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Monday, December 14, 2015
We are asking that you let your voice be heard by clicking here to submit your own letters that include the key concerns below (feel free to just copy and paste), as well as any other concerns you may have. Why We Are Worried About the Proposal While the proposed rule is voluntary, it creates the ground work for a mandatory rule, which would be...
Monday, November 23, 2015
As I considered this week’s column on senior hunger, The Judds country song Grandpa kept replaying in my head.  That song expresses a longing for a gentler time when we took care of one another, kept promises and committed ourselves to family.  Certainly, as I considered the statistics on the hunger facing our community’s grandmas and grandpas,...
Monday, November 9, 2015
How many of you remember the petrified gum or other unmentionables that were tacked to the bottom of your elementary and middle school desks? Maybe you’re like me and twinge when a siren causes a flash back to past tornado and earthquake drills. I was pretty talented at garnering bruises as I flung myself under the questionably embellished refuge...
Monday, November 9, 2015
At four, my family lived in Guam, where my father was stationed as a Naval flight officer. At that age, I was worried about the geckos that invaded our house, but I also thought they were kinda cool. I remember crying when my mom wouldn’t let me keep the pet toad I had found.Though I was a happy child, I didn’t always feel like I was a part of the...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Workplaces throughout the community regularly get into the spirit of their campaign seasons. Employees are excited to alter their daily routines and experience fun activities that promote giving and healthy competition. The Escambia County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller (COC) office uses Halloween as a chance to give back to the...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Wes HudgensWes is the Community Relations Representative at Gulf Power. He earned his B.A. in Risk Management/Insurance from Florida State University. Wes’ community service includes his role as a charter member of Seville Rotary, past board member of the Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida and an active member of the Pensacola Young...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
How can you make a difference in a child's life with just one hour of your time per week? Volunteer to become a ReadingPal. To help tackle the education gap in our community, 200 volunteers are matched with four year olds and serve 25 hours during the 2015-16 school year.ReadingPal volunteers never have to worry about a lack of excitement....
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
If one person were to make the same level of impact that United Way’s Day of Caring volunteers made, he or she would have to serve every hour of the day for an entire year. That’s because 1,381 generous individuals gathered to make a difference in Escambia County. They provided 8,725 hours of labor valued at $201,286. Strong communities depend...
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Our community has been fortunate to be wowed by large gifts made by some of our more wealthy citizens.  With game changing projects like the Downtown YMCA, it may appear that you need millions to make a big difference in the community. Fortunately, Joe Geribo and others know the truth and are quick to say, “Little people can make a big difference...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
School staff and local nonprofit representatives will spend a full day at the Gulf Power Auditorium discussing how to best bridge gaps between nonprofits and children/families with needs seen by the Escambia County school system. The inaugural summit was held last January and included over 60 school district employees and 28 nonprofits. After...