This time last year our team adopted Hope for the Warriors as our official charity. Since then we’ve participated in their Big Apple Runs, hosted our own event for them, and held collections in our office to support those who are in the program. You can read more about this charity and our past involvement with them on our Workwell for Warriors page here.
In the past few months, there are two events that we participated in that support this charity. The first being a school supply collection. We collected backpacks and school supplies for those families who benefit from the program. This collection was done in the spring instead of the fall so that Hope for the Warriors could distribute these supplies to the families in the program over the summer in time for the start of school! We sent two full boxes of supplies down to families in the North Carolina area. We hope they enjoy them as much as we enjoy donating to this program.
The second event was the 8th Annual Big Apple Run for the Warriors. Our team was back at it again this year in Battery Park for this annual run! It was a beautiful night for a run along the water and to bring awareness to our favorite charity.
This year, our team raised $743 and had a great turnout with about 14 team members. Our teammate, Tammy, brought her family and friends to the event. She commented, “This event was very well coordinated and the 5K route was beautiful and I really enjoyed participating in the event. Raising money and doing events for the Warriors is amazing. I wish that we didn’t have these issues to worry about but since we do have men and women fighting every day for our freedom, giving as much as we can back to them to honor what they do. I had so much fun and loved the support that you received from all the runners from different teams.” We are so happy that we were able to participate again in the 2017 Big Apple Run for the Warriors.
We are very proud of our team for supporting this cause and cannot wait to raise even more money and collect ten times the amount of supplies we did for them this spring– think of how much of an impact that could make.
Thank you again to all those who have and continue to serve for our country!