VIDEO: Total Home Roofing Dedicated To Nana’s House Mission of Assisting Children In Need
By Space Coast Daily // October 9, 2017
safe, secure, loving home for needy children
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: In 2012, Space Coast Daily recognized Kim Frodge, founder and volunteer of Nana’s House gated community, as a Central Florida Humanitarian for her outstanding work to provide a safe, secure, loving home where children can come and feel safe (please see the below tribute video and story). Above, Frodge thanked the amazing local organization that make Nana’s House possible, including Total Home Roofing’s extensive support of Nana’s House’s mission. CLICK HERE to assist Nana’s House.
2012 CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN
‘We Operate Nana’s House Like A Normal Family Home’
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Five years ago, Kim Frodge kept having dreams about children in need without a safe place to call home.
“The dreams would not go away and I’d wake up crying,” said Frodge, who eventually began keeping a file about her dreams.
Three years ago, from those dreams and the file Frodge kept emerged Nana’s House, a loving Christ-centered haven for children whose parents cannot care for them, because of illness, homelessness, substance abuse or any other reason.
“I felt it was something God wanted me to do,” said Frodge.
Children from newborns to 10-year-olds can stay until their parents are again able to care for them, be it a year or 15. “We want them to know they are valuable, that they have a purpose,” said Frodge. “We operate Nana’s House like a normal family home, not a group home.”
The house, once a run-down foreclosure in Palm Bay, was renovated through generous financial and in-kind donations. The 100 percent volunteer organization receives no government funding, depending on donations from individuals, groups and businesses to help care for the five children currently under Nana’s wings.
A newly opened thrift store, also made possible with donations and volunteer efforts, additionally helps to buy the constant stream of food, diapers, formula and other necessities.
Frodge believes God is constantly at her side as she works to grow Nana’s House. Everything seems to fall in place from divine intervention. For example, the house parents saw a newspaper story about Frodge and volunteered to help.
“I’m sure God sent them our way,” said Frodge. “Our house mother has a master’s degree from Florida Tech and is the perfect person to help these children flourish.”
Frodge knows all too well how great the need is. Eight siblings whose mom was too sick to care for them, the baby of a homeless woman, three children abandoned by their mother—the stories break her heart, but Frodge often has to say no because Nana’s House is constantly at capacity with children surrendered by their parents or guardians.
There is no room in Nana’s House now, but there soon will be some, as Frodge and the other volunteers prepare to launch Nana’s House II before 2012 ends. An additional five children will be housed in the new bungalow. Frodge has plans for Nana’s Complex, a gated community of seven individual cottage-style homes housing 40 children from infants to high school seniors.
“Our goal is not to have to turn neglected, abused, needy or abandoned children away because we do not have room,” said Frodge.
Frodge knows that extensive fundraising will be required for that dream to become reality. She is starting by encouraging the community to help sponsor the Nana’s House Building Fund banquet on Dec. 6, which will also raise awareness of the issue of neglected children in Brevard.
“The community needs to know what a serious problem we have,” said Frodge.
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ABOVE VIDEO: Nana’s House is a group children’s home for neglected, abused, needy, or abandoned children newborn – 11 years old. These children will be provided for in every manner. Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, loving home where these children can come and experience God’s love and healing.
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Recognizing Outstanding Individuals & Organizations Who Dedicate Their Time, Talent and Treasure
CENTRAL FLORIDA, USA – The 2017 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities.
Also announced today was the honoree for the Lifetime Achievement. Information about the hospital and hospice volunteers will be released Oct. 7.
The Central Florida Humanitarian honorees will be recognized during a Gala event on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created eight 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.
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 fund raising for the advancement of a philanthropic cause.
All 2017 honorees will be featured in the Oct/Nov 2017 edition of Space Coast Daily magazine and online at SpaceCoastDaily.com. The magazine will be available the first week of October in both print and digital editions, which will also be available on SpaceCoastDaily.com.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Central Florida Humanitarian committee will also honor 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, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge, the VA Clinic in Viera, and Sebastian River Medical Center.
ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS SELECTED TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
• BCSO Animal Services
• BCSO Honor Guard
• Brevard Guardian Ad Litem
• Brevard C.A.R.E.S
• Driven by Heart (formerly Breast Friends)
• Genesis House
• Health First Foundation
• Space Coast Harley-Davidson
• Tess Brady and OASIS
• Total Home Roofing
• Rosette Brown
• Randy Coleman
• Bill Ellis
• Bjornar and Bjorg Hermansen
• Eugene Johnson
• Adrian Lafitte
• Dr. Romain Onteniente
• Valerie Paul
• Joan Thron
• Robin Whiting
• Steve Wilson
• The 2017 Central Florida Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement honoree is Judge Dean Moxley.
HONORING SELFLESS VOLUNTEERISM
“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.
“For the eight consecutive year, we will once again produce the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala on the first Thursday of November. This year, more than 30 deserving humanitarians will be honored during the Gala.”
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will be part of “Space Coast Health Week,” a comprehensive series of health and educational events produced by Space Coast Daily.
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This inspiring and compelling event is sponsored by Florida Tech, Health First, SOAR, BioCellular Therapies, First Choice Medical Group, Clear Choice Health Care, Brevard Geriatrics, Dr. Mark Pinsky, Rock Paper Simple, Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, Friday Night Locker Room, Safari Mail House, Space Coast Daily magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com. Each honoree or organization will be presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe.
“We would like to thank our long list of sponsors who support the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards and who make this wonderful event possible,” said Giles Malone, a partner with Space Coast Daily and Brevard Productions, who annually produce all the events of Space Coast Medicine Week.
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.
“Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 2 to celebrate and be inspired by these incredible individuals and groups,” said Space Coast Daily President & Publisher Tom Palermo.
“In the meantime, please click the link below that showcases the distinguished Central Florida Humanitarian Alumni.”
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FOR MORE INFORMATION or to make a reservation to attend the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111 or e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com
ABOVE MAP: The 2017 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will take place Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, located at 200 Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.