"BTX Global Logistics was proud to support Homes for the Brave through the Step-Up challenge this year. This is a very special organization committed to providing veterans and other homeless individuals with safe housing and helping them return to a productive and meaningful life,” said Katie Zap, BTX Manager of Corporate Relations. "Making a difference in whatever way we can is a part of BTX’s DNA."
To date, $52,000 has been raised for Homes for the Brave through the 2018 Step Up for the Brave challenge. The fundraiser is open until Sept. 30th of 2018.
"Thanks to the remarkable support and participation by BTX Global and its employees, Homes for the Brave's 4th Annual Step Up for the Brave was by far our most successful one yet," said Vince Santilli, CEO of Homes for the Brave. “The Step Up is our signature event and it enables our organization to generate much needed revenues so that we can provide housing, case management, life skills coaching and vocational services to homeless men and women, primarily Veterans that we serve.”
BTX Global Logistics, a silver sponsor of the event, was among 72 teams and nearly 240 climbers who participated in the fundraiser. The challenge included climbing up and down 1,000-steps per lap around the Webster Bank Arena. Participants were encouraged to climb as little or as many steps as they could.
Brian Latham, of the BTX team, completed a total of 13 laps and 13,000 steps around the Webster Bank Arena.
"It was very rewarding to be able to participate in an event supporting veterans in need. What motivated me to keep going was the amount of patriotism present throughout the event. From the participants to the volunteers cheering us on, it was a great experience to be a part of and I look forward to next year’s event," said Latham.
The 2018 Step Up for the Brave women’s division winner was Jennifer Bentley who completed the 1,000-step course 19 times. In the men’s division, there was a tie among four Navy Seal candidates who completed the course 20 times each. They were Nick Sherman, Chris Ladd, Peter Carino, and Luke Chang of the US Navy RDAC team.
About BTX Global Logistics
BTX Global Logistics is a full-service transportation and logistics organization specializing in time-sensitive, heavy-weight freight and integrated solutions for customers around the world. With over three decades of experience, twenty-five stations across North America and countless international partners, BTX Global Logistics brings a team of seasoned logistics professionals together to offer you the highest quality of service. For more information about BTX Global Logistics, visit www.btxglobal.com.
About Homes for the Brave
Opening its doors in 2002, Homes for the Brave (HFTB), provides transitional housing, case management, life skills coaching and vocational training to homeless individuals, primarily Veterans, to help them return to a productive and meaningful life. In addition to the men's program at HFTB, the woman's program, Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes, has a 15-bed transitional house solely for female veterans and their young children and is the only one of its kind in the Tri-State area. The organization also operates Waldorf House, a nine-bed permanent supportive house for formerly homeless individuals, and an active Veterans Service Center, which provides immediate basic needs and resources to all Veterans. To date, HFTB has served over 1,200 people. For more information, please visit www.homesforthebrave.org.