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      From the Desk of from page 11                     opened a new monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site at      The nonprofit was founded in 2007 by Irwin Strovoff,
                                                        Westgate Park and Recreation Center at 3691 Oswego Ave.   a highly decorated WWII veteran and liberated Prisoner of
      Beach County (HCD) recently opened three large vaccination   in West Palm Beach, offering services seven days a week   War, and it has changed the lives of many retired veterans. To
      sites at the following locations:                 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The treatment is available at no cost to   learn more about Vets Helping Heroes, call (561) 927-8387.
         • Mid-County Senior Center at 3680 Lake Worth Drive   individuals 12 years of age or older who have been diagnosed      Hurricane resources. Our hurricane season has become
      in Lake Worth;                                    with COVID-19 or exposed to someone with COVID-19,   extremely active. Please take some time to prepare and access
         • South County Civic Center at 6700 Jog Road in Delray   and are at high risk for severe illness and hospitalization. To   the resources below:
      Beach;                                            make an appointment, call (850) 344-9637.             • PBC DART (app) for vital information such as storm
         • Palm Beach County Gardens Branch Library at 11303      Nonprofit Highlight: Vets Helping Heroes. Twenty-  surge evacuation areas, flood zones, shelter locations, and
      Campus Drive in Palm Beach Gardens.               two percent of veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress   locations with emergency generators.
         The sites are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7   Disorder or major depression. Consequently, Vets Helping      • AlertPBC is the county’s Emergency Alert & Notification
      p.m., and no appointments are required. All vaccines and   Heroes, a non-profit located in Boca Raton, provides   System that notifies users of imminent threats via text
      testing services are free. Moreover, local businesses and   professionally trained assistance dogs to military heroes with   messages, email, or telephone calls. To sign up, visit www.
      organizations can schedule an onsite mobile vaccination   psychological and physical injuries. These special dogs are
      clinic through the HCD’s website ( by   trained to carry/retrieve items, open doors, and even sense a      Please contact our office if you require assistance, at (561)
      clicking the purple “Mobile Clinic Vaccination & Community   seizure before it happens, enabling our veterans to return to   355-2204 and/or email me at
      Event Request” button.                            a self-reliant life. All of the services are provided at no cost
         Monoclonal Antibody Therapy. The State of Florida   to the veteran.
      Memo from County Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon:

      COVID-19 Vaccines Update

      By Anne M. Gannon, Constitutional                     Q: I am going away to college in the fall and do not   named a 2021  APEX  Award Winner in Publications
      Tax Collector serving Palm Beach                   want to continue paying for auto insurance while my car   Excellence in the “One-of-a-Kind Publication” category.
      County.  You  can  reach  her  office              sits in my parents’ driveway. What should I do?   With nearly 1,200 entries in the competition, each is judged
      by Email: ClientAdvocate@                             A: If the decal on the license plate is unexpired, surrender   on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the Phone: (561)                  the plate first and then cancel your insurance. This will   success of the entry in achieving overall communications
      355-4271.                                          prevent your driving privilege from being suspended. You   effectiveness, by a panel of Apex judges. The  Guide is
         With the arrival of September,                  can drop the plate off at one of our convenient drop boxes   available in convenient, digital flipbook format at www.
      we are preparing for the end of the                or mail it in with a written request to cancel and recycle the, or email us at to
      annual Business Tax Receipt (BTR)                  plate (see above for the address).                request a printed copy.
      renewal period, which runs July 1st through September      Q: What should I do with an old plate that I found in      Thanks! You Liked Us! Last month, we invited you to
      30th. I urge local business owners to renew their receipt   my garage?                               join us on social media and “Like” our Facebook page @
      online at if they      A: The proper way to dispose of a plate is to surrender   PBCTAX for a chance to win a free TCO Prize Pack. We
      haven’t already done so. It is fast and easy to do.  it, as outlined above.                          were overwhelmed with the response, so a huge “thank you”
         Our office is also gearing up for the 2021-22 tax season      And the Award Goes                  to all who liked our Facebook page. As promised, after the
      as we prepare to mail out over 615,000 property tax bills   to...I have heard from many              July 25th deadline, we randomly selected three winners.
      on November 1st. Needless to say, it is our largest mailing   clients that our Tax Planner           Congratulations to Fernanda Elena Bozzo, John Daniels, and
      of the year, and our team is ready to deliver! I hope you   and Services Guide is their              Larry Weiss! To claim your prize if you haven’t already done
      enjoy the remaining days of summer and that you and your   favorite publication from                 so, please email and provide
      family remain safe and healthy.                    our office. I am thrilled to                      your contact phone number and mailing address. A sincere
         Ask Anne: Surrendering License Plates. Did you   share that our 2021 edition                      thank you to all who participated.
      know that license plates are                       of the Guide was recently
      the property of Florida, and
      are assigned to you, not the
      vehicle? If you are selling,
      trading in or otherwise
      changing vehicles, it is your
      responsibility to make sure your plate is removed and
      handled properly. Read on for the answers to common
      questions concerning license plates, and please visit: www. for additional
         Q: My elderly parent no longer needs the car. We
      plan to sell it, but what should we do with the license
         A: Properly surrendering your plate will protect you
      from any future possible fraud or misuse of the plate, as it
      is associated with your parent’s name and address. Include
      a written request to surrender with the name, address and
      phone number associated with the registration, and drop it
      in a Drop Box at one of our six Service Centers (M-F, 8:15
      a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) or send it by mail to PBC Tax Collector,
      P.O. Box 3715, West Palm Beach, FL 33402.
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