MARCH 2006 ~ Liberty Manor for Veterans became a reality with the purchase of the first property at 10015 N. 9th St., Tampa, Florida. The property consists of a two story house, an efficiency apartment, and a cottage as a separate structure on the property.
MAY 2006 ~ Renowned legal firm, Fowler, White, Boggs, Banker, PA, headquartered in Tampa, Florida, drafted The Articles of Incorporation – document number NO6000004936, Audit No. HO6001231463, for the purpose of forming a non-profit corporation in accordance with the provisions of Section 617.1006, Florida Statutes.
MAY 2006 ~ May 9th feature article in Community News – Lutz/Carrollwood/Citrus Park Edition, “Liberty Manor for Veterans Open Facility in Tampa.”
MAY 2006 ~ Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc. was approved by the United States Internal Revenue Service and granted permission to form as a non-profit organization.
MAY 2006 ~ Liberty Manor joined the North Tampa Community Civic and Neighborhood Crime Watch Association. Residents attend regular community meetings and participate in scheduled community events such as crime watch marches.
MAY 2006 ~ Liberty Manor for Veterans received numerous letters of recommendation. Specifically, one offered an endorsement by Ms. Wendy Hellickson, Department of Veterans Affairs in Tampa, addressed to Ms. Anntonette Zeiss, Deputy Chief in Washington, D.C.. A quote from Ms. Hellickson endorsement of the Liberty Manor initiative stated, “a strong factor to consider is that this non-profit organization is responding to hardship situations of Veterans in need of assistance. In the last year the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program has had 1,485 contracts for homeless Veterans. They (Liberty Manor) very quickly demonstrated competency and commitment to serving homeless Veterans.”
MAY 2006 ~ May 26th feature article “Giving Men Their Dignity”, St. Petersburg Times.
JULY 2006 ~ 1st annual July 4th Bar-b-que, hosted by the staff and volunteers, to honor all Veterans who served in our United States military. The event offered community awareness and camaraderie for the residents.
OCTOBER 2006 ~ Liberty Manor participated in the 2006 STAND DOWN, hosted at Hyde Park Methodist Church for the purpose of displaying various services available to Veterans.
NOVEMBER 2006 ~ November 4th feature article “Couple Open House to Homeless Vets”, Tampa Tribune, Northwest Section.
NOVEMBER 2006 ~ Letter of endorsement from Florida House of Representative, Kevin C. Ambler.
MARCH 2007 – March 16th television special on Tampa’s NBC affiliate, News Channel 8, featuring the Liberty Manor for Veterans initiative and interviews with the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Veteran Affairs for Liberty Manor.
MARCH 2007 ~ March 20th feature article “The Men of Liberty Manor”, The Tampa Tribune, Baylife Section.
APRIL 2007 ~ Liberty II, a private transitional facility for Liberty Manor was acquired. Liberty II is located at 9806 Myrtle Street, Tampa, Florida. The first day of operation, April 23rd, Liberty II was at full capacity, serving honorable discharged Veterans.
MAY 2007 ~ Liberty Manor complied with the registration requirements of Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, under the Solicitation of Contributions Act, and was issued registration number CH20484 through the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Exemption was intended to augment the objectives set forth by the incorporation through the procurement of funds from charitable organizations, private companies and donations from the public sector.
JUNE 2007 ~ June 16th feature article Liberty and Justice – Veterans Find Room to Grow”, Northeast News and Tribune.
JULY 2007 ~ July 4th feature article “Military Briefing” in the Community News, “Borrell Electric and Lifestyle Carpet Join Liberty Manor to Help Veterans”.
SEPTEMBER 2007 ~ September 16th feature article “Dedicated to Veterans”, Village Views, Volume 15, Number 4.
OCTOBER 2007 ~ Liberty III another private transitional facility for veterans was purchased. Liberty III is located at 3718 & 3720 136th Avenue, Largo, Florida in Pinellas County. This property was acquired for the purpose of serving honorable discharged Veterans represented by the Bay Pines Veterans Administration.
OCTOBER 2007 ~ Liberty Manor receives a letter from State of Florida, Governor Charlie Crist, expressing his pleasure for the vision and outstanding service of the Liberty Manor for Veterans initiative.
NOVEMBER 2007 ~ Veterans Day Celebration to commemorate the service and sacrifices that Veterans have made for our country. Veterans from Liberty Manor and all three (3) Liberty facilities came together, along with many volunteers and members of the media. Liberty Manor and Yvonne Miller, one of our most dedicated volunteers, honored the memory of Ms. Miller’s brother, Johnny Law. Mr. Law served in Vietnam and deceased as a result of Agent Orange.
NOVEMBER 2007 ~ November 28th feature article “Flat Hatters Club Helps Liberty Manor with Homeless Veterans”. Community News, Military/Veterans Section.
DECEMBER 2007 ~ Holiday Event sponsored by AMVETS Post 4 and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, presented all of the residents with a tasteful holiday meal that included turkey and all the trimmings.
DECEMBER 2007 ~ December 28th feature article “Veterans In Need”, St Petersburg Times
JANUARY 2008 ~ January 2nd feature article “AMVETS Post 4 and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Helps Vets at Liberty Manor”, Military/Veterans section, Community News.
MAY 2008 ~ TAMPA – Veterans in need of a place to live have called Liberty Manor home for more than a year. Today, 13 of its 17 residents were forced out by order of the state fire marshal More…
MAY 2008 ~ While I was reading the paper the other day http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/may/17/me-theyre-paying-price-for-liberty-again/ I came across this heart tugging article about the Liberty Manor Veterans Residential Facility. More…
JULY 2008 ~ Approximately 100 volunteers from Pepsi gathered to renovate Liberty Manor, a home for sixteen honorably discharged veterans in Tampa More …
JULY 2008 ~ Liberty Manor is an organization that exists to help the veterans of our community. Liberty Manor for Veterans was organized as a non-profit organization with the objective of promoting the… More…
JULY 2008 ~ TAMPA – Nearly three months after code violations forced 13 men to leave Liberty Manor, the shelter for homeless veterans is ready to welcome them back More …
DECEMBER 2008 ~ Liberty initiative provides residential facilities in the Tampa Bay area, serving Homeless and Disabled Veterans, providing them with housing, case management, employment counseling, and advocacy More …
May 2009 – Liberty Manor CEO, Connie Blaney was presented the 2008 Community Quarterback Award by former Buccaneer and MVP Doug Williams.
July 2009 - Liberty Manor for Veterans hosted a Independence Day event that include the Marine Corps Honor Guard presenting honors (gun salute) they played taps and a Flag Presentation.
August 2009 – Very busy and productive week at Liberty Manor. Visited by many officers from MacDill Central Command who donated their time to paint the interior and exterior of a suite located at Liberty Manor.
August 2009 - Veterans Benefits Resource Fair hosted by the very dedicated 9th District member of Congress, Gus Bilirakis.
November 2009 – Spectacular Formal Event to celebrated the United States Marines 234th Birthday at the Marine Ball in New Port Richey.
November 9, 2009 – Another special day as we honored our veterans in style…Marine Corp played Taps as we held a Memorial for the five veterans who have deceased while at Liberty Manor. One veteran deceased as a result of a hit and run driver in Largo, the others we lost due to Agent Orange. The post presented CEO, Connie Blaney with the flag. The event was very moving to say the least.
November 7, 2009 - USMC 234th Anniversary Ball. 1st Sgt Skip Deebes invited Liberty Manor Board, CEO Connie Blaney and Director of Operations and VP, Ryan Blaney to join him at the Marine Ball to commemorate the 234th Birthday of the Marines.
November 8, 2009 – A “Salute To Veterans” event was held to commemorate Veterans Day. Liberty Manor hosted a luncheon that was open to the public which consisted of food, drinks, tours of the residential facility and an opportunity to meet some of the hero’s that reside at Liberty Manor.
November 11, 2009 – Liberty Manor was invited as guests at the American Legion Post 111. Executive Director, Jeff Luddeke was the Keynote Speaker representing Liberty Manor for Veterans. All Liberty Manor residents adjourned for a delightful luncheon sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.
November 13, 2009 – Veterans Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7987 hosted a turkey luncheon and a Turkey Shoot for the benefit of Liberty Manor.
January 2010 – Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc. was chosen as WEDU’s finalist in the Judges Choice Award at the 5th Annual BE MORE AWARDS. “Nominees for this award were selected by a panel of independent judges, based on a criteria which consists of the organizations overall excellence in their commitment to community service, level of community impact, financial viability and embodiment of overall community goodwill”.
January 2010 – Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 8108 hosted a dinner for the veterans of “Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc” . The organization also presented each veteran with a gift to express their appreciation for their military service and to inspire them to continue their efforts to attain self sufficiency.
February 20, 2010, American Legion Post 7 hosted a fundraiser luncheon for the veterans of “Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc” to assist the organization with termite service in an effort to save their home.
February 27, 2010, American Legion hosted an awesome Pizza Party with gifts for the “Men of Liberty”