Our Mission!

Mar. 10, 2013

Supporting Real American Heroes and their Families. HUGS reaches out to Real American Heroes in many ways. There may be a need for temporary financial assistance, or assistance with connecting to the V.A., counseling, job seeking or making other connections necessary to "carry on". HUGS reaches out to the families of our Heroes in their times of need. If we do not have the ability to assist, we will help make the necessary connections.

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Go Jump in the Lake 2016

October 16, 2016
Washington County Park, Lake Lauderdale, Cambridge, N.Y.

Thank you to all those that came out and jumped for our heroes. Thank you as well to those that supported the event and Hugs through donations and/or time.

Pictures and video of the event HERE.

Thank you to this years Special Guest, Charlotte McGeoch. She joined the U.S. Marine Corps Womens Reserve in 1943, serving in World War II and honorably discharged in 1945.
During her time in the Marines she was certified as a Link Celestial Navigator, teaching men how to navigate without needing to fly at night.

Thank you:
Al Cormier, a Salem Town Historian, who spoke of the role women have had in America's history.
DJ Phil Hoyt, for live music and audio
Al Robertson, for playing "Taps"

Sponsor/Sign-up Sheet: Click to view or right-click to download

Blessing of the Bikes

Sunday June 5th, 2016
11:00am at the Salem United Methodist Church
29 West Broadway Salem, NY 12865

Thank you to all those that braved the weather and attended the event.
We did cancel the ride due to weather, and hope to set a date for a rain date very soon.

Go Jump in the Lake 2015 - Oct 18th

Check out the pictures and video of the event HERE

Thank you all for coming out, especially after such a chilly morning with snow! It was a great day and we are thankfull for all who showed up.
A special thank you to our heroes, and to Mark Spezio, this years honoree

Blessing of the Bikes - June 7th

At the Salem United Methodist Church
29 W Broadway, Salem, NY 12865

Spaghetti Dinner - April 25th

"All You Can Eat" Spaghetti Dinner
SPONSORED by "The Friends of HUGS Group"
For the Benefit of Hugs for Hereos,SUMC

Go Jump in the Lake 2014 - OCT 19th

Check out the pictures from the Jump in the Lake

This years Honoree:
Vol. Firefighter of over 52 years, Floyd Linendoll, of Salem, NY passed away this past week.
His widow and children will be presented with certificates of appreciation in acknowledgment and gratitude for Floyd’s service to his community. We invite all fire depts. to come in support & honor of Floyd, his family & friends and his community.

Blessing of the Bikes - June 1st, 2014

Check out some of the pictures from the event HERE

Go Jump in the Lake !!!

October, 2013

Washington County Park, Lake Lauderdale

Location: 744 County Rd 61, Cambridge, NY 12816 - Website

Thank You to all to came out and showed your support, and to all who braved the weather and took the plunge!

A HUGE Thank you and Congratulations to our Honored local Hero Mr. Joseph Francis Lentz

Check out the Full gallery of pictures HERE - 2013 Go Jump in the Lake

Blessing of the Bikes, 6th Annual

June 2, 2013

Click HERE to see pictures from the 2013 Blessing of the Bikes


    Salem United Methodist Church

    Check out the Website

    HUGS for HEROES, S.U.M.C. is a small group within the church.