We Do Good Does A Great Thing
One Good Deed can change everything.
That’s the motto for a newly formed charity organization called We Do Good, a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization making the maximum positive impact for individuals and organizations in the communities it serves.
On May 29, We Do Good held the inaugural Healthcare Heroes golf tournament at Hammock Creek Country Club, and more than 80 golfers participated. This year’s Hero is Gerald Jones, a veteran first responder with the Volusia County Emergency Medical Services team, who died after battling COVID-19.
Jones, 51, served in Desert Storm and was a member of the county’s EMS team since 1999. Jones made a difference in so many lives during his 21 years of service in Volusia County – he held a presence that brought smiles to his coworkers and comfort to his patients. Jones was the brother of Shyla Pennington, who died the day before also of COVID-19. Pennington was a teacher’s assistant in the Volusia County School District for nearly two decades.
All tournament proceeds benefited the family that lost two loved ones who were Volusia County public servants.
“We were able to raise $10,000 for the Jones family as a gesture of our appreciation for an outstanding member of our community and our 2021 Healthcare Hero,” said Charles Dame, President of WeDoGood.org.
WeDoGood.org, in addition to helping Healthcare Heroes, also works to strengthen the lives of veterans, single parents and their families. The organization is run by a family with a long history of military service.
“Our owners are a disabled veteran and a female veteran,” Dame said. “Because of this personal experience, we have an intimate understanding of the struggles all veterans go through throughout their lives. Ultimately, we know the best ways to help a veteran in need because we have been veterans in need.”
We Do Good has many charitable events and fundraisers scheduled. Visit WeDoGood.org to learn more. The next golf event will be the Second Annual Fallen Veterans Tournament on Sept. 11, which will help and support veterans in the community and be held at Hammock Creek Golf Club in Palm City.