Apopka Then and Now needs your help

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Then and Now Previous articleWilcox withdraws from US Senate RaceNext articleSport Clips Haircuts: It’s Good to be a Guy in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook groups serve a lot of purposes for communities. They can be a sounding board for issues. They can effect change. They can even win or lose elections. And in some cases, these groups can organize community action.However it is rare when a Facebook Group leaves its keyboards, PC’s and laptops and helps out its community in a more tangible, physical way and helps out in the community.  That’s what Apopka Then and Now is doing tomorrow.Gene Knight wrote this on Then and Now’s Facebook Group page today:“I have citizen of Apopka needing a back yard clean up… mainly grass mowed, small trees cut down etc. It’s just too much for one person to get back in shape. I’m looking to see if we can do it. It won’t be to bad if we get enough people to help. If you are able to help, please let me know. We will be serving lunch too. It’s just one way we would like to help citizens of Apopka in need. I know it’s short notice but it is what it is. It will be tomorrow starting at 8am.”Knight started the group in December of 2015, but since mid-April it has increased its membership from about 500 to over 2,000.  This small group, dedicated to the history of Apopka, has transformed into an all-encompassing group covering a diversity of issues.And now it is going into the community.“We are doing it because we want to help citizens in Apopka that are in need of help and to get the community involved to help make Apopka a great place to live,” said Knight. “If we can get everyone to help one person that just can’t get out and do yard work because of medical reasons or whatever the case may be, it will make a difference . I love getting out and doing what I can do in the community and just seeing people smile and know someone cares. I love helping people.”Misha Corbett agrees.“People helping each other is what builds a strong community, said Corbett, one of the administrators at Apopka Then and Now. ”And we want to build a strong community in Apopka.” The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Proposal to rent nursing home residents’ houses is criticised

first_img Facebook By News Highland – August 21, 2017 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Meanwhile, a Donegal councillor has expressed concern at a proposal that older people in nursing homes be encouraged to rent out their homes in a bid to tackle the housing crisis.Cllr Ian Mc Garvey says the way the issue was raised last week was unfair, and upset many people………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ìanmc1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleLYIT President says reaction to CAO offers has been mainly positiveNext articleFour people awaiting admission at LUH News Highland A landlord is to pay 42,000 euro to three tenants after being found to have discriminated against them by not offering them access to housing assistance.In a judgment, the Workplace Relations Commission said it was difficult to understand the landlord’s attitude towards the model tenants.The three will now receive around 14 thousand euro each in compensation. Facebook Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Proposal to rent nursing home residents’ houses is criticised News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more