The Desert Eagles Nest Thrift Store is Now Open!

The Desert Eagles Nest Thrift Store where all proceeds go to the APK Charities Direct Assistance Program

The Desert Eagles Nest Thrift Store where all proceeds go to the APK Charities Direct Assistance Program Located at 170 Fort Path Rd., Unit 14. Madison, CT, it’s a store with a little bit of everything for your home and family. Do you have items you were planning to sell at a tag sale? Trust…

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Pampered Chef: Shop Today for APK!

Pampered Chef: Shop Today for APK!

Join an online Pampered Chef party from March 5th through the 13th to benefit APK! Every penny earned goes directly to APK’s Direct Assistance Program helping CT Veterans in need. Click here to shop today! Thanks so much for your support, – Helen and Bob

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Thank you, New York and the Goldstar Family of CW2 Duane Cantrell

Thank you, NYPD and Goldstar family of Duane Cantrell

From APK Charities, thank you so much to the NYPD and the NYPD Harbor Police. You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for supporting APK Charities and Goldstar families. To the Goldstar family of CW2 Duane Cantrell, so happy we met and were able to spend time with you! Love, Helen, Bob, and the…

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APK Charities Ruck March: “It helped us have purpose again”

APK Charities General Fund in Memory of Captain Andrew M Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces

380-mile trek traces life of state native, Andrew Pedersen-Keel, killed in Afghanistan A group of about a dozen people began a 380-mile journey Tuesday, and not by car, train, bus or bike, but on foot. Some were rucking, carrying 35-pound camouflage backpacks. One couple pushed a stroller with their young daughter. While participants would alternate…

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Shoreline group provides deployed soldiers with the comforts of home

Helen and Bob packing boxes with Jan Cameron.

By Sarah Page Kyrcz of the Shoreline Times | Reprinted with permission. MADISON — Soldiers deployed overseas often hanker for the creature comforts of home, such as coffee, tea, beef jerky, instant soup, candy, hand sanitizer, soap and magazines. Through the generosity of one local organization, these items and many more are en route to…

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Mission to Honor Gold Star Families Comes to Connecticut Shoreline

During visits to all 50 states, retired Navy veteran Keith Sherman met with the parents of Army Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel in Madison By Justin Schecker, Reporter, NBC Connecticut Published Jun 26, 2019 Reprinted with permission from NBC Connecticut http://https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Navy-Vet-Wants-to-Keep-Memories-of-Fallen-Heroes-Alive_Hartford-511860012.html A retired Navy veteran is on a mission to make sure the stories of fallen heroes…

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Bob and Helen attend Tuesday’s Children fundraiser at the Plandome Country Club

Bob and Helen attend Tuesday’s Children fundraiser at the Plandome Country Club

Bob and Helen attended last week’s Tuesday’s Children fundraiser at the Plandome Country Club. This organization supports 9/11 families and first responders, assists Military Families of the Fallen, and is there for communities impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss. Tuesday’s Children honored Andrew’s Gold Star mother, the beautiful Helen Pedersen-Keiser!

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We mourn the passing of the men of ODA 3126

Helen and I and APK Charities pledge to be a source of support for their families of team ODA 3126

Our hearts are broken. The brave men of ODA 3126 are America’s finest citizens and soldiers. Andrew was a proud member of this team until 11 March 2013. The men pictured here attended our 4th annual APK Event in 2017. We loved these soldiers as if they were our own sons. The team deployed to…

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Helping Homeless Vets Can Help APK Charities Reach our Goals

Helping Southern Comfort Care, Inc. Can Help APK Charities Reach our Goals when Southern CC dedicates their renovated home to Andrew Pedersen-Keel

Tony U. Brown is missing his right thumb. It was smashed by a pallet at Camp Dahlke in Afghanistan while he was running as an incoming alarm sounded. He thought he’d just hurt his thumb and the pain would stop as it healed. But he was wrong. A tumor had developed in the bone and…

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2016 APK 5K, 5K Ruck March Slideshow

We hope you enjoy the slideshow from the 2016 APK 5K, 5K Ruck March, held at the Guilford Fairgrounds on November 5th.  Thank you for your participation and generous support and we look forward to seeing you in 2017 for the 4th Annual APK 5K, 5K Ruck March on November 4th! https://youtu.be/4u5RDk_lL0Q

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