Our thanks to those who participated in Tim Johnson’s presentation at Alderman Oaks this past Wednesday. Our audience included interested community leaders from all walks of life, including Sarasota Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie.
What an outstanding overview of a major outreach event that could impact the homeless, veterans, and underprivileged in our communities. And, the feedback was so positive with comments such as “count me all in!”
Our thanks also to the team at ABC 7 who have been so involved and supportive in communicating the details of this important gathering.
Our next steps will include establishing an Advisory Task Force to consider the vision and details for an outreach event of this kind in our area (more soon to come).
Click Here for video of He Got Up! Event shown at our meeting.
Background of Orlando Serve Foundation and He Got Up!
On April 9, 2017 Orlando Serve Foundation’s “He Got Up!” outreach was held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. This is the second annual event of an ongoing public/private collaboration to leverage existing resources to assist families and individuals in need or homeless with a path to self-sustainability.
As with the inaugural event, hundreds of volunteers connected with masses of individuals in need with non-profit and government programs and services through an innovative resource fair.
The Vision for He Got Up! Orlando Serve Foundation exists to affirm and ignite partnerships to restore and strengthen individuals and families in need. The inspiration behind He Got Up! came from Tim Johnson, a former NFL player and currently senior pastor for Orlando World Outreach Center.
Tim grew up in Sarasota, went on to play college football at Penn State, enjoyed a successful career in the NFL, then turned to ministry.
Tim is the driving force behind He Got Up! Concerned with the growing number of crises and division in communities across the United States, Johnson felt called to create an event that would unite Central Florida by bridging the divide between the haves and have-nots in their community.
As with the 2016 Easter Event at the then Citrus Bowl, He Got Up! for 2017 began with an uplifting Easter service that featured celebrities, inspirational speakers, and talented musical acts.
The event then continued with a separate community services fair designed to connect people in need with a host of resources, as well as an onsite job fair with the goal of helping lift more families out of poverty.
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