Helping Florida’s First Coast children and adults with disabilities...
Our mission is to help families living right here on our First Coast, with children and adults with disabilities, by providing adaptive equipment or comprehensive financial assistance.
We help families take the next first step by providing expensive medically approved equipment available to make living with a disabled child or family member as easy as possible even when insurance /medicaid denies payment. We have helped with wheelchair ramps, standers, cruisers and even pool heaters!
We understand the uncertainty that accompanies a disability from an injury or a serious medical diagnosis. And, we are here to help you focus on your child or family members well being not the financial burden you face.
Our staff is waiting to help you quickly and efficiently with your needs.
"Every day in life we are presented with choices. What we do with those choices determines who we are in life. I can’t change what happened to me but with the right choices I can change the lives of others. We all have a purpose in life and true success comes when we realize our purpose. I think the two most important days in our lives are the day we were born and the day we realize why we were born. I now have a vision and a purpose and with the grace of God I have strength, courage and determination. Thank you and God bless you and all those less fortunate than us." ...JT Townsend
Thank you for helping make the ServPro golf tournament benefitting JTTF such a huge success!
SERVPRO of Arlington & Jacksonville hosted its 4th Annual customer appreciation golf tournament to benefit the JT Townsend Foundation on Friday, Sept. 24th. Windsor Parke played well on a chamber of commerce sort of day, to the sold out event. Thank you to the vendors of ServPro and the JTTF hole sponsors and auction item donors. The PGA Tour - The Players, Everbank, The Funk Foundation, Coca Cola and more.... Because of your support several families will be able to receive adaptive equipment that insurance has denied. Contact Pauline Gerry at PGerry@Azmarkinc.com for more details.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JT Townsend Foundation Receives Generous Donation
To Continue to Help Families Living with Disabilities on the First Coast
October 2, 2014 – Ponte Vedra, Fla. – JT Townsend Foundation is pleased to announce that we’ve recently received a generous donation to continue our work in helping families living with disabilities.
The JT Townsend Foundation continues to focus its efforts to helping children and adults living with disabilities receive adaptive equipment and resources to improve their lives. As of September 2014, JT Townsend Foundation can now assist even more families on the First Coast thanks to a generous donation from Dixie Egg Company. When Dixie Egg Company learned of the need here on the First Coast, they immediately stepped up to the plate to help. Dixie Egg Company prides itself on caring for community and made a strong commitment to helping the JT Townsend Foundation to continue its great work.
“We are grateful to Dixie Egg Company for their generous support and their donation is coming at a critical time when the need is so significant in our community. And with the holidays approaching we are hopeful that others will support our JT Townsend Foundation so we can continue to help those in need,” said Judi Zitiello, Chairperson, JT Townsend Foundation.
As part of Dixie Egg Company’s corporate mission, they are dedicated to helping to enrich the communities where they live and work and they have a longstanding priority to contribute to giving back. “It’s wonderful to feel that we are helping the families that have reached out to JT Townsend Foundation, but I truly hope this encourages others in the area to do the same because there is a huge need to help our disabled community,” said Jacques Klempf, President. “My daughters were profoundly affected by JT’s incident as they witnessed it on the field in 2004 and they were so moved that it has forever touched me as well.”
“We know that our support will really help JT Townsend Foundation provide families with the equipment and resources they desperately need to improve their lives,” added Klempf.
JT Townsend Foundation is currently accepting donations and support at www.jttownsendfoundation.org
JT Townsend Foundation
JT Townsend, the foundation’s founder, suffered a spinal cord injury playing football for his high school team, Episcopal High School, on October 8, 2004, in a game against Bishop Kenny High School. Despite his injury, JT made great strides including starting his own foundation, JTTF, to give back to those in the community who provided support for him in his time of need. In April 2013, JT graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Sport Management. Unfortunately six weeks later, JT suddenly passed away on June 5, 2013 at the age of 26. His foundation continues his legacy of giving back and paying forward. In three years of its existence, JTTF has helped 128 families in Northeast Florida with over $290,000 for adaptive equipment and financial assistance. With your help his legacy will live on through his foundation and continue to help families on the First Coast.
Dixie Egg Company
Since 1948, Dixie Egg Company has been producing and distributing fresh shell eggs to customers in the Southeastern U.S. and a variety of locations around the globe. With over three million hens in operations in South Georgia, the company is one of the largest egg producers in the country, marketing over a billion eggs per year. Dixie Egg Company is dedicated to giving back and has had a longstanding commitment to contributing to charitable programs on the First Coast.
For more information & media inquiries, contact:
Pauline Gerry, AZMARK, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
To get involved or learn more, visit www.jttownsendfoundation.org