As I have several people in my own family who have been (or currently are) in the armed forces. My brother spent a year in Afghanistan, and still continues to serve in his state’s National Guard. So I feel strongly about supporting our military families. All military (retired, active, or reserve) and their immediate family receive 15% off ALL goods and services.
I also greatly appreciate those who put their lives on the line in our own community. All first responders, (including but not limited to: police, fire dept, and paramedic/EMS) are also eligible for a 15% discount on goods and services. It is the least I can do to help pay them back for what they do for us.
I have also been very active in helping with the fight against cancer. I have participated in many events that benefit the American Cancer Society. I am thrilled to be able to offer something that has been beneficial to this organization. I continue to hope and pray that they are able to find a cure for cancer soon.
In the past, I have also donated my services to the Polk County Humane Society. I (and my husband who was “volunteered” to help out!) spent several many hours photographing all the adoption-eligible animals at the shelter and the images were donated to be used on their website.
Since at least 2012, I have donated my time to the Gala for Girls event put on by the Polk County Public Health Dept. I’m thrilled to be a part of an event that helps families remember how important it is for men to be strong role models in the lives of their daughters, granddaughters, nieces, or younger sisters. It’s always a fun night, and I enjoy being a part of it.
I continue to look for ways to help out in the community, often donating gift certificates for events such as the Highland Turkey Bingo, Cathedral’s Mardi Gras, and to various other personal benefits.