Fusion Tech, with the help of clients and email newsletter subscribers, made a 2017 year-end donation of $10,000 to Homes for our Troops.
“Last year, we started a new tradition that we were happy to continue. Rather than send out Christmas cards to clients that just end up in recycling bins, we would use that money to help those in need — and donate to a reputable charity that our clients and email newsletter subscribers voted on,” said Marketing Director Jason Vana.
Three charities were presented to clients and email newsletter subscribers on Wednesday, December 20 and had until Friday, December 29 to vote.
Each charity had a minimum of an A rating on a variety of charity watch groups to ensure donations are handled and administered ethically, and live up to the solutions they claim to provide.
Other requirements included:
- Roughly 75% or more of their budget is spent on programs
- Spend $35 or less to raise $100 in public support
- Do not hold excessive assets in reserve
- Meet strict governance benchmarks
After nine days of voting, the votes were tallied and Homes for our Troops came in just ahead of the second place vote:
- Homes for our Troops = 43.8%
- Starlight Children’s Foundation = 41.6%
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation = 12.6%
Homes For Our Troops builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 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). Since 2004, HFOT has built over 240 specially adapted homes nationwide.
According to the HFOT website, HFOT builds homes as a departure point for these Veterans to rebuild their lives, and once again become highly productive members of society. Despite their life-altering injuries, many of our Veterans have embarked on new careers, completed their college degrees, or started families. Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, these Veterans can now focus on their recovery and returning to their life’s work of serving others. Many have embraced their roles as motivational speakers, sharing their messages of persevering through tragedy with groups and classrooms around the country; others take to a national platform to promote awareness of Veteran suicide, homelessness and PTSD.
Pictures via Homes for our Troops website.