1-800-SWEEPER Raises Over $60,000 to Help Homeless Veterans

1-800-SWEEPER, the nationwide service alliance of independently owned power sweeping companies, partnered with the Veterans Matter organization to support their initiative to house homeless veteran’s this past Holiday Season. 1-800-SWEEPER was honored to support their initiative by sponsoring a charitable campaign, the 800 Challenge, beginning on Veterans Day – November 7, and running until December 31, 2020.
1-800-SWEEPER Partners solicited friends, family and business associates while promoting employee participation to meet the challenge of which Partner could raise the most money. All donations went directly to Veterans Matter to help homeless vets and their families secure permanent housing. The National Homeless Veterans Housing Program is a collaborative effort with the Veterans Administration, which provides medical & mental assistance as well as employment training for those in need, giving veterans a fresh start and domestic autonomy. This organization does not receive funding from any large corporations, ALL funding comes from individual donations from Americans like us.
We’d like to thank our Partners that took the time and committed to raising money and participate in this worthy cause. 1-800-SWEEPER Partners raised $61,495 towards housing 80 veterans! $1000 in cash, or an equivalently valued prize of their choosing, was offered to the Partner who raised the most donations amongst the organization. The winner of the contest was Charles Joseph of All Care Sweeping in Kansas City, KS, who chose the cash prize and then graciously donated the $1,000 back to the Veterans Matter organization. Ben Steyer, Executive Director of 1-800-SWEEPER said “$60,000 is a lot of money and the fact that we are able to assist in housing 80 veterans is awesome! Our efforts and donations made a significant difference in some very deserving lives”. Twenty-five, 1-800-SWEEPER companies participated in the 800 Challenge as well as some 1-800-SWEEPER Vendor Partners. “We want to thank those Vendor Partners for stepping up and showing their support. We are grateful for our Partners, like Keystone Plastics and Smucker Manufacturing, for their support of this initiative”, says Steyer. A formal check presentation will be scheduled in the upcoming month with Ken Leslie, Founder of Veterans Matter, in Toledo, OH.

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