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DCF tests tech at "Food for Florida" mock disaster

DCF tests tech at "Food for Florida" mock disaster

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Department of Children and Families employees from all over the state came together in Tallahassee today to test the agency’s “Food for Florida” disaster preparation operations. The program allows DCF to provide emergency food assistance to families in need after a hurricane or another disaster.

Wounded Warrior Gets New Bionic Arm, First in the Country

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Navy veteran who lost an arm in Iraq in 2005 now has a new one that can do most of the things the original could.

Hospital Corpsman Sharod Edwards, who was a field medic in Iraq, is the first person in the world to have the new functional arm.  There were two others who had it on a trial basis, but for Edwards, it's a keeper.

It's been three weeks since Edwards got the new arm, which works by muscle impulses higher in the arm that control the action of the wrist and fingers.

Licensed certified prosthetist Geoffrey Hemmen, who has worked closely with Edwards at Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics in San Marco, said he's doing great, and that's why he got into the business.

Hemmen said he knew someone when he was a child who lost a leg in an accident and has pursued the field of prosthetics ever since.

Daniel Welcomes New Executive Director of Development

Daniel Welcomes New Executive Director of Development

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Daniel will kick-start the New Year by welcoming experienced fundraiser Kellie Ann Salinas as the agency’s new executive director of development. After an extensive local and nationwide search, Daniel’s board selected Salinas based on her impressive fundraising track record and passion for helping children.

A Holiday Gift that Helps Local Kids in Need

A Holiday Gift that Helps Local Kids in Need

Are you still looking for a gift for a special someone on your list? This holiday season, you can honor that special person and help kids in crisis at the same time. 

Daniel is selling commemorative bricks to pave the way for their new Education Center, which will help fill the educational gap for abused, foster and formerly homeless kids. Your engraved brick will become a permanent part of the Daniel Education Center campus, leaving a lasting legacy of love and hope for children in the community for years to come.

Bricks cost $200, which includes an engraved mini brick replica the honoree gets to keep to remember their special gift. Please visit Daniel's website to learn more.