Registration Open: Walk To Help Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Extend your Independence Day celebration by helping those who fought for our freedom. Join the Step OUT For The Brave 40,000 Step Challenge, presented by the Homes for the Brave organization to help Veterans experiencing homelessness.

The organization’s signature fundraiser allows participants from across the country, and even the world, to participate during the nine-day period from August 6 through August 14. For just $40 participants help homeless Veterans one step at a time and receive a dri-fit event shirt. Please click here to learn more and sign-up.

“Every step you takes helps a Veteran experiencing homelessness, and there are 40,000 right now on any given night in America. By joining our signature fundraiser, whether on your own or as a team, every dollar raised helps them return to meaningful and productive lives,” said Vince Santilli, CEO/Executive Director of Homes for the Brave.

A celebratory kickoff for the event will take place on August 6 at the University of Bridgeport Pedestrian Mall with live entertainment and refreshments. Alyssa Rae Taglia of News Channel 8 will emcee the event, and all participants are welcome.

Since 2002, Homes for the Brave has helped almost 1,500 individuals experiencing homelessness, mostly Veterans, to secure income, find safe and affordable housing, and make meaningful contributions to our community.

Attractive sponsorship opportunities are available. For information on sponsorship, please contact Mary Elizabeth Allbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 203-338-0669.

Homes for the Brave would like to thank its sponsors to date, including Platinum Sponsors Haynes Construction, Haynes Group, A Friend of HFTB, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport Islanders and Total Mortgage Arena. Gold sponsors Bob & Amy Stefanowski. Red White & Blue Sponsors Knights of Columbus Park City Council #16, Microboard Processing and The Petit Family Foundation. Silver Sponsors Tito's Handmade Vodka, Advantage America Paperboard, Albertus Magnus College, Liberty Print, People's United Bank, T. Arduni Co., Inc., CT Veterans Day Patriot Race, Vazzano’s Four Seasons, Turner Construction, and King Industries. Winner’s Circle sponsors Connecticut Community Bank, AT&T, Mutual Security Credit Union, AVANGRID, Cushman & Wakefield, Newtown Savings Bank, Prudential, Connecticare, County Electric Construction, and Bernadette Baldino.


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