You have the opportunity to show your support for our veterans with a personalized paver in our Appleyard Veterans Memorial Courtyard. Your paver will help support our Veterans’ Care Program and will honor a veteran in your life.


$150 donation* per paver (helps support our Veterans’ Care Program)

4” x 8” paver with two customizable lines for your message (up to 20 characters per line, including spaces)

Click here to purchase your personalized Memorial Paver:

If you prefer to pay by mail, mail in your check to P.O. Box 870 Pensacola, FL 32591, put Attn: Celeste Moreno on the envelope, and include a note with the name you want featured on the brick.

*The estimated value of goods or services provided in return for your donation is $20 per paver. The tax-deductible amount per paver is $130, as allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor for details.


Located in the center of the Mission, our Veterans Memorial will serve as a tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives for our nation’s freedom. It will serve as a source of encouragement and a place of respite for the many veterans who seek help at Waterfront.


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*By providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, access to medical care, and other services


We have a long history of serving veterans in our community. Our chief goal is to help veterans get the assistance they need to become and remain self-sufficient. At Waterfront Rescue Mission, we are proud to serve those who risked their lives every day to serve our country.

  • Veterans account for 7% of the nation’s homeless population.
  • Up to 15% of all men seeking help at Waterfront Mission are veterans.
  • In our Veterans’ Care Program, homeless veterans work with a representative from the local VA to secure eligible benefits such as pension, housing, and medical assistance.
  • But getting benefits takes time. Once they enter the program, veterans who are eligible for VA benefits can stay up to three months at Waterfront Mission in Pensacola or Waterfront Mission in Mobile.
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Billy is a diagnosed schizophrenic. He served on submarines with the U.S Navy and suffered from PTSD as a result of traumatic incidents, turning to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. After his fiancee left him, unable to watch him destroy himself, Billy realized that he needed help. That’s when he turned to the Mission.


For every dollar given, 83 cents goes directly to program services to help the homeless & addicted. Only 17 cents of every dollar is used for administration and fundraising.

Infographic of a dollar bill with about 80% of it shaded with the text "83 cents: Program Services, 17 cents: Administrative/Fundraising"