Community Spirit

DCF Awards $365,175 to Ability Housing of Northeast Florida, Inc.

The Florida Department of Children and Families has awarded Ability Housing of Northeast Florida $365,175 to support the local nonprofit’s mission to provide quality, affordable housing for adults with a disability and others at risk of homelessness.  The grant is just one of six Homeless Housing Assistance Grants awarded statewide and will support Ability Housing’s efforts to rehabilitate 34 apartments into permanent housing for homeless families.

The Salvation Army of NE Florida Assists Alabama

The Salvation Army of NE Florida has deployed 2 mobile canteens and a team of volunteers and staff to help assist in the relief and recovery efforts in areas most affected from recent storms.

The Salvation Army canteen (kitchens on wheels) from Jacksonville left on Saturday, April 30 to assist with disaster relief and recovery in the raven stricken areas of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Disaster volunteers from Jacksonville are assisting the Jacksonville canteen. Staff and volunteers from The Salvation Army Orlando Area Command are manning the St. Augustine canteen which traveled to Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday to assist victims and emergency personnel affected by the recent storms. Salvation Army deployments are typically 14 days.

The Salvation Army of NE Florida Assists Alabama

The Salvation Army of NE Florida has deployed 2 mobile canteens and a team of volunteers and staff to help assist in the relief and recovery efforts in areas most affected from recent storms.

The Salvation Army canteen (kitchens on wheels) from Jacksonville left on Saturday, April 30 to assist with disaster relief and recovery in the raven stricken areas of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Disaster volunteers from Jacksonville are assisting the Jacksonville canteen. Staff and volunteers from The Salvation Army Orlando Area Command are manning the St. Augustine canteen which traveled to Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday to assist victims and emergency personnel affected by the recent storms. Salvation Army deployments are typically 14 days.

Record-breaking Year for the Walk to Cure Diabetes

Record-breaking Year for the Walk to Cure Diabetes

The Walk to Cure Diabetes, presented by CSX, GATE Foundation, Lender Processing Services, and Vistakon, took place on April 9 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds and set a number of unprecedented records this year for the North Florida Chapter. With more than 1,000 new walkers since last year, this year’s total attendance increased to an astonishing 6,000 walkers!  In addition, the North Florida Chapter has already raised over $525,000 from the recent event and is hopeful that its goal of $575,000 will be exceeded by the end of June. All proceeds from the Walk will support research vital to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Register Now to Participate in the 22nd Annual Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament

Register for the 22nd Annual Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament, which benefits patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. This premier fishing event will take place at the City Dock in Palatka, Florida the “bass fishing capital of the world.” Registration will still be accepted from 2:00 am until safe light launch the morning of May 19, 2011. The registration form is also available at www.wolfsonchildrens.org/bass and click on the 22nd Annual Bass Tournament link.

13th Annual Guns N’ Hoses Set to Raise Money for Local Charities Tomorrow

The Fraternal Order of Police Foundation is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Guns N’ Hoses Fight Night event to raise funds for local charities.

The event will be held tomorrow, April 16, 2011, at The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.  Bell time is 6:30PM.

Belk Charity Event and a Good Reason to Go Shopping!

Belk Spring Charity Sale - Belk will hold its annual Spring Charity Sale this Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. to benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area.

A $5 charitable donation gains customers admission to a private sale with merchandise discounts ranging from an extra 20 to 70 percent off on items throughout the store, including special savings on rarely discounted brands. Customers will also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more at the event, and Belk cardholders will receive double Rewards points (and Belk Elite cardholders, triple Rewards points) for card purchases.