‘To serve and protect and that’s exactly what he does:’ Parent thanks SRO for positive influence
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Just inside the gates of Mollie Ray Elementary, Orange County Deputy Brian Jensen parks his patrol vehicle. “I interact with the kids every day and I’ve seen kids change direction,” Jensen said, adding that it wasn’t always easy. “Kids, when I initially started here wouldn’t even talk to me, largely because of my uniform,” Jensen remembers. “I noticed that a large portion of our disciplinary issues, when I’m talking to those kids, I discover they’re having problems reading,” Jensen remembers. During holiday breaks such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break, Jensen encourages students to read books and write reports.
Herald Of Hope food pantry provides much-needed groceries in West Orange County
ORLANDO, Fla. As the sun begins to light the morning sky, dozens of cars are already in line at Orlando Metro West Church of the Nazarene. It will be hours before Candice Campbell, Herald Of Hope Food Pantry coordinator, gives the go-ahead to begin food distribution. Its a typical Saturday morning, Campbell says as she organizes the placement of pallets, tents and folding tables. Anything and everything.With the threat of COVID-19, the need for volunteers has increased, keeping pace with the number of people needing help. Shes pretty incredible.If you would like to help volunteer or learn more about Herald Of Hope services, contact information can be found on the groups website.