Founded in memory of Army Cpl. Chris Coffland, Catch A Lift Fund (CAL) enables post 9/11 combat wounded Veterans to regain and maintain their physical and mental health by providing granted gym memberships, fitness programs or in-home gym equipment, anywhere in the United States. If a veteran has an appointed VA certified caregiver, the caregiver is eligible as well.
In addition, CAL's M.A.P.S. Program ensures success by tracking progress and offers motivation, accountability and peer support through small squads of Veterans who heal together Vet to Vet. CAL Veterans are not only losing weight and moving away from obesity, but also eliminating the need for multiple prescription medications and finding their "new self". CAL Veterans are thriving, reintegrating, healing and saving each other's lives through newly established comradery; filling the void left after military service.
The Catch A Lift Fund(CAL) helps post 9/11 combat wounded veterans all over the U.S. recover, rehabilitate and reintegrate through physical fitness by providing them with gym memberships, in home gym equipment, personalized fitness programs and a peer to peer support network. A veterans family is equally important for healing, therefore a veterans appointed certified VA caregiver is eligible for the program as well.
CAL was founded in memory of Army Cpl. Chris Coffland,(KIA-Afghanistan-
With over 3,000 wounded veterans and caregivers in CAL's program and over 500 on our wait list, America's support is more important than ever. 90% of every donation made to CAL goes directly to funding the veteran's fitness and wellness programs all over the country, and CAL has been listed as a Top Non Profit in 2015 and 2016 by GreatNonProfits.org For more information contact CAL@catchaliftfund.com
HOW CAN I HELP?
Make a donation. Donations are our largest source of funding. You can donate easily on our secured DONATIONS page at any time. For your convenience, donations can be made through our secured payment link, using a credit or debit card. Checks can be mailed as well. Catch A Lift is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization, TAX ID#27-3901149.
Become a volunteer. You can volunteer by helping spread local community awareness, sponsoring a fundraising event or participating in a fundraising event. Click on our VOLUNTEER page and become involved today.
Become a Corporate Sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities are available by visiting Contact Us .
CATCH A LIFT is a 501 ( c) (3) non-profit organization, TAX ID#27-3901149. After your donation is submitted, a confirmation will be sent and act as your receipt. Please print confirmation and retain for your tax records.
How to Apply
Please see the VET APPLICATION page for all directions on applying.
WHAT GYM CAN I USE?
Any gym in the United States may be chosen by the veteran with the exception of Planet Fitness facilities which do not accept any form of payment that Catch A Lift offers.
It is the veteran's responsibility to provide the gym information and contact person on the application form. CATCH A LIFT will grant the yearly membership for the wounded veteran and if needed, the VA CAREGIVER, in compliance with the gyms and CATCH A LIFT's criteria. See GYMS ACROSS AMERICA.