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Check A Charity

Check A Charity – Florida Consumer E-Newsletter, November 2016

Charities depend on the generosity of donors to support them for various causes and purposes. Many charitable organizations use your donations wisely; however, some may misrepresent their fundraising intentions or solicit for phony causes. Keep these tips in mind before making a donation:

Read the article: Check A Charity

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Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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October 22, 2016
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

4497 Mobile Highway (Walgreens near Fairfield)
1841 E Olive Road (Walgreens near Ferry Pass Elementary school)
85 Beverly Parkway (Walgreens near N Palafox Street)
5995 Mobile Highway Walgreens at the corner of Saufley Field Road)

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State of Emergency

Governor Rick Scott today signed Executive Order 16-230 declaring a state of emergency for every Florida county due to the severity and magnitude of Hurricane Matthew.

Governor Scott said, “Hurricane Matthew is a life-threatening category four hurricane and we must all take it seriously. If Hurricane Matthew directly impacts Florida, there could be massive destruction which we haven’t seen since Hurricane Andrew devastated Miami-Dade County in 1992. That is why we cannot delay and must prepare for direct impact now. Today, I signed an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in every Florida county to ensure we have resources for evacuations, sheltering and other logistical needs across our state. We are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best and we will not take any chances to ensure our state is prepared.”

FRF and FPMA will remain in constant contact with Governor Scott’s office as well as the Division of Emergency Management for all pre-or post-Hurricane coordination efforts. We will continue to pass along any information pertaining to this hurricane going forward.

Please note that because an emergency has been declared that emergency pricing restrictions are in effect.