Hello My Friends,
(Please visit my HFOT Team page at "myhfotusa.org/Team/View/61985/Team-HFOT-Roadrunners-West" to see all updates and latest race results. You can also find all of the latest on Facebook at "https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100025423473340").
My name is Ray Flores. I am a retired US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer with 21 years of distinguished service. As a leader on active duty, and a dedicated member of the veterans community, I understand completely the impact of the combat injuries our men and women sustained serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these Wounded Warriors require specially adapted homes to aid their healing and increase their independence. Now retired, I have taken on the mission to help my fellow brothers and sisters, our Wounded Veterans.
My new career as the Executive Director of the San Diego Veterans Coalition has given me the opportunity to blend my old career with my new one. This year I am raising support for an outstanding non-profit organization called Homes For Our Troops (HFOT). (HFOTUSA.ORG)
Homes For Our Troops is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured veterans to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore their freedom, security and the independence our veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
HFOT is an incredible organization and the following list speaks to their success.
1. HFOT has completed 250 homes across the nation, 28 built in California with 17 more on the way. Currently, there are over 1200 servicemen and women that qualify for a HFOT home.
2. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to the program services for Veterans.
3. HFOT earned a Four Star rating on the Charity Navigator website.
4. HFOT builds the home where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
How I am helping
My goal this year is to run races each month and raise at least $1,000 each run towards raising $10,000 by the end of 2018.
How you can help
Help me raise $10,000 for Homes For Our Troops. This amount will help pay for the features that will make a difference in the daily lives of the veterans receiving homes in California. To support, you can make a contribution right here on this page.
Or, join my team, come run with me, and raise your own support. Race one or all of the runs in which I participate.
During the registration process you will be asked if you want to join a team...Yes, the Team HFOT Roadrunners West.
I want to thank you in advance for your generous contributions and I look forward to running with you toward the goal of $10,000.
If you have any questions, contact me at Ray.Flores@sdvetscoalition.org or Ray.Flores@sdcounty.ca.gov
Please join me in my efforts to support this wonderful organization!
Run hard, run far…everyday of the week, twice on Sunday!