July 2019

Veteran of the Month | Jim Burk
Posted on 07/24/2019
SDIRC July Veteran of the Month

We are proud to announce our Veteran of the Month for July, Jim Burk! Jim is a 30-year resident of Florida and a veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard. Through his 20-year association with the American Legion and American Legion Riders, holding the offices of Post Commander, District Vice Commander, Eastern Area Commander and Department (State of Florida) Riders Director, Jim has been instrumental in encouraging the local Legion Posts to engage in feeding and clothing homeless Veterans with much needed help from the community.

Over the past 7 years, Jim has helped organize and participated in Stand Downs which are centrally located events offering homeless Veterans assistance with applying for VA benefits, food, clothing, haircuts, legal assistance, transportation and other needs. Jim’s success rate for lifting up homeless Veterans is high due of his unique ability in understanding the plight of the homeless as well as successfully garnering the community’s help with donations such as canned goods, water, underwear and socks, bug spray and other basic necessities. Thank you for your service, Jim!