Shepherd’s Men Present Car to Veteran Jake

As Shepherd’s Men celebrates the Christmas season and all the blessings that have been bestowed upon the organization so we can reach veterans who need help, we are often reminded that small, medium and large acts of kindness can make a lasting difference in the lives on our veterans.


Jake, a Navy veteran and Jacksonville, FL native, recently got the surprise of his life when Shepherd’s Men connected him with a friend of the organization—to deliver a much-needed car.


Standing in front of American Legion Post 29, Jake was handed the keys to a car that will help him achieve his goals.


Here’s what Jake had to say: “I can't thank Shepherd’s Men and Shepherd Center enough for this amazing gift! Because of the unfathomable generosity of the Shepherd’s Men, I know all things are possible. I'm truly blessed to have help in my time of great need.”


A big thank you to generous friends of Shepherd’s Men and American Legion Post 29.


Photo: L to R: Natalie (Jake's girlfriend) and Jake Ciccone celebrate with and thank Shepherd's Men: US Army veteran Gary Herber, Active Duty National Guard & SFC US Army Chris Hutton and Co-Founder, Shepherd's Men Travis Ellis