Oceanside employees aid shelter
The employees at Florida Hospital Oceanside Hospital on State Road A1A donated a truck full of toiletries and bus passes Dec. 9 to a local women’s shelter, WITNEST, Women in Transition Now Establishing Support for Themselves.
The Daytona Beach shelter provides decent, safe and affordable housing for homeless, single women and assists in the transition to permanent housing, employment or the pursuit of educational goals, according to a press release.
Donations included soaps, hair care products and toothpaste, as well as bed linens, towels and cleaning supplies.
Public employees collect food
Public employees collected more than 184,000 pounds of food during their annual countywide “Feed the Need” food drive. That breaks the 2015 amount of 120,000 pounds of food and brings the total of the six-year program to 591,000 pounds of food collected.
Participating organizations included Volusia County Government; Daytona State College; Volusia County School Way Café and Volusia Basket Brigade; Florida Health Department in Volusia County; Tetra Tech; Ashbritt Inc. and the cities in Volusia County including Ormond Beach.
According to Robert Thomas, branch manager of Second Harvest Food Bank of Volusia/Flagler,
the 184,000 pounds of food will feed more than 5,257 families for a week. The food was distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, churches and other nonprofit organizations.
Spherion makes donations
The Ormond Beach office of Spherion Staffing Services, a workforce solutions provider, donated a combined $1,500 to the American Cancer Society and Halifax Humane Society as part of its annual Community Give Back program.
Both longtime Ormond Beach Spherion community partners, the American Cancer Society and Halifax Humane Society hold special meaning for franchise owner Wayne Peters, according to a press release. The office’s contribution to the American Cancer Society was made in honor of Carol Peters, Peters’ wife and fellow Spherion franchise owner, who passed away earlier this year after a battle with cancer.