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Hearts United: FFTP Volunteers Pack More Than 1,500 Meal Kits for Families in Need

With festive music and décor in the background, Food For The Poor (FFTP) volunteers in December packed 1,518 holiday food kits for impoverished families in the Caribbean and Latin America. FFTP provides food for Latin America More than 100 volunteers participated in the event, a pilot project for a new program in development at FFTP. The day began with a welcome from Jisabelle Garcia-Pedroso, FFTP Director of Programs and Operations. “We are going to fill this room with the spirit of the season – the spirit of giving,” Garcia-Pedroso said. “Today is extra special because you are the first to […]

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Your Money Talks… What Does it Say?

“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have […]

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Candlelight Ceremony Held to Remember the Homeless

A Homeless Persons Memorial was held on December 20 at First United Methodist Church in Fort Lauderdale. The public gathered for the annual candlelight ceremony to remember and recognize the lives of persons who died this year in Broward County while experiencing homelessness. During the service, names of the 98 homeless persons who died in 2022 were read aloud, a bell rang and an ornament was placed on a memorial tree to recognize and pay tribute to our neighbors who died on the streets. Candlelight for the Homeless Broward’s Homeless Persons Memorial Ceremony, an annual event commemorated across the United […]

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Guardians of Hope Holds Inaugural Huddle

ELITE Foundation’s Guardians of Hope Impact Brotherhood held its Inaugural Huddle on Saturday, November 19 at Coconut Community Center, featuring Stephan Tchividjian, president of the National Christian Foundation, as the keynote speaker. The ELITE Foundation is on a mission to End Lost Innocence to Exploitation. They are committed to serving the needs of the voiceless victims in our community and vulnerable men and women worldwide that are victims to sexual exploitation.  About Guardians of Hope According to Hamish Reed, treasurer and chairman of the Board, the Guardians of Hope Impact Brotherhood was launched November 19th by a group of men […]

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NSU Holds Special Veterans Day Event with Forman Field Dedication

Nova Southeastern University and the Office of Military Affairs held a special Veterans Day Celebration and dedication ceremony for the new Forman Field at the NSU Armed Forces Service Flag Plaza outside the Horvitz Administration Building on Friday, November 11, 2022. NSU Honors Veterans The plaza, located on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus, was renamed the “U.S. Military Service Plaza at Forman Field,” paying tribute to the family responsible for the land on which NSU now sits. The Forman family owned a significant plot of land in Broward County for farming decades ago. During World War II, the U.S. government bought a swath of […]

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4KIDS celebrates 25 Years with Benefit Concert

On Friday, November 11th 4KIDS celebrated 25 years of serving over 30,000 lives! It was a memorable evening to honor our past, while reaching to grow beyond! We paid tribute to our founders, heard stories of success and enjoyed musical performances by Mike Donehey and Austin French. It was a beautiful celebration to propel 4KIDS into the next 25 years of impacting thousands more children and families in need. Learn more at 4kids.us For more Out & About, visit https://www.goodnewsfl.org/topic/news/local/

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Palm Beach Atlantic University Unveils Plans for New Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Business Building

On November 17, Palm Beach Atlantic University announced the largest single gift in the university’s history along with a capital campaign and plans for construction of a stunning six-story Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Business Building. Plans for the Future The $26 million gift comes from John J. and Sheila Rinker ($20 million) and the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Foundation ($6 million), of which he is the president. University leaders announced the gift Thursday at The Breakers during the launch of a $75 million capital campaign. Rinker’s father was the namesake of the business school and a key benefactor […]

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A Message from the Front Lines of Child Welfare

As a part of the Christian community here in South Florida, I would imagine you’ve likely heard the name “4KIDS” over the years. Since 1997, 4KIDS has been changing the lives of kids and families in crisis. In fact, this year we’re celebrating 25 years and over 30,000 lives impacted!   God is at work for the vulnerable What I would also imagine is that you likely aren’t accustomed to hearing the latest stories and updates that come straight out of our community’s vulnerable population of children and families and how God is using His people to change those lives […]

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Accident Victim Chooses Forgiveness over Bitterness

At Palm Beach Atlantic University, often the tables are turned as we educators learn from our students and alumni. On the Monday before Thanksgiving, we honored alumnus Carter Viss, who by his actions has taught us much about perseverance, forgiveness and letting God bring good out of tragedy. On Thanksgiving Day 2019, Carter was snorkeling near The Breakers resort on Palm Beach when a boat bore down on him. Its three propellers sliced into all four of his limbs, and Carter saw his severed right arm fall onto the reef below. He would have drowned, bled to death or died […]

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