CEFCO featuring kitchen, opens new store – donates to Fisher House

 

 

 

 

Wes and Jerry, representing CEFCO presented $1500 to our Fisher House this week in celebration of their new store. We love when new business comes to town and makes a splash with military blessing as soon as they are open!  Go visit and tell them it’s because they love our military like we do.  #loveisgoodmedicine and #CEFCOGIVESBACK

More about the store:
FT. WALTON BEACH, FL (December 23, 2021) – CEFCO Convenience Stores announced the grand opening of its newest store featuring CEFCO Kitchen located at 325 Eglin Parkway N in Ft. Walton Beach, FL

 

Excited to open another CEFCO Kitchen in the portfolio, customers will be pleased to find a wide variety of hot and cold food items, including made-to-order burritos, tacos, and bowls, as well as hand-breaded chicken tenders, pizzas, breakfast sandwiches, and many other signature food offerings. This store will be open 24 hours a day.

Conveniently located on Eglin Parkway N, this location has 49 auto parking spaces and square footage of 6,054 square feet.

“We are excited to open another location with our newest store in Ft. Walton Beach, FL and we look forward to serving and partnering with the local community as we do in our other cities.” said Rick Schneider, Regional Vice President of Operations.

CEFCO operates over 200 locations in 6 states.

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Samantha Newbold
Marketing Manager
254.791.0009
smiller@cefcostores.com

Emerald Coast Regional Mustang Club donates $1500 to Fisher House

We were in the house with our Mustang owner friends last evening and received a (WOWZA) $1500 donation from the Emerald Coast Regional Mustang Club.

The club was created in 1987 by four local Mustang enthusiasts as an informal social group. The club has steadily grown over the years and was officially recognized and adopted as a regional group by the Mustang Club of America in 1995. All generations of Mustangs are represented in the club. Our members also cover several generations, yet share a common love for the Mustang car, it’s enjoyment, preservation, and history.

The Emerald Coast Regional Mustang Club actively supports several charity organizations in the local area; sponsor an annual car show each year and participate in other local charity events as a means to collect funds for these causes.  They also participate in the Fat Tuesday parade with us at Baytowne Village  each year, sharing a few mustangs for the crowds to enjoy.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. Social hour starts at 6PM and the meeting begins at 7 PM.

Mosquito Joe of Niceville donates BIG – 2021 is $1500

Mosquito Joe of Northwest Florida donates $20 for every person that pre-pays and mentions, “give 20.” By doing this they were able to donate $1500 to our Fisher House in 2021. Each year, they have been more successful and the donations have risen significantly.

Mosquito Joe of Northwest Florida specifically partners with the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.  Need some help with Florida’s most popular mosquito named Joe?  Call our friends and give 20.

When Sara visited to make this presentation, she learned of the What’s for Dinner program and signed up to bring meals too!  What a blessing the Bess family is!

 

34th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival donates (a word that rhymes with Shorty!)

So I love this….this and these people, and all the people they represent. Lots of labor, lots of people buying tickets and enjoying the festival, and behind this picture are the doors leading into the home away from home comfort our families receive because of this……..❤️  The single largest donation ever from our friends at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.  We are so grateful for Alan, Leighann, Troy and Kensey, AND Keith Brown, making his final tour as our VIP Volunteer Coordinator. 

Crane Fund for Widows and Children donates $5,000

Our friends at Crane Aerospace and Electronics just partnered to keep our heroes and their families together, donating $5,000 as a Catbird Sponsorship for 2021.  These kind hearts recognize the impact families make on hope and healing, and when we were there to grab the photo, one of their employees (SPONTANEOUSLY) shared a testimonial where she was blessed at one of the Keesler Fisher Houses during the illness of her mother.

AWESOME to hear we always say yes there is room in our inn because of our generous community. 91 houses now with more coming……#loveisgoodmedicine, Pass it on! 

Hey Mosquito Joe! Mosquito, Tick & Flea Control in Northwest Florida

Meet the Bess family….To support our Eglin Fisher House, Mosquito Joe of Northwest Florida donates $20 for every person that pre-pays and mentions, “give 20.” By doing this they were able to donate $380 in 2018, in 2019 $500 and for 2020, they reached their goal to donate $1,000.  Located in Niceville, we  love to promote the local businesses who give back and hey, they are also a military family = win-win. Recycling our previous photo, this year virtual and social distanced. Here is a link to their business page. 

Annual Bear Bait Ultra donates $2500 from 2020 Event announce 2021 Upgrade

On behalf of Bear Bait Ultras, Dan Landrum presented proceeds from the SOLD OUT 2020 event held in January to the Eglin Fisher House.  As part of the planning, he also shared that the 2021 event would be relocating to a new venue, which would open up slots for even more enthusiastic runners.  Bear Bait Ultras have a long-standing relationship supporting our Fisher House and we look forward to this new location in Santa Rosa County at Adventures Unlimited.  Our treasurer, Jerry Williams, President/CEO of Eglin Federal Credit Union regularly runs this race and is training now for the new race!

Florida Powerboat Club donates $2,000 from 2020 Poker Run

Stu Jones, President and Founder of Florida Powerboat Foundation recently shared the happy news that proceeds from the Emerald Coast Powerboat Week, held August 13-15 would net a $2,000 donation to the local Fisher House at Eglin AFB.  This fun, well attended, annual poker run has blessed not only the Eglin Fisher House for the past three years, but also various other charities across the Emerald Coast.

P.S.  We love that Stu remembers the military and veteran families who stay with us each year, keeping them together for hope and healing because of folks like Stu and his powerboat friends.  Pictured are Mia Hughes, Executive Director, along with Jerry Williams, CEO/President of Eglin Federal Credit Union. 

Mills Heating & Air donates BIG to our local Fisher House at Eglin AFB

Our friends at Mills Heating & Air blessed our Fisher House in a big way this past month. Jackson White, and his sons Chris and Marty phoned to say they would be donating……$50,000 to our local mission to bless military and veteran families. WOWZA…….If you need heating and air, give them your business. They say thank you for service and sacrifice in a very tangible way. Making sure there is comfort at our home on Eglin AFB during a medical event, warm and ready for them. Check out the images here.

Breaking News – DefenseWerx goes Silver for #carecontinues 2020

Local DefenseWerx upgrades from Bronze to Silver for this year’s 2020 #carecontinues campaign.  We were hosted for a tour and learned more about their mission to support the Department of Defense.

What are they?
Established in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit named in honor of James “Jimmy” Doolittle, commander of WWII’s historic Doolittle Raid, The Doolittle Institute dba DEFENSEWERX (DWX) is headquartered in Niceville, Florida.  DWX has 5 innovation hubs located across the US.  Our current hubs include Doolittle Institute in Niceville, FL, SOFWERX in Tampa, FL, MGMWERX in Montgomery, AL and ERDCWERX in Vicksburg, MS.

Watch here for a VERY informative snipet on their mission.

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