I'm a Marine combat veteran and I'm a full-time student. Living on a fix budget can put a limit on some of the things you use to enjoy. For me, it was working out. When i was in the military i used the gym to help maintain my fitness level. Now i use it to help my mind and body feel strong. It helps me control some of the symptoms that comes along with PTSD. Gym memberships can be expensive, but the Catch A Lift fund made everything so easy. I am able to focus know school and still maintain my fitness level, without the financial burden. I am so thankfull for the people there who helped me. The process can take a little time, but when everything is done. It makes everything so much easier. To all of the men and women at Catch A Lift, thank you
I'm an Air Force combat veteran, medically retired after my 9th tour when I was injured in Afghanistan. Along with a lot of physical surgeries, I racked up a lot of mental injuries that were left unchecked. After I was separated I didn't just lose my job I lost my identity, sense of purpose and motivation to keep up with my former fitness routines. The military really pushes physical fitness not simply for a physically strong fishing force but a mentally strong and healthy fighting force.
To anyone in, works for, volunteers with or supports the Catch A Lift Fund, I can never express how grateful we are for this program. Without a doubt, I know Catch A Lift enhances our veterans quality of life and has made a difference to reduce the disturbing suicide epidemic our combat veterans face.
Raising a family of six, a gym membership is an intangible luxury expense our family simple cannot afford. Catch A Lift is supporting more than our veterans, it goes deeper than the veteran; since I've been able to return to the gym, my family has a happy, healthier father and our community has better member of society who now has the energy to volunteer with a couple organizations.
I take great pride being a member of the Catch A Lift program.
Because of CAL I was able to not only work on fitness goals but also build relationships/ friendships again. I pretty much cut the world off, but going in and being held accountable for my training forced me to engage. Thank you CAL
Catch A lift has helped me carve out my recovery over the last year with a purely holistic, self reliant approch that stands unchanged in their dedication. Going into my second year I have the highest of goals for my own health and a proven faith in their service.
The Cath A Lift Fund is one of the most amazing Non-Profit organizations that I have the pleasure of volunteering for. Their cause is amazing along with the work that they do. Its amazing to see the care and compassion they have for each individual veteran, especially the president and founder Lynn Coffland. The way that she talks to the vets and listens to their stories and helps them, you can see and hear the compassion in her voice. I always look forward to my time at Catch A Lift not only to contiune to help their cause but also because all of the people that work there are truly great people you would want to be around. I am so proud to be apart of such an amazing organization. The Catch A LIft Fund inspires me everyday.
These people are liars. DO NOT DO ANY WORK FOR OR WITH THEM.
Hello Runner12- you listed yourself as a donor- may I ask when your donation was made? I'd be happy to let you know exactly how your donation was used and what veteran it helped sponsor. If you are a Disney runner who was unable to complete your contracted fundraising agreement, I'm sorry you were unable to further benefit the lives and health of America's wounded heroes. We have hundreds of wounded veterans on our wait list and every donation given and every dollar saved is incredibly important to our charity. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Thanks to Catch A Lift, I have the gear I need to train with right in my garage. Fitness has been my truest form of therapy on many levels, and it's great to feel the support of this organization with every workout. There are opportunities to help others within the program as well, and I hope to be a part of that soon.
As a Marine combat veteran battling PTSD, staying physically active is sometimes the only thing that holds me together. For me, exercise has been the single-most effective "treatment"--the one thing that actually helps me move forward. Catch A Lift gets this. Since I have difficulties being in crowded areas (especially ones with a lot of noise like a gym) the Catch A Lift program allowed me to receive exercise equipment for my own home gym. Not only do I have the equipment to workout at home now, but I feel the supported and encouraged through this service.
Outstanding group they really do care about helping us veterans. Not only do they provide the means to get physically fit they also provide support and follow up along the way to make sure that you stay on track. I am so glad that they take the time and provide such a great source of recovery for us veterans.
Catch A Lift has been great. The cost of a membership to a quality gym/athletic club is very expensive, which makes it tough for many veterans like myself on a limited budget. Catch a Lift provides the resources and support for this mission.