Legislator Steven J. Flotteron recognized Air Force Veteran Alan Mercado for his courageous efforts to take control and transform his life through the assistance of Bravo Foxtrot United Veteran’s Incorporated. Surrounded by family and friends he was joined in a celebration hosted by Veterans Matthew Simoni and Jade Pinto at the business on Main Street in Bay Shore for his commitment to completely rehabilitating his life. Those attending also got to enjoy Bay Shore Beautification’s Reflection Garden next door.
In the past three months, he has gone from homeless and hungry, to having his own room rental, weekly groceries delivered, VA assistance as well as receiving a donated car.
“He is indeed a role model for other Veterans to emulate in regards to receiving assistance and taking full advantage in order to maximize his best outcome and benefits directly impacting his life,” said Legislator Flotteron.
Bravo Foxtrot organization is a place where Veterans can come and be accepted for who and what they are. They encourage self-advocacy and provide donated goods. They also distribute valuable information to all Veterans such as Alan; helping them make informed choices for whatever path they wish to follow in their search of what can become a better quality of life.