Community Spirit

Preservation SOS: Organization Rehabs Home For Springfield Man

Preservation SOS:  Organization Rehabs Home For Springfield Man

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Oscar Collins, Sr. could only watch in amazement this morning.

"Yes sir.  This is beautiful," he said.

He watched from the stree as his home of more than 30 years was being transformed.

"I think it's just awesome.  It's just awesome," said Collins.

Collins is now in his 70s.  He says over the past few years, he hasn't been able to take care of his Springfield home like he wanted to.

"Had open heart surgery and you know age catches up with you with open heart surgery," he said.

He also takes care of his 33-year-old son, Oscar Jr., who's handicapped.  After a nomination, Preservation SOS stepped in.

"We decided to make it happen, if you will, by going out there and helping people who need help," said SOS President Nicole Lopez.

The U.S. Army's SPIRIT OF AMERICA Concert COMING TO JACKSONVILLE THIS YEAR!!!!!

The U.S. Army's  SPIRIT OF AMERICA  Concert  COMING TO JACKSONVILLE THIS YEAR!!!!!

The 2011 Spirit of America tour is making it's way to Jacksonville this year.  For more than 30 years, Spirit of America has been a truly unforgettable experience.  A historical drama produced from soldiers'  real accounts, letters, and diaries, bringing to life the history of generations of American soldiers. As you witness breathtaking music, amazing ceremonial drills, dramatic renactments of real life stories Spirit of America is going to show Jacksonville how the army's history is also our nation's history.

JULY IS NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH !!! Some Interesting Facts...

JULY IS NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH !!!  Some Interesting Facts...

All kinds of crazy things happen in July and one of them is it's NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH ! The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans consume over 7 billion hot dogs a year.  Yes, I said 7 billion!!!!!  A typical American on average eats 60 hot dogs annually.  It's commonly overlooked as one of the top comfort foods. 

WHAT DID YOU SAY????? A FREE CAR?????

WHAT DID YOU SAY?????  A FREE CAR?????

  Established in 1996, and recently recharged in April of 2011, the Original 1 800 Charity Cars is back and better than ever!!!!

FC JAX Destroyers and Children’s Miracle Network to Host “A Night to Remember”

FC JAX Destroyers and Children’s Miracle Network to Host “A Night to Remember”
The FC JAX Destroyers and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are pleased to announce a joint effort in hosting a community event on July 21 that is sure to be a night to remember.

The FC JAX Destroyers’ July 21st match against the Central Florida Kraze will feature Jacksonville local Haley Richardson, the 2011 Florida Champion representative for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the coin toss to begin the game. Richardson was treated at Wolfson Children’s Hospital for Osteosercoma and was selected as the state representative for her bravery battling and overcoming the cancer. Miracle Children will also be present and sing the national anthem as well as serve as the ball boys and girls during the game.

Annual School Supply Drive About to Kickoff

Annual School Supply Drive About to Kickoff

Stuff the Bus, the annual First Coast News drive to collect school supplies for those in need is almost here.  In partnership with The Salvation Army, Publix, Community First Credit Union and The United Way, we encourage those who can help to do so by dropping off school suply donations.

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

A full day of tennis play and exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the San Jose Country Club when Jacksonville-area former touring ATP pros Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington, along with Amer Delic, Wolfson High School tennis standout and current touring ATP pro, donate their time in a fundraising effort to “Save Jax High School Tennis.”