WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Multifamily Housing Council is encouraging its members to stand up and join the annual NMHC Walk For Our Troops 3K walk/5K run to support wounded veterans. Taking place at the 2015 NMHC Annual Meeting, the event has raised more than $550,000 for military charities over the past three years - including a record $365,000 last year.
“More than ever, our military veterans and their families need support for the incredible sacrifices they make on our behalf. As a Marine, I’m challenging our industry to step up even further to set a new fundraising record this year” said Jeff Stack, Managing Director for the SARES•REGIS Group and Chair of the NMHC Walk For Our Troops.
The 2015 NMHC Walk For Our Troops will take place Thursday, January 22nd at 6:30 AM at the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, Calif. This year’s event will support the Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Established in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has issued more than 74,500 grants, totaling nearly $93 million in assistance to over 12,000 of our heroes and their families. Semper Fi helps qualifying post 9/11 Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Reservists with amputations, spinal cord injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), burns, blindness, other physical injuries and those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Semper Fi also helps spouses and children of active duty service members who face a life-threatening illness or injury.
Learn more about the program or make a donation online, here.
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Based in Washington, D.C., the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) is the leadership of the trillion-dollar apartment industry. We bring together the prominent apartment owners, managers and developers who help create thriving communities by providing apartment homes for 36.4 million Americans. NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enables both members and the communities they help build to thrive. For more information, contact NMHC at 202/974-2300, e-mail the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit NMHC's web site at www.nmhc.org.