covid-19

Wolfson Children’s Hospital photo earns spot in national exhibit

Wolfson Children’s Hospital photo earns spot in national exhibit

A photograph that tugged at the heartstrings of people throughout the Jacksonville area is now part of a national photo series highlighting the resilience of children’s hospitals and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) photo exhibit, entitled “Stronger Together: Children’s Hospitals During COVID-19,” showcases how children’s hospitals adapted during the […]

Community Foundation fund helps compensate nonprofits for COVID-19 costs

Thanks to The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida’s Respond/Adapt/Recover Fund, 117 local nonprofit organizations received a total of nearly $1.2 million to help offset the costs they incurred trying to re-open and continue serving clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, which ranged from $500 to $50,000, helped cover agencies’ purchases of personal protective equipment, […]

Hometown Heroes: Ellen Sullivan

Hometown Heroes: Ellen Sullivan

Although her current day job as business manager of The BairFind Foundation has nothing to do with nursing, Ellen Sullivan of San Marco has always kept her hand in by keeping her RN (Registered Nurse) license active. Desiring to answer a call to former nurses to assist with COVID-19 testing, she became a hometown hero […]

Forecast murky for nonprofit sector in unsettled times

Forecast murky for nonprofit sector in unsettled times

Northeast Florida’s nonprofit organizations have found it hard to regain their footing from nearly a year filled with major disruptions caused by COVID-19. The continuing slow roll-out of Coronavirus vaccines, rocky economy, and transfer to a new regime in Washington, have made it difficult for organizations within the sector to “catch their breath” as they […]

For the love of music, education

For the love of music, education

When the onset of COVID-19 forced the international performers to cancel their visits to Jacksonville to perform at Riverside’s Friday Musicale, the nonprofit decided to it needed to pivot, to do something different. “Our venue depends on a Cultural Council grant and venue rentals for weddings and social affairs to maintain the facility and programs, […]

Residents and businesses brighten Easter holiday for Sanctuary on 8th students

Residents and businesses brighten Easter holiday for Sanctuary on 8th students

The Easter holiday was made a little brighter for some Springfield families trying to cope with concerns about the Coronavirus, loss of employment, and the pressures of keeping children focused on school and entertained with limited resources.  Several generous residents and businesses, including those from the Marina at Ortega Landing, blessed the families of students […]

Mayor to allow gradual opening of nonessential businesses

Mayor to allow gradual opening of nonessential businesses

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is eager to take the next step to get his city “gradually and cautiously” back to work. During a ZOOM press conference April 28, Curry announced that he is amending his executive order to allow Jacksonville’s beaches to be open all day starting on Monday, May 4. He is also repealing […]

Ascension to open vascular center, expects fewer COVID-19 cases

Ascension to open vascular center, expects fewer COVID-19 cases

Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside had two great pieces of news to share in mid-April: The completion and upcoming opening of a brand-new, $55 million center for heart patients, and what hospital officials believe to be a falling off of new Coronavirus infections. Ascension completed construction of its new, $55-million Delores Barr Weaver Heart and Vascular […]

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