BANGOR - Locals worked up a sweat in honor of those who can't. Union Street Athletics hosted USA Fit Fight, Workout for Warriors, with proceeds going to disabled veterans.
Sherry Haller, who owns Union Street Athletics says she wanted to do something for local veterans, explaining, "It seems like there hasn't really been any fundraisers for the military to assist some of those families, so that's what we wanted to come together and do today."
Money raised will benefit both the Travis Mills Project and a transportation network for disabled American Veterans. Those working with DAV say they provide necessary services for about 6,000 vets each year.
"We run a transportation network with volunteer drivers and we provide rides to veterans from wherever they are in the state to Togus for medical care," adds Ron Brodeur, who works with the DAV.
Organizations involved say fundraisers like this say they are extremely important to help them continue running.
George Mathis, who is a volunteer driver for DAV explains, "It makes the public aware. The van you see behind me is actually purchased by the various chapters contributing money and we get our money from fundraisers."
About 100 participants took part in the Fit Fight Workout.
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