Casey Byrus: Marketing Director - Passion Project: Valerie’s House
Casey is one of the most compassionate people we know, both at work and at home. She was born and raised right here in SWFL and believes volunteer work has the ability to open other’s eyes to the realities of what is happening in their own community. In her own words “You may think you know how things in the community work, but seeing those things first hand, experiencing the realities of other’s lives, lives of those who may not have been blessed as much as yourself, seeing them at a closer look, changes a lot for your perspective”.
While she was at a charity event on behalf of Dellutri Law Group (where we were being honored for giving back!), she met Angela Melvin, the founder of Valerie’s House and fell in love with the organization. Valerie’s House is the first and only organization in Southwest Florida of its kind. Their sole mission is to help children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go on to live fulfilling lives.
Less than a year after learning about their organization, Casey found herself in need of their advice personally. His young son was having a very hard time learning to cope with the loss of his Papa. For Casey, losing a family member is one of the hardest hurdles to overcome in a lifetime and she believes it’s especially trying for children who don’t quite understand just yet. She reached out to them and they sent her helpful resources, no questions asked. Casey’s family even requested donations to Valerie’s House be made in his name, in lieu of flowers, for the service.
She hopes by choosing Valerie’s House as her Dellutri Law Group Passion Project, she can support more children who are experiencing a loss of a loved one.