Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters’ monthly meeting on February 12 featured the donation of a nearly new road bike to Turning Points spokesperson Edwin Robinson, who was our guest speaker.
“A resident of our Del Webb community passed away shortly after purchasing a high quality road bike,” explained AVMS Commander Herman Martinez. “His wife was gracious enough to donate the bike to our group, but with the stipulation that we donate it to a worthy local cause.”
Via their Yellow Ribbon program, Turning Points “leaves no veteran behind” according to Robinson. “We assist veterans and their families in Manatee County with a variety of essential services. One of those services can include providing a veteran-in-need with a means of transportation – such as a bike – to get to their job,” he said.
“Giving back to our Manatee County community like this is what our group is all about,” affirmed AVMS Vice Commander Jerry Hufford. “We hope to do more for Turning Points in the future via volunteer hours from our members and donations of toiletries and goods they need.”
Look for additional updates on our website or at a future AVMS meeting. We meet on the second Tuesday or every month. You do not need to be a veteran to join our group in serving people inside and outside Del Webb Lakewood Ranch.