Helping Veterans

Mission Statement

About our organization, “A Reason To Ride Inc” is an established 501-c non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to benefit Connecticut needy veterans; this is our 21st year helping veterans.  Our eleven member boards of directors are all volunteers with and receive no financial compensation for their many hours of dedicated work.


As written in organization bylaws:

A reason To Ride, Inc. shall be established as a non-stock, non-profit corporation under the Connecticut Non-Profit Corporation Act.  It shall be organized and operated exclusively for such purposes within the meaning of section 501c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue law).

A Reason To Ride Inc. shall engage in any lawful act or activity to provide short term financial assistance (including payments of housing costs, utility and medical needs) to Honorably Discharged Veterans.  Veterans shall be granted assistance on a one time basis only.

To carry out and fulfill the purpose enumerate above, the corporation shall have the power to own, hold, use, lease and otherwise deal in and dispose of any real or personal property, or any interest there in, situated in or out of this state.  The corporation shall not engage, other than to an insubstantial degree , in activities that are not in furtherance of its purposes