Jasmyn Jefferson, owner and designated broker for Windermere Abode Lakewood, has kicked off her first annual drive for the holiday season, Give for Good! This year, the office’s focus will be to provide for military families located on JBLM and local senior citizens center in Lakewood that services Veterans experiencing homelessness.
“I’ve grown up volunteering around Pierce County WA for as long as I can remember. Tagging along with my dad for the old Tacoma Bed Races, March of Dimes, Hands Across America, and the first Seattle AIDS walk. So, when my business partners and I were working behind the scenes to open the office, I was thinking about the Lakewood Community, JBLM and how we could start to focus our community service efforts in that direction,” Jasmyn explained.
Many people are unaware of the many enlisted military members that need additional resources to offset living expenses as they get their careers off the ground. A majority of these young, enlisted soldiers have families to support. The most startling information was these families sometimes qualify for food assistance from the state. This year for Give for Good, Jasmyn is looking to bring awareness to the issue.
“Coming from a military family, my grandfather was a Master Sergeant and retired from Ft. Lewis in the early 60’s and knowing what the sacrifices are for military families, it’s unfathomable that we don’t do more to support them.”