Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Hometown North Pinellas

Local airmen graduate basic training: U.S. Air Force Airmen Jeremiah Wright and Philip Goode graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. The airmen completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Wright is the son of Annette Peterson of Clearwater and a 2016 graduate of Countryside High School. Goode is a 2015 graduate of East Lake High School.

Chabad of Clearwater wins Give Day Tampa Bay Small Non-Profit: Chabad of Clearwater won the US Ameribank grand prize of $7,500 in the Give Day Tampa Bay Contest Small Non-Profit category. Chabad's 769 unique donors was more than any other of the nearly 600 nonprofit organizations that participated in the contest. USAmeriBank's community impact manager presented a check for $11,000, representing the total prize winnings, to co-directors Miriam Hodakov and Rabbi Levi Hodakov.

FUMC donates hand-sewn clothes to Honduras: First United Methodist Clearwater volunteers and other women in the community have sewn 225 dresses, 38 pairs of shorts, 11 tops and skirts and more than 100 matching hair barrettes for children in Honduras. They will be sent in June. If interested in helping with this ministry, contact [email protected] or (727) 446-5955.

Shepherd Center receives $25K donation: Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center received a $25,000 donation from Harold Haftel Herb Elliot. The donation will be used to repair a refrigerated truck that has been inoperable for years. The Shepherd Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1974 that supports the needs of residents living in northern Pinellas County as well as some residents and food pantries in southern Pasco County.

Kiwanis award $10K matching grant for Dunedin Kiwanis' FitZone sponsorship: The Florida Kiwanis Foundation awarded a matching $10,000 grant to the Kiwanis Club of Dunedin for its sponsorship of the Kiwanis Fit Zone at Weaver Park in Dunedin. The Kiwanis Fit Zone is in partnership with the City of Dunedin.

Compiled by Divya Kumar, Times staff writer

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