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Bob Buckhorn after Irma: ‘There will be a lot of lessons learned’

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Right now, Bob Buckhorn is simply too busy to take stock. But in the next few weeks, after most of the cleanup efforts have been finished following Hurricane Irma’s blow Sunday night, Tampa’s mayor says there will be time to take stock of lessons learned for when another major storm makes its path toward the Bay area.

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Darden Rice named outstanding ‘green’ elected official

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St. Petersburg Council member Darden Rice has been named the outstanding green elected official by the U.S. Green Building Council Florida Gulf Coast Region. The nonprofit organization’s seventh annual LEEDership Awards celebration earlier this month recognized and honored outstanding projects, businesses, volunteers and individuals, and instrumental Chapter members who are LEEDing the way to a more sustainable built environment in the Florida Gulf Coast community. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes…

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Tampa airport and Metropolitan Ministries celebrate culinary program partnership

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Two years in the making, Metropolitan Ministries Inside the Box grab and gourmet sandwiches and salads have been available for purchase for travelers boarding flights at the Southwest Airlines terminal at Tampa International Airport since the beginning of this month. As is the case with their retail cafes in downtown Tampa and the Westshore area, all of the items for sale are prepared by men and women transitioning out of being homeless while staying at the Florida Avenue facility in Tampa.…

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Jeb Bush donates $2,000 to Tampa Bay’s Metropolitan Ministries

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Christmas is all about happy endings, and no story about the holidays would be complete without one. What happened to Metropolitan Ministries is no different – a sad tale with a very happy ending, brought upon, in part, by Jeb Bush. As you may remember, the week before Christmas, someone made off with a trailer filled with $4,500 worth of toys for needy families. Metropolitan Ministries was already short more than 6,000 gifts for teens and infants of the nearly 19,000…

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Metropolitan Ministries brings Christmas spirit to thousands in Tampa Bay

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Mode of transportation is not the issue. Getting Christmas dinner and toys to families is. Arriving by often-compromised automobiles, mopeds, rusty bicycles, public transportation and many on foot, the families served by Metropolitan Ministries throughout this holiday season have reasons to smile, if only temporarily. Arriving by often-compromised automobiles, mopeds, rusty bicycles, public transportation and many on foot, the families served by Metropolitan Ministries throughout this holiday season have reasons to smile, if only temporarily. Relying on corporate and community…

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