THOMAS PRESENTED REGIONAL SERTOMA AWARD Wade Thomas of the the
Thomas Promise Foundation received
ceived the South East, Car
Caribbean Region Service To Mankind
in Sumter S.C. Thomas is is
now in the running for the Sertoma
I Inc. National N ti l S Service i
to Mankind Award. The Service to
Mankind award is the highest honor that may be given to a
Thomas was eligible for the award after being presented
with the Sertoma Central Florida District Service to Mankind
Award on July 21 and the Seaport Sertoma Club Service to
Man-kind on July 13.
by groups that go beyond the county and even the state is
mind-boggling. I have to add, though, that the success of our
program would not be possible without the work of our staff
and the dedication of our volunteers. Many of our volunteers
work every week packing bags for delivery and we’re up to
1,200 a week now. I’d like to thank them. This is their award
The Thomas Promise Foundation provides bags full of
food complete with six meals and snacks for Pasco County
students over the weekend when they would otherwise go
without. Twenty-seven Pasco schools and more than 1,200
year and when school is not in session, The students are vetted
by the school’s ABC Program which gives the founda-
inely in need.
The foundation began six years ago, when Thomas’
daughter Brooke, then seven years old, would spend her
viding food for friends whom she saw were hungry at lunchtime.
She said she just wanted to help her friends.
when assisting local Rotarian Nelson Ryman with a project
the Sertoma awards from his club. “I was then, and remain
impressed by Wade’s immediate response in helping out. I
could not be more proud of Wade, Dianna and their daughter
Brooke. A wonderful
giving family and
blessing to the Zephyrhills
Brooke Thomas, daughter of Wade Thomas of The Thomas Promise
Foundation of Zephyrhills holds the Service To Mankind Award
her father received July 21 at Sertoma AtlanticCoast/Southeast Caribbean
Regional Service to Mankind Award Banquet held July 21
at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter S.C. From left to
right are: Mary Gonzales, Immediate Past President, Tampa GEM
Sertoma Club; Jo Anne Moses, Past Tampa East Sertoma District
Governor; Art Whiting, Past Tampa East Sertoma District Governor,
Seaport Sertoma Immediate Past President and COB; Wade
Thomas, Brooke Thomas; Jesse Brown, Central Florida Sertoma
District Gover-nor; Harvey Rhinehart, Central Florida Sertoma
District Secretary / Treasurer; and Dianna Thomas.
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