Hurricane Expo 2018-The Orlando Times
Drop D No Limits Foundation, Al's Food Store & Just Start Over Ministries Presented The 2nd Annual Hurricane Preparedness & Back To School Awareness Block Party 2018! A Party With A Purpose!
BY JIMMIE WILLIAMS
ORLANDO - Sometimes we will drop the ball, but when we do we must pick it up and get back on track. During hurricane season we can't afford to drop anything. Hurricanes are dangerous. You must prepare yourselves to be able to get out of harmís way of dangerous high winds and/or flood waters in low land areas. This Hurricane Preparedness Block Party, hosted by the Drop D No Limits Foundation, purpose was to inform the residents of the Holden Heights community about preparing for a hurricane disaster. The Foundation gave out hurricane preparedness brochures and emergency radios. WellCare also participated in this year's Hurricane Preparedness Block Party and provided important information and gave out health safety items. Florida Department of Agriculture was also in attendance to answer questions. The block party started with Mr. Alvin Bell opening this year's event with the National Anthem, Minister Kim Jones of Just Start Over Ministries did the opening prayer, The Orlando Fire Department came out to talk to the residents about hurricane preparedness, how to stay safe and the do's and don'ts of a hurricane. Ms. Ovachi Bennett, the ambassador for Drop D No Limits Foundation, did a tribute to the late great queen of soul Ms. Aretha Franklin. The volunteers Ms. Peaches, Mr. Julio Carmente, Minister Kim Jones, her daughter Alicia and her son Alvin came out and showed out by serving the residents in full force. I'd like to say thank you to Mr. Al of Al's Food Store for seeing my vision about informing the residents of Holden Heights about Hurricane Preparedness. The seasons will continue and we must continue to stay prepared for a hurricane at all times. Never let down your guard. We here At Drop D No Limits Foundation will see you at the Third Annual Hurricane Preparedness Awareness Block Party. I hope that everyone got the most needed information for themselves or in the hands of someone that it may help in a time of need. Oh and the food was off the chain. Lol! You will be there next year. Stay safe! Thanks to Palmer Feed Store, A&M Pawn Shop and the residents of Holden Heights Community for making the event a success.