NEW HARTFORD, NY — Sangertown Square is teaming up with TOMRA, one of the world’s most accomplished bottle and can recyclers, to launch a massive bottle and can drive beginning Saturday, April 9th benefitting Honor Flight Syracuse and the veterans it supports throughout Central New York.
Dubbed “Yes we CAN for Veterans,” the fundraiser aims to collect bottles and cans to support Honor Flight Syracuse and its mission to fly as many Central New York veterans as possible at no cost to Washington, DC to experience the war memorials built in their honor.
Aiding in the effort is Sangertown Square, which will host the big bottle and can drop-off weekend, Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th in the upper parking lot by Seneca Turnpike from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. both days.
“By the simple task collecting bottles and cans and bringing them to our ‘Yes we CAN for Veterans’ event on drop-off day, you will help support Honor Flight Syracuse and veterans throughout our region,” said Stephen Nee, Executive Vice President, TOMRA. “We’re so incredibly grateful to our employees and our customers for helping us in these efforts, which is very personal to me and an important endeavor on many levels.”
“Nothing is more important than showing our deep appreciation for the service and sacrifice of the veterans we serve throughout Central New York,” said Kevin Bradley, president, Honor Flight Syracuse. “We are so honored and thankful to have TOMRA and Sangertown Square support our efforts in raising awareness for Honor Flight Syracuse and donations for our veterans, helping continue our mission of flying them to Washington, DC to receive the honor and recognition that they so rightfully deserve.”
The best way to support the “Yes we CAN for Veterans” drive is to bring bottles and cans to Sangertown Square’s upper parking lot by Seneca Turnpike from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th for easy access and drop off. Sangertown Square is located at 8555 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY 13413. Thanks to the generosity of TOMRA, every bottle or can collected by will result in up to 6-cents for Honor Flight Syracuse and veterans all throughout Central New York.
If you are interested in donating your bottles and cans, but can’t make it to Sangertown Square, TOMRA will extend the collection event and accept bottle and can donations through April 16th at its Bottle and Can Retrieval Centers in the Utica-Rome area, including at:
- 1318 Erie Blvd West Rome
- 917 Oriskany Street Utica
- 1135 North Main Street Oneida.
Online donations to Honor Flight Syracuse can also be made at: https://honorflightsyracuse.org/
About Honor Flight Syracuse
Honor Flight Network was formed in 2005 to transport veterans at no cost to Washington, DC to visit their memorials. Honor Flight’s current focus is WWII and Korean War veterans, as well as those from any conflict with a terminal illness. Honor Flight Syracuse, currently led by President Kevin Bradley, conducted its inaugural mission in October 2012 for 27 veterans and since then, over 900 veterans. HFS serves ten counties in the greater Central NY area, and one of 130 Regional Hubs in the National Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight Syracuse flies Central NY heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect together at their memorials. In accordance with Honor Flight policy, priority order for each mission is given to elder WWII veterans, Korean War veterans and terminally ill veterans from any era. HFS generally flies two missions per year, one in April and one in September. HFS is continually accepting applications for our future missions. Veteran applications are prioritized in the order in which they are received, except in extraordinary circumstances.
About Sangertown Square
Sangertown Square is the Mohawk Valley’s only enclosed shopping center enjoying a superior location in Oneida County, the geographic center of New York State. Located in the town of New Hartford, Sangertown is located just outside the nationally renowned six million acre Adirondack Park. The center is anchored by Boscov’s, HomeGoods, Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods and offers more than 50 retail shops and restaurants.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.