THE GYM Raises $8,000 with 3rd Annual  Homes For Veterans Fundraiser

THE GYM, a complete lifestyle and fitness center, has continued in its philanthropic efforts with events that raised money for Homes For Veterans. This is the third year in a row THE GYM has supported this worthy cause.

Homes For Veterans is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization whose mission is to modify the homes of disabled veterans to make them handicap accessible and barrier free. Many veterans are unable to attain the resources needed to buy or modify their homes for handicap access, so all modifications made to their homes by the organization are done at no cost to them. THE GYM first started working with Homes For Veterans in 2014, and has raised almost $24,000 since. This year, THE GYM is proud to report that support from members and staff this year totaled an impressive $8,000.

Doug DiPaola, President / CEO of Homes For Veterans, commented, “The staff at THE GYM are an amazing group. I watched them volunteer their time on Veterans Day to have a push-up contest fundraiser to support Homes For Veterans. They want the members of our armed forces know how much Americans appreciate their service and sacrifice. They did a terrific job. Thank you to all.”

In November 2014, THE GYM raised $12,196 by hosting a series of fundraising events for Homes For Veterans. The money was used to make urgently needed repairs to the Newark, New Jersey home of Sergeant James Bellamy where the organization engaged a contractor who completed a $16,450 renovation of the front porch, stabilizing the structure and augmenting the installation of a mechanized wheelchair lift that was installed by the Veteran’s Administration.

Lisa Bruchalski, Fitness Director at THE GYM of Montvale, said “I am so proud of our members and staff for sticking with and supporting Homes For Veterans! And a very special thank you to Pete Kandel and James Siletti for your service, and participation in the event, of