By Roxanne Brown
Michael’s Foundation hosts Women Veterans Day celebration
Celebrate Women Veterans Day with free food, inspiring guest speakers, and yard games for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 11, at Michael’s Foundation, located at 11105 Autumn Lane, Clermont (big yellow barn).
Women Veterans Day commemorates President Truman’s signing into law the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act on June 12, 1948, allowing women to serve as permanent, regular members of the military, and this event will celebrate women veterans and their families.
“We are thrilled to increase our women Veterans programming, to support and raise awareness of what women in arms have experienced. While we’ve kept our normal program and activity schedule the same, we’ve added several programs for women veterans, with this intention in mind- to further support our lady vets and foster that community,” says Eileen Daley, Chief Operating Officer at Michael’s Foundation, “Our additions include a Gathering of Women Veteran’s Day for veterans and their families, a lady veteran luncheon, a horsemanship program, and more.”
Visit the farm that Michael’s Foundation calls home and learn more about their mission.
Additionally, Habitat Lake-Sumter will be among several Veteran-focused organizations also on-site that provide resources to Veterans in the community. Lacie Himes, Director of Development at Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter says, “Since building the Umatilla Veterans Village, we’ve continued to provide affordable housing solutions through our Veterans Housing Initiative. By partnering with organizations like Michael’s Foundation, we’re able to support Veterans access to the extended resources and benefits they deserve.”
To RSVP and to learn more about Michael’s Foundation, visit their event’s page: https://michaels-foundation.org/event/womenveteransday/
For more info, contact Eileen Daley at 407.917.2957.
Originally from Nogales, Arizona, Roxanne worked in the customer service industry while writing independently for years. After moving to Florida in 1999, Roxanne eventually switched her career path to focus more on writing and went on to become an award-winning reporter for The Daily Commercial/South Lake Press newspapers for 16 years prior to coming on board with Akers Media as a staff writer in July 2020 – her dream job come true.
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