We are once again excited to have GovX’s continued support for the fourth year. - Bill Ivey, HFOT Executive Director
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) January 09, 2019
A fundraising effort organized by GovX, the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military and first responders, has raised over $6,000 for Homes For Our Troops, the nonprofit organization that provides mortgage-free, specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans.
"We have been proud to call ourselves supporters of Homes For Our Troops for several years now," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO. "Seeing the individual donations from GovX members across the country come in was a truly inspiring reminder of how much this community takes care of each other. Being able to help HFOT's mission to restore freedom and mobility to those Veterans who need it most is a true honor."
The fundraiser lasted for two months and consisted entirely of donations from members of the GovX community, people with service-related backgrounds in every branch of the US Armed Forces, law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency responder departments across the country.
Homes For Our Troops is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted, custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Most of the veterans whom HFOT assist have sustained injuries including limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury. The homes are designed to help the veterans regain the freedom and independence they sacrificed in the defense of their country, and to enable them to focus on their family and recovery.
"We are once again excited to have GovX’s continued support for the fourth year. Their outstanding assistance raises awareness of our mission, and enables us to build and donate specially adapted homes to assist severely injured veterans in rebuilding their lives," said Bill Ivey, HFOT Executive Director.
HFOT intends the homes they design and build to be launch pads for their recipients to once again become highly productive members of society. Despite their life-altering injuries, many veterans who have benefited from an HFOT home have gone on to complete college degrees, start families, launch new careers, and more. Many have embraced roles as motivational speakers, sharing their messages of persevering through tragedy with groups and classrooms nationwide, while others promote awareness of veteran suicide, mental health issues, and homelessness.
Since its inception in 2004, Homes For Our Troops has built over 270 homes for veterans and their families. There are currently 81 home build projects underway. Homes For Our Troops is evaluated as a top-rated veteran and military charity, with nearly 90 cents of every dollar spent going directly to program services for veterans and their families.
Learn more about the individual veterans Homes For Our Troops has assisted by visiting their website.
If you're a severely injured veteran interested in learning more about Homes For Our Troops benefits, apply for assistance here.
GovX.com is for the men and women who protect our country and communities. The members-only eCommerce site offers thousands of products from hundreds of premium brands at exclusive, below-retail pricing. Eligible members include active and veteran U.S. military, firefighters, law enforcement officers and federal agents. Membership is free and more information can be found at GovX.com.