Sarasota, Florida – December 16, 2014 – Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. (JFCS), the premier local safety net social service organization, is currently seeking nominations from the community for veterans who inspire patriotism, provide service to others and offer hope to veterans. The awardees will be recognized at a Tribute to Veterans Service to Community Awards Luncheon, sponsored by JFCS, on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Michael’s on East. Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014 and meet service to community criteria.
Criteria for nominations includes a veteran who is on active duty, or is still active in the Reserves or National Guard, or has been honorably discharged from active duty or retired from any U.S. branch of military service. The veteran must also belong to or be active in a Veterans Service Organization (VSO) or a non-profit organization that provides support and services to veterans. The Veterans Service Organization or non-profit must submit the veteran nomination. Additionally, the veteran must have distinguished him or herself by providing a valuable service to the VSO, a non-profit in the community or to veteran support.
Additional attributes that will be considered by a panel of judges will include demonstration of:
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“Sarasota is home to more than 40,000 veterans, many of whom are giving back to the community through advocacy and volunteering,” stated event Chair, Troy C. Scott, Ret. COL, United States Army Reserve. “In addition to offering housing assistance through its Operation Military Assistance Program, JFCS wants to recognize those veterans offering help and hope to others.”
To nominate a veteran or for more information, please contact Monica Caldwell at mcaldwell@JFCS-Cares.org or 941-366-2224, ext. 142.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. (JFCS) is a fully accredited, community-based social service organization delivering a broad range of services, including counseling, prevention, intervention, outreach and education to children, adults, families, seniors, and veterans on a secular, non-denominational basis. JFCS promotes self-sufficiency, providing people with the resources to cope and overcome life’s challenges. To learn more, visit www.JFCS-Cares.org.