PVRBulletin – May 2015

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Classes during Convention

We are excited to announce our class times during the Legion Department Convention, June 25-28.

During this class you will learn about the program and services of PROJECT: VetRelief, and learn best practices when facilitating casework.

Thursday, June 25th 9:00 – 10:00AM
Friday, June 26th 3:30 – 4:30PM

Learn the Five Keys to Successful Fundraising. During this class, Legionnaires will be able to collaboratively plan a Fundraising Event for their Post or PROJECT: VetRelief.

Thursday, June 25th 10:15 – 11:15AM
Friday, June 26th 4:45 – 5:45PM



Meet Gerald


Mr. Kaufman is a volunteer who believes in “veterans helping veterans.” As Service Officer, accredited by The American Legion, Department of Florida and the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, he works closely with veterans in need of assistance and volunteers his time every week on the campus of Keiser University.

Want to Fundraise for Our Service Members?

All funds raised stay right here in Florida!

Get started by filling out a Third Party Fundraising FormCheck out our PROJECT: VetRelief Recognition Program



  • Sign up to become a VetRelief Advocate.  Hurry, training begins this June at Department Convention!

 Welcome to the Good Fight

Thank you Chuckman Films for Fighting the Good Fight!
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PROJECT: VetRelief is thrilled to have the support of Chuckman Films. Chuck Green, principle of Chuckman Films, is an award-winning Orlando, Florida-based videographer, editor, and producer with over 17 years of wide-ranging experience in creative and collaborative digital video and television production for online, broadcast, cable, and motion pictures. Collaboratively, Chuck Green and his partners have been telling stories through still images, video, sound, and more for over a combined 60 years. Together, they help clients, just like PROJECT: VetRelief, share their story, reach and engage audiences, and accomplish their goals.

Meet the Team

Carl Ferguson


Carl served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Oriskany. He began his career in fundraising as a development professional with The Salvation Army in the Southern Territory and spent 30 years furthering their mission.

Carl joined Special Olympics Florida in October of 1999 to lead the Capital Building Campaign and supervise construction of Special Olympics Florida’s new state headquarters in Clermont, Florida.  As the Senior Vice President of Development, Carl was responsible for the oversight of all fundraising and development for the State of Florida.

As the Chief Development Officer, Carl leads all fundraising initiatives for PROJECT: VetRelief.  We are fortunate to have Carl and his 50 years of experience, fighting the good fight.

Meet Other Team Members