INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Homeless Family Center is pleased to honor Richard Van Mele and The Notre Dame Club of Vero Beach at its Hope through Service Award luncheon on Dec. 9. This invitation-only event, in its second year, will be held at The Plaza in Vero Beach from 12 to 2 p.m.
Hope through Service Award is given to an individual or group on the Treasure Coast who has been instrumental in assisting HFC achieve its mission. The Notre Dame Club with one member taking the lead built and has helped sustain HFC for more than 24 years.
Van Mele and the Club’s support and passion of HFC have been crucial to the success of the Center’s residents. It is a privilege for HFC to recognize this year’s award recipients who have been dedicated and committed champions of the Center, have inspired many community members since day one and continue to be advocates for the homeless.
HFC, a United Way Agency, provides opportunities for homeless families to end homelessness by achieving self-sufficiency through education, living wages and permanent housing. HFC provides the tools to empower residents by helping them to identify and resolve their problems, find better jobs, and ultimately move into homes where they can become contributing members of our community. HFC also has A
Second Chance Thrift Store and Training Center (ASC) located at 490 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach. Donations are accepted year round and merchandise pick-up is available.
Individuals interested in donating to the thrift store, volunteering or touring HFC may call (772) 567-5537 or visit www.homelessfamilycenter.com.