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VOL. 23  NO. 3                                                                              MARCH 2021

      Kiwanis Club Of MC Raises Funds For K9 Project

      By Jackie Holfelder                                  The  youngsters,  who  are  affiliated  with  Kiwanis,   equipment like bite sleeves, bite suits, muzzles, tug toys,
         The  2018  killing  of  Cigo,  a  Palm  Beach  County   encouraged members of the nonprofit to reach out to the   special leashes and harnesses.
      Sheriff’s  Office  K9  who  was  chasing  a  suspect  at  the   Martin  County  Sheriff’s  Office  (MCSO)  to  see  about      The Kiwanis Club of Martin County chose this to be
      time, was the inspiration for a Kiwanis Club of Martin   raising money to buy bulletproof vests for MCSO K9s.   their 2019 project, and contacted Key Clubs from Jensen
      County project that came to a successful conclusion this   Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Pearlman assured the Kiwanians
      past December.                                    that the K9 Unit had the protective vests but could use   Kiwanis Club Of MC Raises Funds on page 3

                                Members of MCSO K9 Unit, Key Club of Jensen Beach High School and Kiwanis of Martin County at check presentation
      Vaccinations Provide Peace Of Mind For

      Sandhill Cove Retirement Living Residents And Employees

         The COVID pandemic continues to be a worldwide
      threat, and healthcare workers and persons over the age
      of 65 are among the most vulnerable. However, even
      when the vaccines were finally approved, getting them
      distributed to those most in need was difficult.
         At Sandhill Cove Retirement Living in Palm City, the
      health and safety of residents and employees is the priority
      of Shawn Perrigo, executive director. When the CDC
      announced the risks of COVID-19, Perrigo implemented a
      strict protocol of hygiene and health measures to mitigate
      the deadly virus’s spread.
         Residents and employees were greatly relieved when
      they learned they would be in the initial distribution group   Shawn Perrigo, executive director of Sandhill Cove, reviews   Jill Burton, director of marketing and Shawn Perrigo,
                                                        the consent forms with residents prior to their vaccinations   executive director, update residents on the COVID
      Vaccinations Provide Peace Of Mind on page 2      in January.                                        vaccination procedures.
      Drive-Through Food Distributions At Clover Park Made

      Possible By The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation

      As New Mets Owner Cohen                           additional opportunities for people who are struggling to

      Supports Spring Training                          obtain food.
                                                           With support from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen

      Hometown                                          Foundation, Treasure Coast Food Bank has held two drive-
                                                        through mobile food distributions in recent weeks at Clover
         The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation has    Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Fresh produce, meat, and shelf-
      partnered with Treasure Coast Food Bank to provide   stable food items were distributed to 1,000 families in need.
                                                                                   At a distribution on Feb.
                                                                                 13, Mets outfielder Brandon
                                                                                 Nimmo greeted families
                                                                                 and lent a hand distributing
                                                                                 food. Mets President Sandy
                                                                                 Alderson and several local
                                                                                 officials pitched in as well.

                                                                                 Drive-Through Food        Treasure Coast Food Bank CEO Judith Cruz and Mets left
                                                                                 Distributions on page 2   fielder Brandon Nimmo
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