Following a successful year of Battle of the Bands fundraisers and after ringing the opening bell at The New York Stock Exchange, the co-founders of Wall Street Rocks distributed $100,000 in aid to Wounded Warrior Project, ReserveAid, Project Hospitality and The Salvation Army of Greater New York this week at The Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown.
Wall Street Rocks co-founders Leslie Kirby, Peter Carrara, James Macedonio and George Chrisafis thanked Salvation Army Greater New York’s Director of Development and Community Relations Denver Frederick and Business Development Manager Eunice Hong, ReserveAid’s Board of Directors members John Withrow and Gabriel Szerda, and Project Hospitality’s Director of External Relations Father Jack Ryan and Executive Director of the St. George Theatre Doreen Cugno for their tireless work and presented each with a $25,000 donation to kick off the 2013 year of events planned by the non-profit organization.
Chrisafis talks about his dedication to and plans for the organization. "I'm very pleased to be part of Wall Street Rocks. Our charity is looking to grow into even bigger and better things. I think serving the veteran community is something that is sorely needed and I hope to continue."
John Withrow, president of the board of ReserveAid, one of the charities to receive a check for $25,000 says, "Wall Street Rocks has been great in helping our organization - it's nice that there are so many people out there who care about the military folks, the people who are out there serving our country."
Withrow explains the mission of ReserveAid. "We raise money for military families who are suffering financial hardship because of their service, primarily reservists and national guard. It's for little tiny things like getting behind on payments to big things like someone has a major injury and they need help fixing their house or retrofitting their car or mortgage payments. Whatever it is, we try to fill that stop gap for day to day needs and we help place people into other programs where they can also get help."
Wall Street Rocks is a collaboration of employees across the financial, technology and entertainment industry focused on supporting heroic Americans who serve our nation. From brave soldiers deployed around the world who protect our freedoms, to first responders who selflessly venture into dangerous emergency situations here at home, these courageous men and women have our backs every day. For more information on the Wall Street Rocks, please visit the organization's website.
Wall Street Rocks is now looking for financial bands to compete in their 2013 Battle of the Bands and is accepting submissions via firstname.lastname@example.org.