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Cliff’s 600 Hours of Volunteer Service Ensured 1,000’s of Meals Were Given to Those in Need

by Shelby Durden Jacksonville University Intern Cliff Honiker is the recipient of the 2016 HandsOn Hunger Award. Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) is a community effort to establish food security across 17 counties in Northeast Florida. Formed through a collaborative partnership … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Heidi Katz

Position Vice President Marketing Communications and Business Development What could you not live without? My three daughters, my two dogs, my closest friends and ice cream! What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done? I rode all of the roller … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Jeannetta Mock

Position Community Engagement Manager The Mission Continues Program Where is the most exciting place you’ve ever been? The most exciting place I have ever been was Italy (Rome, Florence and Livorno.)  The hospitality, the food and wine were exquisite! Who … Continue reading

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More Than a Fundraiser – Pine Castle Shows the Way to Succeed in The Human Race

  As Pine Castle resident Sean Harcrow crossed the finish line of The Human Race’s One Mile Fun Run, Team Pine Castle’s deafening cheers and proud screams blocked out all other noise. For the first time in his four years … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Richard Neal

Meet Richard Neal Position at HOJ: Military Engagement Manager through AmeriCorps What is the scariest thing you have ever done? Holding my son for the first time and reflecting about the significance of just what was entrusted to me as … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: LeAnn Daddario

Meet LeAnn Daddario Position at HOJ:  Development Director What could you not live without? My faith, family, and friends. All three of these sew deeply into my life. I have to include the beach…it is my place of relaxation, reflection … Continue reading

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Fighting Tigers – Committed to Serving Their Country and Community

The Fighting Tigers of Patrol Squadron EIGHT (VP-8) consists of over 350 officers and sailors stationed at NAS Jacksonville. These active-duty service members selflessly volunteer their time and talents in pursuit of a greater good for the Jacksonville community. The … Continue reading

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Pink Sisters Have “Been There” and Are Now Here to Help Others

In April 2007, while navigating through her own personal journey with breast cancer, Laura Bergmann thoughtfully compiled her wish list of the perfect compassionate care she would want and wish for all breast cancer patients. That process lead to the … Continue reading

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2012 Blog in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Osjah Castro – Young Girl With Big Vision

Osjah Castro, a homeschooled 7th grader, has a knack for finding community problems and figuring out ways to solve them. A volunteer since kindergarten, Osjah has taken on many volunteer projects. Last year she adopted Timucuan Elementary School and supplied … Continue reading

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