Ormond Beach is a city in Volusia County located in Northeast Florida, USA. It lies on the Atlantic Ocean and the Halifax River (a lagoon separated from the Atlantic by barrier beaches) adjacent to Daytona Beach which lies south. I visited Ormond in 1991 with the intent to stay a few months, its beauty and tranquility kept me here for over 20 years.
I am the spouse of one of the 200+ local Army National Guardsmen from the 1-265th ADA, who in 2015 deployed for a one year mission to Afghanistan. This was my husbands second deployment in our 4 years of marriage, the first deployment occurred 12 days after we were married. I was not prepared for the challenges I was forced to endure, making it a very unpleasant experience. When I learned about the upcoming deployment I decided to take action by turning my negative experience into a positive one, that is when I created ORMOND STRONG.
Ormond Strong is a 501 (c) (3) our EIN # is 47-3501697. Our mission was to support the 200+ soldiers from Volusia, Flagler, and surrounding counties who deployed for the one year mission to Afghanistan.
Our daily support for our soldiers is in honor of those who served, especially our Vietnam Veterans. We will assist our local Veterans chapters in the exchange of resources and information.
“God bless and protect our soldiers”