LRHS Freshman helps vets, first responders through flag business

Brooke Mantone- Mustangs Ahead

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An example of Liberti’s work.

(LAKEWOOD RANCH,FL) – This year, LRHS freshman Lorenzo Liberti started his own business, “Heroic Flags.”

The idea of the business began while he was feeding the homeless with his church and met a homeless war veteran.  He then realized he wanted to do something to help veterans like the one he met.

He has a strong desire to give back to those in the community and has put his talents to work by making rustic wooden flags. Most of the profits made from the flags go towards local charities such as Turning Points and Suncoast Charities for Children.

Since starting the business, Liberti has learned how to manage his time well.

“All of the flags are homemade,” said Liberti. “It can take anywhere from 15-20 hours of manual labor by myself while balancing sports, music, and church.”

Liberti’s rustic flags have been auctioned off at events and donated to many community organizations. Liberti has also sold his flags to local businesses such as Calusa Brewing and members of the Lakewood Ranch Community.

Next year, Liberti will be the treasurer of Key Club and hopes to use his flags as a fundraising opportunity for the club.

“I plan to make a committee of dedicated students to make and sell flags to give service hours for students, funding to our Key Club, and raise even more money for local charities,” said Liberti.

For more information regarding Liberti’s flags, visit  www.heroicflags.com  or @heroicflags on Instagram.

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