Newsletter – Service to the Armed Forces

Service to the Armed Forces:

We are currently reaching out to Veterans Organizations and Military Recruiters in Lee and Collier County. We are offering new services to our veterans in our community.  We currently have a Veteran Family support group meeting once a month.  We meet the second Thursday at Perkins Family Restaurant, meeting room 12300 South Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers.  Pass this on to any returning veterans or family members that you know.

We have had a very busy summer for both Service to the Armed Forces and AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps members partnered with the Fort Myers Police Department for National Night Out.  More than 1,000 people turned out for the night at ten locations in the Fort Myers area. Our Veteran Family Support group continues to grow; over 35 Veterans and Family members attended this past month.  We also took part in the Marco Island Yellow Ribbon Symposium. Our SAF volunteers from Collier and Lee counties and SAF Staff briefed over 400 Air Force and family members on Pre-Deployment and Post-Deployment issues and conducted over 300 one- on-one “ Get to know us Before you need us” briefings.


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