TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 30, 2011) -
Beyond fireworks or barbecues or pool parties, the Tallahassee Community College students in Dr. Melissa Soldani-Lemon’s history class have something special planned for this Fourth of July weekend. The TCC professor is coordinating with her students to collect and deliver food for Veterans Village, a transitional residential community for homeless veterans. Around 1 p.m. on Friday, July 1 Dr. Soldani-Lemon and her students will deliver their collection of goodies to Veterans Village. The food will be for an Independence Day party for the veterans, as well as for stocking the facility’s pantry.
“My students wanted to make sure the veterans at the village can share in the Fourth of July celebrations,” said Dr. Soldani-Lemon. “After all, it’s due to the veterans’ sacrifices that we’re able to celebrate.”
Established in 2009 through a partnership between Volunteers of America, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Administration, the Veterans Village gives homeless veterans a transitional place to live and offers counseling. It is located on the corner of Lake Bradford Road and Kissimmee Street. Those interested in contributing can drop off items at Dr. Soldani-Lemon’s office, room 204 of the History and Social Sciences Building.