Remember, while essential businesses are open not all outings are essential in the moment. Be smart to save our community. 
When out, social distancing compliance and sanitizing yourself and your environment is critical to getting us back to normal sooner!
Stories of Compassion, Empathy and Charity
Throughout this crisis which is inflicting so much pain and sacrifice, there have been so many wonderful moments reminding us
why our Sunrise Family is so special.

A resident emailed me a beautiful moment he experienced while waiting in line (social distancing compliant) for take-out. The woman in front paid with a stack of bills … $100 bills for each of the employees. Not a TV camera moment or stunt to go viral – just an act of love because she felt connected to their sacrifice and pain.
Keep those special moments coming in!
We will begin sharing them on our website. 
Sometimes, we just need to remind ourselves of the fundamental goodness in most people, and that we are all connected.
In the meantime, please be patient and grateful with all those serving in essential businesses as they are giving of themselves to be there for us.

Of course, be thankful to our nurses, doctors, hospital workers, first responders, bus drivers, grocery workers and so many others who are working to save lives or provide essential services to keep us going. 
(interlude in important messaging)

So, I think I need a haircut … can’t figure out how to get one virtually and don’t dare go to “youtube” to figure out
how to cut my own hair with the scissors in the house.

Someone suggested the “Flowbee”!
Raise your hand if you remember those commercials? 
Maybe a good product but I think I will ride this out a bit longer.
(back to messaging)
FPL and Internet Providers: Service

Many have been worried about potential disruption of service. 

Here is some information we were able to find from FP&L and Xfinity.

In short, it seems you should not be worrying about disconnection even if you have to take some steps to make sure you are protected.

Let us know if you have any problems.

For customers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19, we have resources from FPL available to help, and to the extent they are available, we’ll continue to connect customers with resources from federal, state and local authorities. A good place to learn more is

We have also implemented the same policies that we do during major crisis events and are suspending electrical disconnections, providing payment extensions and waiving certain late payment fees for customers in a hardship situation.
Virtual School begins on Monday, March 30, 2020

Families can get free internet during the Coronavirus crisis. Low-income families in Comcast service areas who sign up as new customers can get 60 days of free internet. For details, qualifications, and sign up, visit or or
call 1-855-846-8376.

Friendly reminder: VIRTUAL JOB FAIR
March 31, 2020 9:00am to 11:00am


For small businesses, there are programs through the Federal Government and State of Florida.

Take the  Business Damage Assessment Survey
 Surveys submitted by small businesses can be used to access the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan, made available for COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Preparedn ess and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. Access the survey online at . For help with or inquiries about the survey, email .
Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans
Florida small business owners that experience economic damage as a result of COVID-19 can  apply now for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program . These short-term, interest-free loans provide working capital to help businesses “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when they have secured longer term recovery resources (such as revived profits, payments on insurance claims, or federal disaster assistance). In order to be eligible, qualifying business applicants must:
  • Apply by May 8, 2020
  • Have between 2 and 100 employees
  • Agree to the terms of 0% interest for 1 year, then 12% per annum on the unpaid balance thereafter until the loan balance is repaid in full. Loan default is subject to a normal commercial collection process.
For more information or assistance in completing the application, contact your local  Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) office  or call (833) 832-4494. Businesses in Sunrise that may be impacted by COVID-19 can also refer to the following resources:

We are hearing about some challenges connecting based upon the overload. We are being told to be patient and keep trying. We have been raising these issues as well with both our Federal and State representatives.

Keep emailing us your issues in the meantime!
10770 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunrise, FL. 33351
Phone: (954) 746-3250
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