Nonprofit seeks facility to provide gym for disabled vets.
American Archangels Inc., a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is seeking a warehouse/garage/abandoned business in the Kingwood area to convert into an ADA-compliant gym facility for the benefit of wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
“It doesn’t need to be pretty, as we’ve seen a lot worse while stationed downrange,” said Max Reinhardt, cofounder of American Archangels. “We just need a place for our disabled vets to be able to work out without the worry of environmental stressors. Although 1,000 square feet would suffice, we are requesting approximately 2,000 to 5,000 square feet of space in order to properly outfit our gym facility.”
Several disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or social anxiety disorder may have difficulty working out in civilian gyms. They may also experience difficulty in attaining professional physical therapy on a regular basis. American Archangels would like to provide free personal training and physical therapy services for warriors with these afflictions.
The nonprofit is still in the initial phase of this project and has received roughly $50,000 worth of donated gym equipment, which is currently being stored through corporate sponsorship of PODs of Houston until the organization is able to attain a facility to convert into its gym.
Items requested include rubber mats, commercial-grade gym equipment, handicapped accessibility devices, physical therapy equipment and mobility aids (walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, walking canes, etc.).
Contact Max Reinhardt at email@example.com to assist the nonprofit with its needs. All contributions may be eligible for tax deduction.
American Archangels Inc. was recently selected as one of 500 finalists to compete for a new Toyota in the Toyota 100 Cars For Good program.
Please vote for American Archangels, Inc. in the Toyota 100 Cars For Good on 30 May, 2012: www.100carsforgood.com
Please visit the organization’s website at www.AmericanArchangels.org for further information.