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YES WE ‘CAN’ FOR VETERANS: Destiny USA Teams up with TOMRA Recycling for Bottle and Can Drive Benefitting Honor Flight Syracuse and Veterans Throughout Central New York

Published: 03/30/2022

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— Thanks to the generosity of TOMRA, each bottle or can donated will count as 6-cents for veterans! —


Syracuse, NY —  Destiny USA is teaming up with TOMRA, one of the world’s most accomplished bottle and can recyclers, to launch a massive bottle and can drive beginning Saturday, April 9th benefitting Honor Flight Syracuse and the veterans it supports throughout Central New York.


Dubbed “Yes we CAN for Veterans,” the fundraiser aims to collect bottles and cans to support Honor Flight Syracuse and its mission to fly as many Central New York veterans as possible at no cost to Washington, DC to experience the war memorials built in their honor.


Aiding in the effort is Destiny USA, which will host the big bottle and can drop-off weekend, Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th in the parking lot at the corner of Solar Street and Hiawatha Boulevard from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. both days. All individuals dropping off bottles and cans at Destiny USA will receive a Destiny USA Passport of Savings, full of exclusive savings, deals, and discounts at participating shopping, dining and entertainment venues.


“By the simple task collecting bottles and cans and bringing them to our ‘Yes we CAN for Veterans’ event on drop-off day, you will help support Honor Flight Syracuse and veterans throughout our region,” said Stephen Nee, Executive Vice President, TOMRA. “We’re so incredibly grateful to our employees and our customers for helping us in these efforts, which is very personal to me and an important endeavor on many levels.”


“Nothing is more important than showing our deep appreciation for the service and sacrifice of the veterans we serve throughout Central New York,” said Kevin Bradley, president, Honor Flight Syracuse. “We are so honored and thankful to have TOMRA and Destiny USA support our efforts in raising awareness for Honor Flight Syracuse and donations for our veterans, helping continue our mission of flying them to Washington, DC to receive the honor and recognition that they so rightfully deserve.”


The best way to support the “Yes we CAN for Veterans” drive is to bring bottles and cans to Destiny USA’s parking lot at the corner of Solar Street and Hiawatha Boulevard from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th for easy access and drop off. Destiny USA is located at 9090 Destiny USA Dr. Syracuse, NY,13204. Thanks to the generosity of TOMRA, every bottle or can collected by will result in up to 6-cents for Honor Flight Syracuse and veterans all throughout Central New York.


If you are interested in donating your bottles and cans, but can’t make it to Destiny USA, TOMRA will extend the collection event and accept bottle and can donations through April 16th at its Bottle and Can Retrieval Centers in the Syracuse area, including at:


  • 6222 Thompson RD, Syracuse
  • 2204 Brewerton RD, Syracuse
  • 6194 Route 31 Unit 2, Cicero
  • 224 Chapel Drive, Syracuse
  • 1833 Teal Ave., Syracuse
  • 202 W. Seneca, Manlius


Online donations to Honor Flight Syracuse can also be made at: https://honorflightsyracuse.org/






About: Honor Flight Network was formed in 2005 to transport veterans at no cost to Washington, DC to visit their memorials. Honor Flight’s current focus is WWII and Korean War veterans, as well as those from any conflict with a terminal illness. Honor Flight Syracuse, currently led by President Kevin Bradley, conducted its inaugural mission in October 2012 for 27 veterans and since then, over 900 veterans. HFS serves ten counties in the greater Central NY area, and one of 130 Regional Hubs in the National Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight Syracuse flies Central NY heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect together at their memorials. In accordance with Honor Flight policy, priority order for each mission is given to elder WWII veterans, Korean War veterans and terminally ill veterans from any era.  HFS generally flies two missions per year, one in April and one in September.  HFS is continually accepting applications for our future missions. Veteran applications are prioritized in the order in which they are received, except in extraordinary circumstances.