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Paul LaRosa - Homes for Our Troops NYC 2016

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BENEFITING: Homes for Our Troops

EVENT: Homes for Our Troops NYC 2016

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Paul LaRosa

THE STORY:

Help Homes for Our Troops accomplish our mission of building homes and rebuilding lives!

On November 6, 2016, I will have the privilege of running the New York City Marathon with a team of dedicated runners to raise funds for the Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) non-profit organization. HFOT builds specially adapted homes for injured Veterans from our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, these Veterans can focus on their recovery and returning to their life’s work of serving others.

Homes for Our Troops is a 501(c)(3) organization and has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 Stars every year since 2008. Charity Watch has awarded HFOT an “A” rating and included us on its list of Top-Rated Military & Veterans Charities. Nearly 90% of contributions go directly to HFOT’s mission of building homes and rebuilding lives. Learn more at http://www.hfotusa.org/charity_ratings/.

Since 2004, HFOT has built 222 specially adapted homes nationwide. Their goal is to build a home for every Veteran who qualifies for one of these specially adapted homes. Four of these homes were built for Wisconsin veterans, with two more in progress this year. As the only Wisconsinite on this year’s HFOT marathon team, I am honored to represent Charles, Jason, Jeremy, Jose, Russell and Kevin. You can read their stories at http://www.hfotusa.org/building-homes/map/wi/.

On a personal note, the 2016 NYC Marathon will be a milestone as it marks my 25th marathon since I began running in 2008. In addition, I grew up on Long Island, NY so it will be special to return "home."

Thank you for supporting my efforts to help continue the Homes for Our Troops mission to provide freedom and independence to our nation’s heroes! My personal fundraising website is https://www.crowdrise.com/PaulLaRosa-HomesforOurTroopsNYC2016. Please share this information with friends who may want to help these men and women who sacrificed so much for us.

For more information on Homes for Our Troops, visit our website at www.hfotusa.org.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paul & Lynne LaRosa

    $100

  • Ken & Cindy Gear

    $50

  • The Donovans

     

  • Gregory Groth

     

  • Steve and Ruth Mielke

    $100

  • donald and diane strack

    $50

  • The Waller Family

     

  • Sue and Steve Guyette

    $50

  • Brian and Dawn Van Swol

    $50

  • Dennis and Karen Nelson

    $100

  • Kyle Andersen

     

  • Greg & Julie Kimps

    $100

  • Patti Jeffers

     

  • Paul and Linda Mikkalson

    $50

  • Tim & Terry Little

    $50

  • lois fricke

     

  • Nancy Walls

    $50

  • Amy Kowalchuk

    $50

  • Bill Kirby

     

  • Ruth Lunz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Steve and Sara

    $50

  • JoAnn Miller

     

  • Maggie LaRosa

    $100

  • Paul and Katie Smith

    $50

  • Chris & Renee Turco

    $50

  • The OBoyles

    $50

  • M. Priestaf

    $100

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67% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

M. Priestaf

M. Priestaf

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

The OBoyles

The OBoyles

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Chris & Renee Turco

Chris & Renee Turco

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Paul and Katie Smith

Paul and Katie Smith

DONATION: $50

Run like the wind Paul! Good luck! 9 months ago

Maggie LaRosa

Maggie LaRosa

DONATION: $100

God Bless you for your service. 9 months ago

JoAnn Miller

JoAnn Miller

9 months ago

Steve and Sara

Steve and Sara

DONATION: $50

Good luck Paul! 10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Paul 10 months ago

Ruth Lunz

Ruth Lunz

DONATION: $25

What a great cause! Have a strong race, Paul!! 10 months ago

Bill Kirby

Bill Kirby

Start slow; finish strong 10 months ago