Operation Reveille was an initiative from the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative designed to house 50 homeless veterans in one day.  A very committed group of providers, community leaders and sponsors from the private sector made that possible.  Services and assessments were provided at one place in one day.   Volunteers of America of Florida was one of the active providers that supported the event from conception to completion.  Our very committed staff sacrificed their day off (Veterans’ Day) to support our veterans.  It was a long and gratifying day for those involved, and the faces of the veterans when they received their apartment’s keys were priceless.

You can click the links below to read articles about the event at local news outlets:

WTSP Tampa Bay 10 News

ABC Action News

 

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn with Janet Stringfellow, Kerry Forbes and Wendy Whitescarver of Volunteers of America of Florida.

 

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This is Servant Leadership in action! Amanda Corbin interviewing a veteran for services.