Christine Lance’s “giving list” is a Who’s Who of Brevard charities. Candlelighters, Bridges, the Parker Foundation, The Haven for Children, the Women’s Center, Family Promise, AMI Kids, Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Brevard Rescue Mission, Rolling Readers, Junior Achievement and Promise in Brevard are just some of the groups she has helped.
After getting a first-hand view of the homeless problem in Brevard County, Leonard Bream quickly realized that these less fortunate individuals lacked needed hygiene and health items that most of us take for granted. With assistance from the Brevard County Professional Firefighters and support from Brevard County Fire Rescue, the “Brevard Cares” program started.
What do you do if you have just been on “Survivor,” which is arguably the most successful reality TV show of all time? If you are Ashley Nolan, you decide to give back to the community.
For the last three decades, Dr. Mark Pinsky has donated thousands of hours and his considerable expertise to the Brevard youth sports community through his dedication as the team physician for three different high schools.
Florida WildlifeHospital and Sanctuary treats approximately 5,000 injured or orphaned wildlife patients every year, for it is as it should be since the whole point is to help the creatures return to the natural world.
Winston Churchill’s sage statement, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give,” is an axiom for Stephen Thaggard and his company, Embrace Home Loans.
Joe Rodriguez and his family have often used his restaurant as a forum to honor fallen law enforcement and bring local police and deputies together with the community. The Rodriguez family and McDonald’s consistently support community outreach events such as National Night Out, Partnership in the Park, Coffee with a Cop and Shop with a Cop.
Jessica André is currently the vice chair of the Health First Foundation and is on the board of the Bridges Foundation, which sustains the work of Bridges, an organization that helps individuals with disabilities. She is also on the board of Field of Dreams, the West Melbourne park created for persons with physical challenges.