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homelessness in northeast Florida. Jackson has a long history with the organization, including a $5,000 commitment in 2018 to enhance the center’s career division, adding new paint, offi ce computers, webcams for Skype interviews and desks and chairs to aid in veterans’ ability to build their resumes and apply for jobs. Jackson also surprised Five Star Veterans’ CEO, Col. Len Loving USMC Ret., and his wife with a trip to Super Bowl LII in Minnesota last season in recognition of all they do to support veteran transition. As part of the City of Jacksonville’s 2018 Celebration of Valor earlier this month, the Jaguars Foundation announced the 2018 recipients of the Jacksonville Veterans Resource and Reintegration Center community grants. For the fi fth consecutive year, the Jaguars Foundation and the City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department awarded $50,000 to military and veteran-serving organizations throughout the community. To date, the Jaguars have provided $750,000 to the City of Jacksonville and more than $250,000 in grants to nonprofi t organizations in support of this partnership. “We are proud that so many veterans choose to make northeast Florida their home and that the Jacksonville Veterans Resource and Reintegration Center at City Hall provides the comprehensive support many need to make the transition to civilian life,” said Senior Vice President of the Jaguars Foundation and Community Impact Peter Racine. “The work that the Center and partnering nonprofi t organizations undertake each and every day to support our local military and veterans is vital to the strength of our community.” Grants were provided to the following eight military-veteran serving organizations: Disabled American Veterans, Five STAR Veterans Center, Florida National Guard Foundation, K9s for Warriors, Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Operation New Uniform, Syracuse University and the Wounded Warrior Project.