebrate our hardworking Veterans!
Returning the Favor release another clip of the interview. Watch it here!

NY1 Spectrum News

Watch the story unfold as Paula and Crew deliver furniture to a Veteran.

"I feel pure joy. I feel happy in my heart knowing that we figured out how to be a resource and veterans rely on us,” said Paula Miritello.

Happy Veterans Day!

MBV had the honor to be featured by two News Channels for Veterans Day!

My Brother Vinny Featured on Fox5NY!! Special Thanks to Richard Giocovas for covering our work and for Mauro Brattoli for capturing MBV in Action!
Watch our Good Day NY Story

My Brother Vinny Featured on CBS for National Veterans Day Story! Thank you so much Hilary Lane and Phil Rosenbaum from CBS for covering us!!
Watch our CBS Story

Please Help MBV serve Veterans by Shopping Our Amazon Wish List:
Veterans Wish List

Help Fill a Bin for a Vet!

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Veteran Wish List

Janet Hecken, our "My Brother Vinny Bin Lady," has dedicated so much of her time to tirelessly create our MBV Veteran Starter Kits filled with housewares and homegoods. She has literally made her home into a Veteran bin prepping center to ensure our Veterans have the essentials. These "starter kits" are prepared with so much love in various color palette choices to provide our Veterans with an extra special personal touch.

Through Janet's amazing generosity which began in 2015, along with our Donor Angels helping to supply support in purchasing of items for the bins throughout the year. She has lovingly created 1340 bins as of November 1, 2019.

Veteran Assistance

Over 1300 U.S. Veterans supported!
All of the U.S. Veterans that we assist come from many different branches of military service and with varied degrees of disabilities and hardships.

Through community support we collect and provide furniture (beds, dressers, kitchen tables, chairs, sofa) household items, kitchen utensils, linens, dish sets, toiletries, etc.

Although homeless, they are left with a deep sense of pride and welcome our support and services because we do not offer a handout, we offer our hand in friendship and support. We provide the items needed to start over.

We try to accommodate the best we can as a 100% volunteer organization.Click Here

Veteran Logs

2018 was a great year for MBV! Read all about it in the 2018 Veteran Log.

Click here to read about our Volunteer Crew and the Veterans they helped in 2017.

Check out our 2016 Veteran Log.

Veteran Stats

In 2019, MBV reached out as far as Rhode Island and Delaware to serve our Veterans.

Every branch of service is represented in MBVs support.


2021 My Brother Vinny Walk is Virtual! Walk Anywhere USA #WalkforMBV. On Sunday, June 13th "Flag Day Weekend." Wave your flags for MBV! Pick a symbolic place to walk, show your patriotism while supporting our purpose.

Register to Walk. Create and Register a Team!

Print a Walk Brochure and raise awareness for MBV!

Our 2020 Virtual Walk was June 14, it was a huge success.

Please Help MBV serve Veterans by Shopping Our Amazon Wish List:
Veterans Wish List


WCBS Radio featuring MBV

My Brother Vinny was featured on WCBS880, Mike Sugerman "Difference Makers" Helping a beautiful Veteran start over! Watch to the interview here.


Climb to the Top

Listen to Paula on Chuck Garcia's Show "A Climb to the Top" on 77WABC October 25, 2020.

I'm truly so proud that I was openly able to share my story. The beauty of MBV formed through 2 painful losses, my accident and tons of love. It choked me up hearing the playback. I believe my Angels in Heaven Julian and Vinny are smiling! Extra beautiful this aired on Vinny's 20th Anniversary in Heaven.

Listen to Paula's Podcast Interview with Bulletproof Veteran.

In the News

My Brother Vinny's Vetty win is Spotlighted on News12! Click here to watch the New12 story.

Honored by Yorktown Town Supervisor and Town Board

My Brother Vinny honored by Yorktown Town Supervisor and Town Board.

It's tuly such an honor attending tonight's session. To receive Proclamations and a Citation from various levels of local Government celebrating our "Academy of United States Veterans" Vetty Award for Veteran Homelessness and "My Brother Vinny."

Awards Presented:
1) Town of Yorktown Proclamation - January 21, 2020 It's an honor to receive Supervisor Matt Slater's 1st Proclamation of his career issued.
2) Proclamation from Senator Pete Harckham, NYS 40th District - January 21, 2020
3) Westchester Board of County Legislators Proclamation, declaring January 22, 2020 "Paula Miritello Day". Vedat Gashi, District 4.
4) Citation - NYS Assembly, 94th District, Kevin Byrne. - January 21, 2020.

Read about MBV on the Town of Yorktown's Website. READ MORE HERE


Woman of Distinction HONOR

Congratulations Paula!

Paula Miritello received a proclamation from NYS Sen. Terence Murphy - NYS Women of Distinction.

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Kenny Beck, Paula Miritello,
and Clara Miritello

Watch as Paula Miritello is presented with her WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARD.

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My Brother Vinny won the 2020 VETTY Award in the Veterans Homelessness category at the 5th Annual, Academy of United States Veterans, Vetty's Awards held in Washington, DC, Jan 18, 2020.

The AUSV seeks to recognize those who deeply care about our veteran community.

Paula Miritello, Acceptance Speech - My Brother Vinny "Vetty Award" in the category of "Homelessness" at the 5th Annual, Academy of United States Veterans, Vetty's Awards being held in Washington, DC, Jan 18, 2020.

Vetty Nomination #2!

My Brother Vinny has been nominated for a "Vetty Award" in the category of Veteran Homelessness at the 6th Annual, Academy of United States Veterans, Vetty's Awards being held in Washington, DC, on May 14, 2021.

Please take the time to Vote for MBV and Share!!

Vote here for Paula Miritello and MBV!

Watch News12's story on MBV serving Veteran #1000! 


On February 7th, MBV reached the milestone of serving our 1000th Veteran! Show your support by making a donation today!


Honored at Yankee Stadium

An Amazing Day!! My Brother Vinny was recognized as the State Farm "Good Neighbor of the Month" for August 2018 at Yankee Stadium. One of our supporters Lisa Carlucci nominated us.

Featured at Work

Paula was featured in the NYC Environmental Protection newsletter. Read more about what drives her to help previously homeless veterans with furniture, linens, and housewares.
Read PDF Here



MBV Family and Lego Tribute

Brian Bonifacio, Yorktown Self Storage manager, was in the spotlight in the Yorktown News.

Brian has become part of the MBV family, volunteering for Veteran moves and assisting where needed. MBV has utilized YSS since 2013. Brian constructed a Lego Village that includes the MBV crew on a Veteran Move.

Photo Credit: Brian Marschhauser

Read the Article Here