Mandelson tells Labour to consider Lib Dem union

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The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Contractor

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first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSOrange County Consumer Previous articlePublix recalls ice cream due to possible contaminationNext articleParking Ordinance Committee completes final draft Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Avoid door-to-door solicitors.Insist on references, a proper license, bonding and insurance.Check out credentials.Make sure the contract can be broken if you don’t receive financing.Hire a contractor with a real office, not just a post office box address. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 For more information on the Orange County Consumer Fraud Office and how you can protect yourself from fraud, go to www.orangecountyfl.net, call 407-836-2490 or 311 or email [email protected] The home repair/construction complaint form can also be found at www.ocfl.net/fraud and you can report unlicensed contractors by calling (407) 836-5960. “One of our main goals is to help residents learn to recognize fraud and teach them how to avoid becoming a victim,” said Morales, who also recommended you get three or four bids before choosing a contractor. “Education and awareness are the keys to protecting yourself from fraud. It can happen to anyone, regardless of age, and especially in Florida, where the weather dictates we prepare and repair when necessary.” UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Hurricane repair may bring with it fraudulent contractorsFrom Orange CountyNo matter the reason or the season—from holiday remodeling projects to gearing up for hurricane season— protecting yourself from fraudulent contractors can save you from unnecessary headaches and expenses.Homeowners around the nation face the same risks when searching for someone to do repair work or remodeling on their homes.  Unsuspecting consumers can be easy prey for unlicensed contractors whose bids almost inevitably will be much lower than bids from licensed contractors. The strong appeal of saving money can be overwhelming, but buyers must beware. The cheapest contractor available may be the one who will cost the most in the long run.“People don’t understand the risks and therefore don’t do the proper background checks on contractors, and they often end up regretting it,” said Carlos Morales, supervisor of the Orange County Consumer Fraud Office. “Having a license is critical because it protects both parties from anything that might go wrong during the process.”Morales explained that unlicensed contractors have advantages that enable them to provide the lowest prices. They don’t have to pay licensing fees, don’t have to obtain a bond to protect their work, and, more often than not, don’t purchase liability or workers compensation insurance. Without these added expenses, the unlicensed contractor can provide their services at a rate lower than the legitimately licensed professional, but it puts the consumer at risk.“If you hire an unlicensed contractor and he falls off a ladder while doing work at your house, you’re liable,” added Morales. “An unlicensed contractor will also try to cut corners on the work because they don’t have to adhere to building codes, so if a hurricane hits, or even a severe thunderstorm, your house may not hold up to Florida weather conditions.”The goal of the Orange County Consumer Fraud Office is to investigate consumer complaints and work to resolve them through mediation. The Office can also issue citations, refer the complaint to other appropriate agencies and even press criminal charges against the egregious party.“While many of these contractors are just too lazy and cheap to get their licenses, some of them are real criminals who will take your money without doing the work and even steal your property,” warned Morales. “These are organized criminals who canvas neighborhoods and lure you in with cheap prices.”While fraud may not know geographical boundaries, the good news is that specific Florida laws have been passed to protect property owners from incompetent or dishonest contractors. The state licensing process tests basic competency and also screens out dishonest contractors. A valid license is the first indication that your contractor might be qualified to do the job. According to Orange County Consumer Fraud Office, you should do the following when hiring a contractor: Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

New toner recycling Web site to fundraise for three charities

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first_imgFifteen year old Fergus Ferrier has set up Cartridges4charity, a new UK-wide Web-based recycling scheme that recycles printer consumables and mobile phones in aid of three charities.Fergus has not only created the Web site himself, but he has also set up, implemented and managed the entire scheme from sourcing the companies that recycle the goods, to setting up the logistics of a Freepost address and free larger scale collection service. He has also handled all the site’s promotional activities.The site raises funds for Andy Cole Children’s Foundation, SeeAbility, and Cardiac Risk in the Young. All of the money raised, minus an administration charge of 35p per cartridge, is donated and split equally between the three charities.Fergus who attends Morrison’s Academy in Crieff, Scotland explains: “Previously I had been running a similar recycling project with a friend to raise some funds for our school. It seemed to go well, and I couldn’t see a reason why it shouldn’t be done on a larger scale to the benefit of some charities – as long as I could find time between my schoolwork and my social life, there was really nothing to stop me.”He was particularly motivated by the fact that people told him he would never be able to do it.Lisa Waumsley, Marketing Fundraiser for charity SeeAbility, said: “When Fergus told me he was only 15 years of age I did question the idea, but after having spoken to Fergus on the ‘phone he had an extremely mature and professional manner. He has far surpassed every expectation I had, and we’ve already received our first cheque.” Howard Lake | 12 June 2003 | News Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Trading Volunteering  102 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  101 total views,  1 views today New toner recycling Web site to fundraise for three charitieslast_img read more

Shadow Minister to speak at London Region IoF AGM

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first_imgTo book, contact Andy Cawdell at [email protected] Howard Lake | 1 September 2007 | News Tagged with: Events About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Greg Clark MP, former Shadow Charities Minister, is the guest speaker at the IoF London Region’s AGM on Thursday (6 September).Clark became Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office in the latest Tory party reshuffle, but spent some time as the Shadow Charities Minister.The AGM takes place at the Little Ship Club in London on Thursday from 6pm. Entry is free to members, and there is a £15 charge for non-members. Advertisement Shadow Minister to speak at London Region IoF AGM  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Black Lives Matter and France’s Global Security Law

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first_imgIt is sometimes hard to realize the worldwide impact of the Black Lives Matter movement. Language, culture and media indifference can all get in the way. Some countries just don’t have the type of events — protests, marches, rallies — for a variety of reasons, where the influence of BLM would appear.France is different. A major part of its politics plays out in the streets. Workers, generally at the call of their unions, hit the streets — not only over pay, employment and working conditions, but over political issues like the new labor law and a new retirement plan. Workers for private employers have the legal right to strike without imperiling their jobs. Like all workers’ rights in a society run by the bourgeoisie, this right is constantly under attack, but the strike was used consistently in the Yellow Vest movement.And it’s not just workers who hit the streets to protest. Doctors, farmers, fishers, all sorts of community groups and students — some of whom are in unions — and women’s groups, all from time to time collectively raise their voices.All these groups — particularly the unions — rely on solidarity and making alliances with other organizations. Since it is generally the case that more than one union represents workers in a particular plant or industry, to shut it down they need to work together. This is especially the case if a mass mobilization like a general strike is projected.Black Lives Matter in FranceSearching through archives of pictures of protests in France beginning in 2015, I found thousands of pictures from hundreds of demonstrations explicitly referring to BLM slogans, such as “pas de justice, pas de paix, stop aux violences policières” (No Justice, no peace, stop police violence) and “est-ce un crime d’être black?” (Is it a crime to be Black?) And of course in English, so the international audience could not mistake it, “Black Lives Matter.”“Vies Volées’” (“Stolen Lives”), is a French organization – somewhat like the Stolen Lives Project in the U.S. – led by Ramata Dieng that supports the families of murdered and injured victims of police brutality. It has created a petition for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s release with a video of Colin Kaepernick’s statement supporting Mumia (dubbed in French). On its website, there is another petition voicing solidarity with U.S. victims of cop killings and with U.S. political prisoners, along with a powerful rap in French. (viesvolees.org)Police violence and racism have historically been problems in France, which has been and still is an imperialist power in West Africa, North Africa and the Caribbean. In 1804, France was defeated in Haiti, which had been the most profitable colony of the 18th century; Haiti made more profits for France than Britain extracted from all its North American colonies. In 1825, Charles X, the last and most reactionary Bourbon king of France, sent a flotilla to Haiti and forced it to pay for all the “property,” that is, the enslaved people France lost to the Haitian Revolution. These payments were a huge economic burden on Haiti for the next 100 years. Haiti was forced to pay back with money that which it had won with the blood of its people.In 1830, Charles X’s armed forces began the conquest of Algeria, which took about 20 years to complete. Algerians, and later North Africans from Tunisia and Morocco along with West Africans, were treated as a cheap labor pool when France needed workers in its expanding industries. When it needed soldiers in World War I, France recruited 450,000 from its African colonies. Current President Emmanuel Macron admitted in a 2018 tweet that 200,000 of them had died.The French bourgeoisie fought bitterly to retain control of Algeria, which, like the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean, was treated as an overseas department of France. Algerians charge that the French killed over a million people during the war for Algeria’s independence.Now the religion with the largest number of practicing believers in France is Islam, which is the faith of most of the North African and many of the West African communities in France — like the Malian community, estimated to have 250,000 members.Weekly protests hit racist lawsNationally coordinated demonstrations against two new bills the Macron government is pushing have occurred every Saturday since the last Saturday in November. One bill, the Global Security Law, would give cops in France, who are directly under the control of the Macron government, more power to gather intelligence on protesters and make it illegal for the public to film cops. The other protested bill is known as  the “separatist law.” This legislation would force groups similar to the Collectif Contre Islamophobie en France (CCIF), which offers legal counseling on anti-Muslim bigotry, to disband — the minister of the interior has ordered CCIF to stop — and prevent Sharia schools from teaching Islam on the weekends.The Dec. 5 demonstrations were held jointly with the General Confederation of Workers (CGT), which was protesting against unemployment and demanding permanent, full-time jobs. Philippe Martinez, secretary general of the CGT, told the press at the start of the demonstration in Paris: “There is no opposition between public and individual liberties and the struggle for permanent jobs and against unemployment, especially in this period.”The Dec. 19 demonstrations raised the needs of undocumented immigrants.The author’s Twitter handle is @dunkel_greg. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

An Applause for Retiree Helen Moran-Wolf

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first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Kind, genuine, caring, compassionate, brave, feisty, fearless; these words spring to mind when describing the Helen Moran-Wolf, a woman whose retirement comes with applause and accolades for all she has accomplished.After 21 years of faithfully serving the children and families in the communities of the San Gabriel Valley, Foothill Family Service CEO Helen Moran-Wolf will be retiring in July.Foothill family Service will host a retirement dinner on Thursday, June 6 to celebrate the 300,000 families that have been served because of Helen’s leadership, vision and tenacity to petition for large grants.Helen will be greatly missed at Foothill Family Services. In her 21 years she has overseen huge expansion, beginning with one office in Pasadena where children and families came once a week, to the now seven family centers that send out social workers into the community, to homes, and to schools to provide the best service possible.“I will really miss her guidance. She has a vision of how things should become and what they’ll be and it’s really guided the agency and we will miss that,” Chief of Clinical Services Patricia Avery said who worked with Helen from the beginning.In 1991 the agency had 24 employees who served 2,000 clients per year with a budget of $800,000. Currently the 300 employees serve over 20,000 clients annually with a budget of $17 million throughout the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale and Burbank.When Helen joins her cancer-surviving husband, Edwood Wolf, in retirement she plans on spending more time with her adorable two-year-old grandson Andrew and daughter Vanessa who live in San Francisco.“Life could change very quickly and it sort of changed his perspective so I thought you know he’s right. There are things we want to do, we want to travel. I’ve been here a long time so it’s probably time to get some new fresh perspective in,” Helen said.They have a trip planned to Turkey and the Greek Islands after her retirement and next year Helen and Edwood hope to tour New ZealandOver the years, the grants and partnerships the agency has received have contributed to who Foothill reaches. The first big contract they received under Governor Pete Wilson for $2 million lead them to work with teen parents, a widely underserved population.“Helen and I, when we first started working together were putting together a lot of proposals. We would spend a lot of late nights together and sometimes get a little silly and a lot of laughing, but we got those grants,” Chief of Clinical Services Patricia Avery said.Another piece that was transformational and exciting for Helen was the contract with the department of mental health given at a time LA County was expanding children’s services dramatically. This contract allowed Foothill to put therapists in schools and serve each child’s need without labeling it as the often stigmatized word â€˜mental health.’“Its fun to watch programs grow and flourish and hear the stories of how peoples lives are changed, that’s really exciting.”The agency has also developed a special expertise in providing services for families with children 0-5 under Helen’s leadership.“It goes back to my mother really, she was orphaned very young. She was placed with some relatives who worked out very badly and ended up putting her in an orphanage. That really had an impact on the rest of her life,”Her mom was placed with a family when she was 14 who saw here potential and helped her eventually become a nurse, but the early years were never forgotten.“I could see the impact that what happens to you as a child makes a difference. And I thought, we need to start as early as possible,” Helen said.Helen moved to Southern California from Brighton, England when she was 21 to follow Edwood Wolf, who she met when he came to graduate school in London. They have been happily married for more than 40 years.Prior to joining Foothill Family Service, Helen served as the Executive Director of the Assistance League Family Service Agency. Helen received her M.S.W. from the University of Southern California and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage, Family and Child Counselor with a Certificate in Advanced Management.“She understands the plight many of our families and clients that are in and when she communicates that to potential donors and supporters, it’s really heartfelt and meaningful and it translates often to action; you want to do more for the agency because of what she said. I’ve known her a long time and I think she’s such an exceptional leader and she was one of the reasons why I came to work here,” Development Associate Lisa Vandergriff said.Reflecting on her time here, Helen said, “I am going to miss the people. I was very fortunate I have wonderful folks that I work with, an outstanding chief of clinical services, a really great staff here and I had a wonderful board who really supported us and who helped us with fund raising.”Director of Human Resources Mary O’Brien had the privilege of working with Helen for 10 years. She recalled a time when Helen was especially understanding about a challenge Mary was having with her granddaughter.“It was so nice to know that you can have a boss that has that depth of understanding and understands the relationships that people have that report to her, not just the work they do, but that what’s going on in their personal lives really matters. She really has a natural compassion for the staff and what they’re going through,” O’Brien said.Helen leaves behind this legacy for the community to now take what they have gained from her and give to each other.“It’s helping the clients but I think it’s also bringing in the community so they can see that they can really help to make a difference too in the lives of these families and by people helping other people we really strengthen the whole community.” HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Foreclosure Activity Way Down in New Mexico for Q3, September

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first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Activity Way Down in New Mexico for Q3, September The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Foreclosure Activity Way Down in New Mexico for Q3, September Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Financial Regulators Finalize QRM Rule Next: ‘King of Foreclosures’ Arrested, Charged with Bankruptcy Fraud The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Default Notices Foreclosure Filings New Mexico RealtyTrac REO Scheduled Foreclosure Auctions 2014-10-21 Brian Honea Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 21, 2014 1,054 Views About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Foreclosure activity plummeted in New Mexico both in the third quarter and in September, according to RealtyTrac’s Q3 2014 Foreclosure Report recently released.The state called the “Land of Enchantment” reported 1,177 foreclosure filings (which include default notices, scheduled foreclosure auctions, and REO activity/lender repossessions) for the third quarter of 2014, a decline of 16.5 percent from Q2 and a drop of 53.2 percent from the same period in 2013 when more than 2,500 foreclosure filings were reported, according to RealtyTrac.Overall in Q3, one in every 765 residential housing units had a foreclosure filing in New Mexico, which ranked the state 31st in the nation, according to RealtyTrac. The national average for the quarter was one foreclosure filing for every 415 housing units.New Mexico’s foreclosure rate for the month of September was much lower than it was overall in the third quarter. For September, the state reported one foreclosure filing for every 2,841 residential housing units, which comprised 4 percent of the nearly 900,000 housing units in New Mexico. That ranked the state 36th in the nation in foreclosure rate for September, according to RealtyTrac.The national average foreclosure rate in September was one for every 1,232 housing units, or 8 percent of all residential housing units in the country. New Mexico’s rate was less than half of the national average for September, according to RealtyTrac.New Mexico totaled only 317 foreclosure filings in September, which was a decline of 33.8 percent from August and a drop of 36.4 percent from September 2013. It was the 15th lowest total of any state in the nation among states that reported data. RealtyTrac reported a total of 106,866 foreclosure filings nationwide in September and 317,171 nationwide for the third quarter. Tagged with: Default Notices Foreclosure Filings New Mexico RealtyTrac REO Scheduled Foreclosure Auctionslast_img read more

Kenny rejects calls to reverse home help cuts

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first_img The Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil has told TDs they can’t behave like ‘gurriers shouting on a street at each other’.The intervention from Seán Barrett came after a rowdy morning in the Dáil – with deputies heckling over home help cuts, the pensions of former bankers and homelessness.The exchange came shortly after Taoiseach Enda Kenny rejected calls for cuts in home help hours to be reversed.Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin highlighted a number of cases where people have had home help services stopped altogether, but the Taoiseach responded that reversing the cuts just isn’t an option…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/enda1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter By News Highland – November 7, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleMc Conalogue raises grant delays in the DailNext articleGardai discover body washed up on rocks in Bundoran News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Facebook Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal News WhatsApp Kenny rejects calls to reverse home help cuts Google+ Pinterest Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

Brundidge Fire receives donation

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first_img Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 23, 2015 By Secrets Revealed Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Foundation representative David Conklin said Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in 2005 with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations.“Firehouse Subs has given more than $13 million to hometown heroes in 43 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $816,000 in Alabama,” Conklin said. “Other than Florida, Alabama has received the largest number of donations from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.”Jackie Gubbins, Foundation programs manager, said Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation realizes that it is not always possible for fire departments to purchase the equipment they need.“The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is dedicated to assisting fire departments with their needs through local fundraising initiatives, including the sell of pickle buckets, counter donations and the Round Up Program.” Representatives from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and Brundidge Volunteer Fire Department and city officials met at Firehouse Subs in Troy Wednesday to celebrate the purchase of a Kubota ATV that will increase the fire department’s rescue capabilities in response to off-road incidents. The purchase was made possible through a Foundation donation. Picture, from left, Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage, Brundidge volunteer firefighters, Charles Tuttle and Joe Sonntag, Foundation representative David Conklin, firefighters Jerry Reynolds, Glen Adkins (chief) and Moses Davenport, Brundidge City Council members, Betty Baxter and Margaret Ross, and Brad Walker, Firehouse Subs.Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated $14,000 to the Brundidge Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle that will increase rescue capabilities in response to off-road incidents.The 4×4 Diesel Kubota ATV was the center of attention Wednesday when Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation representatives and BVFD firefighters and city officials gathered at Firehouse Subs in Troy.Glen Adkins, BVFD chief, expressed appreciation to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for the generous donation. 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Donation canisters on the register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change.“The Round Up Program allows guests to ‘round up’ their bill to the nearest dollar,” said Rex Lewis, owner/manger of Troy Firehouse Subs. “Our cashiers are very good at reminding our guests about the Round-Up program. We greatly appreciate all of those who participate. Those donations make it possible to assist our local fire departments.”All funds raised benefit the Foundation. You Might Like Johnston’s jewelry featured at TroyFest Submitted photoRobin Johnson’s copper bracelets. Johnston is one of the new artists to TroyFest, bringing hand-crafted jewelry. Robin Johnston, a… read more “An ATV is a piece of equipment that our department has needed and wanted for a long time,” Adkins said. “Our firefighters respond to forest fires in a wide area and a lot of those fires are difficult to get to. With this ATV, now we will be able to reach those fires. The City of Brundidge has purchased a skidder for the ATV. We’ll put a water tank on it that will be a big benefit to us when we are fighting fires in places we can’t get to on the truck.”Adkins said the ATV also will be a valuable piece of equipment in search and rescue operations.“We don’t have a lot of those but they do happen,” he said. “We really appreciate this donation from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. We thank all of those who participate in Firehouse Subs fundraisers because they are part of this, too.”last_img read more

Kling: Teller of lingering stories

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