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J T Townsend Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   70 reviews 3,436

Address:

830 A1A North Suite 13 #187 Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082 USA

Mission:

Mission Statement The JT Townsend Foundation (JTTF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to raise funds, provide financial assistance, and/or adaptive equipment for children and adults with disabilities. Townsend is in the process of recovering from a life-changing spinal cord injury he received playing high school football. The JTTF is the Townsend family’s way of giving back to the community that so generously provided for JT after his injury. The JTTF will better many lives and provide support for important research. The Foundation operates in complete compliance with established federal and state regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin

Results:

This non profit was formed in 2010 and has been able to help many people with various pieces of equipment they could not afford to have otherwise. As of spring of 2016 we have helped over 200 families with more than $400K in equipment and financial assistance.

Target demographics:

People living on Florida's First Coast meeting the mission statement criteria.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

2015 we helped 65 families with more than $105,000 in adaptive equipment and financial assistance.

Geographic areas served:

Florida/Georgia First Coast

Programs:

We offer help to those who have been denied by insurance for pieces of adaptive equipment that can make their lives better. We also help with financial assistance for items such as IPads, ramps, adaptive strollers and activity chairs.

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904.373.0737
www.jtgivesback.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The JTTF has been instrumental in assisting the pediatric special needs population in Jacsonville. They have provided medical car seats, gait trainers, positioning chairs and medical strollers to children and families with grace and compassion. The JTTF understands that these items are not "luxury items" as the insurance companies often state. The JTTF also assists caregivers in sharing equipment that their child has outgrown through their communuty Facebook page.

 
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When insurance left us with a very large bill for my sons wheelchair the JTTF stepped in and took care of it. I couldn't say enough kind words about them and their staff. The heart of JT shows through in what they do. Thank you, and you guys are the best.

 
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My son Dylan was born with a congenital heart defect, and also had a stroke at the age of 2, which left him with severe disabilities. When we were struggling with providing the care he needed, JT Townsend stepped right in and helped us get through our hurdle and come out the other side shining! This is an amazing organization that makes you feel like family..I could never thank them enough for their selflessness. They are truly a gift from God.

 
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JT Townsend Foundation was there for my family when no one else was. Three years ago, my husband, who suffers from a spinal cord injury and is wheelchair bound, was in the hospital. We weren't sure at the time of he was going to make it or not. Needless to say, I was missing a lot of work and the bills were still coming in. A friend told me about this foundation so I reached out to them to see if they may be able to help us with our rent for the month. Less than 48 hours later, Judy and Kelly had the check mailed out to me not only for my rent, but with extra for groceries. When I spoke with them, I could not stop crying because I was so relieved. My husband went to Brooks Rehab shortly after and I was able to return to work. I can never thank them enough for helping my family stay afloat during such a difficult time.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a therapist and have seen so many of my kids with special needs get awesome equipment that their insurance wouldn't cover and the family could not afford. This group is a blessing to so many!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This foundation is amazing. They have always helped me when needed. It is a wonderful group of people who care about helping people in the community who really need the help

 
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Our family is "Over-The-Moon" pleased by the support provided my daughter through the JT Townsend Foundation. My daughter suffers profoundly from a rare seizure disorder, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. She is unable to walk without proper assistance, amongst other disabilities. We had submitted a request to our insurance company for equipment to assist with transfer/mobility and was rigidly denied coverage. We felt helpless and defeated. By word of mouth and glowing recommendations, we were encouraged to contact JT Townsend Foundation. Judy and Kelly were empathetic of our plight. Kelly worked selflessly with a Rifton representative to fulfill my daughter's needs. "Selflessly" meaning she corresponded with Rifton rep on her personal time. Needless-to-say, funding was approved and within one month a Rifton Tram was delivered personally by JT's Mother, Auntie and Miss Kelly. We have been blessed by the purposefulness of the JT Townsend Foundation. They have truly made a significant difference in my daughter's quality of life. There are NO amount of "thanks" to express our gratitude. JT Townsend Foundation far exceeded our expectations. God Bless you ALL!!!!

 
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We were so blessed on 10/11/13 to receive JT's van. You see I have a son Joshua, who on 09/09/2001 fell out of a tree while under the influence of drugs and alcohol and only 20 years old. We started a ministry called Thru the Roof Ministries in 2004 on the request of our son who now was in a wheel chair unable to speak with a traumatic brain injury from the fall. Our old van was on its last legs, as we had traveled across this country a number of times sharing Joshua's story of never giving up and every choice we make matters. JT's legacy of love, compassion, and never giving up continues to this day, as his van still rolls down the road, allowing Joshua and I to share the the gospel of Christ with Thru the Roof Ministries. Thank you all at JTTF, you are such a blessing to so many. Never Give Up, Pastor Harold and Joshua.

 
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We're so thankful for what you all did for my twins, thank you.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

This foundation has been such a blessing to my family. My granddaughter has Cerebral Palsy and she is wheelchair bound. The wheelchair we had was not on that would aid in her therapy or comfort. We found it extremely difficult to feed her as the wheelchair we had was a standard child's wheelchair with no ability to tilt. I sought out this foundation for assistance in obtaining an activity chair that would meet so many of our needs in caring for my grandchild. The graciousness of the volunteers and Ms. Townsend was unbelievable! Meeting the team in person and watching my grandchild sit in her new chair for the first time was such a joy. We all cried that day. It has truly changed all our lives. This foundation made it possible for my youngest grandchild to see her sister eye to eye for the first time, She could not stop hugging and kissing her sister because this activity chair lowered to the floor. I have really enjoyed watching Lavonne take a nap in her chair comfortably without having to move her to a bed all the time.
Sometimes you know you want to volunteer and you are not sure where to volunteer your time. I have since offered my services in whatever capacity the foundation may need going forward; thank you for helping make my decision to offer my services to you. The right people are on the JT Townsend Foundation team! I felt as though Kelly was a part of my immediate family, we even cried together!
Thank you so much for changing our lives for the better. God Bless You!!

 
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