DON’T GIVE TO INDIVIDUALS, GIVE TO SHELTERS
To end panhandling, we must stop giving directly to individuals that panhandle.
Phoenix is full of compassionate and charitable citizens. They want to help those in need. However, giving money to people panhandling doesn’t fix problems. To truly help those in need, stop giving money to panhandlers and instead support organizations and services that provide long-lasting care. Central Arizona Shelter Services Andre House Salvation Army St. Joseph the Worker UMOM New Day Centers The Phoenix Rescue Mission St. Mary’s Food Bank For more organizations and information on housing or other services, please visit the Homeless Shelter Directory webpage at: Homeless Shelter Directory.
During the Coronavirus situation:
Don’t be a stimulus check SCAM victim
1. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.
2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.
3. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
Look, normally we’d wait to know what the payment plan looks like before we put out a message like this. But these aren’t normal times. And we predict that the scammers are gearing up to take advantage of this.
So, remember: no matter what this payment winds up being, only scammers will ask you to pay to get it. If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint. We’re doing our best to stop these scammers in their tracks, and your report will help.
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All meetings and events have been postponed or cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.
Our new NSD Rep, Ronnie McGuire shares a couple of opportunities for Neighborhood Organizations and Block Watches to receive additional Grant Monies.
First is the Census Community Grants, this is an application process that will allow community and grassroots organizations to submit a request for funding, up to $5,000, in conducting activities within the City of Phoenix to augment awareness and participation within traditionally undercounted communities. Grant application and requests for funding can be viewed and submitted at the following links:
The second opportunity is geared toward neighborhood organizations and block watch groups. This resource allows them to request printed materials for distribution to their stakeholders through an organized effort. Requests for this support can be submitted at:
Finally, in regards to the events list, attached is what I have to date. Please know that this list changes daily as event requests come in, etc.
In all, I hope this information is helpful. If I can assist you with anything else, please let me know.
FundPHX Lets You Learn About the Dollars and Sense in Phoenix’s Budget
Are you interested in diving into the dollars and sense behind what makes the city of Phoenix run? Now you can learn more about all the programs and services the city provides, and what it costs to bring them to you every day.
That’s possible through a new tool, called FundPHX, that takes the city’s $1.4 billion General Fund operating budget and brings it directly to your device – computer, smart phone or tablet. All the city’s programs are there, with costs and descriptions, so you can learn about what it takes to provide everything from youth recreation activities to reading programs and senior services in your neighborhood.
With FundPHX you can provide comments directly on the budget, and let the city know what you think is important. You can add funding to programs you’d like to see grow, and reallocate funding from programs that you feel could be used elsewhere. Once you’ve made your choices, save your work, and share it with the city.
Our Precinct’s very own Lt Frederiksen ran in the recent Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon on Sunday, January 19th 2020. Not only did he run, but did it in full gear !! Check out Channel 15’s article on him HERE.
Coffee with a Cop was March 2020 – Ronnie’s Cafe