By Julie Montanaro
November 7, 2013
Military men and women coming home from the front lines now have some extra reinforcements.
The Florida Military Family and Community Covenant is now open in Tallahassee.
It will provide a one stop shop for veterans and their families who need help with everything from job leads to health care.
Its referrals are designed to spare vets from having to trek all over town to find the services they need.
"Well being as a commander for in Iraq and Afghanistan, I think it is amazing what Ray Pike and the Community Covenant do for soldiers that come home and can't take care of themselves and their families," Recruiting Commander Justin Patton said. "Having that network that provides an infrastructure and helps veterans and wounded warriors through some difficult times is very important when they come home."
The mayor declared Tallahassee a Community Covenenat city.
This office is on John Knox Road, but there are groups of volunteers all over the state trying to provide a network for vets - both young and old.
News Release: FMFCC
WHO: Florida Military Family and Community Covenant (FMFCC)
WHAT: FMFCC Office Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Tallahassee Community Covenant City Proclamation
WHERE: Florida Military Family and Community Covenant, Inc.
535 John Knox Road
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7, 12 - 1 p.m.
WHY: To commemorate the opening of FMFCC's new office and to recognize Tallahassee as an official Community Covenant city
The Florida Military Family and Community Covenant (FMFCC) will welcome the city of Tallahassee as an official Community Covenant city at its ribbon-cutting ceremony this Thursday, Nov. 7, at 535 John Knox Road - FMFCC's new headquarters. Community Covenant cities unite organizations and create networks within communities to provide resources and meet the specific needs of service members, veterans and military families.
By making an official proclamation to become a Community Covenant city, Tallahassee will join several other Florida communities to support those affected by military deployment.
The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and Mayor John Marks will attend the ceremony to support FMFCC's initiative to aid Florida's servicemen and women and their families. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony and proclamation, light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
FMFCC is a Florida not-for-profit focused on supporting efforts to connect agencies, organizations, resources and employers for the purpose of meeting the needs of service members, veterans and military families at the local level. For more information on FMFCC, visit http://www.fmfcc.org.