All Veterans Center Inc. Needs a Helping Hand
We are a non-profit organization, that provides food, shelter and emotional support to all veterans and their families. We are hoping to expand with a helping hand.
The All Veterans Center. Inc. was founded in 2017 by a group of concerned veterans, appalled by the facts that first and Foremost those 22 Veterans a day committing suicide, male and female veterans. Secondly was the homeless numbers of veterans was ramped, and that female homeless veterans now outnumbered male homeless veterans. Law enforcement and Fire Rescue agencies know of us and that we are here to assist veteran’s needs. We Have grown from our humble beginning serving Polk County, to serving Hardee, Desoto, Highlands, Hillsborough Counties, all of which are part of Central Florida, with approximately 950,000 veterans and family members. Our goal and objective is to provide for the needs of our veterans, helping to reduce the suicide rate and homeless rate. We believe that we have a small start, but with additional funding we would be accomplishing even more, serving additional communities and their veterans and family members.
United States Military Veteran Suicides
According to the Veterans Administration, today 20 veterans a day commit suicide, male and female veterans that have served their country. No veteran should feel the need to end their life on purpose. What this equates to today is one veteran commit’s suicide every 80 minutes, everyday 365.25 days a year. The Veteran’s Administration has prepared a manual for the reduction of veteran suicides. The plan is long and involves many outside agencies, including Veteran Ready Organizations such as ours.
VETERAN FOOD PROGRAM
In May of 2019, the All Veterans Center, Inc. became involved in distributing food to veterans and their families. That has since grown into multiple locations within Polk County, and now includes anyone from the community needing food.
Food Count 2020-2022
The All Veterans Center, Inc. is a community-based community involved organization. We use the WWI standard, if you have family that served in the us military from WWI to present day, you are a part of the military family members that we serve. Remembering that ALL-GAVE-SOME-SOME-GAVE-ALL for their country, and we feel that veterans and their family members deserve a quality lifestyle. We serve all veterans and family members.
- Polk County Homeless Coalition
- Polk County Veterans Service Office
- New Life Baptist Church Fort Meade
- Fort Meade American Legion Post 23
- Fort Meade VFW Post 11179
- Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce, Member
- Promised Land Ministries Florida, Inc.
- Bartow Chamber Commerce
- Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce, Members
- North East Polk County Chamber of Commerce , Member
- Hardee County Veterans, Office
- Hardee County Help Center
- Desoto County Veterans, Office
- Desoto County Homeless Coalition
- Desoto County Pastoral Council, member
- Resource Center, Arcadia
- Highlands County Veterans Office
- Heartland Coalition for Homeless
- Sebring VA Clinic, Sebring
- James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Hillsborough
Become a Volunteer to One of Our Free Food Drive Locations
New Life Baptist Church (214 NW 1st ST. Fort Meade, Fl. 33841)
City Mobile Home Park,(119 Edgewood Drive, Fort Meade, FL 33841)
Impact Church, Lake Wales (1201 Burns Ave, Lake Wales)
Indian Lake Estates Lake Wales
Iglesia De Dias Pentacostal Movinto International Church (20580 US Highway 27, Lake Wales)
Starting September 20th
Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Haines City (901 Scenic Highway
Valley Medical Sebring (263 US Highway 27)
214 NW 1st St.Fort Meade , FL 33841USA