Community Spirit

Web.com Is Exclusive VIP Tent Sponsor of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in NE Florida

Web.com Group inc. (Nasdaq: WWWW) a leading provider of internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, announced it will be the exclusive sponsor of the VIP tent for Northeast Florida edition of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition taking place in Clay County this week. 

T.G.I. Friday’s® to Host Local Benefit Dinner for Clay County Education Foundation

T.G.I. Friday’s will be hosting a benefit dinner on Monday, January 31, 2011 at its two locations in Jacksonville, as well as its Orange Park restaurant. During this benefit dinner, the leading casual dining restaurant will donate twenty percent of food sales between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to the Clay County Education Foundation, whose mission is to enhance curriculum in order to promote excellence in education in the county’s public schools.

Local Non-Profits Creating Extreme Makeover Meals With Disaster Mobile Kitchen & Rescued Food

When members of the Extreme Makeover team are ready to refuel their bodies, they’ll be served by local volunteers, who’ve chosen to roll-up their sleeves and serve, no matter what time, day or night. For some this means being ready to prepare food as early as 2am and for other volunteer teams like Mercy Network and Waste-Not, Want-Not this means partnering together on Day 4 (Saturday January 29, 2011) and Day 6 (Monday January 31, 2011) of the BUILD OUT at 10pm.

UNF Awards Full Scholarships to Youths Featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

UNF Awards Full Scholarships to Youths Featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

The University of North Florida has awarded full, four-year scholarships covering tuition, fees, room and board to three Northeast Florida young women who will be featured on an upcoming episode of the ABC television program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

Eighth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For April 30

Eighth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For April 30

For the eighth consecutive year, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) will raise funds for the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka through a catch-and-release Charity Bass Fishing Tournament on April 30. NEFAR donates one hundred percent of all proceeds raised to Haven Hospice and has donated more than $124,000 during the past seven years.

Thank You Griswold Concrete!

From Community member Jennifer: "I am a friend of the owners of Griswold Concrete and believe they deserve some kind of recognition for the donation of the concrete for the family in Clay County that the house is being built for by the Extreme Makeover television show. Let me tell you a little about them, they are a family owned independent business. They have been in business since 1989 when their father, Larry Griswold Sr, started the business. He passed away in 1999 and that is when Larry Jr and Sherry Griswold took over the family business. They are natives of Jacksonville and have donated to numerous schools and other places in the surrounding area and community when needed in order to make the school or playground, etc. a better place in Jacksonville community. They have never looked for rewards or recognition for their good deeds but this latest one that I am writing to you about deserves just that.

Sisters named Youth Ambassadors for JDRF

Sisters named Youth Ambassadors for JDRF

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North Florida Chapter has named sisters, Kaylin Hoffmann and Trinity Hoffmann of Middleburg, FL., Youth Ambassadors for the 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes.  The Walk to Cure Diabetes is the organization’s signature event and raised more than $550,000 last year for type 1 diabetes research.