Local-level honorees in each state will receive awards ranging from bronze medallions to certificates. Qualifying local honorees also receive President’s Volunteer Service Awards.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards was created in 1995 to recognize the exemplary volunteer work of middle level and high school students. Since then, awards have been granted to more than 140,000 middle and high school students across the country at the local, state and national level. Spirit of Community programs are also conducted in Japan, Ireland, India, China and Brazil, where Prudential has significant business operations.
For complete details on the 2021 program and the stories of Florida’s top youth volunteers from years past, visit http://spirit.prudential.com.
While many are expected to flock to the shore this weekend for the last holiday of the summer season, beachgoers are reminded that COVID-19 is still a concern in Volusia county. Residents and visitors heading to the beach must continue to park at a post, maintain physical distancing and avoid congregating in large groups.
Registration is still open to participate in the 13th Annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup. The event draws volunteers to protect and enjoy nature by removing trash within their developments or along city paths, walkways and waterways.
Attorney General Ashley Moody has announced more than $1 million in recoveries for consumers contacting the Florida Attorney General’s Office regarding COVID-19 related purchases, cancellations and scams.
As part of their commitment to help alleviate hunger, Publix and Publix Super Markets Charities are continuing their efforts to provide needed support to local communities and families through a combination of financial contributions, donations of fresh produce and milk purchased from southeastern farmers, Publix’s in-store perishable food recovery program and its Food for Sharing register campaign.
Clean the World, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene and sustainability, has partnered with Orange County Government to launch its Fresh Start WASH & Wellness Program to support the unsheltered community throughout Orange County.
Florida’s housing market continued its positive momentum in July despite the coronavirus pandemic, with more closed sales, more new pending sales, higher median prices and more new listings compared to a year ago, according to Florida Realtors® latest housing data.
Funding is still available for Daytona Beach residents needing financial assistance with their monthly rent payments. The City of Daytona Beach has received Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT) in the amount of $220,837 from the State of Florida – Florida Housing Finance Corporation.