Andi Stapels Raises Money for Veterans

Water Pointe Realty Group congratulates Andi Stapels, Realtor® on the success of her first fundraiser: Fall for a Vet. This event took place on Saturday, November 5, 2022, and benefitted the Florida Veterans Foundation.

Veterans hold a special place in Andi’s heart, as her late father was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. She chose the Florida Veterans Foundation as the beneficiary of this event because it helps veterans in times of crisis. The FVF serves as the statewide lead organization for Florida veterans and their families by providing direct services to improve their physical, financial, mental, emotional, and social well-being. The foundation does this by partnering with state and local governments, veteran service organizations, and educational institutions.

Don Lanman, VP Chairman of the Florida Veterans Foundation, and his wife Karen both attended the event, which took place at Manero’s Restaurant in Palm City. Andi knows the owner personally, and when she mentioned her idea to do a fundraiser he didn’t even hesitate to offer his help. The restaurant was packed all night long.

Other local businesses also showed their support by donating baskets for the event including Woof Gang Bakery for DogsJohn Pinkley with Compass MortgageLaw Office of Rick Kozell, Water Pointe Realty Group, and gift cards from other establishments who donated such as Maya’s Mexican Grill & Bar, Olympic Taverna, Kilwin’s, Townie’s Tavern, and April Daze Boutique.

“I was really honored to be a part of the foundation, and I am so excited to start another fundraiser,” said Andi Stapels.

With an initial goal of raising $1,000.00, Andi was able to raise a total of $2,286.00 for the Florida Veterans Foundation. The foundation organized two 50/50 raffles for the evening – one for the early birds and another for those who attended later in the evening. One of the raffle winners was kind enough to donate their winnings back to the FVF.  To learn more about how you can help, contact Andi Stapels at 772-444-2634 or