Liberty Manor for Veterans

Awards & Recognition
Liberty Manor - A Place of Dignity, Respect & Acknowledgement!

MAY 2022 Liberty Manor featured on Fox 13 Tampa Bay in their “What’s Right With Tampa Bay” segment. Long-time resident David Peacock is interviewed, along with Connie Lindsay.

NOVEMBER 2021 Finalist Award “Tampa Bay Business & Wealth Philanthropist of the Year”

 JULY 19, 2021 Connie Lindsay, CEO of Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc. was presented with the DeBartolo Foundation’s “Spirit of Humanity Award 2021” for her exemplary service to the Tampa Bay community. The DeBartolo Family Foundation’s Spirit of Humanity Award honors local nonprofit organizations that impact the Tampa Bay community in a meaningful way. Recipients of this award create unity, demonstrate hard work, and extend their outreach by helping people in need to overcome obstacles that are beyond their control. Since 2002, fifty three recipients have been recognized with the $25,000 Spirit of Humanity Award, awarded three times annually.

JUNE 2021 Liberty Manor was presented a grant award from Amgen Foundation

MAY 2020 Annual Veterans Canoe Race Members from Liberty Manor joined a number of Corporate sponsors to compete in a race on the Hillsborough River.

MAY 2021 Joined Chamber of Commerce Downtown Tampa

APRIL 2021 Joined Bank of America Advisory Board

FEBRUARY 5, 2021 Tyson Foods delivered 200 boxes of chicken just in time for Superbowl

JANUARY 2, 2021 Moose Lodge Lakeland 2295 BBQ Luncheon

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DECEMBER 31, 2020 Liberty Manor for Veterans was the benefactor of a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The funds are intended to provide some financial relief to the veterans’ home and the veterans due to Covid-19 pandemic. file:///C:/Users/liber/OneDrive/Desktop/Grant%20Community%20Foundation%20of%20Tampa%20Bay%20Liberty%20Manor%20Receives%20Grant.html

DECEMBER 31, 2020 Veteran Foreign Wars Riverview Many dedicated members of Veterans of Foreign Wars organization in Riverview hosted a beautiful Italian dinner for Liberty Manor for Veterans.

DECEMBER 2020 Dax J. Lonetto, Sr., PLLC presented Liberty Manor for Veterans with some holiday charity to help make their life just a little better during the holidays. Lonetto knows all too well how difficult the holidays are for veterans that are estranged from their family members.

DECEMBER Am Vets 44 food & gifts

DECEMBER American Legion 138 – Dinner & Dance

DECEMBER St Pauls Catholic Church Women’s Group Angel Tree Program – Individualized gifts for the /veterans

NOVEMBER 28, 2020 American Legion SAL Members lent helping hands across country in 2020 ……

Liberty Manor for Veterans provides transitional housing for disabled and honorably discharged veterans who have fallen victim to homelessness.

NOVEMBER First Presbyterian Church Brandon – Gifts & Household Supplies News Article:

NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Ribbon Cutting for our new Social Hall sponsored by Armed Forces Foundation, Skyway 10K Run and Taco Bell

OCTOBER 31, 2020 Newspaper Article Caring for our Veterans

OCTOBER 26, 2020 Bay News 9 Everyday Community Hero

Everyday Hero: Volunteer Goes to Bat for Veterans, Homeless…

Sam Husereau is a volunteer in many venues, including Liberty Manor for Veterans in Tampa. It is near and dear to him. “Homeless …

JULY 30, 2020 Pop Drop, Walmart, Mixers Bar & Grill Charity Event

JULY 2020 GROUND BREAKING ARMED FORCES FAMILIES FOUNDATION sponsored the construction on a new social area and two new bedrooms by Veterans Support Foundation, Skyway 10k Run and Taco Bell.

May 24, 2020 Free Rider Church – Church conducted a drive to get toilet paper, paper towels, food and cleaning supplies for Liberty Manor

MARCH 2020 Meal Team partnership with Taco Bus

March 20, 2020  American Legion SAL #148. SAL members stepped up in a – BIG WAY and perhaps put their own health at risk during these infectious times. Brave and dedicated SAL members Mark Getty and Carroll Weese did the shopping and delivery – what a commitment to veterans.

JANUARY 26, 2020 Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association FL 20-10 donated cleaning supplies and fuel gift cards

DECEMBER 22, 2019 Secret Santa event

DECEMBER 21, 2019 American Legion hosted a Dinner at Post Bay Vista with dinner, pool tournament and dancing.

DECEMBER 18, 2019 Angel Tree Dinner, Entertainment and gifts at Liberty Manor hosted by Anna Maria

DECEMBER 14, 2019 Elks Lodge Largo ~ hosted Holiday Event at the Largo Veterans House

DECEMBER 12, 2019 Holiday Dinner, Entertainment and gifts at Riverview Showman’s

DECEMBER 7, 2019 American Legion 138 hosted Christmas event and showered the veterans with items on the veterans had on a wish list and lots and lots of food, in addition to a generous donation.

DECEMBER 7, 2019 Vortex Motorsport held a fundraiser for Liberty Manor with many raffles and door prices. It’s always comforting when the Owner is also a veteran.

DECEMBER 6, 2019 The Senior Adult Group from the First Presbyterian Church of Brandon arrived with gifts for all veterans at Liberty Manor as well as many much needed items.

NOVEMBER 27, 2019 ~ ABC News Event at Liberty Manor with State Representative Adam Hattersley & his staff. Representative is former Army and Navy veteran

NOVEMBER 19, 2019 Seminole Casino Trivia Event benefiting Liberty Manor for Veterans This November, we’re shining a spotlight on those who’ve served our country and protected our freedom, veterans. We’re proud to partner with Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc., as our charity of the month, to give back to these amazing men and women who’ve sacrificed so much and are now in need of assistance.

NOVEMBER 9, 2019  Grace Family Church and Mambi Gasparilla Crew.  Dinner provided by the Sertoma Club.

NOVEMBER 7, 2019 Dinner was hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution in addition to a donation to Liberty Manor.

OCTOBER 31, 2019 Elks Plant City Helps Liberty Manor | Dunndeal Publications  This project required the effort of Elk member JD Martin, who procured the pavers for this project which was supplied by Castle Coastal in Tampa, Florida. Featured in the picture on the left representing Castle Coastal is George Marquis and David Lindsay, VP of Liberty Manor for Veterans.

OCTOBER 28, 2019 Community Service Day Corbett Preparatory School of IDS organized a Community Service day with his students from the 8th Grade Advisory Group to help the veterans at Liberty Manor. The mission of Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc. is to promote the developmental and social needs of disabled and honorably discharged veterans who have fallen […]

OCTOBER 2019 $5,000 donation from Capital One  (

OCTOBER 19, 2019 Luncheon cookout provided to Elks Largo.  Professional solar film applied using their Elks grant as well as two air conditioning units

OCTOBER 16, 2019 Corbett Preparatory School conducted a Community Service Day at the Veterans house.

JULY 20, 2019 Fundraising event at “Mixers” in Palm Harbor organized by POP Drop, Oldsmar

JULY 20, 2019 Annual “Christmas in July” at American Legion 72 Mulberry.  Members of the Am Legion Riders provided an official escort to Pol County. Members of the American Legion showered the veterans with a plethora of gifts as well as Walmart and McDonalds gift cards.  A delectable luncheon was enjoyed by all members and veterans from Liberty Manor.

JULY 19, 2019 Lake Magdalene Methodist Church conducted a Community Service Day at Liberty Manor.

JULY 14, 2019 Renovation grant from Home Depot

JULY 13, 2019 Amscot Financial Contributes Mini-Grants to Nine Non-profit Service Groups For more information, please visit:; Liberty Manor for Veterans, Hillsborough County. They promote the development and …

JULY 11, 2019 Armwood High School football Community Service Day at Liberty Manor

JULY 2019 Received grant for a renovation of the Liberty Manor Social Hall and two bedrooms. Sponsorship by; Armed Forces Family Foundation – represented by Joyce Bedard 2018 Inaugural Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run.

MAY 27, 2019

MAY 7, 2019 Community Service project by Capital One

MAY 2019 ~ Armed Forces Annual Golf Tournament APRIL 30, 2019 Wells Fargo hosted a Luncheon for the Veterans

APRIL 5, 2019 Ford Motor Company showered the veterans with gifts, condiments and toiletries

APRIL 2019 Purchased Waterfront Property located at 7213 N. 41st Street which is intended to serve as a transition house for our veterans

MARCH 31, 2019 “Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation Community Hero Reunion”

MARCH 28, 2019 American Legion Post 139 “Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Dinner Dance”

MARCH 15, 2019 Casino Night Fundraiser “Bets for Vets” hosted by Am Vets Post 44

MARCH 2019 Sponsorship event by GE Electric

AUGUST 2018 Christmas In July hosted by American Legion Post 72

JULY 16, 2018 President of United States Points of Light Award. Legal Mitigator Welcomes Hundreds of Veterans to her “Home …

As the founder of Liberty Manor for Veterans, Connie is providing critical support to veterans who may otherwise be homeless while they attempt to rebuild their lives. By supporting over a thousand veterans thus far and helping drive down the homeless rate in the country, Connie is making an impact in her community.  The award was the last Points of Light Award presented to an organization before the death of President Bush the originator of Points of Light.

JULY 16, 2018 Business Journal Magazine, “Legal Mitigator Welcomes Hundreds of Veterans to her “Home” Each Year”

JULY 14, 2018 Christmas in July event by American Legion Riders Chapter 72 Mulberry.

2018 Florida State Elks Magazine Spring Edition Feature Article “Charity, Justice, Fidelity and Brotherly Love”

December 2017 Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation recognized Connie Lindsay with the “Lightning Community Hero Award” for her efforts serving as Chief Executive Officer for Liberty Manor for Veterans for ten years Liberty Manor for Veterans

Connie Henderson Lindsay becomes the 286th Lightning Community Hero since Jeff and Penny Vinik introduced the Lightning Community Hero program in 2011-12 with a $10 million, five-season commitment to the Tampa Bay community. Connie Henderson Lindsay honored as Lightning Community …

DECEMBER 20, 2017 GFWC Donation of Clothes to Liberty Manor for Veterans…

Liberty Manor provides several residences in our area to accommodate honorably discharged veterans and assist them on a path toward self-sufficiency. The Woman’s Club feels a special affinity for our veterans and has worked for many years to support them in numerous ways.

APRIL 21, 2017 News Article

MARCH 15, 2017 Bay News 9 Community Hero Awards for their great work with homeless and disabled veterans at Liberty Manor for Veterans, George Scribner with Brandon Elks and Jerry Hasara with Sertoma Tampa

JANUARY 10, 2017  TV News  Liberty Manor gives Veterans a Home-Away-from-Home…

David tells stories of his father’s war service to veterans at Liberty Manor – a home for homeless and disabled vets. “We don’t want them to be hungry, hot, or cold ever again in their life,” Connie Lindsay explained of the Manor’s mission.

DECEMBER 6, 2016 Brandon Elks Lodge #2383 and Linksters of Brandon organized a Veterans Golf Scramble. Wayne Pfaffly of Linksters Tap Room Brandon, FL organized the Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc. Mission BBQ was there to display their fabulous entrées, and David Padgett with Rib Bone Brewing Company donated a booth that consisted of craft beer which he hopes to introduce soon.

NOVEMBER 29, 2016  #GivingTuesday

MAY 15, 2016 Veterans Step into Spotlight at Open Mic Night ……

Jeff Luddeke, U.S Army veteran and executive director at Liberty Manor for Veterans, was one of the first to take the stage. Luddeke shared his thoughts on how we are all Americans and called for respect to our servicemen. Several other veterans used the stage to express themselves. There was a storyteller who opened his mouth and emotion …

2016 Tampa Small Business Excellence Award Community Service Non-Profit Award

2016 Connie Lindsay was presented with the City of Tampa Mayors Alliance Volunteer Award

2016 Elks National Veterans Service Commission Freedom Award

2016 Bay News 9 ‘Everyday Hero Award”

2015-2016 Connie Lindsay received the Local, Regional and National Sertoma “Service to Mankind Award”

July 5, 2016 LIBERTY DAY The Florida State Senate declared July 5th LIBERTY DAY as a result of the implementation of the highly successful initiative called, Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc. Liberty Manor was founded in 2006 with the mission of promoting the developmental and social needs of honorably discharged veterans by providing transitional, supported housing and establishing objectives designed to attribute to self-sufficiency.

May 27, 2015 Honored Business Magazine  Connie Lindsay | People on The Move – Tampa Bay Business ……/4631391/Connie_Lindsay

May 27, 2015 · Connie Lindsay CEO at Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc. Lindsay has demonstrated exemplary service by pioneering the first residential program for homeless veterans in …

MAY 17, 2013 Connie Lindsay was presented the “Community Enrichment Grant “Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

MAY 17, 2013 News « Liberty Manor for Veterans Connie Lindsay was presented the “Community Enrichment Grant “Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

2013 Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Finalist Award

2012-2013 American Veterans Auxiliary Florida #26 in recognition of “Outstanding Individualism Americanism”

2012 “Certificate of Excellence Award” was presented to David Lindsay by the Florida Department of Am Vets Sons

NOVEMBER 11, 2012 ~ Tampa Tribune Nation & World article “Safety Net Helping Homeless Veterans”

2012 Endorsement by “Vietnam Veterans of America”

NOVEMBER 11, 2011 State Senator, Athenia Joyner presented Liberty Manor for Veterans with a “Florida State Senator’s Proclamation”

OCTOBER 2, 2011 Liberty Manor Poker Run by Vietnam Veteran Riders

2011-2012 Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County “Direct Service Award”

JULY 13, 2011 Signed House Bill with Governor Governor Rick Scott Signed House Bill 1165 « Liberty Manor …Veterans can now have their drivers license reflect their military service with a veterans symbol on the license. We are fortunate that Garza and Blaney-Lindsay are the pioneers of this program and reside in Tampa.

JUNE 20, 2011 Homeless Vets a Cause for Liberty Manor Founder Connie ……

Brandon ’86 Rotary Club presents a donation to Connie Blaney, founder of Liberty Manor for Veterans, which provides …

Daniel “Dan” Garza was living a life of unsettledness, homeless after service in the Army, and not quite sure where his next meal was coming from.

2011 Liberty Manor for Veterans was awarded the “2011 Finalist Ed Hanna Business of the Year Award”.

2011 Connie Lindsay accepted the “Spirit Award” from the Hillsborough County Veterans Council

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 criterion 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”.

2010 Connie Lindsay was awarded the “Am Vets Outstanding Service and Commitment to Veterans Award”

DECEMBER 31, 2009 St Petersburg Times Article, Shelter and Dignity

DECEMBER 16, 2009 HOLIDAY PARTY Open House to Community. Meet the veterans that are responsible for the freedom that we enjoy in America today.

NOVEMBER 13, 2009 Veterans Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7987 hosted a turkey luncheon and a Turkey Shoot for the benefit of 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.

NOVEMBER 9, 2009 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 Lindsay with the flag. The event was very moving to say the least.

NOVEMBER 8, 2009 “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 7, 2009 USMC 234th Anniversary Ball.  1st Sgt Skip Deebes invited Liberty Manor Board, CEO Connie Lindsay and Director of Operations and VP, Ryan Blaney to join him at the Marine Ball to commemorate the 234th Birthday of the Marines.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 BASF spray foam helps Liberty Manor keep a safe roof over …

AUGUST 2009 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.

JULY 2008 Approximately one-hundred volunteers from Pepsi gathered to renovate Liberty Manor, a home for sixteen honorably discharged veterans in Tampa…

MAY 2008 Liberty Manor CEO, Connie Lindsay was presented the 2008 Community Quarterback Award by former Buccaneer and MVP Doug Williams.

MAY 2008  Tampa Tribune Newspaper Article

MAY 2008 Newspaper Article “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…

JANUARY 2, 2008  feature article “AMVETS Post 4 and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Helps Vets at Liberty Manor”, Military/Veterans section, Community News.

2008 “Neighborhood Excellence Award” by Seminole Heights Community

2008 Florida Coalition for the Homeless awarded Liberty Manor for Veterans the “Outstanding Service to the Homeless Award”

DECEMBER 28, 2007 feature article “Veterans in Need”, St Petersburg Times

NOVEMBER 28, 2007 feature article “Flat Hatters Club Helps Liberty Manor with Homeless Veterans”. Community News, Military/Veterans Section.

OCTOBER 16, 2007 Liberty Manor receives endorsement letter from State of Florida, Governor Charlie Crist, expressing his pleasure for the vision and outstanding service of the Liberty Manor for Veterans initiative.

OCTOBER 2007 Liberty III another private transitional facility for veterans was procured. Liberty III is located at 3718 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.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2007 feature article “Dedicated to Veterans”, Village Views, Volume 15, Number 4.

JULY 4, 2007 feature article “Military Briefing” in the Community News.

JUNE 16, 2007 feature article “Liberty and Justice – Veterans Find Room to Grow”, Northeast News and Tribune.

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.

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.

MARCH 16th, 2007 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.

2007-2008 “Certificate of Appreciation for Service to Homeless People” presented by the Florida Coalition for the Homeless

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

MAY 26, 2006 feature article “Giving Men Their Dignity”, St. Petersburg Times.

MAY 9, 2006 Feature article in Community News – Lutz/Carrollwood/Citrus Park Edition, “Liberty Manor for Veterans Open Facility in Tampa.”

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 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 for Veterans received letters of recommendation, specifically, one offered an endorsement by Ms. Wendy Hellickson, Department of Veterans Affairs addressed to Anntonette Zeiss, Deputy Chief in Washington, D.C., by stating that “Liberty Manor very quickly demonstrated competency and commitment to serving homeless Veterans.”

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.




You can stand proud, knowing that your donation will benefit those who have served our country honorably and made the greatest sacrifice of all by protecting the freedom that we all enjoy today.

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P.O. Box 274081
Tampa, Florida 33688-4081

Tel: 813-900-9422