CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION: Keri Anne Demott Foundation Focuses On Impaired Driving

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Keri DeMott, 20, was hit head-on and tragically killed in 2015 by a multiple DUI offender

Bill DeMott’s touching message and powerful delivery are the cornerstones of the #KeriAnneDeMottMatters Campaign as it inspires individuals to make the right decisions and change the world in the process.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On October 10, 2015, Keri DeMott was hit head-on and tragically killed by a multiple DUI offender while driving home. She was only 20 years old.

As a result of this tragedy, The Keri Anne DeMott Foundation was formed in honor of her memory and to share her story, with the goal to one day end drunk, impaired and distracted driving.

In 2017, after working with The Keri Anne DeMott Foundation, the Titusville Police Department increased their proactivity and was recognized by MADD as the top agency in the State of Florida for impaired driving enforcement.

Keri Anne had a passion for making others happy – whether it was through her artwork, volunteering her time, or simply making people laugh, Keri had a mission to change the world with her infectious smile and selfless personality.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the foundation continues Keri’s passion of helping others by giving back to local community groups and national organizations that inspire, motivate, and help others.

On October 10, 2015, Keri DeMott was hit head-on and tragically killed by a multiple DUI offender while driving home. She was only 20 years old.

Keri’s father and Foundation founder Bill DeMott travels nationwide speaking to law enforcement, high schools, colleges and various community groups sharing Keri’s story in order to make younger generations more aware of how the decisions they make every day can have a significant impact on the lives of those around them.

DeMott’s touching message and powerful delivery are the cornerstones of the #KeriAnneDeMottMatters Campaign as it inspires individuals to make the right decisions and change the world in the process.

The foundation members are in the community speaking to students at local schools, offering scholarship opportunities and showing students and adults alike that the decisions they make can have a lasting impact on those in the community around them.

“By partnering with organizations like JAX Impact, the Florida Highway Patrol, the UCF Police Department, the Titusville Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies, we hope to educate younger generations about the dangers of impaired driving and become a voice for thousands of victims and families that have faced the same tragedy,” said DeMott.

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For more information or to make a nomination for the 2019 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards, call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111 or e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com

2018 CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN AWARDS HELD NOV. 8

The 2018 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities. The Central Florida Humanitarian honorees will be recognized during a Gala event on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.

Recognizing Outstanding Individuals & Organizations Who Dedicate Their Time, Talent and Treasure

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 2018 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities. 

The Central Florida Humanitarian honorees were recognized during a Gala event on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.

The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created nine years ago by Space Coast Daily to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that dedicate their time, talent or treasure to help people in need locally – and around the world.

TIME: In this category consider candidates who have selflessly and consistently devoted their time as volunteers at hospitals and nursing homes, in activities for the less fortunate and as organizers, administrators or operatives in the many other altruistic endeavors in our community.

The 2018 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities. All Humanitarian alumni are presented a specially commissioned medallion.

TALENT: In this category give consideration to those who have volunteered their special talents and expertise to address specific circumstances in which the lives of those in need are improved.

TREASURE: The humanitarians in this category will include those who have generously shared their monetary good fortune and/or volunteered their time and efforts in fundraising for the advancement of a philanthropic cause.

All 2018 honorees were featured in the Oct/Nov 2018 edition of Space Coast Daily magazine and on SpaceCoastDaily.com.

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ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE HONORED INCLUDE:

• Jessica Andre
• Leonard Beam
• Harry Brandon, in Memoriam
• Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Pet Posse
• Brevard Veterans Memorial Center Volunteers
• Bridges Foundation
• Michael Bross, A Step Up
• Keri Anne Demott Foundation
• Lori Duester and Liz Mikitarian, Youth Mental Health Task Force
• Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary
• Christine Lance
• Rev. Lorenzo Laws
• Larry McNamara, Giant Recreation World
• Dr. David Neely
• Neighbors of Suntree
• Ashley Nolan
• Mark Pieloch, Founder of the Muscle Car Museum
• Dr. Mark Pinsky
• Joe Rodriguez, McDonald’s Restaurants of Brevard County
• Susan Slaton
• Stephen Thaggard, Embrace Home Loans
• The Avenue Viera
• Barbie Thrower, Community Treatment Center
• Valiant Air Command Volunteers
• Mac McLouth, 2018 Central Florida Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement honoree

Each honoree or organization will be presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe. Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.

HONORING SELFLESS VOLUNTEERISM

As always, the Central Florida Humanitarian committee also honored hospital and hospice volunteers from Health First Hospice, the Dr. Jey Pillai Center for Hospice Care at Wasdin Woods, VITAS, Hospice of St. Francis, Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First Viera Hospital, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First Palm Bay Hospital, Melbourne Regional Medical Center, Rockledge Regional Medical Center, the VA Clinic in Viera, and Sebastian River Medical Center. 

Dr. Jim Palermo

“Over the years, our editorial team has had the distinct honor and pleasure of identifying and featuring the many members of our community who give back so much and are dedicated to reaching out and helping others, here and throughout the world, in a multitude of ways,” said Space Coast Daily Editor-In-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo.

INSPIRATIONAL EVENING

This inspiring and compelling event was sponsored by First Choice Medical Group, Clear Choice Health Care, Total Home Roofing, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Paper Simple, Embrace Home Loans, Adventure HQ, Florida Pain Institute, CFP Care Team, Dr. Mark Pinsky, Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, Friday Night Locker Room, Safari Mail House and SpaceCoastDaily.com.

Each honoree or organization were presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe.

For more information or to make a nomination for the 2019 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards, call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111 or e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com

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