Dress for Success Tampa Bay Thanks USAF Lieutenant Colonel Karen Mertes, Tampa Bay Lighting Community Hero for her generous donation

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Local News | 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightening honored United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Karen Mertes, a member of the DFS Tampa Bay Board of Directors, as a Lightening Community Hero. Mertes, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightening Foundation and the Lightening Community Heroes program, will divide the money among DFS Tampa Bay, MADD, Fulfill Your Destiny, Bay Area Legal Services and Hands Across the Bay. A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mertes’ military career was cut short five years ago when the vehicle she was driving was struck by a drunk driver, causing her severe brain trauma that impaired her ability to function, as well as her memory and her ability to process information. Forced to retire, Mertes founded her own non-profit organization, Fulfill Your Destiny, which is dedicated to assisting others whose career paths have been permanently altered by injury.

 

Members of DFS Tampa Bay with Board Member Karen Mertes, who was recently honored by the Lightening Community Heroes program

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