May 30, 2019 - In case you missed it, Down The Road Thrift was featured on the 6 PM broadcast of News 6 as the winner of the "Getting Results Award"!
Here is some of that article that appeared on their website:
COCOA, Fla. - Jerry Vaughan and Bobbie Warner have helped house and furnish the apartments of 142 veterans in Brevard County.
Their nonprofit, Down The Road Thrift in Cocoa, is a one-stop shop, providing clothing and basic necessities to any veteran in need.
Jerry Vaughan, a Navy veteran whose father and grandfather also served, said that with Brevard County's large veteran population, there's a need.
"This store was put together to address the issues of the homeless and in-need veterans in Brevard," Vaughan said. "It's just our way of doing the right thing and giving back to the community,"
According to the VA and the Florida Council on Homelessness Annual Report, homelessness among veterans in Florida has been effectively cut in half since 2011.
A significant reason for the substantial decrease are national initiatives to end veteran homelessness."
To read more on this article, please visit News 6's website at https://www.clickorlando.com/news/thrift-store-supports-veterans-getting-back-on-their-feet
Thank you News 6 and of course thank you to all who help to support the store and it's mission!
As of April 1, 2019, Down The Road is now at it's NEW location, more centrally located in Cocoa, Florida!
We will post pictures soon!