Sunday, March 24, 2019

The mission of the Heroes of the St. Pete Police and Fire, Inc. is to honor St. Petersburg Police officers and firemen who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to provide financial support to assist officers, Fireman and their families during a crisis or tragedy.

There have been 15 officers and 3 fireman down in the line of duty from the St. Pete Police and Fire Rescue forces. We have completed a Fallen Officer Memorial and are working to honor our fallen fireman them with a monument to show appreciation to the firemen’s dedication and the establishment of a fund to support officers, firemen and their families.


Honor Flight of West Central Florida, Inc. (HFWCF) was established as a regional hub of the Honor Flight Network in October, 2010.  Our mission is to recognize American Veterans for their sacrifice and service by flying them FREE OF CHARGE to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials dedicated in their honor.  Top priority is given to WWII and terminally ill Veterans.  Honor Flight is committed to fly Veterans from the Korea, Vietnam, Gulf wars and other conflicts.

The Honor Flight at Home program is also available for our Veterans who have reached a stage in their life that flying to Washington, D.C. is no longer an option.  This program is held locally.

To date - Honor Flight of West Central Florida has flown 34 Missions flying 2,554 Veterans to Washington, D.C. for FREE.  We have also honored approximately 500 Veterans with the Honor Flight at Home program. 


It is the goal of Help Us Gather or HUG that every individual in our community has a sense of inclusion, confidence and friendship. We accomplish this goal by providing a calendar of local events for individuals with disabilities, organizing HUG Ambassadors and volunteers, hosting social gatherings and attending community events. Help Us Gather is a part of The Helping Project, a 501(c)3 charity organization. 


Pepin Academies are tuition-free; charter schools committed to creating professional learning communities through innovative practices to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities.  Serving more than 1,000 students in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, our mission at Pepin Academies is “to create a high intensity, low threat therapeutic learning community that celebrates the gifts of every student. We strive to break the destructive cycle of learned helplessness by finding their academic strengths and abilities, and making social skills a top priority.”  Our outstanding faculty provide our students with the education and life skills necessary to go on to post-secondary education and/or work opportunities.  Pepin Academies also offers a transitional work program for students 18-22 to provide them with real-life work experience and partners with many major companies in the Tampa Bay area.


To provide RnR Recovery Retreats to our deployed Armed Forces, and their dependents, after returning home from a stressful overseas deployment.  The retreats create opportunities for these families to meet other military families who have dealt with similar hardships during their deployments and to bond over their shared experiences and in the process create lasting memories with their families and friends.

Check out this great video of Tampa Bay's Dancing with the Stars 2017 from our partners at Good Life Tampa Bay!

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