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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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Two Kids, One Disease, One Big Community Hug

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 in Current Events, Helping Families, Press Room, Special Events

  Event Date: Date: Wednesday – February 26th Time: 4-10 p.m. Where: Big Apple Pizza 2311 S. 35th St., Fort Pierce (across from IRSC)     Elice Sena and Julian Fraga have something in common, but it’s not something good. Both children are in the battle of a lifetime against the meanest monster ever – cancer. Just eight years old, Elice loves school and reading almost as much as she loves spending time with her younger brother and sister. Her mom calls Elice, “Our first blessing.” Julian Fraga is the youngest of three siblings, and he loves school and art. Unfortunately, Elice and Julian can’t go to school and enjoy class with their school chums; they’re too busy with chemotherapy, blood work, and trying to stay positive despite the brutal treatments they’re on to help them get better. These two little kids are fighting a big battle, and they...

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772 is More Than an Area Code:
It’s a New Way of Life

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 in Current Events, Helping Families, Press Room, Projects

View the article at TC Palm: Anthony Westbury: Troop 772 Coverage From TC Palm Troop 772 Goes To Washington Fort Pierce group hopes to rebuild the village one Scout at a time – Thursday, November 21, 2013 New Boy Scout troop is transforming lives already – December 15, 2013 Click here to read more news articles There have been 137 shootings in St. Lucie County this year. Whether it’s a gang initiation, drive-by shooting, drug-related shooting, or whatever the reason, the number is far too high. Despite numerous town meetings, roundtables, and take back the streets marches, shots continue to be fired and the lives of young community members are lost in a wave of unnecessary violence. Gangs are recruiting new members at younger ages than ever before (some report members as young as eight), so it’s important to find other ways for young boys to feel a sense...

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Emmy Award-Winning Fort Pierce Teen Turns Eye To Van Duzer Foundation

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 in Current Events, Press Room, Projects, Special Events

By Kevin Canessa Posted November 19, 2013 at 4 a.m.   Shannon O’Connor, left, with Shane Burcaw, the man with whom she produced an Emmy Award-winning documentary. FORT PIERCE — For many in the television world, the ultimate goal is to win an Emmy Award. Some achieve it after years of hard work. Most never do. A Fort Pierce Central High School graduate, Shannon O’Connor already has won an Emmy — and she’s only 17. O’Connor graduated Fort Pierce Central early and is about to earn an associate degree in English from Indian River State College.  With one Emmy won, she is ready to embark on another film — this time about the Van Duzer Foundation. “I just kind of go with it,” O’Connor said. “I’ve had an interest in film and I was very fortunate.” WINNING THE EMMY A few summers ago, O’Connor helped to produce a seven-minute film...

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Team 8 – Go Greyhound!

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 in Current Events, Press Room, Projects, Special Events

October 23rd would have been a normal school day for Christian Medina, Timothy, and Peter Green. But a car accident on the way to school ended Christian’s young life and reminded the entire community that none of us is promised tomorrow. A great kid and passionate baseball player as a member of the LPA Greyhounds, Christian Medina was remembered as polite, funny, kind, and caring. Even in death he was giving, as many of his organs were donated to help others live. Also injured in the crash, twins Timothy and Peter Green continue their recovery, and while everyone whose lives were touched by this tragedy, the families are also struggling financially, without proper insurance coverage, and, as always, the community is coming together to show its love and support. On Wednesday, December 4th, the Van Duzer Foundation will be hosting an evening of celebration for the young trio and...

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The President’s Bear Hug

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Past Events, Press Room, Special Events

President’s Bear Hug Ripples & other videos Barack Obama talking about the Van Duzer Foundation on Letterman Click to view video. Scott Van Duzer Talks About The Famous Presidential Bear Hug Click to view video. The Hug Seen Around the World Click to view video. Bear Hug’ Man Scott Van Duzer Joins ‘Anderson Live’ Click to view video. The Van Duzer Foundation in People Magazine Click to view video. Bear Hug chatter on the Net Here are some links from other people’s POV of the big bear hug from Scott Van Duzer to President Barack Obama Letter: Boycott business for presidential hug? These people have sunk to very bottom Late Show: Obama discusses Romney, Libya, Scott Van Duzer and home brewing on ‘Late Show’ The Guardian: Barack Obama gets lift from pizza man’s bear hug TPM Livewire:  Obama: We Shouldnt Label Folks Democrats And Republicans Obama: We Shouldn’t ‘Label Folks’ Democrats And...

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