Military Officers Association ‘Stand with the Winter Soldiers!’ Campaign Supports Brevard Medical Personnel

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more than 30 restaurants have volunteered to join 'Stand with the Winter Soldiers!' Campaign

The coronavirus crisis has impacted all of us, and a group of Brevard County citizens has banned together to provide county-wide support to those on the front lines of the crisis—our first responders and medical personnel. (MOAACC image)

The Winter Soldiers were those brave, hardy souls who stuck by our young country when it was on its last legs in late 1776, going on to win victories under General Washington which secured our freedom.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The coronavirus crisis has impacted all of us, and a group of Brevard County citizens has banned together to provide county-wide support to those on the front lines of the crisis—our first responders and medical personnel.

This group, consisting largely of military veterans and their spouses, has taken as their motto, “Stand with the Winter Soldiers!”

The Winter Soldiers were those brave, hardy souls who stuck by our young country when it was on its last legs in late 1776, going on to win victories under General Washington which secured our freedom.

“Today’s Winter Soldiers are our brave first responders and medical personnel, who are risking everything to fight the coronavirus scourge,” said Military Officers Association of America Canaveral Chapter spokesperson Marilyn Sanford.

“They deserve all the support that we can offer them in this crisis, and that is precisely the intention of our campaign. We have seen many stories of Americans in our county and country finding ways to help the new front line warriors.”

Over the past two weeks, the Military Officers Association of America Canaveral Chapter has partnered with Health First hospitals and urgent care facilities, Hospice of St. Francis, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Brevard County Fire and Rescue, several city police and fire units and other first responders and medical facilities.

In addition, more than 30 local restaurants have volunteered to join the mission.

Chick Fil a delivery to Cocoa police shift. (MOAACC image)

Currently, the Winter Soldier Campaign consists of 25 Brevard County citizens operating under the umbrella of the Military Officers Association of America Canaveral Chapter.

The volunteers are organized into five regional groups around the Space Coast, to provide more timely and focused support to the first responders and medical personnel in their area.

The support falls into two categories: food and medical supplies, which includes primarily personnel protective equipment or “PPE.”

“Our volunteers are working with a growing number of restaurants around the county to donate prepared meals and will deliver the donated food to the first responders and medical personnel,” said Sanford.

“As for PPE support, the campaign has arranged with the Hospice of St. Francis to serve as the single-point-of-contact for both donations and delivery of PPE to first responders and medical organizations in need.”

For more information call 321-914-4743.

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Delivery from Sonny’s Barbecue to Viera Fire and Rescue. (MOAACC image)
Delivery from Cape Canaveral Wendy’s to Cocoa Beach Fire Rescue/EMS. (MOAACC image)

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