PO Box 9510 Wilmington De 19809-9510 FSBInitiative@gmail.com (302) 397-1126

Our Mission

The FSB Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has one simple mission, help homeless Veterans off the street and on their feet! Our President was a homeless veteran in 2016. He was in a program that really helped him get back on his feet and then transferred to a program in Delaware that was not doing what it needed to for our Veterans. He vowed to start a program that would really make a difference in a homeless Veterans’ life. Our ultimate goal is to have our own shelter.

We go out into the homeless community and help homeless veterans with clothing, hygiene, food, and any other comforts we can give. However, the help does not stop there. We work with them if they have addictions and offer to get them into treatment if they desire. FSB can help get them shelter, employment, and other services. A homeless veteran qualifies for care through the VA even if it is not service-connected. As long as they are under the care of a program they will get the medical help they need!

Without the help of donors, we cannot complete our mission. We are working on items that can be purchased and 100% of it goes to help us help our Veterans who we owe a debt of gratitude that can not be repaid. There are no paid employees so 100% of all donations go to help men, women and their children if needed get off the street and on their feet.

We currently work with homeless veterans from Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and hope to expand beyond that. With your HELP we can and will help put a major dent in the homeless epidemic. – Thank you


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3 days ago

FSB Initiative

The outreach scheduled for tomorrow is going to be postponed till next week. Due to an injury.

The bags are made and each will contain track pants, hoodie, sweatshirt, flannel shirt, 2 t-shirts, beanie, thermals, socks, a polar fleece blanket, hygiene kit and some snacks. We hope to possibly make more bags this week.
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The outreach scheduled for tomorrow is going to be postponed till next week. Due to an injury. 

 The bags are made and each will contain track pants, hoodie, sweatshirt, flannel shirt, 2 t-shirts, beanie, thermals, socks, a polar fleece blanket, hygiene kit and  some snacks. We hope to possibly make more bags this week.

4 days ago

FSB Initiative

Today the FSB Initiative would like to honor the life of a Vietnam Veteran who has been a big supporter of ours from the beginning. His wife Ann asks that we celebrate his life, not his passing. Our next outreach will be in his honor!

Bruce K. Blackburn Obituary
Bruce K. Blackburn, 69, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Residential Hospice Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Davis and Vilma Rahn Blackburn. He was a graduate of Willingboro High School, Willingboro, N.J., and received his associate degree in computer science. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving two tours in Vietnam. For 25 years, he was employed at the TP Corp and prior to his retirement he was employed by Bridon American Corp for 10 years. For 27 years, he served as the sexton for Wyoming Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Lithuanian Club of Exeter, VFW post 6518 of Exeter, Swoyersville American Legion post 644.

Preceding him in death was his grandmother, Grace Blackburn, her husband, Herbert Blackburn; brothers, Mark and Kirk Blackburn; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Surviving is his wife of 28 years, the former Ann Hargrave; nephew, Joshua Kasper, who he loved like a son, Pittston; children, Bruce Blackburn Jr., Massachusetts; Marissa Blackburn, Mountain Top; brothers, Craig Blackburn and his wife, Jeanette, N.J.; Paul Blackburn and his fiancée, Selena, Massachusetts; nephews, Jonathan Kasper; Nicholas Blackburn; Davis Blackburn; Jeffrey Huie; Jaxon Blackburn; niece, Sarah Blackburn; Jordan Blackburn; Adrianna Blackburn; and pets, Boobsie, Dammy Girl and Corkey.

Along with friends and family, Bruce will be missed by all who knew him. Never be sorry for losing him. Feel blessed for having him in our lives.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FBS Initiative Inc., P.O. Box 9510, Wilmington, DE 19809.

For information or to send condolence, please visit us at www.metcalfeshaver.com.
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Today the FSB Initiative would like to honor the life of a Vietnam Veteran who has been a big supporter of ours from the beginning.  His wife Ann asks that we celebrate his life, not his passing. Our next outreach will be in his honor!  

Bruce K. Blackburn Obituary
Bruce K. Blackburn, 69, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Residential Hospice Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Davis and Vilma Rahn Blackburn. He was a graduate of Willingboro High School, Willingboro, N.J., and received his associate degree in computer science. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving two tours in Vietnam. For 25 years, he was employed at the TP Corp and prior to his retirement he was employed by Bridon American Corp for 10 years. For 27 years, he served as the sexton for Wyoming Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Lithuanian Club of Exeter, VFW post 6518 of Exeter, Swoyersville American Legion post 644.

Preceding him in death was his grandmother, Grace Blackburn, her husband, Herbert Blackburn; brothers, Mark and Kirk Blackburn; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Surviving is his wife of 28 years, the former Ann Hargrave; nephew, Joshua Kasper, who he loved like a son, Pittston; children, Bruce Blackburn Jr., Massachusetts; Marissa Blackburn, Mountain Top; brothers, Craig Blackburn and his wife, Jeanette, N.J.; Paul Blackburn and his fiancée, Selena, Massachusetts; nephews, Jonathan Kasper; Nicholas Blackburn; Davis Blackburn; Jeffrey Huie; Jaxon Blackburn; niece, Sarah Blackburn; Jordan Blackburn; Adrianna Blackburn; and pets, Boobsie, Dammy Girl and Corkey.

Along with friends and family, Bruce will be missed by all who knew him. Never be sorry for losing him. Feel blessed for having him in our lives.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FBS Initiative Inc., P.O. Box 9510, Wilmington, DE 19809.

For information or to send condolence, please visit us at www.metcalfeshaver.com.Image attachment

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I am so honored for what you've done for my Bruce. Thank you for your service and for helping our Veterans in need.

Thank you for your services and to watch over your Annie. She needs your guildence to watch the path that you guys were meant to do together. We all love and Miss you Bruce especially your wife Annie. The bext couple of days will be hard very hard for her. Lean on the people that are here for you. Take on day at a time.

RIP!!

RIP Brother we've got the watch

May we share?

Rest In Peace!

Rest in peace.

Clinton Collins

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7 days ago

FSB Initiative

This coming Saturday (1-16-2021) we will be teaming up with the Iron Kilt and doing a outreach in Philadelphia. We also will have members form Cecil County Memorial Post 6027 from Maryland that will be assisting us. We hope to be able to reach as many homeless veterans as possible. We will be handing out cold weather bags and talking to them about the programs available.

We will be going to purchase the items for these bags this week!

If anyone would like to assist us on this outreach please send us a message. Thank you!
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This coming Saturday (1-16-2021) we will be teaming up with the Iron Kilt and doing a outreach in Philadelphia. We also will have members form Cecil County Memorial Post 6027 from Maryland that will be assisting us. We hope to be able to reach as many homeless veterans as possible. We will be handing out cold weather bags and talking to them about the programs available. 

We will be going to purchase the items for these bags this week! 

If anyone would like to assist us on this outreach please send us a message. Thank you!
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