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Up By Their Bootstraps Gives Shane Rushton a Hand Up

Navy veteran Shane Rushton received a used Buick in great condition. We had a great time helping another Vet in need. Now that Shane has a working vehicle, his options will really open up. This vehicle donation was made possible thanks to Luke Talarico and John Fumo. We would like to extend a huge heartfelt…

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Veteran’s Lift Up Event – Feb 17th, 2018

Up By Their Bootstraps recently hosted a Veteran’s Lift Up event at Odyssey High School. We had a great time providing support services and breakfast to Veterans from all over the valley. We were thrilled to have so many Veterans attend our event. They were able to access free wellness checks, job application assistance, education…

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Follow-up to 2017 December Car Giveaway

The Phoenix VA Health Care System hosted Up by Their Bootstraps as we presented a car to a Veteran in need. The Marine Corp League was on hand to present the colors. PVAHCS Deputy Director Shawn Bransky welcomed participants and guests to the Phoenix VA and spoke about how much a difference having a vehicle can…

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A Christmas Poem by a Marine

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE, IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE. I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO IN THIS HOME DID LIVE. I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN…

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2017 December Car Giveaway!

Jones Ford Buckeye AZ

On Dec 8th @ 9 am Up By Their Bootstraps will be donating a vehicle to a veteran, which was donated by Jones Ford. We will be at the VA Hospital on the east side of the hospital under the flagpole. Please come out and show your support! Thank you to our sponsor! Jones Ford…

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Live Performance by Cory Leone Johnson at Gratitude Corner

Cory Johnson - My Country Point of View

We’re excited to announce two live performances by Cory Leone Johnson at Gratitude Corner on Nov 10th & 11th! Cory Leone Johnson is a Singer/Songwriter from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Cory has been singing since he was 3 yrs old and began playing guitar and writing songs at age 14. He spent summers in the “Oklahoma Honky…

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Re-dedication of Gratitude Corner coming in November

Re-dedication of Gratitude Corner

Up By Their Bootstraps invites you to the re-dedication of gratitude corner! Take a moment to honor our military. At GRATITUDE CORNER we HONOR the memory of service members and their families who have sacrificed to protect the freedom we enjoy. Up By Their Bootstraps HONORS those that are PROUDLY serving OR have served our…

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Olson Concrete Structures and Desert Ready Mix help with the New Gratitude Corner

Olson Concrete Structures The premier source of cast-in-place reinforced concrete arch bridges, tunnels, and culverts. These structures are cost effective alternatives to solving drainage and 404 issues on projects. http://www.olsonprecastcompany.com/tucson/tucson.html Desert Ready Mix Among all facets of operations, Desert Ready Mix prioritizes safety for all employees and customers.  Our employees are trained with an emphasis…

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