The Mayflower has landed in Pensacola as a local nonprofit looks to feed the hungry. The Mayflower in question is actually three Mayflower moving vans. They are set up in the parking lot of the Cordova Mall in Pensacola to collect food for Manna Food Pantries. It's the annual Fill The Mayflower promotion to help restock Mann's larder.
Jay Bradshaw is President of Pensacola Moving and Storage and also Chairman of the Board for Manna Food Pantries. He says that they are hoping for a wide variety of food items nutritious food items like canned meats and vegetables.
Gulf Islands National Seashore has closed the Fort Pickens Area to all incoming public use due to the winds and high surf from the Monday night weather event, effective Tuesday, November 26 through Friday, November 29. When announcing this closure, Superintendent Dan Brown said, "With this weather and the associated wind and high surf, low lying sections of the Fort Pickens Road have been overwashed and are covered with water and sand.”
A settlement is in place between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Florida Department of Corrections, regarding inmate housing at the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in Milton.
In its lawsuit filed in August, the ACLU claims it requested from the Department of Corrections last November two years’ worth of demographic and housing records concerning the Santa Rosa Correctional Institute. DOC rejected the request in April.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Based on the latest statistics for 2013, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and someone develops the disease every 68 seconds. Additionally, in 2012 there were 15 million caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.