Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 020516 Contents THE RIVER - FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Generally, donations to the Family
Stores drop during November
and December. This was the
case in 2015, and donations of gently
loved furniture, clothing, accessories,
shoes, purses, housewares, bedding (no
mattresses), appliances, artwork, collect-
ibles, jewelry, paintings, prints and even
cars and boats are needed.
The Salvation Ar my of Lee, Hendry
and Glades counties currently operates
three Family Thrift Stores. The stores
are located at 15418 South Tamiami
Trail, an outlet center at 1855 Boy Scout
Drive, and a store in Cape Coral at 4506
Del Prado Boulevard South.
The Salvation Army’s Crossroads
program is entirely funded through local
Family Thrift Store sales. Its success is
financially dependent on donations and
sales of these items. Crossroads is a faith-
based, in-house drug and alcohol recov-
ery program. Participants must make a
26-week commitment for this no-cost
The physical and spiritual care that
program participants receive prepares
them to re-enter society and return to
gainful employment. Many of those who
have been rehabilitated are reunited with
their families and resume a normal life.
To schedule a pick-up of your dona-
tions, call 337-0955. Read about
Crossroads and the Family Thrift Stores
Community A Fit-
Cypress Cove at HealthPark, Fort
Myers, has been recognized by
the American Heart Association
(AHA) for the third consecutive year as
a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite for embrac-
ing the promotion of physical activity,
nutrition and a culture of health and
wellness for its employees.
Cypress Cove is a 48-acre continu-
ing care retirement community support-
ing a variety of living options, including
independent living, home health, assisted
living, skilled nursing, memory care
and rehabilitative care. The community
employs nearly 400 staff.
Cypress Cove promotes an active well-
ness program that encourages employees
to lead a healthier lifestyle, including a
walking program, online informational
newsletters, on-site physical activity class-
es and free on-site recreation or fitness
Programs such as the AHA’s Walk-A-
Thon, are events in which employees and
A High Performer
The U.S . Department of Housing
and Urban Development has des-
ignated the Housing Authority of
the City of Fort Myers a high performer
in the Public Housing Assessment
System (PHAS) report for 2015.
HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center
measures the performance of a public
housing agency by various systems.
“We are proud to once again be
named a high performer by HUD,” said
Marcus D. Goodson, executive director of
the housing authority.
The PHAS scored HACFM 94 points
out of a possible 100. PHAS indicators
used for the scoring included physical,
financial, management and resident
reviews as well as financial sub-indicators
including current ratio, months expend-
able funds balance, tenant receivable out-
standing, occupancy loss, net income and
In 2015, the Fort Myers
Housing Authority was also named
Outstanding Agency of the Year by
the Florida Association of Housing and
Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO).
The housing authority serves more
than 3,500 families as a catalyst for
increasing access to safe, stable and
sustainable housing and to help develop,
preserve and revitalize communities
through affordable rental housing. The
agency is dedicated to empowering fami-
lies with the means to become as self-suf-
ficient as possible through its Family Self-
Sufficiency and HOPE VI Community
Supportive Services programs, encour-
aging and facilitating movement toward
financial independence beyond the need
for housing services.
For more information, call 344-3220
or visit www.hacfm.org.
From page 19
School Yard Sale
by fostering the spirit of giving,” said
Triton Treasures advisor Bridget Zalesak.
“We have been blown away by the com-
munity support for our past events. We
have had current students, teachers,
Mariner alumni and local residents all
chipping in to help.”
For more information on the yard
sale or on Triton Treasures, contact club
advisor Bridget Zalesak at bridgetcz@lee-
schools.net or 772-3324 ext. 320 .
From page 17
- American Contract Systems, Mission
BBQ, Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower
Shops, Gates Construction, Six Bends
Harley-Davidson, City of Fort Myers,
McKesson Corporation, Ken Sneeden
& Associates, Full Circle Production,
Harmon’s Audio Visual, Connor’s Steak
& Seafood, Culinary Solutions, Priority
Marketing, Harborside Event Center, Lee
Memorial Health System-Military Support
Program, Integrated Medical Logistics,
Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Cape Coral
Police Department, Fort Myers Police
Department, Bryan Duke and Victory
For more information about The
American Fallen Soldiers Project, visit www.
Find Your Furry Valentine At Lee
County Domestic Animal Services
Love is in the air the entire month of February at Lee County Domestic Animal
Services, where you can adopt a dog 40 pounds or more for $40. Animal
Services’ shelter has lots of furry Valentines. While popular dating sites boast a
40 percent rate for finding a successful relationship, Animal Services has a 90 per-
cent success rate for matching people and pets.
The adoption fees for dogs and cats include the complete package of services
consisting of sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, county license for pets three
months and older, microchip ID, de-wor ming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for
dogs, feline aids and leukemia test for cats and a 10-day health guarantee. The adop-
tion package is valued at more than $500.
Love is just a click away when you visit the website at www.LeeLostPets.com. All
pets available for adoption are featured online with each pet’s personal information.
Adopters may also submit their adoption application online so they can focus on the
pets instead of the paperwork during their shelter visit.
Animal Services’ shelter is at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee
County Sheriff’s Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption hours are from 10:30
a.m . to 3:30 p.m . Monday through Saturday.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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