Community Rallies to Support Federal EmployeesTuesday, January 29th 2019
Generosity, kindness and compassion – Lake Nona residents are making headlines for responding to needs in the community as a result of the recent government shutdown.
Jones detailed the coordinated community effort to collect gift cards, gas cards, pet food and baby items to help TSA officers at Orlando International Airport who were working without pay. The Orlando VA Medical Center is in Lake Nona and our community is located in close proximity to the airport. Residents felt compelled to help and banded together to make a difference.
“The Nonahood went to work setting up drop-off stations and reaching out to TSA workers,” wrote Jones. “One call for help that touched my heart was a mother who needed help buying food for her child with special needs.”
Lake Nona resident and business owner, Marty Berman, was featured by WFTV journalist, Racquel Asa, for offering furloughed workers employment opportunities with his company, Berman Property Maintenance and Construction.
“This is about helping others and letting them know there are options,” said Berman.
Berman offered thirty positions, and hired several workers within a week.
“They have a love for our country, and they want to contribute,” added Berman.
We are incredibly proud to call Lake Nona home, and it is wonderful to see our community recognized for rallying to support those in need.