I want to say thank you to every one of our clients and friends who stepped up to help the Vanderkleed family during this tragic time in their lives. The loss of their son, Logan, is an event that will change them forever. I know that many of you prayed, reached out and gave financially to support this family during this critical time.
Our mission at Exercise Inc is to help people. We try to do that in ways that go beyond making them stronger and healthier. When I found out what happened to the Vanderkleeds, I thought we could at least help them with their financial burden. I felt like challenging our clients to match our donation up to $2,500 dollars would be a great way to help them with medical bills and other expenses. My goal was to raise $5,000.
I was absolutely blown away by the generosity of our clients, our coaches and our friends. At this moment our Go Fund Me page has raised $10,125. That does not count the $2,500 check Exercise Inc already gave to the Vanderkleeds. I feel very fortunate that our company has such amazing clients and team members.
If you would still like to do something for the Vanderkleed family, or if you would like to continue following their story, their Facebook page remains active. Several individuals and businesses are donating proceeds to the Vanderkleeds from the sale of a variety of goods and services. The page also continues to add stories of remembrance for Logan, examples of how the Vanderkleeds have been touched by others through their pain and ways others are being encouraged through this situation.
Thanks to all of you who gave either financially, through your prayers, or by posting some encouraging words. Also, thank you for being part of our Exercise Inc family.