Special Veteran Projects
Birdies for Veterans
Special fundraising project to support the veterans we serve through the main initiatives on the Foundation website landing page and to include the efforts as stated below.
Statewide campaign for outreach and education about VA benefits available to all veterans, families and surviving spouses.
Homeless Veterans Stand Down Best Practices
FVF is in development of best practices of Homeless and At-Risk Veteran Stand Downs. The best practices will provide the functional models throughout the state to serve struggling Veterans in the most effective and efficient way, capitalizing on the most successful counties in the state.
Mission of Mercy
Teamed with Florida Dental Association and Mission of Mercy in a “Veterans First” event to provide dental services to over 166 Veterans, giving $1,100 worth of services to each Veteran. In all $182,000 worth of services were provided to Veterans first under the services and guidance of 1,800 Dental professionals
Collaborated with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to work with Transportation Disadvantaged transport veterans to medical appointments. Effort resulted in volunteers 4,127 to medical and other appointments for a total of 120,977 miles. Additionally, FVF distributed $65K to DAV for this next fiscal year to transport Veterans.
Veteran Treatment Court Statewide Leadership and Standards
FVF is creating a statewide committee to serve Florida Veterans with consistent standards and structure throughout the state. The statewide committee will provide “best practices” and an infrastructure of proven Veteran Treatment Court operations in Florida and coordinating it with FDVA.
The Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, is impacting many Floridians as well as Florida’s veterans, active duty military members and their families. As many businesses and organizations are being forced to close their doors, our veterans are unable to work and provide an income to support their families.
Support the Foundation There is special funding language in two bills Sponsored by Senator Aaron Bean – SB 412