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VOL. 36 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 Charities                                             Air Force as a pararescue man before being medically retired in 2018 after suffering paralysis
      Foundation generously donated                                               in his right leg.
      enough money to modify the home                                               Ibis Charities Foundation, the charitable arm of The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach,
      of two injured military veterans.                                           donated funds to cover the cost of building the home that will be valued at $500,000. Ibis
        But the residents at The Club                                             Charities Foundation partnered with Building Homes for Heroes and Pulte Homes to allow
      at Ibis wanted to do more.                                                  Reilly, wife Heather and their three children to live in a mortgage-free home in the Heron
        “The goal was to build a                                                  Preserve subdivision of Tradition.
      house for an injured veteran,”                                                LoGiudice said Ibis Charities Foundation has donated more than $400,000 this year to
      said Stephen LoGiudice, chief                                               local charities to provide food, medical care, housing, beds and shoes for needy children. A
      operating officer/GM at The Club                                            separate fund was started two years ago to help deserving veterans.
      at Ibis, “and to do one every year.”                                          “It’s hard to put into words, the ability to help another human being, particularly someone
        Mission accomplished.                                                     who served our country, so we can do what we want to do,” said LoGiudice, who attended
        On May 22, a groundbreaking                                               the groundbreaking with Ibis residents Kris Cohn and Rick Friedland. “This is a day we will
      ceremony was held in Port St.                                               never forget.”
      Lucie for U.S. Air Force Master                                               Neither will Reilly. The family had sold their home in Melbourne before the pandemic
      Sergeant Francis Reilly to receive                                          and were looking at relocating to Kentucky, where his wife has family. Instead, they can
      a mortgage-free home.  The                                                  continue to live in Florida, which he says is the best state in America for veterans.
      48-year-old Reilly served half  Stephen LoGiudice, Rick Friedland, Kris Cohn, Frank
      his life – 24 years – in the U.S.  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
      Surgical Institute                                                           packed house of 350 cheered on Commissioner Mack Bernard and three other award
                                                                                   winners who have demonstrated their commitment to improving affordable housing in
        Jupiter Medical Center is                                                  Palm Beach County. Presented by PNC Bank, the event celebrated the achievements
      pleased to announce a $1.5                                                   of the following award winners:
      million donation to support                                                    Housing Hero of the Year – Commissioner Mack Bernard
      the Johnny and Terry Gray                                                      Housing Impact Award – Housing & Homeless Alliance of Palm Beach County
      Surgical Institute. The funds                                                  For-Profit Developer of the Year – Housing Trust Group
      were generously provided                                                       Nonprofit Developer of the Year – Community Land Trust of Palm Beach and the
      by  the  Jupiter  Medical                                                    Treasure Coast
      Center Auxiliary, the not-for-                                                 “The energy at the luncheon really emphasized the support we have in Palm Beach County to
      profit hospital’s volunteer                                                  address the housing crisis,” said Suzanne Cabrera, president and CEO of the Housing Leadership
      organization, to create a state-
      of-the-art and tranquil family
      waiting area at the highly

       Jupiter Medical Center
       Auxiliary on page 2

                                                                                   Senator Alexis Calatayud  Tanya Rogers         Commissioner Mack Bernard
                                                                                                                                  with wife Shawntoyia
                                                                                   Luncheon Honors Local Champions on page 2      Bernard
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