Advocates for Children Spotlight – Trey & Carrie Vick

The Advocates for Children is a giving society of individuals and organizations who have chosen to partner with The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families through a five-year pledge of from $1,000 up to $25,000 per year.

This month we're highlighting members: Trey and Carrie Vick.

What city do you call “home”?
Carrie is from the Yakima Valley of Washington State and Trey was born and raised in Apopka, FL

When / Where did you first meet one another?
Carrie and I first met in Omaha, NE while we were both in the Air Force and stationed at Offutt Air Force Base.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?
With three kids, two companies, building a house and countless other things it would seem like hobbies are a thing of the past. Carrie enjoys photography and horses and Trey enjoys playing golf and boating.

How did you first encounter The Howard Phillips Center?
We were first introduced to the Howard Phillips Center through the Spring Swirl event by Carina Graham. We saw at the event the many people that already supported this great mission and saw a way to get involved and make a difference in the organization.

Why do you choose to support our mission?
Carrie and I support the Howard Phillips Center because they are focused on changing people lives for the better. At HPC it is about teaching people how to fish and not just giving them one. They are a cycle breaking organization that is focused on identifying root issues and helping people come to their own solutions. If they are victims of child abuse, have experienced poor examples of parenthood in their past, need a voice for the voiceless or are developmentally delayed the Howard Phillips Center provides a service that will change their life for the better and thus benefiting the overall family and the community as a whole.

What is the one, most important thing you would share with friends or family about The Howard Phillips Center?
The Howard Phillips Center is such a powerful organization filled with kind, loving and caring people that give their lives to this mission. I have never worked with an organization with so many people that live and breathe this mission. It is inspiring to the volunteers that support this organization and it is my prayer that we can reach every person in Central Florida to have them come and “See the Story” of HPC.