FDNY to Ride Across the Country to Raise Funds for Hope For The Warriors

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FDNY Rumblers to raise awareness for military families

We ride to remember those who have fought for our freedom.

For the third year, members of the FDNY will ride cross-country on their motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for military families. This year, the FDNY Rumblers will cover more than 3,500 miles in five cities. All proceeds from the event will go toward Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that assists post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

The FDNY Rumblers is a community-based fundraising group of firefighters from Battalion 14 in the South Bronx of New York City. Members of this group include Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, as well as first responders to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. The group’s mission is to raise awareness and funds for wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

The Rumblers will begin their journey in New York City on June 23 and end there on July 2, 2015. They will travel to cities such as Memphis, TN, Dallas, TX, Nashville, TN, and Bethesda, MD. This year’s fundraising route will take them down south, where they will volunteer with wounded veterans at the 35th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Dallas and at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda.

The FDNY Rumblers’ organizer is Chris Walsh, a New York Firefighter since 2001, 9/11 first responder, and USMC Infantry Major with one combat tour in Iraq.

“We ride to remember those who have fought for our freedom,” said Walsh. “This opportunity allows us to work with Hope For The Warriors® to honor those who sacrifice all for these freedoms."

Those participating in this year’s ride will be riding various Harley makes and models:
1980 Harley Iron Head Bobber
2000 Harley DYNA Wide Glide
2002 Harley Fat Boy
2010 Harley Street Glide
2010 Harley DYNA Wide Glide
2014 Harley Street Glide Special
2014 Harley Road Glide

If you are interested in sponsoring a portion of the ride, please contact Walsh for more information: fdnyrumblers(at)gmail(dot)com. For more information on this year’s FDNY Rumblers, please visit hopeforthewarriors.org/fdnyrumblers.


Hope For The Warriors® Mission Statement:
We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for four consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.

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