Walk 2023 - Celebrate 10 years!!
MBV is a small but mighty organization serving veterans throughout NYS. This year, we celebrate our 10th Anniversary and will have served over 2000 veterans by MBV Walk Day! Join us on June 11, 2023 from 11-2pm.
Free Registration - Raise or Donate $25 or more and get an official MBV Walk T-shirt
NEW LOCATION: US Storage Center, 2720 Lexington Avenue, Mohegan Lake, NY
Day of event
10 am - Early Birds welcome
11 am - Registration
11:15 - Walk Opening Ceremony
11:30 - Walk Begins
12 pm - Party Luncheon Starts
1:15 or 1:30 - Raffle Winners Announced
Luncheon, Desserts, Cotton Candy and Popcorn
Ice Cream Emergency Truck
Raffles and 50/50 - Pre-sale has started!
Bounce House and Balloon Twister
Face Painter - College Hunks
Music, Storm Troopers
My Papa Charity - Card Table
Zoom other locations - open on a TV screen
Register your 2023 Walk Team or join the MBV Team here!
Your support is vital! We're kicking off 2023 strong. Watch MBV at work.
2023 Sponsor opportunities are available. Click here to learn more.
Watch as Paula Opens our 2022 MBV Walk.
Learn more about our 2022 My Brother Vinny Walk
Anywhere USA #WalkforMBV
Local Hero - Yorktown Hero
Paula Miritello was recognize as one of the heroes making a difference in their communities for the work My Brother Vinny does to help Veterans.
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!
Making a Difference!
MBV took action after a 90-year-old Korean War veteran was robbed at gunpoint inside his Harlem apartment.
Watch how MBV stepped in to furnish Walter's new home!
Direct Ship your Donations!
At MBV "Every day is Veterans Day!" Please help MBV serve Veterans by shopping from our Wishlists and shipping Veteran supplies directly to MBV.
Shop our Walmart Wishlist
Help Fill a Bin for a Vet!
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.
Over 2025 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
2021 was a record year for MBV. Our serviced reached out as far as Arizona.
Veteran #2000 Served!
Here's some special milestone days in the history of MBV's Veterans Outreach:
Veteran #1 - 6/15/13 (Yonkers, NY)
Veteran #100 - 5/11/14 (Peekskill, NY)
Veteran #200 - 8/22/15 (Peekskill, NY)
Veteran #300 - 5/30/16 (Yonkers, NY)
Veteran #400 - 2/11/17 (Brewster, NY)
Veteran #500 - 10/21/17 (Bronx, NY)
Veteran #600 - 5/28/18 (Bronx, NY)
Veteran #700 - 10/7/18 (Montrose, NY)
Veteran #800 - 4/3/19 (Mohegan Lake, NY)
Veteran #900 - 9/7/19 (Bronx, NY)
Veteran #1000 - 2/7/20 (Bronx, NY)
Veteran #1100 - 7/11/20 (Brooklyn, NY)
Veteran #1200 - 12/3/20 (Brooklyn, NY)
Veteran #1300 - 3/20/21 (Bronx, NY)
Veteran #1400 - 8/1/21 (Queens, NY)
Veteran #1500 - 11/27/21 (Bronx, NY)
Veteran #1600 - 4/10/22 (Manhattan, NY)
Veteran #1700 - 8/13/22 (Queens, NY)
Veteran #1800 - 8/13/22 (Bronx, NY)
Veteran #1900 - 2/13/23 (Brooklyn, NY)
Veteran #2000 - 5/9/23 (Queens, NY)
Watch MBV as we serve Veterans through April 2023, our busiest month yet. Watch MBV in action.
Read a Powerful Testimonial from Veteran #1813, Army Veteran, Syracuse NY. "MBV is an all volunteer force and not one person on their team collects a salary or any kind of monetary gain. What drives them is a collective thought that those who served should be taken care of by their community." Read the complete article here.
My Brother Vinny is a Top 20 finalist for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's 2022 Citizen Honors Award. View the Proclaimation.
Home for the Holidays!
Watch My Brother Vinny featured on Pix 11, Celebrates the Holiday Special with Marvin Scott serving our Veteran and his family in time for Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
In the News
My Brother Vinny's Vetty win is Spotlighted on News12! Click here to watch the New12 story.
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.
WCBS Radio featuring MBV
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
3rd Vetty for MBV!
MBV won our 3rd Vetty in the Category of Homelessness at the 7th Annual Academy of United States Veterans Awards in Las Vegas on April 23, 2022
Thank you all for the extremely kind notes regarding our Vetty win andthe votes along the way. I'm truly blessed to have so many remarkable volunteers that want to help others by my side. Without our team of Angels all is not possible.
There are so many amazing organizations that provide so many vital services. The Vetty's highlight groups like ours, the underdogs working silently day in and day out. It helps us get our names out, and shine a light on our services. I'm grateful to have won, truly thankful to all that nominated us, and the team that chose us. But, it's time for others to have a chance.
After 3 wins I'm hoping other groups get highlighted as we pass on the torch.
2nd Vetty Win!
MBV Won the Vetty!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you all so very much for believing in our beautiful misson and voting for us!!! Special Thanks to our MBV Family!! Love you all!! Poor Kenny xoxo
We're so very excited to have won 2 years in a row!!! Honored, Thankful and Blessed!! Thank you so much Lori Miley for sharing this moment with me!!
Thank you so very much Assal Ravandi, Academy of United States Veterans for a beautiful event. You have dedicated your life to making the voice of all that support US Veterans heard. You have served and continue to advocate daily!
My Brother Vinny won National "Vetty Award" in the category of "Homelessness" at the 6th Annual, Academy of United States Veterans, Vetty's Awards being held in Washington, DC, July 3 2021!!
Learn more about the 2021 Vetty Award and Academy of United States Veterans.
MBV WON A VETTY!
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.
Watch News12's story on MBV serving Veteran #1000!
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.
Honored by Yorktown Town Supervisor and Town Board
Read about MBV on the Town of Yorktown's Website. READ MORE HERE
Woman of Distinction HONOR
Paula Miritello received a proclamation from NYS Sen. Terence Murphy - NYS Women of Distinction.
Kenny Beck, Paula Miritello,
and Clara Miritello
Watch as Paula Miritello is presented with her WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARD.