Throughout the month of September – with the participation and support of numerous area businesses – Goodwill Manasota will honor local heroes: police officers, firefighters, first responders and especially veterans and military families. Goodwill is teaming up with Culver’s on University (2605 University Parkway, Sarasota), where a special red, white and blue “Hero Custard” will be sold all month long. Culver’s will also host a Heroes Night on September 5, from 4-8 p.m., at which veterans can meet with and get support from several local organizations, including a local VA Medical Clinic, Sarasota and Manatee County Veterans Services offices, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Harvest House, SRQ Vets, USF Sarasota-Manatee, and Sarasota County Veterans Court. Proceeds from the event will benefit Goodwill Manasota’s Veterans Services Program. For more information about Goodwill or Heroes Month, go to experiencegoodwill.org or call (941) 355-2721.