HOW TO CELEBRATE RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE MASKS
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CITY COMPASSION CENTER AND COMPASSION OFFICER
 
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BANKS WHO ARE HELPING  
COMPASSION. EMPATHY. LOVE.

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS WORKERS ARE WORRIED THAT YOU MAY INFECT THEM!

Yes, YOU! Cashiers, stock personnel, employees working to keep us moving forward … are begging you to follow the recommendations!
 
 
FOR THE LIFE OF ME
I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND
WHY PEOPLE WON’T
LISTEN AND ACT!
 
WE CAN AND WE MUST DO BETTER! 

WE EACH HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN SAVING LIVES!
 
 
 
Wear SOMETHING Covering NOSE AND MOUTH WHEN OUT FOR
ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES OR AROUND PEOPLE

AND HOW TO MAKE AT HOME! 
TOO MANY ARE IGNORING THIS RECOMMENDATION
  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities. 
  • DON’T USE MEDICAL MASKS THAT OUR FRONT LINE HEROES NEED!
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

REMEMBER:
This is NOT a substitute for
MANDATORY Physical Distancing….

STAY HOME.
STAY PHYSICALLY SEPARATED WHEN OUT.
NOT ALL SHOPPING IS ESSENTIAL.
MAKE A LIST AND GO WHEN YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST.
SHOPPING IS NOT A FAMILY OUTING.
 
BE PATIENT AND MINDFUL THAT THOSE WORKING IN ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ARE HEROES, TOO. 

THEY DESERVE DIGNITY AND NEED YOUR HELP! 
Religious Holidays
A DIFFERENT WAY TO
REFLECT AND CELEBRATE 


For many, this week is especially important. Tomorrow evening, Passover begins. Friday is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter.
 
Traditionally, families and friends gather.  
Places of worship normally welcome large congregations.
 
The communal celebration and shared reflections
are fundamental to faith. 
 
Many prepare for weeks in advance looking forward to meals together and opportunities to re-connect.
 
Many rely heavily upon the solace and spiritual sustenance
of being in a place of worship,
particularly during times of stress and the holidays.
 
Yet, this year, we know the practice of faith
MUST be different … not lesser.
Just different.
 
Simply put, crowded places of worship are
irresponsible and dangerous.
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Seders will be in homes without relatives, neighbors, and friends who have traveled to join the traditions. 
Some may even be alone.
 
Services for Good Friday and Easter should be remote.

To be sure, for those of faith, reflection and sacrifice
takes on a more defined perspective this year.
 
BUT, PLEASE STAY HOME –
 
You have seen the stories of community outbreak because there was a funeral or an event where practicing faith together seemed essential.
 
If you must go out, wear facial covering, wash your hands regularly, and keep physical distance.
 
Find new meaning in the messages of the holidays and
different way to connect spiritually.
 
 
Contact friends and families to gather around the virtual table.  

Dress up, formalize your day or evening, and then stream to your friends and family.

Reach out and touch someone remotely
to bring them closer to you spiritually.
 
Please STAY HOME and resist the temptation
to gather in groups. 
 
Your sacrifice can save your family, my family, or someone you may never meet.

(Message Interlude)

“This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat.
It was obvious she thought her cat understood her.
I came into my house, told my dog..... we laughed a lot.”
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“I'm so excited --- it's time to take out the garbage.
What should I wear?”

(back to the message)

Compassion Center
 
Beginning today the City of Sunrise launched a new Resource and Referral Call Center.
 
This Compassion Call Center will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday -
(954) 746-3670.
 
In addition to calling our Compassion Resource and Referral Call Center, residents and business owners may also email us with their questions and contact information at CompassionOfficer@sunrisefl.gov .
 
  Of course, you can keep emailing me at mryan@sunrisefl.gov
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SBA PREFERRED LENDERS
Click below for SBA preferred lenders that have branches in the City of Sunrise and that are currently accepting applications for the Paycheck Protection Program.


Please click here to see the full list of preferred SBA Lenders for the Payment Protection Program (PPP). Not all banks on this list are located in Sunrise but many are. The PPP program officially launched this past Friday so many banks that are not SBA preferred lenders are still registering to participate in the program. Before you select a bank from the list, I would suggest that you call your bank first and ask if they are participating in the PPP. It is always best to use the bank that you have a relationship with. 
10770 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunrise, FL. 33351
Phone: (954) 746-3250
Email address: mryan@sunrisefl.gov