Goodwill's veterans program receives donation from Hula for Heroes

Hula for Heroes event raises money to help local veterans groups, including Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Hula for HeroesSARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – A Perfect Event SRQ recently presented “Hula for Heroes” at Sun-N-Fun RV Resort in Sarasota, with more than 100 community members in attendance. The tropical-themed event included performances by authentic Polynesian dancers and musicians, and a complete five-course luau featuring an on-site pig roast. The event benefited local veterans groups, including Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program; several veterans’ organizations were on hand to provide information about their services. 

Through the Veterans Services Program, Goodwill Manasota helps returning servicemen and women reintegrate back into their families, communities and jobs. In its three years of operation, the program has helped more than 1,500 and their families, connecting veterans with necessary social services, providing emotional and physical support, offering free employment services, and distributing funds for emergency needs through its SERV (Special Emergency Resources for Veterans) program.

“Goodwill Manasota was honored to participate in the Hula for Heroes event with a valued community partner like A Perfect Event SRQ,” said Goodwill Manasota president and CEO Bob Rosinsky. “We work hard to provide much-needed programs and services for our returning heroes, who face many challenges upon their return home. We thank the community for coming out to enjoy this evening of entertainment benefiting veterans and letting them know we appreciate all they have done and continue to do for us.”

“As a Goodwill Ambassador, I am familiar with all of the services that Goodwill Manasota provides to the local community and particularly to our veterans,” said A Perfect Event SRQ founder MarcAnthony Roman. “We are proud to be able to raise awareness about services available to local veterans and contribute to Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program through our Hula for Heroes event.”

For more information about Goodwill’s Veterans Services Program, call (941) 355-2721 or go to experiencegoodwill.org/veterans.

 

PHOTO ID: (From l-r) Goodwill Manasota vice president Veronica Brandon Miller, Jules Roman and MarcAnthony Roman from A Perfect Event SRQ, and Goodwill Manasota director of development, Morgan Gerhart

 

About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2015, Goodwill Manasota served 22,739 people, placed 961 people in jobs and assisted 358 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $81.3 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 41 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota, in essence, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org.