Miami Int’l Airport Using Tech Aimed at Stopping Drones

Miami Int’l Airport Using Tech Aimed at Stopping Drones From Coming Near Flights

Thursday, the TSA announced that Miami International Airport will be the only airport in the country testing technology to locate drones if there near airports – and find who is at the controls.

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Habitat for Humanity of Broward Announcement

JM Family Enterprises Provides Temporary “Home” for Habitat for Humanity of Broward

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (April 28, 2021) – Through the end of August, JM Family Enterprises will open its doors as a temporary “home” to Habitat for Humanity of Broward. Staff from the nonprofit, will set up camp in Deerfield Beach as they transition to their new office location later this year.

JM Family Enterprises Provides Temporary “Home” for Habitat for Humanity of Broward

“Our founder instilled the spirit of giving back as an integral part of who we are, and when an opportunity to support one of our long-time nonprofit partners arises, we don’t hesitate to help,” said Brent Burns, president and CEO, JM Family. “Through their work in the community, Habitat for Humanity provides affordable homes to hard-working individuals and families who need it the most. We are honored to return the favor and provide a temporary home to their staff this summer.”

Due to JM Family’s ongoing campus construction, space for the small Habitat for Humanity office staff is available at the company’s headquarters.

“Words can’t express our gratitude to Brent and JM Family Enterprises,” said Nancy Robin, CEO and Executive Director of Habitat Broward. “JM Family is what world-class corporate leadership looks like from top to bottom. This is a company that believes in solving problems and supporting its community wherever and whenever it can.”

JM Family and Habitat for Humanity have collaborated on projects for nearly 20 years, partnering to construct more than 35 houses across Broward County.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to low to very low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $16 billion in revenue and more than 4,200 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services and franchising industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers’ performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast; JM Lexus, one of South Florida’s leading Lexus dealers; DataScan, a provider of solutions for wholesale asset financing and inventory risk management; and Home Franchise Concepts, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage, Concrete Craft, AdvantaClean and Kitchen Tune-Up.

JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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State Farm Awards Habitat Broward $5,000 Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant

State Farm Awards Habitat Broward $5,000 Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant FORT LAUDERDALE (March 2, 2021) – A $5,000 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship grant to Habitat Broward will help keep Habitat homeowners safe from hurricane-force winds by providing truss straps that secure roofs to the exterior walls. Hurricanes and other natural disasters impact low-income families to a greater degree due to poor housing conditions and aging home stock.

The grant comes at a time when the pandemic has exacerbated Broward’s housing crisis, undermining the financial security of the workforce, which is dominated by low-wage jobs. Habitat Broward’s recent study of COVID’s impact on its homeowners found that more than 40 percent of homeowners and future homeowners had experienced reduced work hours or layoffs.

Habitat Broward engages over 3,500 volunteers and future homeowners each year in the construction of decent, affordable homes critically needed in Broward. This not only reduces the cost of building, but it also engages the community in the solution to the affordable housing crisis.

“We are so grateful to have a corporate partner like State Farm that understands the need to invest in safe affordable workforce housing,” stated Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward’s CEO and Executive Director.

State Farm has been a corporate sponsor of Habitat Broward for a decade. With the shared commitment to affordable housing, they have worked together to build a stronger Broward, one home and family at a time. Since making its first gift in 2011, State Farm has donated almost $60,000 in funding and hundreds of volunteer hours to make affordable housing a reality for low-income families in need of a decent, affordable place to call home.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to low to very low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

About State Farm®
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its 19,200 agents and 59,000 employees serve approximately 84 million policies and accounts – over 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and over 2 million financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No.36 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.

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Bill To Expand Police Use Of Drones

A bill to allow law enforcement to use drones for collecting evidence at crime scenes and traffic crashes passed its second committee stop today. It would also open the door for police to manage traffic with drones. But officers could not use any images or video collected from the device to give out a traffic ticket.

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https://news.wfsu.org/state-news/2021-02-16/bill-to-expand-police-use-of-drones-passes-its-second-committee-stop

New VP at Habitat for Humanity of Broward

Habitat for Humanity of Broward proudly announces Justine Morgan as its new VP of Strategic Capital and Community Relations.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward proudly announces Justine Morgan as its new VP of Strategic Capital and Community Relations
Justine Morgan , VP of Strategic Capital and Community Relations

Morgan brings to Habitat Broward foundational knowledge about home lending, loan underwriting and mortgage structure as well as a deep in-depth understanding of Broward County’s philanthropic muscle and nonprofit expertise. She is a member of Arc Broward’s Business Advisory Council and Canine Assisted Therapies Advisory Council.

“We are building the A-team required to lead our community through the affordable workplace housing crisis,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director. “Justine will develop the private and public partnerships crucial to the economic empowerment hard-working families achieve through home ownership.”

Prior to Habitat Broward, Morgan served as Charitable Funds Director at the Community Foundation of Broward where she led client relations to achieve the philanthropic goals of high-net-worth individuals, families, private sector organizations, civic groups, and community leaders.

Morgan also has extensive experience in loan origination, underwriting and compliance. While at Wells Fargo and WCS Lending, Morgan helped struggling families navigate financial difficulty through loan modifications. A Florida native, Morgan graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.
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Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Community Relations and Events Manager

Habitat for Humanity of Broward recently appointed a new Community Relations and Events Manager, Lisa Rahman.

“Habitat Broward is dedicated to hiring only the very best,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director. “That is exactly what we have with Lisa. As Community Relations and Events Manager, Lisa will foster the community partnerships critical to the growth of affordable workforce housing.”

Rahman is a visionary and strategic non-profit leader with executive leadership, fundraising and strategic planning skills.

Prior to coming to Habitat Broward, Rahman worked her way up from Director of Administration to CEO, over the course of 10 years, at the non-profit Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward. She has also held other top-level positions such as Vice President of Branch Operations and Business Development at TD Bank in Palm Beach County (2006 to 2010) and Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communication and Retail Consumer Card at JP Morgan Chase in Ney York City (1992-2001).

She gained her Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Psychology at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and her Master of Business Administration at Adelphi University in Garden City New York.

South Florida students granted patent for ‘mosquito agitator’ invention

Hard work and brilliant minds went into an invention created at Northeastern High School in Oakland Park, and the teachers and young minds who invented the one-of-a-kind product scored a patent for their creation.

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https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/01/21/south-florida-students-granted-patent-for-mosquito-agitator-invention/

New Phone Number Released in Broward for Vaccine Appointments

Department of Health in Broward added to Florida’s Covid vaccine appointment system

Seniors 65 and older and healthcare workers in Broward County have a new phone number for scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments through the state.

Appointments for Department of Health in Broward vaccination sites can be made at 866-201-6313. For those requiring TTY access, the phone number is 833-476-1526.

Read more… https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/dept-of-health-in-broward-added-to-floridas-covid-vaccine-appointment-system/2366687/