"Lee County Woman of Distinction Award for Holiday 4 Heroes"
Daughters of the American Revolution
"Excellence in Community Service Award"
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Lee County Director's Cup Award "Veteran's Administration Annual Voluntary Service Donor of the Year"
On Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Peter and Jonette Kessack accepted the Lee County Director's Cup Award from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Cape Coral on behalf of Holiday 4 Heroes This award was for the "Veteran's Administration Annual Voluntary Service Donor of the Year".
This award is the direct result of the generosity of all of you making it possible for us to accomplish our mission.
Please read the letter below to see what you do to help the Lee County VA.
This is in addition to the thousands of comfort and care packages we send, with your help, to our deployed men and women all over the world.
We thank all of you, our sponsors, donors, team members and volunteers because we "Could not do what we do without you".
letter from the va
From: Scotchlas, Joseph M. <Joseph.Scotchlas@va.gov> Sent: Friday, February 4, 2022 10:43 AM To: VHABAY LEE HCC-ALL STAFF <VHABAYLEEHCC@va.gov> Subject: 2nd Annual Director's Cup Good morning Lee County Staff, This week we were able to recognize the community winners of the second annual Director’s Cup in Lee County. Holiday 4 Heroes (Peter and Jonette Kessack) was selected as the recipient for the annual voluntary service donor of the year award. Their selection resulted from donations of more than $85,000 dollars in:
Veteran survival kits consisting of Back Packs containing ready to eat non-perishable meals and hygiene products.
Nonperishable ready to eat meals.
Mission Make Merry
During Christmas of 2021, Holiday 4 Heroes sponsored 17 of our families nominated for Christmas Gifts by Social Work.
They Donated more than $50,000 dollars by ensuring those families in need had:
Home decorated for the Holidays
Provided gifts included in their wish list provided
Repaired a vehicle for a Veteran family with car/transportation issues
Provision of other resources required or desired by Veteran Families during the Holidays
Holiday 4 Heroes’ responsiveness, resilience and resourcefulness are so appreciated:
We needed some non-perishable food for some of our Veterans and Mr. Kessack showed up the next day with the items
We were in need of some Survival kits for HUD-VASH on a Friday and Mr. Kessack delivered them on the following Monday morning.
During Christmas, Holiday 4 Heroes found that they could handle 4 additional families and we provided same.
They received the same donations, service and care as the other families.
It has been a true pleasure in dealing the this organization. Thank you to Holiday 4 Heroes and Voluntary Service for the tremendous efforts to Veterans we Serve. <image002.jpg> Joseph M. Scotchlas, FACHE Assistant Healthcare System Director (003) Bay Pines VA Healthcare System 2489 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909 (O) (239) 652-1850 www.baypines.va.gov | www.facebook.com/vabaypines Quality | Access | Customer Experience Employee Engagement | Operational Efficiency
We thank all of you for your loyalty and generosity for our "Holiday 4 Heroes" Program. We could not do what we do without you!