SPACE COAST DAILY TV: National Veterans Homeless Support Fund Raising Event Big Success

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Sen. Rick Scott Keynotes National Veterans Homeless Support Event in Cape Canaveral

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Brevard County Commission Vice Chair Bryan Lober and his wife Rebecca supported the “Rescuing Veterans – Lost in America” dinner fundraiser for National Veterans Homeless Support, hosted by Brevard’s Constitutional Officers Property Appraiser Dana Blickley, Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Clerk of Court Scott Ellis, Tax Collector Lisa Cullen and Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott.

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The 5th Annual “Rescuing Veterans – Lost in America” dinner fundraiser for National Veterans Homeless Support was held Saturday evening at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral. The event was hosted by Brevard’s constitutional officers, including Property Appraiser Dana Blickley, Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Clerk of Court Scott Ellis, Tax Collector Lisa Cullen and Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 5th Annual “Rescuing Veterans – Lost in America” dinner fundraiser for National Veterans Homeless Support was held Saturday evening at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral.

The National Veterans Homeless Support, led by George Taylor Sr., offers three programs created to tackle the needs of veterans experiencing homelessness in Brevard County.

“We have built a network of community partners and are expanding our outreach activities rapidly across Central Florida to meet the needs of our veterans in the region,” said Taylor.

The event was hosted by Brevard’s constitutional officers, including Property Appraiser Dana Blickley, Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Clerk of Court Scott Ellis, Tax Collector Lisa Cullen and Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott.

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“When we were first founded in 2008, there were approximately 4,500 homeless veterans living in Central Florida, 1,800 of which lived in Brevard County,” said Taylor.

As of January 2018, Brevard County’s population has been reduced to 216, an 88 percent reduction over 10 years.

“We tackle homelessness directly where it exists…on the streets of our community,” said Taylor.

“We proactively go out to find our clients through street-level outreach where they live, provide basic needs to ensure their survival and build rapport, and connect them to any organization that offers a service beneficial to them, rapidly moving from homeless to housed.

“Additionally, as our population of unsheltered veterans decreased, it became apparent that there was a real need for us to focus on prevention activities for our at-risk (low income/disabled) veterans in our community, who more often than not require rapid financial intervention in the form of rent/utility payments to remain housed.”

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Senator Rick Scott delivered the keynote address during the 5th Annual “Rescuing Veterans – Lost in America” dinner fundraiser for National Veterans Homeless Support, held Saturday evening at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral. Thanks to the efforts of George Taylor with the Brevard Homeless Veterans Support group there are now less than 200 homeless veterans in Brevard, down from 1,800.

The guest of honor and the featured speaker od Saturday evening’s event was Senator Rick Scott, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2018  after serving two terms as the governor of Florida.

Scott grew up in public housing as his adoptive father, a World War II veteran and truck driver, and his mother, a store clerk, struggled to financially support their family.

After marrying his high school sweetheart, Ann, Scott joined the Navy, where he served as a radar man aboard the USS Glover. He used the G.I. Bill to attend the University of Missouri, and eventually opened his first business — a donut shop.

Scott went on to run the world’s largest healthcare company and continues to fight every day so families across the state can have the same opportunities he had to live the American dream.

To find out more about National Veterans Homeless Support programs, read the NVHS blog , visit the programs page, or contact NVHS directly HERE.

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