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Catch A Lift Fund/ Christopher Coffland Memorial Fund Inc.

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Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: For more than a decade, the Catch A Lift Fund (CAL), a national 501c3 non-profit organization, has lifted spirits and saved lives, providing U.S. military combat veterans an array of holistic and practical methods to heal the whole person—mentally, physically, and spiritually. The program helps wounded combat vets find new focus and energy by instilling in them a new, thoughtful, and healthy lifestyle founded on four core pillars: Nutrition, Fitness, Emotional Wellness, and Community. Mentors, coaches, and veteran leaders adapt the program to accommodate for individual abilities, attitudes and aspirations. Finding a personal purpose is the Catch of Lift cure for addiction, dangerous weight gain and debilitating depression. Catch A Lift was founded in memory of Cpl. Christopher Coffland, U.S. ARMY who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Chris’ phrase, “I’m gonna catch a lift,” indicated he was literally heading to the gym, but more importantly, it really meant he was going to get centered, refocused and re-energized. By fostering a commitment to forward movement and getting better every day, renewing personal energy, and choosing to join and serve a broader community, wounded vets find life-saving purposes that they share with others.

Target demographics: Combat Injured Veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: To date, Catch A Lift has funded more than 8,600 wellness grants, providing a real, practical and profound, need to ensure a healthy future to thousands of veterans and caregivers.

Geographic areas served: Nationwide USA

Programs: Veterans injured in the Iraq and/or Afghanistan conflicts are offered an advanced Wellness Program. The Wellness Program provides: -Coaching, mentorship and accountability provided by coaches, staff & veterans. -CAL Fitness App -Resistant Bands & Band Program -Motivational support -Community connection through events nationwide -Womens Fitness Initiative Group -Personalized online dashboard -Full access to the Landing Zone. A proprietary online wellness platform including videos, articles, programming and resources for all aspects of health- fitness, nutrition, emotional wellness & community. -LiveStream weekly podcast hosted by Veteran Coach featuring Veteran guest -Selected candidates for grants which include personal choice of a fitness(gym) membership anywhere in the US OR in-home equipment adapted to individual needs -Education/Certification grant in the Wellness, Fitness or Nutrition field, extended to qualified members

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188 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Catch-A-Lift are relentless in their efforts to aid Veterans in a road to stength. Strength of character is really the goal, but they know that Veterans find that naturally through staying fit, healthy, and accountable to themselves. I lost 40 lbs in my first year with CAL. The sky has been the limit since because I just feel better overall: my mood, my outlook on each day, and my ability to do more than I could when I initially separated from service. I just felt aimless and turned to the wrong habits. That accountability to myself changed everything. It started because Catch-A-Lift asked me to work each week towards small improvement. It has definitely worked. Thank you, Lynn and all of CAL HQ and Coaches. -MH

Client Served

Rating: 5

This has been a great source of accountability for me. When I have returned home from my combat experience it it’s been very hard for me to stay active. This organization has not only help me with my confidence but also help me in every step to allow me to grow and regain my confidence. I Would recommend this option for every disabled veteran

Client Served

Rating: 5

CAL helped me get my exercise back on track. They provide a multi prong approach to helping individuals! -Adam E

Client Served

Rating: 5

Catch-A-Lift has been amazing to work with. They have been there for every single one of my needs. This foundation is making it possible for veterans to stay healthy, not only physically, but mentally as well. Without this foundation, I would have continued my journey down a slippery slope that was leading to obesity and even worse mental health. Thank you for all that you do!

Ryan Listberger

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5


I am amazed at the dedication and motivation from the team at CAL. Having weekly emails come to me with guidelines on nutrition, workouts, and other activities is extremely beneficial. CAL has helped me in so many ways by making me feel connected, eliminating barriers to training, and providing essential information about fitness. I cannot thank the team enough for what they have done for me!

Faye M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Catch-A-Lift Foundation has helped me remain steady and strong in both my mental and physical state of mind. Their support and existence has helped me daily to be a better mother, friend and human. Dealing with PTSD doesn’t just go away with therapy but the tools and support CAL has given me allows me to manage it and get stronger each day despite it.

Jessica F.13

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Army Veteran AJF, I am honored to write this testimony for Catch a Lift. I was discharged in 2012 from the Army, did a couple of overseas missions. It took me a long time after transitioning from the military to admit that I had some medical issues. My PTSD/MST broke my body down to the point of needing surgery and getting a heart pacemaker, I developed Fibromyalgia, which re-aggravated my GERD,IBS, Gastritis, Esophagus inflammation. I was hospitalized for asthma leading to COPD, due to lack of mobility my LOD for knee, back and feet became more painful to move and I developed arthritis in my spine with bone loss, now I can go on with all my other disabilities which I was told by doctors that they don't know if I would be able to work out or regain my strength but I am a woman of faith and prayed to God to give me enough to endure it and persevere from my chronic pain. 
A few days later Catch a Lift Melissa called me and said : I noticed you have been on our waiting list for years for a gym membership, would you like the option of gym equipment? I didn't believe it until David assisted me with the items I needed to do physical therapy at home. Every single item was provided. I was in tears and my caregiver Drew who trains in CrossFit set up the equipment for me and along with the VA physical therapist developed a work out schedule. 

I love the text messages I receive from CAL, each text motivates me &  I have logged in to the landing zone to get great food and modify exercise ideas. I began my journey on Jan 2, 2021, I  have lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks. I may not be able to do many of the exercises due to the heart pacer but if I can lift the barbell 1x time or walk with the medicine ball for 5min, use the parachute to sprint 10 seconds, do 2 triceps curls with my 8 lbs, use my kettlebells for 4 squats, strengthen my core for 10min with my resistance band and use my caregiver and finance as punching bags while i use the boxing gloves for 15 minutes, then I have done more than enough, I have proven the doctors wrong. 

If Catch A Lift can invest in my health during my hardest moment then I can push gut and persevere, my disabilities no longer define me but the willingness of others to go the extra mile for a Veteran's recovery. Thank you for helping me through my  journey! All the way Catch A Lift!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am amazed at the dedication and motivation from the team at CAL.  Having weekly emails come to me with guidelines on nutrition, workouts, and other activities is extremely beneficial.  I am also obsessed with the weekly motivational quotes!  CAL has helped me in so many ways by making me feel connected, eliminating barriers to training, and providing essential information about fitness.  I cannot thank the team enough for what they have done for me!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Ed Zamora and I’ve been apart of CAL for a few years. At the time I was introduced to CAL, I had narrowed my world down to a few places near home where I could put distance between myself and others. Needles to say a packed gym was not on the list, but I knew my wieght had gotten out of control. With anxiety, depression and a list of growing medications I found myself uncomfortable within my own skin. I had tipped the scale at a whopping 250 pounds!! My BMI was startling to my doctors and my wife! I finally decided I had had enough, I quit drinking beer and began walking. Soon after I traded Gatorade and lemonade for water, and set a daily goal of half my body wieght in ounces. I combined walking/running with some weight and resistance band training for 30 mins, and before I knew it I was hitting 90 mins 6x a week! I’ve dropped 45 lbs and I’m 5 pounds away from hitting my first goal of 200 lbs. this is only the beginning, I haven’t had this much optimism and momentum in over 10 years, not to mention I haven’t weight this much in the same amount of time. By my 42 Birthday in May of 2021 I plan on being 175 pounds, which will be a total of 75 lbs lost. A year ago I wouldn’t believe I’d be where I’m at now, so there is no question I’ll smash every goal I set for this year. Overall, I hope to be on less medications and living a healthy sober life. Thank you CAL for jump starting my second chance at living!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely love working out with Catch a Lift. I have been able to go to the gym and feel energized. I love being able to workout at my pace and have a consistent motivation in my day.

Thank you CAL!

Nikki E.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lynn and everyone at Catch-a-Lift are absolutely amazing. They are some of the most dedicated, selfless humans I have ever known. I lost over 100# that I gained after being medically retired since I joined CAL. My mental and physical well-being is the best it's been since I was on Active Duty. This is the longest I been able to go without surgery since I was hurt and I've gained a new family who support me through everything, push me, believe in me, and are there for me not matter what. ❤

Client Served

Rating: 5

CAL changed my life. Through a possible grant, I was able to learn CrossFit and have kept up with fitness. My wife and kids also benefited. Today I still follow CrossFit programming at home, safely. CAL enabled me to pursue a healthy lifestyle and avoid diabetes and high blood pressure that plagues my family. Thank you CAL!

John T.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love being part of Catch a lift. Not only do I get the benefit of fitness. I also feel better in regards to my PTSD. I feel so much calmer! Also, it gets me out of the house and surrounded by other people. John Thompson5806 Brimstone Hill LmConroe, TX 77304

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Emilian Wojcik. I’m a retired US Army veteran with 8 deployments. I was medically retired from the military because of my injuries. One of which resulted in me being diagnosed with seizures. This makes it difficult to get around because I can’t drive. This is where catchalift stepped in and helped me get the equipment I desperately needed to continue my fitness. This is a complete blessing because the nearest gym is about a 30 minute drive from where I live and with the COVID epidemic happening, they close down frequently, or only let a certain amount of people in. Catchalift, you guys are a Godsend. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

With the weekly connections and motivation texts, I have loss over 60 pounds. The support I get from Catch a Lift is astronomical and greatly keeps me in a healthy state of mind both physically and mentally.

Candise D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a PTSD survivor. The Catch a Lift program has provided me with an outlet to my PTSD. After my military service, I had nowhere to go and nowhere to turn. My journey lead me to Catch a Lift and now I have a positive outlet for all that anger and frustration. The program provided me with a treadmill and support. Support I direly needed. I feel like I'm not alone and that there is always someone around for me, especially when I need them. Thanks to everyone on the team and your weekly motivational emails.

Angie Y.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My catch a lift experience has been simply phenomenal..there are no words.. CAL ROCKS!!!!! My non- profit is WWP.it has been a lifesaver..there are simply toooo many amazing stories.. warmly, Angelina Young - CT

Christian R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CAL has help me stay consistent and accountable with my attendance at the gym. Whenever I feel like not wanting to go to the gym or unmotivated I reminder myself that CAL is supporting me with generous support from our citizens who wants to see us succeed in our health and fitness. Thank You CAL for your constant and generous support to us Veterans.

Tony W.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has done amazing things for me and my physical and mental being.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a disabled veteran who has been forced out of the workforce and medically retired from the United States Army. I am a proud recipient of Catch-A-Lift equipment and it has truly saved my life and the the lives of my family. When I was relieved of my last civilian job my life began to spiral out of control and the VA prescribed me over 12 medications and after taking these medications for 4 months I gained over 70 pounds and my depression got worst. I gained so much weight that it was hard to leave my house or walk from downstairs to upstairs in my own house. After receiving my grant equipment and access to the landing zone I began to use my workout equipment everyday and changed my diet drastically giving me new hope on my life. On top of all that this equipment has also given me an outlet for my stress and anger rather than yell at my wife and kids. During these angry moments I go workout and burn off my steam. Now after using my equipment for over a year my medication intake is down to 4 pills a day and I went from getting on average 2 hours of sleep to getting an average of 7 hours of sleep. And I truly owe that all to CAL.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love what they do for the veteran community! I have been a member for the past 2 years and can honestly say they have changed my way of life thanks to their generosity. Since beginning the program I have gotten off of 4 medications, my blood pressure has improved and my daily activity has increased thanks to Catch A Lift Fund!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Catch a lift has been amazing. Between my injuries from my service to being diagnosed with MS. They have helped me in everyday imaginable from gaining my strength back to nutrition, motivation and helping me get my head right! Can't thank the team at catch a lift enough.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the weekly quotes, challenges, and the acceptance from all the athletes. Through all of this I have found my love for cycling and am able to expand it.

1 Jordan R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve lost 20 lbs. with the programming and motivation provided by these folks; this weight loss has provided me more energy throughout the day and I get my negative energy out during the workouts, affording me a bit more patience when dealing with stressful situations. Also being in touch with other wounded/disabled vets and seeing their progress is motivating in itself!

Sarai F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have helped me keep moving forward for 3 years. My life is better because of them

Isaac Thomas G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helped me get back to keeping me moving, help keep me motivated, great communication, great community, the list goes on. What they do for us vets and continue to do for us is simply amazing. They give us hope and show they truly care

Jeremy24

Client Served

Rating: 5

CatchALift nonprofit organization is a great way to keep in shape and keep in touch with other fellow veterans out there across the country. For so long I felt alone after getting out like the rest of the world was against me then I found out about CatchALift through my veteran buddy at my college and signed up and got a ton of support from the whole CatchALift family and friends along with other male and female combat veterans out there. They keep us all motivated on what is important, and what works for us because they take the time to listen to us all individually. I was not welcome at my local Crossfit boxes because of my PTSD so CatchALift set me up with a Home gym and that works for me. Keep it real. Sincerely Jeremy Meyer!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just got exempted and should be receiving my home gym set up soon. I am exited to start out on this path for catchALiftFund has been a real support for me in getting active again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not only have they helped my husband get back on track after being not as active as he'd of liked because of injury, but they also give caregivers a chance to support our husbands as well. We've both lost weight and began a healthier life ..

Robert L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lonely. Depressed. Dark. Suicidal. Homicidal. Violent outburst. Scaring my family and kids. No motivation. No outlet.

That was my life before I was told about CatchALiftFund. I immediately applied, when I heard about their mission and reasoning. I felt this as a chance for possible change.

CatchALiftFund got me in a gym of my own choice. I started running on a treadmill. Started doing some weights and incorporated abs and core as well. I was a hefty 252lbs. I was unhealthy. After several months and 2 years I was running upwards of 6miles at a time depending on the day.

Weight started dropping, healthy eating habits followed. I was socializing at the gym. I never socialize. This was a game changers for me.

I lost over 52lbs during that time. My anger was more under control. My self worth and happiness had increased. My family, especially my wife noticed a huge difference in me.

CatchALiftFund has given me the chance work through my issues using physical fitness. Any donation made will change a veterans life.

Thank you CatchALiftFund. Thank you CPL. Coffland for the ultimate sacrifice. Every workout I keep you in mind.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a Catch a Lift Fund veteran athlete for 2 years. Catch a Lift has made a tremendous impact on my life by providing gym equipment I need to train at home. Catch a Lift has also provided online programming and coaching as well as constant support to help me reach my goals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A tremendous group of highly dedicated volunteers. The program has great follow through and really makes a difference. Not only do they provide a gym membership or home equipment, they have several layers of communication and follow up and offer help with workout plans nutrition and more!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They do a great job helping veterans find inner strength, health and quality of life. They have personally impacted my life by giving me the resources and tools to get stronger and promote rehabilitation after a serious injury I obtained in the military that left me wheelchair bound for years. I am grateful that organizations like this exist and continue serving the needs of a community that are still growing.

Barbara Butler D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

this foundation is awesome. It gives back so much to veterans through gym memberships and equipment. These soldiers need this it gives them reasons,build them up mentally and physically. I am honored to have seen how this works and to help with a fundraiser that has this awesome foundation as one of our beneficiaries. Please support and go to the site and see what they are all about !!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an excellent nonprofit that has a clear understanding of purpose and how to execute a successful support system to its members. I am proud to be a donor to this organization.

JAnthony P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Jose A Pagan and I have been a member of the Catch A Lift Fund for 3 years. It took me a while to come up with the right words to express my gratitude for this organization, but there are no words but to to say that they are amazing, amazing, amazing. Lynn Coffland which is the founder and CEO of the organization is actively involved in the veterans experience. Iv'e participated in many other organizations and I have never met, talked and ate lunch with the CEO. Lynn is always always available to listen to us and is always willing to to anything under the sun to make sure that we are okay. Her team is beyond amazing, they are family. They email, call and text me almost everyday just to say hello. Also, the opportunity to join a gym and focus on my well being is something that has helped me transition after serving in the Army. Catch A Lift Fund has been there with me and it has been a wonderful journey. Such a great organization, Thank You.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

http://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-cpl-christopher-j-coffland/4381243

If this memorial fund is dedicated to the same Coffland I new in AIT, I am so happy to see this. I knew him there and he was a great guy. I was sad to find out about his death while I was in Iraq. Thanks to whoever organized this memorial fund. Whoever receives this grant, just know Coffland would have fully supported you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is not enough I can say about CAL. The equipment that I received is amazing and it has helped me tremendously. Due to PTSD and a TBI I'm not very comfortable in a gym setting unless I go early in the morning when its empty. With the equipment at my home I no excuses and I'm in a comfortable environment. I get in the garage and workout for an hour daily without any problem. I've able to drop the weight and maintain my physique in the comfort of my own home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After getting out of the Marine corps it was hard trying to find a gym or equipment that I could afford. Thanks to this awesome non profit I now keep my strength and flexibility because of the equipment that was given to me. Thanks!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Catch a Lift Fund is an awesome nonprofit organization for disabled veterans!

I am an Iraqi Freedom Army vet who struggles day to day due to PTSD. I shared my story with Catch a Lift, and they were very quick to respond. Since I struggle with being it in large and unknown crowds, Catch a Lift funded me my own personal home gym! The process was very easy! They send me daily motivation quotes, and check on me often.

Thanks to Catch a Lift, I am slowly building my confidence level while getting fit all at the same time!

I would absolutely recommend Catch a Lift as a go to company for all disabled veterans such as myself.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very well pleased with CAL. I am a wounded Iraqi Veteran. I need to exercise daily to stay fit and keep my pain to a minimum. I was able to be blessed by CAL with a total body gym. They have great customer service! Promt delivery. It's good to see a company that cares about Veterans!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a disabled combat veteran. I served two deployments to Iraq where k was injured both times. After being medically retired after my second deployment, I returned to my hometown. I withdrew myself from the world around me and let the VA feed me pills for my issues. After 4 years i got up to almost 300lbs. Living on VA disability isn't easy. Catch a Lift helped me get into a gym and gave me the tools to get back into the shape I should be in... well at least I'm getting there. And it seems as if Catch a Lift is adding something new for its members every month. And I'm very excited to get the opportunity to take advantage of the great programs and training they have to offer. I hope o way I can make an impact on the veteran community as they have made an impact in my life.

Bryan34

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was injured in Afghanistan in 2011. Medically retired and 6 years later, I was fat, out of shape and having health issues. Catch A Lift Fund has enabled me to regain control of my life and fitness. In 2 months, I've seen amazing results in my strength, endurance, and overall well being. I've become a certified CrossFit Judge, and am on my way to becoming a CrossFit Level 1 Certified trainer. They absolutely rock, and I couldn't have done it without them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization with a great mission.

I am a combat-wounded, medically retired OIF Veteran, who was notified of Catch A Lift by a fellow wounded Veteran. The application process was simple and straight forward, and after a few months I was notified that I would receive a one-year gym membership grant. I am now going on my second year as a Catch A Lift Veteran, and decided to volunteer as Squad Leader to provide support/mentorship to new Catch A Lift Veterans.

Their mission is very logical: basically, provide gym memberships and/or at-home gym equipment to wounded Veterans, with the resulting goal being mental/physical healing. And, it makes sense. The benefits of exercise and social activity decrease anything from weight gain to symptoms of depression. Sleep improves, medications decrease, etc., and the Veteran is improving his/her health.

One of my favorite aspects of Catch A Lift, is that there is an accountability factor to their grants. A recipient is expected to exercise at least three times per week. Progress is monitored, and each Veteran is assigned to a Squad Leader who is required to have monthly phone contacts with the Veteran. These contacts are charted by the Squad Leader, which include how the Veteran is doing, their progress, challenges, a review of their goals, etc. The Catch A Lift Veteran is not just issued a grant, they are issued a grant but are also provided actual support and encouragement during the entire time of their grant.

Receiving a Catch A Lift grant has been one of the best things that has happened to me. The organization is great, and very helping. You feel like you are part of something larger than yourself. But getting back in the gym has been the most beneficial for me. I have found that same kind of camaraderie, sense of accomplishment, support, physical activity, and sense of belonging at my gym, which I have yet to experience since leaving the military.

Donor

Rating: 5

As an active duty Air Force member I have volunteered and have seen first hand the great things CAL does. They are a great charity as they continue to grow and serve more veterans.

Fabian M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would not be able to cope had it not been for this organization.

Nick79

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a combat wounded Marine. My wife is also a medically retired Marine, which requires me to be present with her on a consistent basis for medical reasons. Since I cannot typically spend hours a day away at the gym, Catch A Lift granted me a home gym. It has made it possible for me to stay on track physically and mentally. I am able to keep up with my physical goals without compromising my ability to be present for my wife and her medical needs. The ability to have equipment to assist in keeping fit has had a very positive impact on my life and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity CAL has given me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Joseph62

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Michael421

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very thankful for everything they do for myself and other vets.

Mattie M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 1

These people are liars. DO NOT DO ANY WORK FOR OR WITH THEM.

Comments ( 1 )

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CatchALiftFund 11/02/2016

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: katelyn@catchaliftfund.com Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great Vet Org and really cares about the vets it helps. A lions share is the donations go back to vets!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family had not had much interaction with vets before Catch A Lift, but now we volunteer for every event we can in order to give back. The work they do with the vets is clear that it is making an impact every time you hear one of our heroes talk about what CAL has done for them. We will continue to do whatever we can to help this amazing non-profit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Viet Nam era veteran, who went to Korea instead of Viet Nam so I was spared the physical and psychological trauma suffered by many of my contemporaries. Recently retired, I have been looking for a place to give back to help those who took bigger hits and as a remembrance of my childhood friend William Van Stone who did not survive the war, and I came upon Catch-A-Lift. Their operating premise, providing gym memberships and equipment to help vets become active and strong again, struck me immediately as a very practical and immediate way to help. I volunteer and have gotten to know a group of the vets in my role as Squad Leader. I applaud their efforts and will continue to do all I can in support.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a veteran benefiting from this organization, they understand the long term need of our wounded returning home. They have a support network in place and looking to expand in any area that will lead to recovery and reintegration for veterans.

Jay_44

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazed at the work this charity provides for veterans. It has been the first charity I fully stand behind and support. Plus with over 90% going back to the vets that need it speaks for the care and quality this charity provides.

Drew6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Catch a Lift has helped me find strength both physically and mentally as I use the home gym equipment they provided me. Their staff have been amazing and have inspired me to volunteer for them. Their whole goal is to get veterans to a place of healing and recovery through fitness. I'm a more functional citizen today because of CAL!
Drew Toothman, GySgt, USMC (Ret)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A Heath and wellness coordinator from the Wounded Warrior Project sent out workouts but I had no way to complete them. I expressed my difficulties and he suggested that I contact Catch A Lift. My wife and I filled out the application and were informed promptly that they had received it. I was very excited to be accepted to the program and have a chance to get some exercise equipment for the house. It means a ton that I can workout my frustrations and clear my mind through physical exercise. This organization is helping wounded veterans to improve their physical and mental health in a sustainable way. Communication with the staff has been amazing and their genuine concern for our wellbeing is touching.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great way to help our vets get back to physical fitness.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic charity that helps a lot of wounded veterans.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Recently became a volunteer after hearing all the great work the program is doing from a friend. As a former military member (11 years) that served 7 overseas deployments, I recognize the need for personal health to the well-being of the body and mind. I look forward to partnering with the program to serve our nation's true heroes. Thank you to all that have served and to programs like this that support our troops when they return.

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Donor

Rating: 5

For such a minimal investment, Catch a Lift goes a long way to help returning injured vets get the help they need to get back into both physical and mental shape. The difference they make in the lives of our heroes is amazing!