Nonprofit of the Month: Reps 4 Vets
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Brendon Brown founded Reps 4 Vets in the Imperial County in February 2020. He is a medically retired combat veteran, crisis intervention chaplain, and fitness trainer. He founded the organization when he battled PTSD, substance abuse, and suicide. His organization helps veterans with PTSD through fitness training, nutrition planning, mental condition, and group sessions over a 12-week period. For more information on Reps 4 Vets click here.
Citizen of the Month: Anna Webb
Anna Webb has served the Community of Imperial Beach. In 2018 she served as Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Imperial Beach Neighborhood Center guiding the Center as it provided resources to the underserved and unsheltered in our community. The IBNC has grown to become a vital resource distributing food to over 600 families each month with expansion projected over the next two years.
After the pandemic began in 2020, she volunteered on the Executive Team of the Business segment for the Imperial Beach Mayor’s Task Force on Covid-19. This Executive Team played an integral role in providing local businesses with resources to keep their businesses afloat during the shutdown.
Anna is a small business owner, and so she deeply values the importance of weekly meetings for local businesses, especially during the shutdown. Her solid, calm presence and upbeat nature helped many business owners through a very difficult time.
These meetings kept the local businesses updated as representatives from the Small Business Administration, the San Diego Business Development Center and others were invited to keep Imperial Beach businesses informed about available funding and resources.
Currently she serves as one of two representatives for Imperial Beach on the Community Advisory Committee of San Diego Community Power. In April of 2020, she was elected Secretary. This organization brings clean energy options to Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, La Mesa, San Diego, and, soon to come, National City and San Diego’s unincorporated areas.