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The First Step

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 in Current Events, Families In Need, Helping Families, Press Room

St. Lucie County Leaders Take ‘The First Step’ with Local Youth By: Zach Dean Oct 6, 2015 Credit: FORT PIERCE — Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson, County Commissioner Kim Johnson and Sheriff Ken Mascara were among many local leaders who participated in a touch football game Tuesday in Fort Pierce. “The First Step” is a project put together by Scott Van Duzer, Johnson, and State Representative Larry Lee Jr., and is intended to bring community leaders together with nearly 30 local children of all ages, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., every Tuesday for football (or any other activity), pizza, and, most importantly, the chance to get to know each other. “I just want them to know that this whole city cares about them; that they’re not lost up here or forgotten,” Hudson said. “Maybe someone in their life has told them that nobody on that side of...

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Honor Flight Benefit

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in Awards & Recognitions, Current Events, Helping Families, Special Events

*Click image to enlarge Uncle Sam Wants YOU! They are known as the Greatest Generation because they are quiet heroes, men and women who sacrificed their lives to defend our freedom in a foreign land during what was called the war to end all wars – World War II. Over 16 million men and women served during World War II, and today, an estimated 855,000 are still alive, but they’re getting old and fragile. The median age of WWII veterans is 95, and an average of 500 WWII veterans die every day. Sadly, the memorial to honor their service was not completed and dedicated until 2004, and many WWII have never seen the memorial to their service. On Thursday, August 6th, from 4-10 p.m. at Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce, volunteers from Southeast Florida Honor Flight, the Van Duzer Foundation, the City of Port St. Lucie, the Board...

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Leaders Share Troop Project

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in Awards & Recognitions, Current Events, Helping Families, Press Room

By: Bartholomew Sullivan Phone: 202-408-2726 Email: WASHINGTON — Fort Pierce businessman Scott Van Duzer and an entourage from St. Lucie County came away from a meeting with White House officials Wednesday convinced they can “fast-track” their Boy Scout Troop 772 initiative in more than 230 cities across the country. VanDuzer, perhaps best known nationally as the man who gave President Barack Obama a bear hug and lifted him off the his feet at his pizza parlor in 2012, is bringing his success story with Fort Pierce youngsters to the leaders of the president’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. The White House initiative’s name comes from another term for the good Samaritan mentioned in Luke’s Gospel. In a meeting with Special Assistant to the President Michael D. Smith, director of the White House initiative, the group said everyone shared ideas and promised cooperation. PROJECT 1A “We’re going to be lining...

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The Vanduzer Foundation Proudly Supports Sheriff Mascara Golf Tournament

Posted on May 9, 2015 in Current Events, Helping Families, Special Events


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Eight Crosses Charity Event

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Current Events, Families In Need, Helping Families, Special Events

The Van Duzer Foundation Raised $10,181.91 for the 8 Crosses Charity Event!   Eight members of the Independent Haitian Assembly of God church in Fort Pierce died this week as they traveled home from a Palm Sunday revival held on the west side of the State. In addition to those killed in the horrific crash, ten members of the church were injured, some critically. As the sun rose following the crash and in the days that have since passed, residents, churches and businesses of St. Lucie County, joined with many others from across the State with a strong desire to help the families affected by this Holy Week tragedy. Wednesday, April 15th, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Van Duzer Foundation, long known for its assistance for St. Lucie County families suffering from unforeseen tragedy and crisis, will be hosting an event titled “Eight Crosses”, which will be...

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Boots on the Ground

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in Current Events, Past Events, Press Room, Projects, Special Events

BOOTS ON THE GROUND   Saturday March 15th 8:00 am Join the fun and community as Neighborhood BibleWay Church & Boy Scout Troop 772 “Cleanup Ft. Pierce”   Were Comfortable Shoes & Meet Us At 523 North 13th Street for a couple of hours of Companionship, Cleanup, and Community For more information call 772.528.3467...

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