Our Community Cares, inc.

Assisting residents of Columbia County, NY

Our Community Cares Freedom Ride

UPDATE : Unfortunately due to the epidemic facing our country, we are going to cancel the event on May 9th with the hopes of rescheduling for early Fall. Please keep an eye out here for more details. Stay safe everyone!

Our Community Cares, Inc. along with the Emerald Guard is having a Motorcycle run and Chicken BBQ to benefit the Veterans Fund through Our Community Cares, Inc. All proceeds will go to assist Veterans in Columbia County. Motorcycle run starts at Plaza Diner in Hudson. Registration for bikes is at 10:30am, KSU at noon. Ending at Kinderhook Elks Lodge with a chicken bbq music, raffles, 50/50. BBQ is open to the public. Grounds will open at 3pm for those attending the bbq.

Chicken BBQ tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-community-cares-freedom-ride-with-the-emerald-guard-tickets-92261347173. Registration for the run which includes BBQ will take place at the day of at 10:30 AM at the Plaza Diner parking lot in Hudson

Music will be provided by Guilty Pleasure and TJ the DJ

Thank you to our sponsors!


Cancer Relief Fund

Our Community Cares currently supports individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer.  We encourage you to make a donation to our Cancer Relief Fund by clicking below.  This will enable us to continue to help them and their families as they battle this disease.


Support the Cancer Fund


GreenLight A Donation To A Veteran


America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet, sponsored by Walmart, is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.


Change One Light to Green

Change one light to green in a visible location on your porch, in your home, or at your office and keep it glowing every day as a symbol of appreciation and support for our veterans. Then, share your support by taking a picture of your green light and posting it using the hashtag #greenlightavet.

Why Green?

Green is the color of hope renewal and well-being. “Greenlight” is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement. The simple action of changing one light to green is intended to spark a national conversation regarding the recognition of veterans, and “greenlight” them forward as valued members of our communities.

How can you help?  Where can you get a green light?


Our Community Cares is selling green light bulbs for a minimum $10 donation to our organization.  Your minimum $10 donation will be used to support a vet or veterans program right here in Columbia County.  None of your donation will leave Columbia County.  

Light bulbs can be purchased by contacting a Our Community Cares Director.  (contact us on our OCC Facebook or by calling 518-336-5254)

Thank you for supporting our Veterans and Our Community Cares!