Beyond the Grant – a special message from Pay Forward, Inc. is a non-profit organization reintegrating combat vets into society through sailing. Day sailing in an open boat requires teamwork and communication. It involves shared physical activities and develops camaraderie for the vets involved. Ray Hayes, a Vietnam Veteran, understands the importance of shared experiences, shared activities, and creating links and lifelines in everyday life. Through his organization, he has taken more than 120 individuals, active duty personnel and veterans, on day sails on Long Island Sound.

We are honored to support Pay4ward and the important program they offer our local veterans. Take a moment as Ray shares how CFMC and its Nonprofit Resource Center helped his organization do more and serve more.

Thank YOU, Pay4ward!