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2 more COVID-19 deaths in SLC
Two more people have died from COVID-19 in St. Lucie County, according to the daytime report issued by the Florida Department of Health.
The latest death is that of an 82-year-old man, whose case was first reported on April 5. The death of a 74-year old man was reported last night.
The death of one other man, 77, had appeared in yesterday’s daytime report. The report showed that the 77-year-old had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicios. St. Lucie’s other deaths include a 59-year man and two women, ages 31 and 95.
St. Lucie County is the only county with COVID-19 deaths... read more >>
As a service to readers and restaurants on the Treasure Coast, Indian River Magazine Inc. has created a website showing restaurants that are open for carryout and/or delivery in St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties. The site includes hours and days carryout is available as well as popular dishes. See the new site at treasurecoastrestaurants.com
Employment attorney says sick leave notice must be posted
In his latest column, employment law attorney David Miklas says businesses with fewer than 500 employees are required to post a notice about sick leave provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that went into effect April 1. See the poster. See his column
Is your church offering virtual services during Holy Week?
Indian River Magazine is compiling a list of churches on the Treasure Coast providing livestreaming of services during Easter Week. The listing will be shared online and via social media throughout Easter Week. If you are a pastor or authorized representative of your church, please visit https://www.indianrivermagazine.com/treasure-coast-churches/ and complete by noon Wednesday, April 8.
— NONPROFIT NEWS —
Pine School rallies to action for House of Hope
The Pine School donated perishable items from its suspended lunch program to local non-profit House of Hope. Director of Admissions Beth Lettengarver made the delivery.
“The Pine School has been a longtime partner and we greatly appreciate
this donation during these difficult times,” said House of Hope CEO Rob Ranieri.
Sunrise Rotary Club, Quilters Guild make masks for Senior Resource Assocation
After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidelines on the use of masks in public, the Senior Resource Association in Vero Beach reached out to the community in an effort to ensure their staff, drivers and volunteers were properly protected.
The Sunrise Rotary Club Vero Beach and Vero Beach Quilters Guild quickly responded. They were already making extra reusable masks for Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital staff and offered to make 200 more for SRA. Cleveland Clinic agreed to donate all material. Sunrise Rotary member Pam O’Donnell on April 5 delivered 200 masks to Senior Resource Association.
When the masks were delivered, they were properly disinfected and packaged for distribution. By Monday, April 6th, SRA staff and volunteers were given masks to wear during their Meals on Wheels and essential supplies deliveries to at-risk, homebound seniors throughout Indian River County.
“I am amazed and humbled by the outpouring of kindness as our community stands together in isolation, helping each other in this time of need,’’ said Karen Deigl, SRA CEO and president. “Our organization was growing increasingly concerned about the lack of face masks available, and the need to protect our staff, volunteers and drivers who continue to work on the front line, ensuring our vulnerable senior population receives food and daily living essentials. Thanks to three organizations working together, we can continue safely providing vital services.’’
HOMETOWN HERO BY MARYANN KETCHAM
As a member of Elev8Hope's Kids Who Care, 13-year-old Matthew Baer leads the way. With his outgoing personality and enthusiastic smile, he motivates his peers and participates in many fundraising events.
Not only that, this Stuart Middle School pupil handle deposits for the student-led nonprofit, and has also raised more than $10,000 for classmates in need.
He assists with deliveries, networks with local businesses to obtain sponsorships and build shelving units at the Elev8Hope Community Center.
Baer has both written and received mini-grants, including one from Publix Supermarket, to help the nonprofit restock its shelves.
He is currently focused on creating over 300 Easter baskets to help provide a measure of joy for local youngsters during these trying times.
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