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Category: Success Stories

Relief Fund helps BEAM continue critical food services

Grants like the one from Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund is critical to BEAM being able to continue to serve the community.

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Youth workforce program helped Jacksonville teen reach her dreams

  Almost four years ago, Shayla was struggling. A high-school sophomore at the time, she didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life….

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Community volunteers brought holiday joy to 65 local families

By Kelsey Morrow   This past holiday season, members of a local family finally got their own beds thanks to the generosity of one of…

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Jacksonville man receives hope and good health from volunteer-based clinic

  Roderick Borisade knew something was wrong when his left side became numb. He was scared and didn’t know where to turn for help. “Weeks…

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Community comes together to support 40 families for Thanksgiving

By Kelsey Morrow   Many families would not have access to an adequate meal for Thanksgiving if not for the generosity of corporations, community members…

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Veteran permanently disabled by PTSD regains hope and his life

  In March 2018, Chris Dempsey, JAG lawyer and Army combat veteran, found himself sleeping in the woods next to his church in Keystone, Florida….

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How a Nassau County teen overcame bullying to chase her dreams of becoming a nurse

  If you told Kiersten London eight years ago she’d one day give monologues in drama class, she wouldn’t believe you. The recent Fernandina Beach…

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United Way 211 helps family after car accident triggers financial crisis

A proud Haskell employee, she was invited to a United Way of Northeast Florida poverty simulation as part of the company’s annual fundraising campaign. United Way poverty simulations immerse participants in the daily challenges of families living in poverty. The experience moved Dana to tears.

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Mentor made all the difference to graduating Jacksonville teen

Children in Achievers For Life rely on their adult mentors to be a support system of encouragement they may not receive at home — or as an extension of what they are already getting at home. Jaelyn is just one example of the lives changed by Achievers For Life every day.

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Full Service Schools turns student’s life around

With the help of Full Service Schools, Deonte was able to turn his life around and graduate from high school.

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