Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters

AVMS at Homes For Heroes Groundbreaking

On February 3rd, the Del Webb AVMS had the honor of participating in an event sponsored by Pulte Homes and Building Homes for Heroes. They partner to provide mortgage-free homes to disabled Veterans.

This event celebrated the groundbreaking on a new home for Army Sgt. 1st Class Lucio Gaytan, his wife and two children.

Pulte, and all of their trade vendors, donate the land, materials, and labor to make this happen. This was mortgage-free home number 77 in Florida.

There was great attendance at the event including East Manatee Fire Company, Manatee County Sheriff's Department, and several community leaders.

Also speaking was Retired Marine Sgt. Heath, himself a recipient of a home from this program.

It was truly wonderful to see these organizations recognizing the sacrifices our service men and women make for our country.

AVMS Upcoming Events

Donations in Memory of Commander Jerry Hufford
If you'd like to make a donation to AVMS in memory of our Commander Jerry Hufford, click Make a Donation »»

AVMS Meeting Minutes: February 14, 2023
Here's our February 14, 2023 Meeting Minutes »»

Jerry Hufford: Wall of Heroes
We have new content featuring relatives of our Del Webb residents currently on active duty. Check it out »»

Save The Dates

Next AVMS Meetings:

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at Windsor Reflections
Occurs 2nd Wednesday of each month. RSVP 1 week in advance.

Be sure to visit our Calendar Page to see upcoming events.

Support Our Sponsors
Our work depends upon the generosity of our wonderful members and the businesses you see on Our Sponsor’s page. We encourage all of our friends and members to support our Sponsors.

Want to join our list valued list of sponsors? Here's our: Sponsorship Agreement Form »»

Member of the Quarter Q1 2023: Christopher DiBiase

Chris DiBiase, Member of the Quarter Del Webb AVMS with wife KristinChristopher DiBiase is our newest AVMS Member of the Quarter.

Chris is currently Webmaster for the AVMS site. "The Association welcomes veterans, military supporters, and all who want to serve the community. My father served in the Army and in the Navy, so I have lots of respect for our service men and women, and want to do my small part to continue serving," said Chris.

Chris and his wife Kristin have been in Del Webb for 5 years. "It's one of the best decisions we ever made," says Chris, "Del Webb Lakewood Ranch and its residents are fun, active, involved, and care for each other. Although I'm not a veteran, I am a strong supporter of a service-oriented group like AVMS that helps its community in so many ways."

Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters welcomes you to our website.

As our Del Webb community started to develop in 2017, a small group of residents had the idea to start a group to support our military, their families and our community.

Although we're still growing and developing, we already have a couple of years of meaningful, successful events that have touched many lives. We will continue to grow with our community's support.

Our dedicated group of men and women finds ways to support our active soldiers, their families, and military retirees in need, while ensuring that our community never forgets what our troops do for us.

Please help us to make this resource a tool for all our active members, potential new members, and our Del Webb community by giving us feedback on what you like and what could be improved.

Rich Greenberg, President

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It's easy! You can use the link below to pull up the instructions and application form or just go to the next meeting and talk to any A.V.M.S. member about joining our proud organization.