Lt. Jeff White has been a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for more than 13 years. After learning that one of his fellow officers was going through unimaginable turmoil, Lt. White initiated ways to raise awareness, funds and community support to this officer’s family.
Extensive medical procedures requiring countless visits to the doctor have been routine for this family. The son was born with spina bifida, entailing trips to doctors and hospitals over many years. The father suffered many debilitating illnesses, causing him to retire and now there is a threat of cancer for the wife. This has put an extreme financial burden on this family, causing them to lose their house of 20 years.
Lt. White was the first to come to the aide of his fallen brother in arms and began implementing fundraisers for these people in need. Through his leadership, he has helped the community come together as a unified front in order to assist this family. He has spent countless hours trying to get some financial relief for them. Lt. White arranged a benefit golf tournament, in addition to nominating them for the Extreme Makeover, Home Edition. His efforts have secured eight thousand dollars for this family unit, along with free living accommodations, and donated medical research on behalf of the wife’s illness.
As a devoted husband and father of two, Lt. White’s love for family and humanity is apparent. For these selfless endeavors, Lt. White has become an exemplary model of what service and hope can do.
Meet Lt. White and others who are making a difference on the First Coast this Thursday at Celebrate!GOOD.