HARTFORD— Just in time for Veteran’s Day, the Community Renewal Team is
launching a new crowdfunding campaign to raise money for its planned assisted
living residence, Veterans Landing.
One of the first of its kind in the nation, Veterans Landing will be run exclusively for aging veterans and their spouses. When it opens on the VA Newington campus, it will offer low-to-moderate income vets a place to live comfortably and safely, while making sure their health and wellness needs are met.
Crowdfunding is a method of fundraising that allows donors to contribute
directly to the cause online. Donations will go directly to benefit the
Veterans Landing fund. As added incentives, there are premiums for each level
of donations: for $15, the donor will receive a Vets Landing red-white-blue
wristband; $50 receives an infinity pin; $100 receives a Veterans Landing
baseball cap; $150 receives a long-sleeve Veterans Landing shirt; and donations
of $250 or more will receive donor’s name or company name/ logo on a
can make a secure crowdfunding donation by visiting gofundme.com/CRTvets or
crtct.org and clicking the link to the Veterans Landing Crowdfunding Campaign.
Anyone who has ever had an elderly parent or relative enter assisted
living knows the expense involved – typically between $3,000 and $7,800 per
month. That’s why CRT’s Veterans Landing is essential to support the men and
women who have served our country as they grow older. Any donation you can give will go toward
helping our veterans live a healthier, more vibrant life as they grow older. Though their days of service may be over, we
cannot fail them or forget their contributions to our country. America’s vets
deserve the chance to be able to call Veterans Landing their home.
For more information, contact Liz Newberg, Communications Specialist, (860) 560-5636 or cell: (860) 860-324-1403
In its 50th
anniversary year, Community Renewal Team, Inc. is the designated Community
Action Agency for Middlesex and Hartford
Counties and is the largest non-profit
provider of human services in Connecticut.
The agency’s mission is Preparing Our Community to Meet Life’s Challenges. The
mission is achieved each day by helping people and families change their lives
and create their own opportunities in becoming self-reliant while making sure
basic needs are met. CRT’s programs include Head Start, Meals on Wheels, energy
assistance, supportive housing and shelters, and many others,
serving people in more than 60 cities and towns in both our core catchment area
and throughout Connecticut. Visit www.crtct.org.