Rashmi Shah: Known Throughout Brevard As Gracious Volunteer With Big Heart
By Kathy Reakes // November 4, 2015
Doctor’s Goodwill ambassador
ABOVE VIDEO: Rashmi Shah, a native of India who moved to the United States in 1976 used to spend her days working with her husband Mahesh Shah in their gas station/convenience store in Cocoa. Today, Rashmi is known throughout Brevard County as a gracious volunteer with a big heart and as a person always willing to help.
Rashmi Shah, a native of India who moved to the United States in 1976 used to spend her days working with her husband Mahesh Shah in their gas station/convenience store in Cocoa.
Today, Rashmi is known throughout Brevard County as a gracious volunteer with a big heart and as a person always willing to help.
Her projects and loves reach far and wide from the Scott Center for Autism to the Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation.
She knows that hard work and dedication can get you what you want in the world, sometimes, if you are lucky. And Rashmi’s hardwork paid off.
But when success arrives, Rashmi also believes that it’s her responsibility to give back to those in need. And the list of those in need that she and her husband have helped is substantial.
Rashmi is perhaps best known for her work with IndiaFest making it one of the premier events of the county celebrating India culture including its music, food and dance.
MANAV MANDIR FOUNDER
When it comes to helping others, it would be hard to find a family that works as hard as the Shah’s.
The Shah’s list of charities is long and diverse, including Crosswinds, Junior Achievement, Brevard Community College Foundation, United Way of Brevard, IndiaFest, the Sharing Center of Central Brevard, Brevard Weed and Seed, Project Hunger, Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition, the Aga Khan Foundation, American Red Cross, Health First Foundation. She is also a founding member of Manav Mandir, a home for orphans.
SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK SET FOR OCT. 31 – NOV. 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million in support of charity thanks to the assistance of many generous and giving special people.
Those people, and their spirit of philanthropy, will be recognized and honored on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards, which will be part of the 10-event “Space Coast Medicine Week,” produced annually by Brevard Productions, the event and production sister company of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7 p.m.
DGF AMBASSADORS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
Dr. Bhavin Patel; Joe and Cindy Hurston; Lisa Cavallero, Sodexo; Dr. Kiran and Gita Modi; Dr. Ramesh Patel; Amar Patel, Brevard Achievement Center; Kyle Smith and Chad Lovitt, Brevard County Manatees; Ronal Morgan; Sean Gregory, Health First; Jonda Erwin; Ginger Davis, Veteran Educator; Drs. Sumant and Snehlata Pandya; Kathy LaPorte, VITAS Healthcare; Liz Mikitarian; Dr. Saravana and Sathi Rajan, Rajan Foundation; Mike Thomas, Florida Pain Institute; Rashmi Shah; Janice Kershaw, Brevard Schools Foundation; Sondra Elizondo, VIDA Volunteers; Robin Fisher and Marta Fiol.
“The entire Doctors Goodwill Foundation board and community feels heartfelt gratitude to the people who contribute their time, resources and compassion to the charitable endeavors that we undertake,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, the Founder of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
“The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation can only do what it does, thanks to the love and support that it’s friends provide. We feel it is important to recognize people who give of themselves and that is why we created the Doctors Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards.”
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