St. Lucie County has been chosen to receive $120,348 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. It has also been chosen to receive $171,582 under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from several national churches and charities.
A local board made up of the United Way of St. Lucie County will determine how the funds earmarked for St. Lucie County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for funds should contact Deana Shatley at 772.464.5300 or [email protected] for an application. The deadline is May 18.
Capt. Hiram offering free mimosas for moms
Capt. Hiram’s Resort in Sebastian is offering free mimosas for moms dining on Sunday. As the resort welcomes guests for dining, it is operating on a first-come, first serve basis with table seating in order to follow social distancing guidelines. Extended wait times may result. Reservations are not available at this time.
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Vero Beach-based Magic Carpet Ride charter bus company is participating in a rally in Washington, D.C., to protest the exclusion of motor coaches from federal relief efforts related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Magic Carpet Ride is sending a bus and driver to join more than 800 motorcoaches in the nation’s capital. Driver Carlos Simpson will depart Monday and arrive at the rally as it begins Wednesday.
Rotary presents first check to Food Bank
Pictured in photo above are Rotarians Bob McCabe, Brian Carman, Treasure Coast Food Bank Executive Director Judith Cruz and Rotarian Debbie Avery.
Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach on May presented a check for $25,000 to the Treasure Coast Food Bank. The club has offered to match up to $30,000 in donations to the Food Bank. The check Monday represented $12,500 donated by the public and $12,500 matched by Rotary. To donate visit www.sunriserotaryverobeach.org.
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If you are in a position, consider a gift to a Treasure Coast nonprofit affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Find the needs of many area nonprofits and how to give at treasurecoastnonprofits.com
HOMETOWN HERO Written and nominated by April Porter of Sebastian
“Dr. Chris Festa, owner of River’s Edge Direct Primary & Urgent Care in Sebastian, works tirelessly for the community and for the betterment of the health of residents. During the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Chris has provided IV immune boosts for all frontline medical and first responders for free. She provides at cost the same IV to people requesting it. She delivers telemedicine as a courtesy to members of the community who cannot afford health care during COVID-19. She does a daily talk on Facebook to the community keep people updated on COVID-19 as well as how to keep a positive attitude. Dr. Chris is an inspiration to all.”
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