SHINE program seeks volunteers

HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES — SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is announcing an exciting and rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the lives of elders and people with disabilities in Southwest Florida. The SHINE Program is seeking volunteers, including bilingual volunteers, to assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers in Southwest Florida. SHINE is […]

Help area families: Volunteer with Red Cross

WEST PALM BEACH — As Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service was celebrated, Jan. 20, the American Red Cross encouraged residents to volunteer through its Home Fire Campaign throughout South Florida. Through the Home Fire Campaign’s year-round Sound the Alarm events, volunteers and community partners spend a day going door-to-door to install free smoke […]

Good Deed December is upon us and anyone can participate

December is the time of year when we normally spend all of our time caught up in thinking about all the things we need to get done, the gifts we have to buy, the places we have to go. Most people are so stressed out during that month that they don’t even get a chance […]

Volunteers make a differenc

OKEECHOBEE — Make a Difference Day is complete! Nearly 70 volunteers gave back over 300 hours to our community! Thanks to a team from Humana, Bobbi Poole and friends from Rotary Sunset who made cookies then came to volunteer. Thank you to the Methodist Church for hosting breakfast. We were able to beautify the chamber, […]

Local volunteers sought to ‘Make a Difference’

OKEECHOBEE — You can make a difference in the community. That’s the message of National Make a Difference Day, celebrated each year on the fourth Saturday in October. Make a Difference Day was created in 1992 by USA WEEKEND magazine and joined by Points of Light. Together they sponsored the national day of community service […]

Volunteers needed for workshops

LABELLE — The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is seeking volunteers to lead workshops to help seniors in Glades and Hendry counties manage their chronic conditions. Free training is provided to volunteers who wish to be trained to lead the Stanford-designed Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). Living with a chronic condition such […]

4-Hers, airboaters honored for cleanup

4-H Sharpshooters and the Lake Okeechobee Airboaters Association were recognized for their efforts to clean up Lake Okeechobee as part of their annual Earth Day community service project. “Too many times we have unsung heroes,” said County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. “What the airboaters have done and what the Sharpshooters have done is worked in conjunction […]