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U.S. Marine Deployment Event – July 4th 2019

BHB provided a send-off dinner for 27 Marines, and their families, on July 4th 2019 in partnership with Renewal Coalition. These Marines deployed from West Palm Beach to Camp LeJune and then to Afghanistan. Renewal Coalition’s mission is to assist wounded service members... [More] BHB provided a send-off dinner for 27 Marines, and their families, on July 4th 2019 in partnership with Renewal Coalition. These Marines deployed from West Palm Beach to Camp LeJune and then to Afghanistan. Renewal Coalition’s mission is to assist wounded service members and their families in their transition from military to civilian life or back to active duty by offering a retreat experience at Florida residences with the intent of providing these families a relaxed, pleasant, and welcoming environment.

Big Heart Brigade has supported the Renewal Coalition since its beginning in 2009. The retreats and events for the men, women, and caregivers are focused on the family sharing time together without the worries of expenses. Lodging, meals, entertainment, ground travel, and even the small amenities are the responsibility of Renewal Coalition and NOT the service members and their families. Big Heart Brigade takes pride in sharing the Renewal Coalition’s blessing as Americans and considers it a privilege to offer assistance to those who have given so much in the name of duty.

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WPB Gold Star Families Event – Feb 20, 2019

Founder Tom DeRita and Secretary/Treasurer Chuck Dettman, attended the groundbreaking ceremonies for the WPB Gold Star Families Memorial on Feb 20, 2019. You Tube Link to video. BHB is honored to partner with the Gold Star Families to remember those men and women who gave... [More] Founder Tom DeRita and Secretary/Treasurer Chuck Dettman, attended the groundbreaking ceremonies for the WPB Gold Star Families Memorial on Feb 20, 2019. You Tube Link to video. BHB is honored to partner with the Gold Star Families to remember those men and women who gave their lives so we can remain free. The dedication of this memorial will be September 25, 2019.

The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

The purpose of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is to honor Gold Star Families, preserve the memory of the fallen, and stand as a stark reminder that Freedom is not free. This stunning black granite monument features two sides. One side bears the words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who have sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. The other side tells a story through the four granite panels: Homeland, Family, Patriot, and Sacrifice. The scenes on each panel are a reflection of each community’s Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes. At the center of this tribute is the most distinct feature of the monument, the cut out which represents the Loved One who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Freedom.

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Thanksgiving Event

The Coming to the Rescue hearts of the volunteers continue to make it possible for Big Heart Brigade to provide the less fortunate a meal at Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving 2018 brought the 25th year serving the communities within Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and... [More] The Coming to the Rescue hearts of the volunteers continue to make it possible for Big Heart Brigade to provide the less fortunate a meal at Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving 2018 brought the 25th year serving the communities within Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Broward Counties. Nearly 3,500 volunteers generated 50,000 individual meals and 1,350 meals at 11 family-style locations. BHB prepared 1,666 turkeys, 23,000 lbs. of fresh green beans from Belle Glade, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and cornbread stuffing for each meal.

Together, with our sponsors, partner organizations and volunteers, nearly 2 million meals have been distributed over the past 25+ years. Big Heart Brigade is thankful to the volunteers, sponsors, and partners who make this annual event a success.

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