Bunkers in Baghdad Unveils New Website, Hits Milestones
BUFFALO, NY, March 23, 2016 — Bunkers in Baghdad, the non-profit organization that collects new and used golf equipment and ships it to active-duty troops and wounded veterans around the world, is pleased to announce a series of milestones that have coincided with the debut of its new website, which is now live.
Though its URL has not changed (www.bunkersinbaghdad.com), the newly revamped site’s design offers a streamlined, user-friendly experience, with the information web visitors need at their fingertips. Visitors to Bunkers’ updated home on the web can learn firsthand who the charity benefits, view photos chronicling its positive impact on the troops it serves, and learn how to donate.
The unveiling of Bunkers’ new site corresponds with the charity announcing a significant milestone for its Bunkers Buddies program: It now partners with 300 schools across the country, where students organize and participate in equipment drives, write letters, and draw pictures for troops stationed overseas. Joseph M. Hanna, Bunkers in Baghdad’s founder and president, recently visited the elementary school — in the Pioneer Central School District, about 40 miles southeast of Buffalo — to present students with a cake thanking them for their service.
“Of all the partnerships Bunkers in Baghdad has forged since we started close to eight years ago, none are more important than those we’ve struck with countless schools across the country, and the students within them who participate in Bunkers Buddies,” Mr. Hanna said. “For us, it’s a win-win. Not only do our partner schools make meaningful, measurable contributions to the Bunkers mission, but the students learn the value of community service and come away with a very real sense of what it means to make a positive impact on someone’s life.”
Mr. Hanna added, “That mission — to give back to those who selflessly give of themselves — is at the heart of what Bunkers is all about.”
In addition to being active in 300 schools, Bunkers in Baghdad recently hit another milestone when it shipped its first donations to Brazil, marking its debut in South America and the 40th country to which the charity’s donations have been sent. “We want Bunkers to reach active duty troops wherever they are stationed,” Mr. Hanna said. “That’s our promise, and we work every day to make good on it.”