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 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.”
MAY 26, 2006 ~ May 26th feature article “Giving Men Their Dignity”, St. Petersburg Times.
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
2007-2008 ~ “Certificate of Appreciation for Service to Homeless People” presented by the Florida Coalition for the Homeless
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
October 16, 2007 ~ Endorsement by Governor Charlie Crist
NOVEMBER 2007 ~ November 28th feature article “Flat Hatters Club Helps Liberty Manor with Homeless Veterans”. Community News, Military/Veterans Section.
DECEMBER 2007 ~ December 28th feature article “Veterans in Need”, St Petersburg Times
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”
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 ~ 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…
MAY 2008 ~ While I was reading the paper the other day https://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 one-hundred volunteers from Pepsi gathered to renovate Liberty Manor, a home for sixteen honorably discharged veterans in Tampa More
JULY 2008 ~ TAMPA – Nearly three months after code violations that forced 13 veterans to leave Liberty Manor and become homeless again due to a fire code violation, Liberty Manor welcomed all their veterans back after the horrific event. More …
May 2008 ~ Liberty Manor CEO, Connie Lindsay was presented the 2008 Community Quarterback Award by former Buccaneer and MVP Doug Williams.
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 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 Lindsay 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 Lindsay 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.
November 13, 2009 ~ Veterans Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7987 hosted a turkey luncheon and a Turkey Shoot for the benefit of Liberty Manor. ~
December 31, 2009 ~ Shelter and Dignity St Petersburg Times Article.
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”
2011-2012 ~ Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County “Direct Service Award”
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
November 11, 2011 ~ State Senator, Athenia Joyner presented Liberty Manor for Veterans with a “Florida State Senator’s Proclamation”
November 11, 2012 ~ Tampa Tribune Nation & World article “Safety Net Helping Homeless Veterans”
2012-2013 ~ American Veterans Auxiliary Florida #26 in recognition of “Outstanding Individualism Americanism”
2012 ~ Endorsement by “Vietnam Veterans of America “
2012 ~ “Certificate of Excellence Award” was presented to David Lindsay by the Florida Department of Am Vets Sons
May 17, 2013 ~ Connie Lindsay was presented the “Community Enrichment Grant “Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
2013 ~ Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Finalist Award
2015-2016 ~ Connie Lindsay received the Local, Regional and National Sertoma “Service to Mankind Award”
2016 ~ Bay News 9 ‘Everyday Hero Award”
2016 ~ Elks National Veterans Service Commission Freedom Award
2016 ~ Connie Lindsay was presented with the City of Tampa Mayors Alliance Volunteer Award
2016 ~ Tampa Small Business Excellence Award Community Service Non-Profit Award
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
Spring Edition ~ 2018 Florida State Elks Magazine Feature Article “Charity, Justice, Fidelity and Brotherly Love”
July 16, 2018 ~ Article, “Legal Mitigator Welcomes Hundreds of Veterans to her “Home” Each Year”
July 14, 2018 ~ “Certificate of Recognition” presented by American Legion Riders Chapter 72 Mulberry.
July 16, 2018 ~ Connie Lindsay was presented President of United States Points of Light Award. This award was the last Points of Light Award presented to an organization before the death of President Bush the originator of Points of Light.
March 2019 ~ Sponsorship event by GE Electric
March 15, 2019 ~ Casino Night Fundraiser “Bets for Vets” hosted by Am Vets Post 44
March 28, 2019 ~ American Legion Post 139 “Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Dinner Dance”
March 30, 2016 ~ STANO Foundation/Liberty Manor Veteran Event
March 31, 2019 ~ “Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation Community Hero Reunion”
April 2019 ~ Purchased Waterfront Property located at 7213 N. 41st Street which is intended to serve as a transition house for our veterans.
April 5, 2019 ~ Ford Motor Company arrived at Liberty Manor and showered the veterans with gifts, condiments and toiletries.
April 30, 2019 ~ Staff from Wells Fargo hosted a Luncheon for the Veterans
May 7, 2019 ~ Community Service project by Capital One
May 2019 ~ Armed Forces Annual Golf Tournament
July 13, 2019 ~ Grant from Amscot
July 14, 2019 ~ Renovation grant from Home Depot
July 19 2019 ~ Youth from Lake Magdalene Methodist Church conducted a Community Service Day at Liberty Manor.
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 20 2019 ~ Fundraising event at “Mixers” in Palm Harbor organized by POP Drop in Oldsmar.
July 2019 ~ Received grant for a renovation of the Liberty Manor lanai. Sponsorship by; Armed Forces Family Foundation – represented by Joyce Bedard, Taco and the 2018 Inaugural Sunshine Skyway 10K Bridge Run.
September 29, 2019 ~ STANO Foundation Luncheon
October 2019 ~ $5,000 donation from Capital One
October 16, 2019 ~ Students from Corbett Preparatory School conducted a Community Service Day at the Veterans house.
October 19, 2019 ~ Luncheon cookout provided to Largo veterans by Elks Largo. Professional solar film applied using their Elks grant as well as two air conditioning units.
November 7, 2019 ~ Dinner was hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution in addition to a donation to Liberty Manor.
November 9, 2019 ~ Lunch provided by Grace Family Church, later the Stano Foundation and Mambi Gasparilla Crew. Dinner provided by the Sertoma Club.
November 19, 2019 ~ Seminole Casino Trivia Event benefiting Liberty Manor for Veterans
November 28, 2019 ~ Event at Liberty Manor with State Representative Adam Hattersley & his staff. Representative is former Army and Navy 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.
December 7, 2019 ~ Votex 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 7, 2019 ~ Liberty Manor was visited by a group of Santa’s from American Legion 138 who showered the veterans with items on the veterans wish list and lots and lots of food, in addition to a generous donation.