FDNY343 Ride Projects
Over $400,000 Raised
Here are some of the projects:
• Donated $125,000 to Building Homes for Heroes®
• Purchased a new vehicle for a veteran to get back and forth from work to school
• Funded extensive van repairs for Sgt. Aaron Hale. Sgt. Hale lost his eye sight while in combat.
• Paid rent for six months for a soldier facing eviction. While he was building his new home, 343Ride paid his rent until the home was completed.
• Funded six track chairs thru the independence fund at $16,000 per chair.
• Paid mortgage for four months for wife and daughter of a soldier who committed suicide after numerous tours in Afghanistan.
Proceeds were used for the following:
• $45,000 for Homes for Heroes (this included $10,000 to the FDNY Boxing Team, which was raising money for BHH also, and $10,000 to be put towards an elevator for the Ventura Home Project.
• Purchase of Two Track Chairs: One for Karen Lumis, which included a trailer to transport the chair, and one for John Trubee.
• Five bicycles purchased for “Angel Bikes.” We are committed to 5 more when recipients are located.
• A custom bicycle for Alana Duffy.
• $2,000 donation to a fundraiser for Marine Sgt. Eddie Ryan.