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VOL. 15 NO. 7                                                                                  JULY 2023

      Injured Veteran Receives Mortgage-Free Home

      From Building Homes For Heroes, Pulte Homes

      And Ibis Charities Foundation

        Two years ago, Ibis                                                       The 48-year-old Reilly served half his life – 24 years – in the U.S. Air Force as a pararescue
      Charities Foundation                                                        man before being medically retired in 2018 after suffering paralysis in his right leg.
      generously donated enough                                                     Ibis Charities Foundation, the charitable arm of The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach,
      money to modify the home of                                                 donated funds to cover the cost of building the home that will be valued at $500,000. Ibis
      two injured military veterans.                                              Charities Foundation partnered with Building Homes for Heroes and Pulte Homes to allow
        But the residents at The Club                                             Reilly, wife Heather and their three children to live in a mortgage-free home in the Heron
      at Ibis wanted to do more.                                                  Preserve subdivision of Tradition.
        “The goal was to build a                                                    LoGiudice said Ibis Charities Foundation has donated more than $400,000 this year to
      house for an injured veteran,”                                              local charities to provide food, medical care, housing, beds and shoes for needy children. A
      said Stephen LoGiudice, chief                                               separate fund was started two years ago to help deserving veterans.
      operating officer/GM at The                                                   “It’s hard to put into words, the ability to help another human being, particularly someone
      Club at Ibis, “and to do one                                                who served our country, so we can do what we want to do,” said LoGiudice, who attended
      every year.”                                                                the groundbreaking with Ibis residents Kris Cohn and Rick Friedland. “This is a day we will
        Mission accomplished.                                                     never forget.”
        On May 22, a groundbreaking                                                 Neither will Reilly. The family had sold their home in Melbourne before the pandemic
      ceremony was held in Port                                                   and were looking at relocating to Kentucky, where his wife has family. Instead, they can
      St. Lucie for U.S. Air Force                                                continue to live in Florida, which he says is the best state in America for veterans.
      Master Sergeant Francis Reilly  Stephen LoGiudice, Rick Friedland, Kris Cohn, Frank
      to receive a mortgage-free home.  Reilly, Brent Baker and Heather Reilly    Injured Veteran Receives Mortgage-Free Home on page 3
      Jupiter Medical Center                                                       Luncheon Honors Local

      Auxiliary Gives Gift                                                         Champions Of Affordable

      To Create Family Waiting Area                                                Housing

      $1.5 Million Donation Is Earmarked For

      Special Space At Johnny And Terry Gray                                         The Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County hosted the inaugural Housing
                                                                                   Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, at the Hilton West Palm Beach. A packed house
      Surgical Institute                                                           of 350 cheered on Commissioner Mack Bernard and three other award winners who have
                                                                                   demonstrated their commitment to improving affordable housing in Palm Beach County.
        Jupiter Medical Center is                                                  Presented by PNC Bank, the event celebrated the achievements of the following award winners:
      pleased to announce a $1.5                                                     Housing Hero of the Year – Commissioner Mack Bernard
      million donation to support                                                    Housing Impact Award – Housing & Homeless Alliance of Palm Beach County
      the Johnny and Terry Gray                                                      For-Profit Developer of the Year – Housing Trust Group
      Surgical Institute. The funds                                                  Nonprofit Developer of the Year – Community Land Trust of Palm Beach and
      were generously provided                                                     the Treasure Coast
      by the Jupiter Medical
      Center Auxiliary, the not-for-
      profit hospital’s volunteer
      organization, to create a state-
      of-the-art and tranquil family
      waiting area at the highly

       Jupiter Medical Center
       Auxiliary on page 2

                                                                                   Jennifer Thomason, Kristen Bardin, Dayana Horton, Zenia Mackey, Jeni Davidson, Julia
                                                                                   Murphy, Pilar Escobar, Melchor Cardenas

                                                                                   Luncheon Honors Local Champions on page 2
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