A Little History:

  • Operation Patriot was founded on September 14th, 2001 by Founder Mark J Rossney in response to the 9/11 terror attacks.
  • Operation Patriot's first fundraiser was held September 30, 2001, just 19 days after the terrorist attacks on our country.
  • Operation Patriot was organized as a "thank you" for those who protect us.
  • Operation Patriot Foundation, Inc. was formed in August 2006 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
  • Operation Patriot Foundation, Inc. is a grass-roots organization, comprised of volunteers from fire departments, police departments, military veterans and local professionals.

Organizations that have benefited from us:

  • Rochester Salvation Army's New York City Relief Effort
  • Rochester Salvation Army's Homeless Veteran's Programs
  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
  • Western New York C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors)
  • Veterans Outreach Center (VOC)
  • Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association
  • Genesee Valley C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors)
  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20
  • Mentors of the Veterans Court Program - Rochester, NY
  • The Richard's House (VOC's Home for Homeless Veterans)
  • Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court
  • IAVA (Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America)
  • Patriot Guard Riders (Help on the Homefront Program)
  • West Webster Volunteer Fireman's Association
  • Rochester Police Locust Club / Family of RPD Officer Daryl Pierson
  • Honor Flight Rochester