FHLC, Inc. Stand Down House
Supporters & Donors

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.

Margaret Mead

To learn how you can help click here

We want to recognize and give thanks to the following organizations
& merchants for their support and financial sponsorship:


Admiral Cove Cares Charitable Foundation
All or Nothing Tattoo
American Legion Department of Florida
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Florida
American Legion Post 65
Bank of America
Christ Fellowship
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Florida Marlins
Florida Power & Light
Ibis Friends of Veterans Charitable Organization
Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation
National Veterans Homeless Support
Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Publix Super Markets Charities
R. Cathleen Cox McFarlane Charitable Foundation
SOS Support Our Soldiers, Inc.
Stranahan Foundation
United Veterans Advisory Council of Palm Beach County, Inc.
US Military Vets MC - Florida State South
VFW Post 5335 Boynton Beach / Lantana FL
West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)
Wycliffe Charitable Foundation
Your Country Cares

We express our appreciation for Palm Beach County
Commissioners for their support and recognition of our work.

In December 2011 we received a Certificate of Appreciation
from the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners
for the services & help we provide to vets & their families!

January 2008 was proclaimed to be "Stand
Down House Month"
in Palm Beach County.

We appreciate Congressman Alcee L. Hastings for honoring our founder.

Partial text from the December 10, 2009 Congressional Record:
I rise today to honor a courageous veteran turned social activist, Mr.
Roy Foster. . . . the founder of Stand Down House, an organization
in South Florida that has been providing veterans with life-changing
assistance since 2000. . . . I truly admire the work that Mr. Roy
Foster has done, and continues to do, for our nation's veterans
each and every single day. After serving our country so valiantly,
no veteran should ever have to face the future alone.
To read the entire text click here.

We would like to thank CNN for recognizing Roy Foster as
their first hero of 2009 & as a 2009 Top 10 CNN Hero.

We also express our appreciation for Representative Ron Klein
for his acknowledgment and support of Stand Down House.

Partial text from the July 9, 2008 Congressional Record:
"The Stand Down House and its dedicated staff provide support and
services for homeless veterans, including transportation, counseling, and
job training. These honorable servicemen have fallen on hard times and
need a place to stay and a chance to get their lives back on track. . . .
The Stand Down House provides exactly that chance."
To watch the video click here.

Partial text from Klein's July 9, 2008 Press Release:
"The Stand Down House is a lifesaver for many of our local veterans.
The services they provide are the difference between spending the night
outside in the elements and having a roof over your head and a chance for
a fresh start. I commend the dedicated staff of this extraordinary
organization for their service to our community."

Supportive Links
We thank the following sites for their assistance by linking to our site:

Condo News Online
Homeless Veterans Information Resource Guide
Larry's Lounge
Military Connection
Military Police Homepage
National Resource Directory
Oldtimer Speaks Out
Psych Central
Spare Some Change Homeless Search Engine
Vermont Veterans' Links and Memorials

Help spread the word by linking to us! Buttons/banners can be found here.

FHLC, Inc. does not endorse the above sites & is not responsible for their actions.

A Special Stand Down House Supporter
Captain Dave Goodell

It started with an email in May 2009 which read in part:

When I heard about you on CNN, I had to act. Thanks for touching my heart
with that wonderful organization. I will spread the word to my fellow Soldiers.
2LT David G Goodell *
US Army
Fort Gordon, GA

* On 08/08/10 David Goodell was promoted to 1LT & Captain in late 2012

CPT Goodell has gone above and beyond to help us help them.
He kept his word to "spread the word," has been generous financially
and he even opened an on-line store. All proceeds benefit Stand Down.
Our relationship has grown over time and while owned & operated by
CPT Goodell his store, No Soldier Left Behind, is now affiliated with us.

He meant it when he wrote "I fully support veterans, past and present"
as he is doing all of this & more while honorably serving our Country.

Veteran's Day Tribute 2

If someone has done military service,
They earn the title "veteran," and more;
They earn our deep respect and admiration;
That they are special no one can ignore.

They sacrificed the comforts we enjoy;
The list is long of all the things they gave;
Our veterans are extraordinary people;
They're loyal, dedicated, true and brave.

When terror and invasion were real threats,
They showed us they could handle any storm.
We owe our freedoms and our very lives
To our veterans, who served in uniform.

Our veterans should be celebrities;
They're exceptional; no other group compares.
We're grateful for the many things they've done;
They're always in our hearts and in our prayers.

We owe our veterans support and friendship;
Let no one ever question what they're worth.
These men and women served us and our country;
Our veterans--the very best on earth.

by Joanna Fuchs

Poem used with express permission of the Author & may not be duplicated
without such permission. Click here for more information.

A Donation From The Heart
We wanted to share this touching note.

Dear Sir or Madam,
Enclosed please find a nominal donation to help provide food, clothing,
shelter, educational services, counseling, and medical care to homeless
male veterans. I'm sorry the amount is not greater. Perhaps I'll be
able to provide greater support in the future.
Thank you,
Bill M.
PS My late father and the majority of my uncles are veterans.
I realize how precious our are veterans.

How You Can Help
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Theodor Geisel aka Dr. Seuss

Faith*Hope*Love*Charity, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Financial contributions allow us to provide services to our homeless
veterans & to all veterans, Active Duty service members, & their families.

Financial contributions may be made by clicking on the button below

or can be mailed to:
Faith*Hope*Love*Charity, Inc.
3175 S. Congress Ave., Suite 304
Palm Springs, FL 33461

Click here to learn about other ways you can help us help them.

Page updated August 26, 2015