Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014, Push to Walk was revealed as one of 200 causes selected as finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist ® program. The nonprofit’s submission, along with the other finalists, are live on Facebook and anyone who gets the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Facebook application can log on and vote for a cause. The 40 causes that receive the most votes will be announced on May 27, 2014 and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to the affiliated nonprofits to implement their intended project.
These funds would allow Push to Walk to provide 300 hours of service specifically for Veterans’ workouts. Push to Walk provides a safe and specialized exercise program to people with paralysis who have no other options available. Our program would give participants the opportunity to regain strength, function & independence, resulting in a higher quality of life. “Push to Walk has wanted to provide to Veterans for years now, and this grant would give us the funds to offer workouts free of charge to those who have given so much to our country,” explains Cynthia Templeton, President of Push to Walk. The nonprofit organization strives to improve the lives and welfare of Veterans in our community, and can further that mission by rallying together and encouraging others to join us in support by voting.
To support Push to Walk and vote, visit the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Facebook app by clicking here https://www.state-assist.com/cause/1402642/push-to-walk-helps-vets get the application, then click on the “Vote” button to show your support for Push to Walk Helps Vets. The voting phase is open from April 28 – May 16 and any Facebook user is eligible to vote up to 10 times per day.
Push to Walk website: http://www.pushtowalknj.org.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (862) 200-5848 or slajam(at)pushtowalknj(dot)org.
About Push to Walk
Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. Push to Walk is only able to cover about 65% of its operating costs through client fees, and relies on grants and fundraising events to help make up the difference. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Riverdale, New Jersey. Visit http://www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more.
About State Farm Neighborhood Assist
A crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that lets communities determine where grant funding is awarded, exclusively through Facebook. The initiative utilizes the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to vet submissions for causes and allows Facebook users who download the free State Farm Neighborhood Assist application to vote for the final 40 grant winners. The program has been inspired by the incredible number of neighborhoods that are coming together to solve a problem or improve their community.