Indian River Colon Club veterans donate military uniforms for funeral services

call 321-255-6000 for more information

Veterans come in all shapes, sizes, and economic circumstances. The common bond they share includes pride in their military service. The April 16 donation benefits The Dover Detail, a special initiative of Down the Road Thrift in Cocoa, owned by veteran Jerry Vaughan. (IRCC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Veterans come in all shapes, sizes and economic circumstances. The common bond they share includes pride in their military service.

The Indian River Colony Club Foundation, the charitable arm of the Viera Golf 55-plus veteran community, recently collected service-specific uniforms and clothing to be used for the burial of veterans, in especially those who are homeless or destitute.

The April 16 donation benefits The Dover Detail, a special initiative of Down the Road Thrift in Cocoa, owned by veteran Jerry Vaughan.

The Dover Detail is a 501 C 3 registered non-profit organization whose singular mission is to provide a complete and accurate uniform to any deceased member of the Armed Forces.

Until needed, the uniforms are kept inside Vaughan’s Down the Road Thrift, which benefits veterans in need and their families by providing free clothing and basic necessities. .

The Dover Detail is named after the US Air Force base in Delaware; the remains of those killed abroad are traditionally brought to Dover before being transferred to the family.

The Indian River Colony Club is largely made up of veterans, well known for their volunteerism and philanthropy.

Owner of Down the Road Thrift and driving force behind The Dover Detail, U.S. Navy veteran Jerry Vaughan explains how valuable the uniforms and clothing donated by the Indian River Colony Club will be for veterans and their families, especially those who need it.

“Some of the items like long pants can be used immediately by homeless veterans, Vaughan said.

“Cere dress uniforms will be stored as part of The Dover Detail until needed by a veteran’s family. My goal is to ensure that all veterans have the privilege and honor of being buried in the uniform of their branch of service.

The Indian River Colony Club community of nearly 800 homes is a dedicated supporter of veterans’ causes. In 2019, they received the Outstanding Military Service Award from Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, for their continued efforts on behalf of veterans.

Viera’s very first neighborhood, Indian River Colony Club, is known as “The Place Patriots Call Home”.

A haven for military veterans, the private par 72 golf course community has a patriotic culture and country club amenities for active adults ages 55 and older. Residents have dedicated their lives to military service and continue their efforts in retirement, with a host of ongoing efforts for the betterment of Brevard County veterans and the regional military community.

The Indian River Colony Club Foundation represents the generous donors of the Indian River Colony Club, under the leadership of Foundation Board Chairman and retired U.S. Army Colonel Jerry Gill and Organizing Committee Chairman of the military services, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Whalen.

For more information about the Indian River Colony Club or the Foundation, call 321-255-6000, visit their website at www.ColonyClub.com or like their Facebook page.

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