FRIDAY EVENT: Official Statement by Congressman Allen West

FRIDAY EVENT: Local Veterans Receive Whopping $960,000 Federal Grant

Funding will have major impact on struggling veterans as they reintegrate back into Palm Beach County 

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL)— Join members of the veterans community, Representative Allen West (R-FL), Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL), Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor, the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, and other distinguished guests as the Faith*Hope*Love*Charity receives a nearly $1 Million federal grant to assist Palm Beach County Veterans. More than 20,000 veterans in Palm Beach County live below the poverty level.  Faith*Hope*Love*Charity serves more than 600 cases a year. The grant, which came as a surprise to this tiny charity, will have a major impact on establishing temporary housing and providing resources to get veterans back to work.

Press Conference

Faith*Hope*Love*Charity

Friday, August 24th

11:00 am

3175 South Congress Avenue

Suite 310

Palm Springs, Fl 33461

*Iraq and Afghanistan veterans will be at Friday’s event to talk with reporters and share their experiences of struggling to integrate back into Palm Beach County after serving their country.

“Our veterans in Palm Beach County now have hope, and not just a temporary band-aid solution, but the resources to provide, real, permanent solutions,”  West said.  “As a 22- year Army Veteran, I am thrilled to know my brothers and sisters in arms will receive the resources they deserve for putting their lives on the line for their country.”

“This money will give us what we need to expand our services.  Not only will we be able to provide more permanent housing and rehabilitation, but we will be able to open offices and provide support to our veterans in Belle Glade, and through Jupiter,” said Faith  Hope Love Charity Director Roy Foster.  “We thank Congressman West and the rest of the community for their continued support of our veterans.”

BACKGROUND:  Faith*Hope*Love*Charity’s (FHLC) mission is to reintegrate veterans and their families back into the community so they are able to sustain independent living.  FHLC works in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs to serve veterans with PTSD, physical disabilities, and traumatic brain injury.  FHLC focuses on finding veterans permanent housing and employment.

FHLC Palm Beach County facilities:

Stand Down House– serves homeless male veterans, many struggling with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

First Stop Housing Program provides short-term housing and supportive services to reintegrate female veterans and their families back into the community.

First Stop Veterans Resource Center-  provides services to at-risk veterans, including assistance in navigating VA system, medical benefits, employment, counseling, support groups, permanent housing and educational benefits.

 

One congressman ( Allen West )gets starring role at Chamber of Commerce event in Washington

Via article from the Sun Sentinel  By Anthony Man

On Monday, the schedule includes a “fireside chat” chat with U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation. On Wednesday, breakfast is followed by a “welcome” from West. On Thursday the trip ends with closing remarks from – you guessed it – West.

From the published schedule of the Washington, D.C., “fly in,” during which 75 members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will spend part of four days learning and lobbying in the capital West seems like a constant presence.

Not mentioned the four Democrats who represent part of Broward, including U.S. Reps. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, whose districts – like West’s – include lots of the city of Fort Lauderdale. (Also not mentioned, for that matter, is U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, whose district takes in part of southwest Broward.)

J.W. Arnold, a member of the Chamber’s Washington fly-in steering committee, said West’s had “been very helpful in facilitating our arrangements.”

He said he expected participation – at least in an evening reception – from U.S. Reps. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, and Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, both of whom represent parts of Broward. Wasserman Schultz’ office is trying to arrange time, he said.

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Congressional delegation honors Delray Beach on its 100th birthday 10/6/11 – Rep Allen West

by Anthony MannSun Sentinel

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, introduced a resolution commemorating Delray Beach on its 100th anniversary.

It was cosponsored by U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, and Allen West, R-Plantation.

“I pay tribute today to the city of Delray Beach on the occasion of its centennial celebration. For 100 years, the city of Delray Beach has symbolized the American spirit: looking ahead in times of prosperity; enduring in times of difficulty; and always rising to meet the challenges that have at times weighed on our countries history.

“From its modest beginnings as an agricultural area in 1894, Delray Beach quickly grew, attracting many visitors in the winter months. On October 9, 1911, with a population of nearly 300, the area of Delray was chartered by the State of Florida as an incorporated town. Industrial plants for the canning of pineapples and tomatoes were built, bringing in new residents and ushering in an era of prosperity. By 1920, Delray’s population had reached over 1000 residents. Today, it is estimated that more than 65,000 people call the city of Delray Beach home.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THURSDAYS 100th DAY BIRTHDAY : PBPulse

 

The festivities kick off on Thursday, on East Atlantic Avenue between Swinton and Sixth avenues.

– The event begins with a small mayoral parade from the Colony Hotel to the historic Old School Square at 6:30 p.m.

– At 7 p.m., the mayor will cut the 100th anniversary cake on the lawn in front of Old School Square. Music and tastings and a beer garden are also planned. Wear your favorite period costume.

– The time capsule that was sealed at the 75th Anniversary Celebration will be opened at the stage at Worthing Park at 8 p.m.

– From 8:30-10:30 p.m., activities include the Centennial Scavenger Hunt, historic displays, and tastings from local restaurants. Don’t miss the historic games tent at the corner of First and Atlantic avenues. They’ll also be staging an Oktoberfest in front of the Colony Hotel.
Info: (561) 573-3672; delray100.com; downtowndelraybeach.com