Sarasota, FL, January 11, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) 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 Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Michael’s on East. Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2014 and meet service to community criteria.
Criteria for nominations includes a veteran who has been honorably discharged from active duty or retired from any U.S. branch of military service, as well as those still active in the Reserves or National Guard. 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:
· Dedication to working in the non-profit sector
· Interest in building organizational, individual, and sector leadership
· Collaboration with other people, organizations and across sectors
· Bringing innovative ideas forward and to fruition
· Demonstrating the highest integrity and ethical behavior
“Often times a veteran’s service does not end with his or her discharge; we see their dedication to serving their country beyond military service and wanted to recognize their ongoing valiancy and commitment to their own community,” commented event Chair, Troy C. Scott, Ret. COL, United States Army Reserve. “JFCS has become a vital community resource for our veterans and serves hundreds of veterans and their families a year.”
To nominate a veteran or for more information, please contact Stacy Quaid at squaid@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.