CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIANS: Tom and Sue Walker Serve Needy With Brevard’s Biggest ‘Back-2-School’ Event

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Walkers give away thousands of backpacks, school supplies, and more to anyone who wishes to attend

Tom and Sue Walker of Centerpointe Church recently held their 9th Annual Back-2-School event, which is now the biggest back to school event in Brevard County, with over 5,000 in attendance. They give away thousands of backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, eye exams, skin checks, medical checkups, bike helmets, games, food, at no charge to anyone who wishes to attend.

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – In July, Centerpointe Church held its 9th Annual Back-2-School event. Over the years it has grown into the biggest back to school event in Brevard County, with over 5,000 in attendance.

They give away thousands of backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, eye exams, skin checks, medical checkups, bike helmets, games, food, at no charge to anyone who wishes to attend.

Centerpointe Church is led by Pastor Tom Walker and his wife Sue, who is the driving force behind the event. Everyone belongs, regardless of their background, culture or personality.

“We care about each other’s heart, not what we are wearing, or what we do for a living,” said Tom Walker. “We are a family that understands that God’s love, mercy, and grace has no limitations, so neither should ours.”

Tom and Sue Walker of Centerpointe Church recently held their 9th Annual Back-2-School event, which is now the biggest back to school event in Brevard County, with over 5,000 in attendance. They give away thousands of backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, eye exams, skin checks, medical checkups, bike helmets, games, food, at no charge to anyone who wishes to attend.

CenterPointe Church is a place where the doors are always open, where you will encounter spiritual truths and wrestle with questions in a safe and welcoming community

“This Back-2-School event is not for recognition, it is about serving the community and spreading the Lord’s message,” said Tom Walker.

“Sue does an amazing job organizing this event, providing inspiration and leadership.”

The Church has an incredible relationship with local businesses that not only partner with contributions but volunteer their time. It is amazing to see nearly six hundred volunteers come together to serve the community and the mission of the church, as the event would not be possible without them.

Every year, principals, teachers, and government officials are involved in the event, both attending and serving. Each volunteer assumes the role of support, whether helping with trash or mentoring, all of which is amazing.

Their efforts are rewarded with every smile on a child’s face when they receive a new backpack, a new haircut, or when receiving a hug from a child who just wants to say thank you.

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

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2018 CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN AWARDS SET NOV. 7

The 2019 Central Florida Humanitarians have been announced and include outstanding individuals and organizations from the medical, business, education and governmental communities.

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

The 2019 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. 7, at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.

The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created in 2009 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 2019 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 2019 honorees will be featured in the Oct/Nov 2019 edition of Space Coast Daily magazine and on SpaceCoastDaily.com.  The magazine will be available in both print and digital editions, which will also be available on SpaceCoastDaily.com soon.

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HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL HONOREES INCLUDE:

• Evan Ernst, ‘Who We Play For’
• Healthy Start Coalition
• Community Foundation of Brevard
• Col. Nathan Thomas
• Space Coast Area Transit
• Friends of Children of Brevard County
• Lanette Sanders
• Bryan Lober
• 321 Millennials
• Brevard Zoo
• K9 Junny, BCSO Ambassador
• National Veterans Homeless Support
• Brevard Relief for Bahamas
• Rock Paper Simple
• Brevard Hispanic Center
• Pilot Club of Titusville
• Brevard Rescue Mission
• Tom and Sue Walker
• Heroes on the Water
• Love Stitches
• Matt Susin
• Bruce Buggs
• Sandra Pelham
• Denise Farias
• Brevard Civilian/Military Foundation
• Tim Deratany, Lifetime Achievement honoree

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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.

As always, the Central Florida Humanitarian committee will also honor hospital and hospice volunteers.

HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER HONOREES:

• Linda Shatzer, Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center
• Jama Sibley, Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital
• Janet MacKenzie, Melbourne Regional Medical Center
• April Marino, Health First’s Viera Hospital
• Catherine Shelton, Rockledge Regional Medical Center
• Susan Testa, Sebastian River Medical Center
• Pat Weber, Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital
• Dennis Jones, Parrish Medical Center

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER HONOREES:

• Haywood Davidson, Hospice Of St. Francis
• Val Johnson, Hospice Of Health First
• Kareen Williams, Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice
• Leslie Miller, Vitas Hospice

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JOIN US FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENING

This inspiring and compelling event is sponsored by All Points, Erdman Automotive, Health First, Clear Choice Health Care, Florida Prep, Total Home Roofing, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Paper Simple, Embrace Home Loans, Dr. Mark Pinsky, Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, Friday Night Locker Room, Safari Mail House and SpaceCoastDaily.com.

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.

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

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