Joe Realino Memorial Fund

Joe Realino Memorial Fund P.O. Box 320364 Cocoa Beach, FL 32932 www.joerealino.com HELPING FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY FOR OVER 45 YEARS! In the 1960’s, the space boom hit Brevard County. The population grew rapidly. Houses were built. Restaurants, bars and hotels followed. During this period of explosive growth, people in Brevard usually fell into two categories – those in the aerospace industry and those in the hospitality industry. The members of the aerospace industry had benefits such as health insurance, while those in the hospitality industry did not. If a bartender, server or musician was injured or became ill and unable to work, they were unable to eat, pay rent or utilities. The Joe Realino Memorial Fund was started in 1969 by members of the local hospitality industry to help their fellow workers in their time of need. Joe Realino was a local bartender for many years who developed the idea for the fund. Instead of having a “benefit” each time someone needed one, why not have a general fund for everyone in the industry and have a few BIG fund raisers a year in which to draw donations from. The fund was named in his honor after his untimely death from cancer in 1968. Although he didn’t live to see his dream come true, Joe’s spirit has been part of each fund raising event since the first Party with a purpose took place in March 1969. In its 42 years of operation, the Joe Realino Memorial fund has provided more than ONE MILLION DOLLARS in assistance to qualified hospitality employees. This assistance is not a loan. While the treasury is not large enough to assist with medical bills, it does assist with basic needs such as rent, utilities and food. The fund was honored as one of George Bush’s Thousand Points of Light Foundations. WWW.JOEREALINO.COM 501c3 Non-profit If you have any questions please call Joanna Kemp 321-223-4003 or Hank Kolsch 321-960-2816
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Joe Realino Memorial FundJune 25th, 2016 at 1:31am
Stoney and the House Rockers playing now @ Jonathan's - come on out and support the fund!!
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Sunday June 19th Johnathan's Pub will having its 46th Anniversary party with proceeds going to the Joe Realino Hospitality Fund!! Please come out and enjoy!!
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