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Hernando County taking applications for emergency food, shelter assistance


Need emergency food, shelter help? Money available

Hernando County will receive $81,267 under the Emergency Food and Shelter Phase 30 Program, offered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of the funding is to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. A local board will determine how the funds will be awarded. Applications are available at United Way of Hernando County, 4030 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Requests for applications may also be emailed to Completed applications must be received by the United Way office no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 31. For information, call (352) 688-2026.

Tax Collector offices to close for training

The Hernando County Tax Collector's offices will be closed Monday for training, and will reopen Tuesday. Offices are in Room 112 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville; 11319 Ponce de Leon Blvd., north of Brooksville (next to the Florida Highway Patrol), and in the Westside Government Center, 7489 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 754-4180 or send email to


Church to host annual auction Saturday

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will host its annual auction at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Doors open at noon. Admission is $7, which includes cake and a beverage, as well as 25 tickets (additional raffle tickets will be sold for larger gift items). Stuffed cabbage, hot dogs, Chicago beef sandwiches, soda and coffee will be available for purchase. For information, call (727) 862-4084.


Buy a bowl, get it filled at fundraiser

From Bowls to Backpacks, a fundraising event for Operation HeartFELT, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. Those who purchase a handmade bowl for $10 at the outdoor Farmers Market on Main Street that day can have it filled with gourmet soup at the Rising Sun. Proceeds will benefit Operation HeartFELT, a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals to students and their siblings on weekends, holidays and extended school breaks. For information, call Mona Trump at (352) 796-6265 or Mia Auger at (352) 610-4643.

Hernando County taking applications for emergency food, shelter assistance 10/04/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 4, 2012 8:50pm]
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