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Thank You Letter from Vehicle Recipient Rylee

Vehicle Recipient Rylee

Although I am not in the military myself, the military has drastically affected my life. Both of my parents were in the Air Force. My dad served in the USAF and retired after 21 years of service, and my mom served 4 years active duty, and 4 years in the reserves. My mom and dad…

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42nd Car Giveaway – July 4th, 2019

Vehicle Donation for Veteran's Daughter

Kaitlynn’s father was William Stearns, who was deployed to Desert Shield and also Desert Storm. She is a recent High School graduate, and she started working the day after graduation. Before receiving the car from Up By Their Bootstraps she had to Uber to and from work. Kaitlynn wants to go to college but with…

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Thanks to the Howard Family for Donating a Vehicle!

2010 buick lacrosse

We want to thank Chris Howard and his family for recently donating a vehicle for our next giveaway! The Howard family generously gave us a 2010 Buick LaCrosse that we are currently looking to provided to a local veteran. If you want to suggest a worthy recipient, please contact us through our Facebook page.

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30th Car Giveaway – May 26th, 2018

Vehicles for Veterans

United States Marine Corps veteran Michael Dukes receiving the keys to his vehicle May 2018 Car Giveaway   On May 26th we celebrated another car giveaway at Gratitude Corner in Goodyear. This was our 30th vehicle giveaway in 3 years! We appreciate everyone who came out and joined us. We would like to thank the…

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Honoring Veterans of the USS Arizona

USS Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship built for and by the United States Navy in the mid-1910s. During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, USS Arizona was bombed. After a bomb detonated in a powder magazine, the battleship exploded violently and sank, with the loss of 1,177 officers and crewmen.…

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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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