Many REBSEA Founders and Members are veterans, and many other members actively support Nonprofit Organizations that work with Veterans. In a recent blog we shared some of the outrage our members felt toward the Veterans Administration for the problems at VA Hospitals and Clinics.
Our Veterans need help, and we expect the REBSEA model will enable worthy Nonprofit Organizations serving the Veteran Community to receive the funding so desperately needed to for fill their mandate. There are many national organizations involved with assisting veterans, but we will profile several REBSEA members and the local veteran Nonprofit organization they are working with in their communities.
Jack Ritoli is a Veteran, and one of the Founders of REBSEA. He has been working with a Veterans Organization called Spirit of Sharing which provides holiday assistance to those most deserving,yet most in need of assistance Spirit of Sharing Jack's profile can be found at
Steven Scott is a Medaled Veteran and a REBSEA Charter Member, and seasoned Mortgage Banker. He is donating to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which serves military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Steven's profile can be found at Steven Scott
Miguel Gonzalez is a REBSEA Founder, and works with Homes for our Troops.
Homes for Our Troops is a privately funded national non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries since September 11, 2001. We assist severely injured Veterans and their families by raising awareness, community involvement, money, building materials and professional labor, and by coordinating the process to build a specially adapted home. Miguel's profile can be found at
Juli Gerrits is a REBSEA Founder, and one of the supporters of Veterans of North Alabama Services Assistance Program. VONASAP is a non-profit organization that provides support to veterans and their families who are in need of referral assistance to enable them to apply for services and help them meet their basic needs. Juli's profile can be found at Juli Gerrits
Kristin Triolo is a REBSEA Charter Member who is involved with a food program that is assists Veterans in the local area by providing food to those who need it.
"We are honored to serve veterans of the United States Armed Forces in partnership with veterans’ programs throughout Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. Additionally, on Tuesdays from 10 am to noon, our volunteers set up a distribution at the Food Bank for Veterans to stop by and pick up a week’s worth of food that includes fresh produce, dairy, bread and frozen meat" All Faiths Food Bank
Ann Richardson is a REBSEA Charter Member who is working with a local component of the Honor Flights. The charter of this locally based organization is as follows:
Collier County Honor Flight’s mission is to transport Naples and Marco Island area Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
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