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Disabled Army veteran receives gift of mobility in Sarasota County

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SARASOTA CO., Fla. (WWSB) -- Villagers for Veterans and the Sarasota-based Englewood Lodge raised money to give a medically retired Sarasota resident an electric scooter. 

Sammy Lugo, an Army Veteran, was given the opportunity to regain more mobility with the gift of an electric scooter.

He is now able to do more activities, like going to the beach.

Villagers for Veterans is in central Florida and is home to more than 20,000 retired veterans. The organization has donated $300,000 to disabled veterans.

Their mission statement is: "To ensure that severely wounded veterans receive assistance in healing, a return to normalcy and an independent lifestyle."

If you would like to make a contribution to the Philip P. Fessenden Memorial Track Fund to raise money for a track chair for a disabled military veteran, please use PayPal at or contribute through the Englewood Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 117, Englewood, FL 34295 Attn: PPF Track Chair Fund.