“I’ve participated in Ride2Recovery challenges before, and they truly are a life-changing experience for the men and women who have stood in our nation’s defense,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.).
Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 19, 2015
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, has launched a new fundraising initiative to support Ride2Recovery in providing bicycles for veterans.
The initiative comes on the heels of a $20,000 donation DVNF sent to Ride2Recovery in April, after 18 bikes were stolen from the organization’s storage facility in the San Diego area.
Ride2Recovery was founded in 2008. Its mission is to help disabled veterans restore their hope and purpose through cycling programs. Ride2Recovery has an inventory of customized bicycles that are adapted for various veterans’ disabilities.
DVNF aims to provide at least another $30,000 to Ride2Recovery so they can provide more bicycles to veterans coping with physical and mental injuries. A standard bike can cost around $1,600, while adaptive cycles for veterans with severe physical injuries such as amputations can cost around $2,500.
DVNF recently launched its online platform to raise money for the initiative. The page hosts a Slideshare presentation that demonstrates to value of the program, and how so many veterans have benefitted from this experience.
“I’ve participated in Ride2Recovery challenges before, and they truly are a life-changing experience for the men and women who have stood in our nation’s defense,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “I’m proud to be able to support this initiative and provide a way for veterans to heal from both physical and mental wounds.”
VanFonda mentioned that he also plans to participate in one of Ride2Recovery’s challenges in June. The online donation page is now live, and DVNF is urging those who want to truly lend their support to disabled veterans to contribute to this worthy initiative.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
We achieve this mission by:
- Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
- Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
- Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
- Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.