They’re not ‘just pets.’ They’re family.

A woman sits inside a modest chapel in Zephyrhills, and her voice is shaking. She's describing the loss of a loved one, and the guilt she feels about that loss. A chaplain and a therapist sit with her and listen, then try to comfort her by sharing their own perspectives. Her grief is natural, they say, and a normal part of life. Beginning that afternoon, she takes important steps on her … [Read more...]

Area events honor veterans on special day

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and those who have put on the uniform to serve this country have a full day ahead of them. Saint Leo University and Two Men and a Truck will deliver items to veterans in local shelters throughout the day Tuesday. The donations will be from a collection drive the school hosted last month including items such as soap, shampoo, shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes, … [Read more...]

Thrift stores collecting donations for veterans

All five Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppes will collect toiletry items to give out to homeless and at-risk veterans as part of this year's Stand Down Pasco County. Donation collection begins Oct. 6 and will last until Oct. 17. Organizers prefer travel-size toiletry items, but also needed are personal care items, anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel, deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and … [Read more...]