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St. Lucie County Firefighter, Rusty Hines, along with four assistants, has begun the process of training to become scout leaders for St. Lucie County’s newest Boy Scout Troop, #772. Targeting at-risk youth from St. Lucie County’s Dan McCarty Middle School, Hines and a diverse group of community members and dedicated volunteers met with a group of 51 students aged eleven to thirteen.

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For the Love of Tiffany Timmons

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Families In Need, Special Events

Tiffany Timmons should be enjoying every minute of life. A young mom in her early 30s, Tiffany suffers from early onset Parkinson’s Disease including Dystonic Tremors and Myoclonus and Essential Tremors. With two young children and difficulties walking and talking, Tiffany and her family, including husband Brian, a Florida Highway Patrol officer, could use a little help and love from the community. Please come out to Big Apple Pizza and Pasta at 2311 South 35th Street (directly across from Indian River State College’s Main Campus) on Wednesday, May 4th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and share a slice of pizza and some much-needed support with Tiffany, Brian, and the whole Timmons family, along with your friends and neighbors throughout the community.  As always with a Van Duzer Foundation Fundraiser, 100% (yes, one hundred percent) of all sales, including all food, beverages, and even staff salaries and tips, will...

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Miami Dolphin Michael Thomas Named Week 7 NFLPA Community MVP

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in Current Events, Families In Need, Helping Families, Press Room, Projects

The NFL safety leads “The First Step” initiative mentoring youth in underserved Florida neighborhoods Editor’s Note: The NFLPA Community MVP recognizes players who are making a positive impact in their local communities. Each week, the NFLPA will celebrate one player who recently demonstrated his commitment to giving back and will make a donation to the player’s foundation or cause in support. This week’s #CommunityMVP is Miami Dolphin Michael Thomas who is demonstrating leadership by speaking to at-risk youth of underprivileged communities. October 20, 2015 has a new meaning for Michael Thomas of the Miami Dolphins. The Mayor of Fort Pierce, Florida proclaimed the Tuesday to be Michael Thomas Day and presented the 26-year-old safety with an honorary Key to the City. The pomp and circumstance celebrated something Thomas is innately passionate about – mentorship. Though he has no previous ties to the Fort Pierce community, he drove for more...

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