Legacy Corps for Veterans and Military Families is an AmeriCorps program funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service and administered by the University of Maryland. This program recruits and trains volunteer service members to provide weekly respite relief to families of veterans in the Florida Panhandle. Upon completion of one year of service (450 hours) these volunteer members are eligible for an education award. A small monthly stipend is also provided to the members to assist with gas and travel costs associated with their service to the veteran.
If you are interested in volunteering, or are a military-affiliated family who could use our services, please call Caroline Dixon (850) 659-7188, or Stacey Griffith (850) 474-0030, or come by our offices at the Goodwill Easterseals Community Center, 913-H Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.