THE GYM - Veterans Day Fundraiser
The GYM has been an avid supporter of Homes for Veterans since 2014. They raised money by holding an annual push up contest, multiple fitness classes, sold apparel and Juan Pla, a good friend and dedicated trainer created #25forVets where he dedicated 25 hours of training and donated the funds to HFV for the veterans!
In 2020, their Montvale location didn't make it through the pandemic and we lost our founder, and my father, to COVID. Things have been extremely difficult...
In 2021 Juan did a virtual fundraiser and raised $3,500!
We went 2 long years without our annual Veterans Day fundraiser.. but this year, we will be partnering with The GYM in Englewood once again!!
The GYM has raised over $85,000 for Homes for Veterans since 2014 and this year our goal is to break the $100,000 mark!
There will be several fitness classes where donations can be made and special t-shirts made by the gym where proceeds will be donated to Homes for Veterans.
Juan Pla is doing his #25forVets on Saturday, November 12th and there are still slots available.
ALL funds raised from The GYM will go towards installing a much needed Chair Lift at The American Legion in Little FALLS. For more info on the Chair Lift project, click here.
To sign up for classes, #25forVets, or to purchase apparel - visit their website here.
YOUR DONATION AT WORK...
No matter the size of your generous, tax deductible, contribution you will instantly impact the lives of disabled veterans who have been neglected, rejected or have had difficulties obtaining funds from other programs. Your donation will fund ramps, wheelchair accessible showers, ADA kitchens, elevators and other modifications so our veterans will have the safety and independence they fought for.
ONE ramp installation costs up to $10,000
ONE elevator installation costs up to $60,000
ONE wheelchair accessible bathroom costs up to $25,000
ONE ADA kitchen costs up to $80,000
Our veterans cannot afford to make their homes safe and they are at risk of further injury in their own homes.
“No one ever has ever become poor from giving.” - Anne Frank