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Roots for Boots

Our Mission

With ease and dignity, we facilitate connections with York County Veterans and their families with the services they need to succeed.  We offer financial and volunteer support to those non-profits and government agencies dedicated to supporting this community.


This nation will remain the land of the free

only so long as it is the home of the brave.

- Elmer Davis

Video created by Dallastown Middle School student, Jack Herrington, age 14.  Jack won the American Legion Award of 2023 for this project.

Our Current Pledge 

Throughout 2023 and 2024, the York County Veterans Outreach have pledged to donate over $150,000 to mental health services for York County Veterans.  Two of our significant recipients of this grant are Glenn Hope Care Farm and Cover Six Canines.

Our Recent Impact

Our Grant Distributions from January of 2021 through September of 2022:

Together Again
York County Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Assisting a wide range of veterans with immediate needs.

Glenn Hope Care Farm
  • Purchased a vehicle to assist disabled veterans on the farm.

  • Funded a VA on the job apprenticeship in farming.

Leg Up Farm
  • Helping veterans and their families via Equine Therapy Training

Together Again
SPC Zachary Clouser Foundation (Dover)
  • Assisting veterans with short-term emergency needs.

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For the Love of a Veteran
  • Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) treatments for veterans suffering form PTSD.

Restorative Ministries in Hanover
  • Helping veterans break the cycle of addiction.

Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden

Established in 2013

2023 Board of Directors

The York County Veterans Outreach was established in the fall of 2013 by Susan Byrnes, R.N., Veteran Craig Trebilcock, and a group of committed individuals. For the first 10 years of existence, the York County Veterans Outreach was operated completely by volunteers and 100% of all donations went directly to York County Veterans.

  • Susan P. Byrnes  - Founder/Chair

  •    ???? - Vice Chair

  • Tyler Chronister- Secretary

  • Johnathon Heller - Treasurer

  • Bruce Bartz

  • Kristy L. Bixler

  • Stacey Dietz

  • Kevin J. Eck

  • Bill Fallon

  • Terry Gendron

  • Andrew Herrold

  • Gary LaTulippe

  • Sean Malo

  • Gerald Otterbein

Partners & Affiliates

  • York County Department of Veterans Affairs

  • York County Local, State, and Federal Elected Officials

  • Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors

  • Gold Start Mothers

  • Roots for Boots

  • Bartz Brigade

  • Leg Up Farm

  • On Common Ground 

  • Veterans Helping Hand / Mr. Sandy's Homeless Veterans Center

  • Glenn Hope Care Farm

  • JFT Recovery and Veteran Support Services

  • SPC Zachary Clouser Benefit Fund

  • EquiTeam Support Services


York County Veterans Outreach Group continues to provide valuable information and support to veterans in our community and continues to look for ways to serve those who have served this nation. The following is a brief list of our accomplishments since 2013:

• Hosted Rally Point event for veterans and their families

• Hosted annual Pitching for Patriots fundraiser 

• Hosted V-J Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

• Continually support Mr. Sandy's Homeless Veterans Center 

• Offers assistance to local Veterans in need of financial and medical assistance

• Supporters of the York County Veterans Fund

• Sponsored one veteran and their spouse to attend Caron Foundation’s Veterans Healing through Connection program

• Assisted with the opening of a free Veterans Eye Clinic at Katallasso Family Health Center


• Hosts annual YORKVET Golf Invitational. Proceeds from the event helped fund The Higher Standard Project - a privately funded, nationally accredited recovery home for veterans in our Veterans Wellness Court and other long term treatment.


We Need Your Support Today!

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