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How you can participate

Published on: May 20, 2010


  • Register to walk in the “Walk for the Sacrifice and Flag Parade” by emailing Tiffany Martin at The walk begins at 9 a.m. Memorial Day, May 31, at Bimini Bay, 488 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach.

  • Attend the special Veterans Honor Presentation of local heroes, both living and  dead, and bring photographs (and a push pin) so you can put your relative or friend on the Wall of Honor. (Same location at 10 a.m.)

  • For information about this or any other event or project of the American Ideals Foundation, or to donate time or financial aid, contact the foundation founder and president, Robert Moffa,; or call (813) 641-2513.   

  • Mary Martin, Executive Director of the American Ideals Foundation may be reached at (813) 951-6359 or emailed at She can give you full information on the exchange student scholarship and building of “green” homes.

  • Andy Schmidt and his crew at Smith Brothers Homes may be reached directly at (813) 649-9100, or by mailing P.O. Box 3620, Apollo Beach, FL 33572. The Schmidts would appreciate any donations of materials and land as well as any other help and ideas for the production of eco-friendly (green) specially-outfitted homes for disabled U.S. veterans.

  • Donna Gavin Ashley runs “Aunt Donna’s Butterfly Ministry” at 14050 Blackjack Road, Dover, FL 33527. Her telephone number is (813) 659-1194. A nonprofit organization, she does releases (from 6 to 12 butterflies) for all types of special occasions and says she believes through this ministry she is sharing God’s love.
  • Compiled by Penny Fletcher