Walk Registration is open!!
My Brother Vinny Walk
Sunday, June 12th - Flag Day Weekend
11 am to 2 pm
Location - Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Track and Field
208-264 Veterans Rd Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Anywhere USA #WalkforMBV
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Special Guests - Empire City 501st Garrison - Storm Troopers/Darth Vader
On Sunday, June 12th, 2022, Flag Day Weekend. Wave your Flags for MBV! Pick a symbolic place to walk, show your patriotism while supporting our purpose. Please help our vital mission! We need your support, and generous donations now more than ever.
Walk Dedication - My Father sadly passed away 1/28/22. My team will walk in memory of my Father Joseph, Veteran #433 Robert Burkard, and as always my Brother Vincent. To perform good deeds, and honor our loved ones is to me the beautiful part of life. May you share a special tribute while helping us perform good deeds.
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T-Shirts/Flags $25 Donation/Registered Walkers for official limited edition MBV Walk shirt. Sign up by June 8th to ensure receipt of the official MBA Walk Shirt prior to the event. Shirts will be shipped or Picked up at Yorktown Self Storage if applicable.
#WalkforMBV Best Day Ever
Our 2021 Virtual/Hybrid Walk was June 13, it was a huge success.
2021 was an amazing year for us. We hit our goal closing over $50,000. I feel blessed. It's not just because of monetary support. (Believe me we survived since Jan on these funds). It's the beautiful sense of community I feel when surrounded by our MBV Family serving and celebrating like today. I feel peaceful Joy! ... Read More
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!
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!
Please Help MBV serve Veterans by Shopping Our Amazon Wish List:
Veterans Wish List
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 1625 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
2018 was a great year for MBV! Read all about it in the 2018 Veteran Log.
2021 was a record year for MBV. Our serviced reached out as far as Arizona.
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.
Veteran #1500 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)
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
"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.
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.