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Tampa Volunteers Build Bikes for Veterans & Military Families

Recently, volunteers from Argosy University, Tampa helped to build bikes for the Diversity Action Coalition’s (DAC) second annual Bike Build for veterans and military families. Jeff Day, campus president, Argosy University, Tampa offered up space on campus for storage, support, and bike building.

Diversity Action Coalition focuses on inspiring, empowering and engaging the community to assist military families and veterans in the Tampa Bay area. This year’s bike build was funded by a grant from Forester Financial.

In total, 19 new bikes were built at this event.

Also during the festivities, Carson Bassett was commissioned as a second lieutenant United States Air Force.

“There is nothing like coming together as a community to create a remarkable experience for veterans and active military families in need,” said Jeff Day.

Other event contributors included: Jammal Engineering, Inc, MHCV, Knights of Columbus - Tampa Chapter, Society of St Joseph - Christ the King, and the Stargardt Family.


Close up of bike building

Group Photo of volunteers in front of the historical cigar building that Argosy University, Tampa is housed in

Sharon Gordwz of Foresters Financial, Nick Jammal of Jammal Engineering, Judge Gregory Holder of13th Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court Mentor Program, and Jeff Day, Campus President.

Newly commissioned Second Lieutenant United States Air Force Carson Bassett, wife Christie Bassette (2015 Florida Teacher of the Year - Christie Bassett), and children: Ellie and Crawford at Diversity Action Coalition, Inc. Non Profit andForesters Financial 2nd Annual Build A Bike for Veterans event at Argosy University, Tampa

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