Paying It Forward Relief Held a welcome home ceremony on Wednesday, July 24 at 2:30 PM for Michael and Audrey Gavala of Ortley Beach, NJ. The event, which was held at the Gavala home on Third Avenue in Ortley Beach, NJ, will honor the dozens of volunteers who assisted in rebuilding the Gavala home, flooded by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.
The highlight of the event was a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a color guard from the Marine Corps League Reynolds Detachment 203 (Freehold, NJ) on a newly installed flagpole to replace one destroyed by Sandy. Mr. Gavala served Continue reading
After seven months of homeowner being displaced we were finally able to bring a veteran back home with much help from many different volunteers coming from all over and support from his loving family.
After many months of searching, the Paying It Forward Foundation received a very generous anonymous donation for Bill whose home was severely damaged and vehicle was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. We are so very grateful to our donor as this will help regain wholeness in Bill’s life.
Wonderful reply for our efforts:
Thank you to the Paying it Forward Foundation for their generous donation of beautiful winter coats (ranging in all size for both girls and boys), hygiene kits, and socks to the kids of the Cat in the Hat program in Afghanistan. All these items were sorely needed.
From a soldier currently serving in Afghanistan and who volunteers at the Cat in the Hat program:
Volunteered at the Cat in the Hat center today and got to see some amazing kids so eager to learn! A real eye opener and they teach me just as much as I am trying to Continue reading