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  • SAFER Newsletter - August 21, 2018

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    August 21, 2018

    August 21, 2018

    Community Needs

    These requests are from people who cannot find help anywhere else, so they are sent to us in hopes the community can help them. 
    • The United Way received a phone call from Camille, who is the caregiver for an elderly woman who is 100 years old.  The woman needs repairs to her roof.  She is in Pace. If you can assist, please call the care giver at  (850)346-7784 
    • Ursula a 76 y/o Senior citizen with a large water leak in her home is now unable to use plumbing at this time.  Can someone look at it and tell what the problem is?  She cannot afford to call a plumber.  850-313-4983
    • United Way referred Mrs. Terry in Milton to SAFER for assistance getting a wheelchair ramp build for her and her husband. Call 765-702-4469.
    • A 70-year-old disabled woman in Gulf Breeze needs work done around the home. Her porch steps are sunk in from excess rain and there is mold around the windows. Call Selana, 850-932-5770
    • Jim lives out of state (303-931-4299) and his mother, who lives in a mobile home in Navarre, needs a wheelchair ramp. SAFER can help arrange pay for some of the supplies.
    • Kathleen in Gulf Breeze is a disabled, elderly woman who needs her AC unit repaired. Call 850-203-1879.
    • Yolanda, a 59-year-old woman, is having severe financial difficulties paying her bills she lost her job of 15 years due to poor health. Three months ago her AC stopped working and an organization helping seniors tried to fix it but she needs a new compressor. Call 850-598-1431.
    • Bill is elderly and disabled. He lives in Pace and has a leaky ceiling and his porch pillars are about to fall. Call 850-686-9795.

    Over 30 Days

    • A mother in Milton needs two twin size beds (or bunk set), including mattresses (new or clean/gently used). She also needs a pack and play. Call 850-983-5001 to leave a name/number and arrange pick up. This type of need is constant and any assistance to Bridges Out of Poverty is appreciated.
    • Peggy, a woman living in the Navarre area, needs help with the following: porch floor has holes in it, screens have holes in them, bedroom doors are broken and there are holes in the floor. Call 850-936-2104.
    West Florida Baptist Church is hosting the third annual Love My Neighbor Day on August 25th and we’d love your help!

    Love My Neighbor Day (#LMND18) is a free event aimed at bringing together neighbors in Santa Rosa County to foster positive relationships and to ensure that our community remains one of the best in the nation to raise a family. 

    WFBC hosts the family-fun day of events, including a variety of activities and giveaways such as bounce houses, face painting, helicopter demonstration, carnival games, snow cones, and FREE FOOD—but we could use your help. 

    Only through partnerships with organizations and local businesses such as yours can Love My Neighbor Day be provided at no cost to the community, an event that would cost over $10,000 to host

    Here’s what we need:
    • Community Volunteers (Previous volunteers include: OneBlood, Pace Fire Department, Milton Police Department, U.S. Navy Recruiter, etc.)
    • Activities (Including: face painting, bounce house, parachute drop, K-9 demo, helicopter demo, etc.)
    • Supplies (Including: food and drinks, community tents, sound system, portable toilet rentals, outdoor air units/cooling stations, etc.)
    • Financial Support (All donations are tax-deductible and are used to fund event)
     For more information about the event, visit our website. You can also stay up-to-date by following our Facebook event. For a recap of last year’s event, check out this video. 
    If you would like to volunteer your services or make a donation to the event, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to this email or calling the church office at 850-623-8984, and specify that you are interested in helping out with Love My Neighbor Day.  
    Thank you for your consideration, and for your commitment to Santa Rosa County. 
    The SAFER Disaster Recovery Group is having training at UWF at bldg 36 on the 25th and all are welcome.
    0800 – 1000 may change Psychological first aid Rm 152 Dr. Abe Singh
    0800 - 1200 Incident Response to Terrorism Bombing Rm 191 John Hayes
    1200 – 1300 Lunch Catered - Rm 191 All
    1300 - 1500 Street Medicine Rm 152  
    1500-1700 Wilderness survival Rm 108 Steve Samaha
    1700 - 1800 Dinner On your own All
    Throughout day Medical triage under adverse conditions Rm 151 Medical professional only (Hahn)
    1800 - 1830 Exercise preparation Rm 191 All not in class
    1830 - UTC Night exercise Outside bldg 36 All
    The Milton Senior Advisory Committee has been asked to provide a list of senior activities in Santa Rosa county.  COA Sites 1-7: to receive a meal you must first register at the site number listed and be 60 or older. Questions on activities should be directed toward the phone number listed for that site. Unless stated otherwise, all activities are FREE. Google directions: Click on the blue text; then click on DIRECTIONS; then enter your address in the top box, then click on DETAILS
    If you know of other Santa Rosa County activities open to the public for senior citizens ,
    please reply to this email with the information.
    Site 1- Christ United Methodist Church
    5983 Dogwood St, Milton Fl 32570
    Meals: 9:00 to 12:00

    Site 3- Chumuckla Community Center
    2355 Hwy 182 West, Pace FL 32571
    Meals:9:00 to 12:00

    Site 4 - First United Methodist Church of Pace
    4540 Chumuckla Hwy, Pace FL 32571
    Meals:9:00 to 12:00

    Site 5- EH Pullum Senior Center
    8476 Gordon Goodin Ln, Navarre Fl 32566
    Meals:9:00 to 12:00 Mon - Thurs

    Site 6- Jay community Center
    5259 Booker Ln, Jay FL 32565
    Meals:9:00 to 12:00

    Site 7- Bagdad Community Center
    6860 Pooley St, Bagdad FL 32530
    850-983-4500 , 850-516-9367
    Meals:9:00 to 12:00

    Site 8- Santa Rosa Health & Rehab
    5386 Broad St, Milton FL 32570, 623.4661

    Site 9- Holly-Navarre Intermediate School
    1936 School Road, Navarre FL 32566

    Site 11- Guy Thompson Community Center
    5629 Byrom St, Milton FL 32570, 983-5466

    Site 12- Milton First Baptist
    6797 Caroline St, Milton FL 32570, 623.3122
    Milton Senior Advisory Committee
    Milton, Santa Rosa County FL
    If you know of a person who does not have internet access and could use this information, you are encouraged to print a copy and give it to them. This could be especially important to someone who lives alone.
    Consistency begets familiarity begets support.
    Please help by sharing this information.
    Mission Statement: Empowering adults 55+ for personal independence, healthy aging, social connection, and life-long learning.

    Ongoing Need for Child Bedding

    Twin beds, bunk beds, and baby cribs are a constant need. Call 850-983-5001 or email barberk@santarosa.12.fl.us if you have some to spare.

    Safeguarding Houses of Worship

    The Justice Technology Information Center offers many online resources regarding to help keep your house of worship safe.

    Training Resources

    Training resources for you, your friends, families and co-workers are available on the SAFER web page. 

    Don't miss out on emergency notifications!

    Subscribe to: www.alertsantarosa.com - You choose what disaster alerts you need and how you would like to be reached. For more information, contact Kevin Sowell, 850-983-5355, or alertSR@santarosa.fl.gov.
    “If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you”
    Thank you, Central Waterside Church,
    a sustaining contributor SAFER's disaster fund.

    About SAFER

    SAFER is the successor of the Santa Rosa Long Term Recovery Organization which developed after hurricanes Ivan and Dennis. During periods when there are no disasters, SAFER attempts to meet the needs of the less fortunate in the community.
    MISSION: to foster efficient, streamlined service delivery to people affected by disasters, while eliminating unnecessary duplication of effort, through cooperation in the four phases of disaster: preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation.
    VISION: To create the most resilient community possible to safeguard our way of life.
    SAFER Santa Rosa County is a humanitarian association of independent organizations who may be active in all phases of disaster.
    SAFER Santa Rosa is not a competing or exclusionary organization. SAFER Santa Rosa is intended to be a network for organizations active in disaster. Each SAFER member organization will maintain its own identity and independence while closely collaborating with other SAFER Santa Rosa member organizations. COAD - Community Organizations Active in Disasters
    SAFER - Support Alliance For Emergency Readiness

    For more information on SAFER, contact Daniel Hahn.
    Daniel Hahn, Emergency Management Plans Chief
    (850) 983-5360