Bridgeport, CT - Take the Step OUT For The Brave 40,000 Step Virtual Challenge to support homeless Veterans in the Fairfield County area. This year’s event, presented by Homes for the Brave, will occur virtually from a location of your choice between Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 16. Registration is going on now, visit https://www.homesforthebrave.org/ to sign up and sponsor.
To encourage social distancing and national participation, Step OUT will take place in any location over the course of nine days. Participants can take just one step or 40,000 steps to honor each of the 40,000 homeless Veterans across the United States.
“While we must keep our distance to stay safe, maintaining connections between each other and helping one another has never been more important. The funds raised are critical to our ability to help homeless Veterans return to independence,” said Vince Santilli, CEO/Executive Director of ABRI/Homes for the Brave. “Please participate and invite your friends and family to join virtually with you.”
“Our goal is to have event participants from each town and city in Connecticut and from all 50 states,” said Santilli. “This is our chance to respond to Veterans who have served our country and need our help.”
Since 2002, Homes for the Brave has helped nearly 1,400 homeless individuals, mostly Veterans, to secure income, find safe and affordable housing, and make meaningful contributions to our community.
Homes for the Brave would like to thank its current sponsors, including Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Friend of Homes for the Brave, iHeartMedia, Webster Bank Arena, PSEG, Fallen Heroes Wilfredo Perez Jr. Memorial Fund, Connecticut Construction Industries Association and it's members, Deadlocked Escape Rooms, Liberty Print Co., Newtown Savings Bank, Subway, T. Arduini Co. Inc., Connecticut Community Bank, Haynes Construction, People’s United Bank, SEAL RDAC, Connecticut Pest Elimination, Hirsh Levy & Fountain, Holiday Inn – Bridgeport, the Leadership Doc, Little Black Business Book, and Dick McKnight.