The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay’s Veterans are currently supporting two local initiatives; Wreathes Across America and the Wounded Warrior Project. Our Veterans put a request out to the community for good condition items to be donated in order to sell at their Veterans’ Flea Market Sale in the Lobby this past February. The residents worked hard in spreading the word and received more donations than we knew what to do with! Resident volunteers, both Veteran and civilian, came together to organize the immense amount of items into priced out hot spot areas in the Lobby the morning of the sale and worked the tables. Residents, associates and visitors couldn’t wait to start shopping and were showing up when set up was still occurring! The sale was two hours long, and in that short period our residents raised $275! The proceeds will be split equally between both the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that helps veterans and active duty service members, and Wreathes Across America, in which our community is able to donate 9 wreathes at the Wreathe laying ceremony at this time.
Our Veterans will be continuing their selfless service acts through the year for these two organizations and more, and The Fountains could not be more proud!