My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for J T Townsend Foundation Inc, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA
A few years ago if I was asked what the J T Townsend Foundation was I would have honestly answered that it was founded to help people in the
memory of Jerry T Townsend, a young high school football athlete that was left paralyzed after a spinal cord injury. I’ve come to learn that this
foundation is much more. It was founded by J T to help others that are facing life changing issues. J T not only fought through his own personal
handicaps allowing him to finish High School, but to go on and get a degree from UNF in Sports Management and then begin the process of
interviewing for employment all while developing and running this foundation. This man was and should always be considered a role model
for all people, giving unselfishly during the most trying of circumstances.
Moving forward to our personal involvement with his Foundation, my wife Jody and I sought help in getting a wheel chair for our neurological and
physically handicapped daughter (Abby). The cost for this chair was very expensive and the organizations that look at our personal set of circumstances
are few. We were advised to contact The JT Townsend Foundation and as a last resort Jody made contact with Carmen (who we later found to be
J T’s Mother). Carmen made the process seamless and eventually we were blessed with a new wheel chair for our daughter Abby.
A lot can be said for any foundation that helps people that need that little extra hand. I can’t begin to state or show the positive effect that this very
generous donation had on our entire family. Our daughter Abby is truly a gift from God and now she has a chariot that allows her to feel better about
Jody and I personally feel that if you are seeking a place to donate, please consider this foundation. I feel that you will find Carmen a true breath of fresh
air carrying on the mission statement that her son started. The loss of a child is indescribable, the testimony that this mother has carried on to honor her
son is emotional and moving, the results can only be advanced with the opening of peoples hearts and purses. We’re all in this life together, let’s measure
success by continuing the great work JT started and the Foundation continues under the leadership of his mother Carmen.
Thank you for your concern regarding this selfless foundation,
Jody and Reese Stewart
Jacksonville, Florida 32224