Chilly temps. the next couple nights which will impact sporting events including the Jags' game & "Basketball Classic" at Mayport. Temps. will dip into the 30s west of I-95 & 40s from I-95 to the coast early Thu., early Fri. & early Sat. A nice warming trend for the weekend into early next week.
The cold air is dropping southward on the backside of the Nor'easter bringing snow to Philadelphia, New York City, Boston & nearby areas. While not a monster storm in the purest sense of intense Nor'easters, it's adding insult to injury for areas hard hit by "Sandy" last week. The photo below is from Dallas Coursey, a former Jax resident now living in Wallingford, Ct. His dog, Daisy, is loving the snow. The 2nd photo is from Cathy Hughes in Wappinger Falls, N.Y.
Jupiter will become more & more prominent in the night sky as we go through Nov. Click here for more info. on Nov.'s night sky from NASA.
Gobble, gobble, gobble!
THE SALVATION ARMY HAS IMMEDIATE NEED FOR DONATED TURKEYS FOR HOLIDAY MEAL PROGRAMS
(JACKSONVILLE, FL) The Salvation Army has issued a call to residents of the First Coast to remember the needs of the less fortunate this Thanksgiving. The Salvation Army is making a plea for immediate donations of turkeys to supplement the Thanksgiving Food Boxes and Thanksgiving Homeless Meal. The Salvation Army is accepting turkeys purchased from local supermarkets or cash donations to purchase turkeys.
"We are so grateful to those friends in our community who have stepped forward with faithful support for families and individuals struggling to make ends meet," said Major Dean Hinson, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of NE Florida. "But unfortunately the number of people needing help keeps escalating and the amount of public support is just not keeping pace."
In 2011, The Salvation Army used approximately 800 turkeys for the Holiday Meals for the Hungry and Thanksgiving Food Boxes for the poor. This year’s amount is well over 1,000. The number of families applying for assistance is staggering. “Everyone has been affected by the economy, many companies just can’t donate the way they have in the past,” said Hinson. He went on to say The Salvation Army is confident that the community will pull together and lend a helping hand to those who need it most.
If you can help, The Salvation Army is currently accepting turkeys purchased from local supermarkets or cash donations. Together, we can bless everyone with a hot and hearty holiday meal this season.
Please deliver your purchased turkey to:
The Salvation Army Towers Memorial Social Services Center (open 24 hours)
900 W. Adams Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
**The entrance gate is located on Lee Street just south of Adams.
To make a cash donation, please call (904) 301-4855 or mail your donation to:
The Salvation Army of NE Florida
P. O. Box 52508
Jacksonville, Florida 32201-2508
Attn: Turkey Donation