Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
Foundation Financial Group has announced the corporation’s Florida employees are supporting the Five Star Veterans Center through a donation drive for tangible items. Through the drive, FFG employees can donate household goods to the homeless veterans who currently live at the Five Star Veterans Center.
Foundation Financial’s Five Star Veterans Center drive began on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and will run for one week. Collection boxes have been placed in the break rooms of the corporation’s Jacksonville Regional Sales Center, located at 225 Water Street #2100, and Executive Headquarters, located at 76 South Laura Street #1400. Employees are encouraged to bring in clothing, personal hygiene products, gift cards, and reading materials.
“Foundation Financial is collecting household goods to help make life a little easier and the holidays a little happier for the 30 homeless vets who currently live at Five Star,” said Nathan Gilliam, FFG’s event coordinator. “While Five Star Veterans Center is not the only organization assisting veterans, their home here in Jacksonville is where the rubber meets the road for getting homeless vets on their feet.”
The staff at Five Star Veterans Center is on a mission to host a safe and secure facility for displaced veterans who are in need of transitional housing. The nonprofit organization hopes to reduce veteran homelessness in North Florida. Residents are prepared for successfully rejoining society through a structured Passport to Independence program that includes wellness assessments, health education, skills development, career counseling, and job placement.
While an exact figure is difficult to determine due to the transient nature of the homeless, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 62,619 veterans are homeless each night. The number of veterans who experience homelessness within a year is over 120,000. Research shows that the long-term homeless benefit from supportive housing programs that address mental health and substance abuse challenges.
“The unimaginable sacrifice so many of our veterans make can never be repaid through our donations, but it's a start,” continued Gilliam. “We should never take our freedoms for granted because of the enormous price that has been paid for the ability to do what we do each day. A desire to give back motivates Foundation Financial Group to support organizations like the Five Star Veterans Center.”
About Foundation Financial Group
Foundation Financial Group is a multibillion dollar financial services corporation. FFG offers its customers Best in Class service through its Insurance, Retirement, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, FFG has continued to grow its nationwide presence with over 100,000 new customers per year in 39 states. In addition to the value that Foundation Financial provides every customer, it is also dedicated to its communities and the people who live in them. Through a vast array of philanthropic endeavors, the company not only provides significant monetary donations but also fosters a workforce environment that encourages all team members to personally make a difference. Foundation Financial is committed to its strong focus on customer service and community investment as it continues to grow and compete with the largest financial institutions in the world.
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