Community Spirit

Mike Davidson Ford Holds 3rd Annual Food Drive for City Rescue Mission

Mike Davidson Ford holds its 3rd Annual Food Drive for City Rescue Mission. The Dealership hopes to collect enough canned and non-perishable goods to fill the beds of Three Ford F-150 trucks to feed the homeless during the holidays in Jacksonville. The food drive, in its third year, benefits the City Rescue Mission, a non-profit, faith-based organization located in downtown Jacksonville.  The City Rescue Mission has provided help to the homeless and needy to Northeast Florida since 1946. In addition to providing emergency services for the homeless, CRM offers life-changing programs like the New Day Workforce and LifeBuilders to people get off the streets and back on their feet.

2010 Jacksonville Light Parade

Mayor John Peyton and the City of Jacksonville invite First Coast families and their guests to see downtown in a whole new light at the 2010 Jacksonville Light Parade on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 7 p.m. on the downtown riverfront.

Habitat for Humanity's Annual Fundraiser

You are invited to join Habitat for Humanity at the Annual Holiday Gala for Humanity and enjoy the 12 Tastes of Christmas, a sampling of fine food selections from the best dining St. Augustine has to offer. In its 16th year, the Gala will be held at the River House, and will be offering a tasting menu with wine pairings. Silent and live auctions, live music from local band Chillula, and dancing will all be part of the night’s festivities. Mr. Tom Crawford, Director of St Johns County Housing and Community Services, will be the esteemed Master of Ceremonies. Mr. Crawford is whom Habitat’s 34 home development, Crawford Park, is named after, and has been one of Habitat for Humanity of St. Johns County’s biggest supporters and loyal advocate for many years.

Missing Child FOUND: Kelvin Martin Alexander

UPDATE: Child found safe.

Kelvin Martin Alexander

4’, 70lbs, 8years old

Scar in center of forehead

Police are actively working a missing child case.  Kelvin Martin Alexander was last seen around 9:30 a.m. at 3801 Crown Point Road.  He was last seen wearing black shorts, and a dark blue short sleeved shirt.

Faces of the First Coast 2011 Go Red For Women Casting Call

The American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement is calling on women and men who live in the region to submit their heart health stories for the 2011 “Faces of the First Coast” casting call. If chosen, applicants will become representatives of the local public awareness campaign beginning in the spring of 2011. In addition, local winners will be eligible for submission to the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red For Women” casting call. Members of the “Faces of the First Coast” work to bring the dangers, signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease to our community. They represent, exemplify and advocate for the mission of Go Red For Women through education and awareness.

Pearls and Cufflinks Gala to benefit the Clara White Mission

Citi will present, the Clara White Mission, “Pearls and Cufflinks” Gala, to celebrate the mission’s 106th anniversary of service to the community and the 134th birthday of the mission’s founder, Dr. Eartha M.M. White, will be held on Friday, November 12th at St. Ephrem, Catholic Church Conference Center, 4650 Kernan Blvd at 6:00 pm.

Wounded Warrior Project Announces Scholarship

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is proud to announce a $1,000 scholarship and essay contest for high school seniors. The scholarship is open to public, private, and home schooled students in the Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. John’s Counties in Florida.

Students are being asked to submit a 500 word essay answering the question, “Why is it important to honor our Veterans?” Deadline for the essay is February 21, 2011.  A panel of judges will then honor the top essay from each county with a $1,000 scholarship award which winners can use at any college, technical school or university nationwide.