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Chaplains Wanted; Soroptomists To Distribute Christmas Dinner; Florence Makes The Cut

SVFR Seeks Chaplains

Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue is experiencing a shortage in their chaplaincy program.  Lori severance is the coordinator for the program and she says that the volunteer position is one that requires someone with a flexible schedule and a set of skills that encompasses many different areas of familiarity.

“We are looking for prople that maybe have some crisis experience or some counseling background.”

Severance says the position often requires someone to be on call and responding at all hours of the day or night.  They currently have 3 chaplains but would like a couple more to ease their workload.  The ideal type of person would have a fairly open schedule.

“We would love to have a couple more people that are retired or work part-time and have a pretty good availability.”

Severance also says that they offer a wide variety of trainings that will better prepare a person for the position.  Interested participants are encouraged to drop by a resume at the main fire station on highway 101.

Christmas Dinner Distribution

This Saturday is the day that the Soroptomist Club in Florence will be distributing food baskets to needy families here in Florence.  The event will be from 10-1 at the Siuslaw Middle School.  They are currently asking for volunteers to assist with the distribution.  Carol Bennett is coordinating the event and she says that volunteers don’t have to call or register, just show up to help.

“If people want to volunteer if they would come between 9-9:30.”

There will be thousands of pounds of food distributed this Saturday and Bennett says no volunteer will be turned away.  She says dress weather appropriate.  Currently Saturday is forecast for cloudy skies and cold temperatures.  Concurrently there will be a toy distribution which will occur from 9-2 at the church of the Nazarene at 12th and Nopal and they ask that you do not bring your children to that event.

Florence Makes the List

Florence has made it into the top 10 for consideration for a television reality series.  Last month the city was notified that they were one of 20 cities that could be included in a show that focuses on revitalizing main streets. The show, Small Business Revolution, “Main Street” is in pre-production for its third season. On Tuesday the list was distributed for the top ten cities.  Making the top ten means that producers will personally visit Florence to see if they will be chosen as a competitor for the show.  Along with that small businesses, non-profits, and community organizations are being asked to fill out a quick survey.

Main Street: Small Business Revolution Season 3 Survey. https://dresearch.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5ySq35QicGIRgTX