On June 16, 2016, more than 20 donors and friends attended a check presentation in memory of Corporal Paul Hanson, USMC. Dr. Mark and Cindy Hanson are longtime residents of Charlotte County. A fund was set up at the Charlotte Community Foundation in Paul’s memory to purchase a memorial bench. This bench sits in Charlotte Community Foundation’s courtyard, where Paul’s memory is honored. The Hanson’s also wanted to honor Paul’s memory by providing assistance for veterans here in Charlotte County. Dr. Hanson said, “Paul would be pleased that the money is staying in Charlotte County.” The Hansons presented a check in the amount of $2,516.34 to Teri Ashley, Board Chair and Kay Tracy, Board Member for the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition.