Joyce Brown and her husband of 22 years Dick have
been volunteers for Wish For Our Heroes Foundation since its beginning in November, 2009 by helping with the 1st event held in Florida. They have 4 wonderful children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren that they are very proud of.. Joyce has chaired or co-chaired the Burnt Store Marina & Golf Club events in southwest Florida every year along with the help of her husband and an amazing group of local individuals on the committee and the best group of volunteers you could ever work with . The events held there are the only ones that have been been held every year since the beginning of the foundation. While Joyce never served in the Military she has 2 brothers with a combined 45+ years of service and her husband Dick and 4 of his brothers all served in the military as well. They know 1st hand the difficulties of life that our active duty military and Veterans go through everyday. That is why Joyce and Dick wanted to help the foundation in any way they could to honor the service of their family and the thousands of others who have and do protect our Freedom everyday. Joyce and Dick have also volunteered at events for the foundation in other areas around the country through the years. Joyce’s career was in Sales & Service for over 30 years with Mettler Toledo, Hobart Corporation & Cranel. Since retiring she has sold yachts and boats and now she has an independent Cruise Travel Business that she enjoys very much. All through her business career, she made time to volunteer and run many charity and fundraising events for United Way and American Cancer Society and more. Dick spent 6 years in the Army and 31 years on the Dayton, OH Fire department before retiring as a Captain. In addition, Joyce and Dick have spent time volunteering for a special needs camp for children through their church and served meals in homeless shelters and churches over the years during holidays to help the less fortunate. We are thankful for Wish For Our Heroes Foundation and all that it has done to help so many people in need. It has been our pleasure to help out in our small way.