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Watch Vito A. Pampalona On WXYZ This Sunday At 8:00 AM

June 14, 2011

That’s right.  Watch our very own Vito A. Pampalona on Channel 7 WXYZ this Sunday, June 19th at 8:00 AM.

He will be talking about our upcoming 4th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Outing.  The Outing is scheduled for Monday, August 8, 2011 and is filling up fast.

Be sure to get your foursome or dinner only tickets soon.  We are filling up fast!


The 4th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Outing Is August 8, 2011

June 6, 2011

The date has been set for the 4th Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Outing…August 8, 2011.

This year we are honored to have a special Keynote Speaker Four-Star General Stanley McChrystal.

General Stanley A. McChrystal

A transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley A. McChrystal was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.  A retired four-star general, he is the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan and the former commander of Joint Special Operations Command. He is best known for developing and implementing the current counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan, and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the interagency operating culture.

The son of Major General McChrystal, McChrystal graduated from West Point in 1976. He is a graduate of the US Naval War College and he completed fellowships at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997 and at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2000.

After 9/11 until his retirement in 2010, General McChrystal spent more than six years deployed to combat in a variety of leadership positions.  In 2002, he was the chief of staff for military operations in Afghanistan. From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal was deployed to combat where he led the US Military’s counter-terrorism efforts all over the world.  From the summer of 2008 until June of 2009, General McChrystal was the Director of the Joint Staff.  In June of 2009, the President of the United States and the Secretary General of NATO appointed General McChrystal to be the Commander of US Forces Afghanistan and NATO ISAF.   His command included more than 130,000 troops from 45 allied countries.  On August 1 of 2010 General McChrystal retired from the US Army.

General McChrystal is currently the President of McChrystal Associates. He is teaching a seminar at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.  General McChrystal resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife of 33 years, Annie.  Both he and Annie serve on the Yellow Ribbon Fund’s Board of Directors.

Foursomes are filling up fast so contact Karen Head at (248) 652-2000 to get your team in.

YRF 2011 Golf Outing         YRF Sponsorship Letter

Michigan Hometown Heroes vs. OU Club Hockey Team to benefit Yellow Ribbon Fund

March 9, 2011

Tickets are on sale now for the YRF Michigan Hometown Heroes vs. Oakland University Hockey Game.   The event is  Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester.

The players for the Michigan National Guard will be deploying to Afghanistan in Late July 2011.  Please join us to give them a special sendoff while we raise money and awareness for their fellow injured Soldiers.

Tickets can be purchased at:

We are currently seeking sponsors and donations.  Please contact Karen Head at (248) 652-2000 for further information.

Help the Yellow Ribbon Fund…Sign Up Your KROGER Card!

December 23, 2010

Kroger will give YRF a percentage of everything you already spend on groceries.

  • Simply register online at
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
  • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.   Non Profit Organization 83269
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

We’ll keep you posted on how much we’re raising.


Vito A. Pampalona At 7th Annual Christmas Party In Washington DC

December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the dedicated staff at the Occupational Therapy Clinic and MATC at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Your continued hard work and sincere dedication to the patients and families has, and always, will make a difference.  Thank you for all your assistance for the past 7 years, especially at our annual Christmas party.


“Uncle Vito”

7th Annual Christmas Party At Walter Reed In Washington DC

2010 Holiday Reception at the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Residence

December 16, 2010

Vito A. Pampalona attended the 2010 Holiday Reception at the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff and Mrs. Michael G. Mullen’s Residence in Washington D.C.

Vito A. Pampalona attended the 2010 Holiday Reception at the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff and Mrs. Michael G. Mullen’s Residence in Washington D.C.

A huge thank you to the ladies of Goodison Place…

December 13, 2010

For years, the ladies of Goodison Place Subdivision (Oakland Township) have gotten together to help Vito with the Christmas party at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  This year, Vito was asked to include the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center.  Vito would like to thank all the ladies for their continued work in collecting, donating, wrapping, stuffing and packaging of all these wonderful gifts.  This year, they included a backpack, shirt, shorts, polo shirt, toothbrushes, beef jerky, chocolate truffles and the ladies received hair products, makeup, purses and more.

A Huge Thank You To The Rochester Volunteer Fire Department

November 17, 2010

We want to send a huge thank you to the Rochester Volunteer Fire Department.  They generously raised and donated $1,250.00 to the Yellow Ribbon Fund in honor of SPC Alex Knapp.

Vito is currently recruiting donations for his Annual Christmas Parties

November 1, 2010

Vito is currently recruiting donations for his Annual Christmas Parties at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC and National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD  which will be held Dec 2 and Dec 3 respectively.  This year will mark the seventh year at Walter Reed.  He will also attend his Yellow Ribbon Fund Board of Directors meeting on Dec 1, as they welcome new Board members Annie and General Stanley McChrystal(retired four star) who recently joined their board.

Vito’s been in Washington D.C. again

November 1, 2010

Vito Anthony Homes President Vito A. Pampalona just returned from Washington DC where he  is a member of  the selection committee for Colorado Tech University which awarded 50 scholarships (25 to returning wounded soldiers and 25 to  their spouses).  Also serving on the committee were Tammy Duckworth, under secretary of the Veterans Administration  and Marie Tillman of the Pat Tillman Foundation in addition to other military and non military committee members.