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The popular hookup site Fling allows soldiers who are deployed or have deployed in the past to find a hookup for an evening or weekend, and the company behind the site has now raised $1 million for veterans through its new non-profit initiative, which is called Fling It Forward.
The new service is part of a new effort by Fling to “give back” to the armed forces. Last year, the company behind the site launched the Fling It Forward campaign, which was the company’s way of saying “thank you” to those in the armed forces who serve their country.
Fling CEO and co-founder Ryan O’Neil told Business Insider that Fling It Forward has now raised over $1 million for the site. The goal of Fling It Forward is to “get soldiers sailors, airmen and Marines the money and the resources they need so they can re-integrate into society and lead healthy lives,” he says.
O’Neil says that about $1.3 million of the money raised will go to the troops. The remainder of the money will go to the company’s efforts in getting veterans back on their feet.
To date, Fling It Forward has sponsored three events in Las Vegas and one in San Diego, and plans to continue to sponsor events in the coming year.
“It’s really about creating a culture that brings people together and we can’t do that if we don’t give back,” he says. “We want to give veterans back to society, we want to help them transition to civilian life.”
A few months ago, Fling It Forward started raising money to sponsor veterans who are looking for financial help after they are discharged from the military.
Fling It Forward now plans to work with the Navy Reserve and Air Force Reserve to find those veterans who need financial assistance and help them find resources.
“We want to help them transition to civilian life, we want to help them become productive members of society,” says O’Neil.
Fling It Forward wants to find a way to work with military recruiters and with other veterans groups to make sure that the transition is as smooth as possible.
The goal of Fling It Forward is to help veterans and soldiers transition back to civilian life as smoothly as possible.
“We want to help them become productive members of society,” O’Neil says. “We want to work with those that are coming home to transition them back to society and make them productive members of society.”
The site has already raised more than $1 million for veterans through its non-profit program, Fling It Forward.
“It’s important for us to reach out to people that are in the military and people that have just come back,” O’Neil says.
O’Neil says the company decided to turn its attention to veterans because so many veterans are hurting financially. The site already hosts a program that allows soldiers and sailors who are deployed to find a date.
But the company also realized that it needed to reach out to people who are still on active duty and have not yet been deployed or sent on deployment.
“I think our mission is to help bring soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines the money and resources they need so they can re-integrate into society and lead healthy lives,” O’Neil says.
For that reason, Fling also plans to continue sponsoring events in the coming year.
Fling will be supporting the Armed Forces Bowl, which will take place on December 22 in San Antonio. The company also plans to sponsor the Armed Forces Appreciation Night, which will take place at the Dallas Cowboys game on November 22.
As part of Fling’s efforts to help the troops, the company also created a special program that allows soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are deployed or have deployed in the past to find a date.
The company, which has more than 6 million users worldwide, started a special program that allows soldiers and sailors who are deployed or have deployed in the past to find a date.
Fling was already popular among soldiers and sailors, and the new program was the natural way to take the site’s efforts to help others who are in the armed forces one step further.