This is month two of my Pay It Forward project. Every month of 2015, I’m highlighting a different charity on my website and in social media, and donating money in a graduating amount depending on how many of my readers also donate. This month’s charity: VETSports. If you’ve never heard of VETSports, what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling and check it out.
Melissa’s Pledge: I will donate a minimum of $25 on February 28th to VETSports, increasing my donation by $5 (up to $100 maximum) for every person who emails me a copy of their VETSports donation receipt to: email@example.com
“a nationwide non-profit helping veterans achieve better physical, mental, and emotional health through sports, physical activity, and community involvement”
What Melissa Loves About VETSports: I’ve done a lot of research about combat-wounded soldiers who play sports for my Bomb Squad book series, and I’ve been continuously blown away by these warriors’ drive, determination, and optimism. VETSports is committed to helping wounded veterans heal and thrive through sports and the brotherhood fostered by being part of a team.
From the VETSports website:
“Here, we as the VETSports Nation come together as a family to strive for excellence off the battlefield. We do this by bettering our physical, emotional, and mental health through sports, physical activity, and community involvement.
“At VETSports, we carry on the commitment we made to our country by becoming contributing members of society, and promoting a lifestyle that we can all be proud.
“The VETSports Nation is made up of fearless heroes who answered the call of duty. Here, we support one another on the friendly fields of strife and in our communities; where we can compete, overcome the challenges of reintegrating into society, and succeed together.
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So what are you waiting for? It’s time to donate! If not to VETSports, then to another cause that’s near and dear to your heart. But remember, if you donate to VETSports, forward a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and Melissa will increase her donation by $5 (up to $100 max)