The Skiff: September 7, 2017

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Police department surprised families by paying off their layaway accounts

first_imgiStock(DADE CITY, Fla.) — The holidays just got a bit brighter for 26 families in Florida who learned that their local police department had paid off the items on their layaway accounts in full.With the help of anonymous donations, the Dade City Police Department paid off over $4,300 on 26 layaway accounts at the Walmart in Dade City. The accounts included items from toys to necessities like towels and sheets and more.On Dec. 9, Dade City Police Chief James Walters personally called the families to surprise them with the news that their layaway expenses would now be covered.Walters said he was met with tears, shock and joy when he shared the good news with these families over the phone. Some of the families said they feared that they would be unable to afford these gifts and goods in time for the holidays.“[These families] said they had given up, or they didn’t know what they were going to do,” he said.“To relieve the anxiety, and stress and worry of a parent, you can’t put a figure on that,” Walters added.Walters said that some of the recipients paid a visit to Walmart after they received the good news and when they saw staff from the police department, they were overcome with gratitude.The day was filled with “heartfelt appreciation,” Walter said, and hugs between the families, the employees and the police department.“At the end of the day, there’s a huge percentage of interactions that we have with the public that are not positive,” Walters said. “[The holidays] are an opportunity to have some outreach and affect some lives in a positive way.”This is the second time that the Dade City Police Department has paid layaway accounts for families in the area using anonymous donations. Their gifts to residents in the community are all tax deductible.The department’s layaway payoffs are part of a larger project called Operation Blue Christmas, which is all about performing acts of kindness during the holiday season.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Senior property sector figure given OBE in New Year’s Honours list

first_imgA second senior housing sector figure has been given a gong within the New Year’s Honours list.Professor Paddy Gray, a Board Director of safeagent, the accreditation scheme for lettings and management agents, has been made an OBE for his services to housing.He follows Shelter boss Polly Neate, who was made a CBE for her services to homelessness.Gray, as well as being a Professor Emeritus at the University of Ulster, has published some 300 research papers on the sector and regularly contributes to conferences and seminars.He is a leading player within the Northern Ireland housing sector and is also a respected figure in the UK and overseas particularly in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Macau, where he has worked.Housing TwitterGray is a keen tweeter, which is unusual within the housing sector, and involved in 16 different organisations including Propertymark, which employs him as an external examiner, and safeagent.He is also affiliated to two other universities, several property management companies including the Wheatley Group and a developer, Connswater Homes.“We’re delighted that Paddy has been honoured in this way. He is well known for his work in the property sector, not only in Northern Ireland but throughout the UK,” says Isobel Thomson, CEO of safeagent.“We are very proud to have him as a Director on the safeagent Board, where he brings his extensive knowledge and skills.”Read more about the New Year’s Honours list.     Professor Paddy Gray housing Isobel Thomson propertymark SAFEagent January 6, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Senior property sector figure given OBE in New Year’s Honours list previous nextAssociations & BodiesSenior property sector figure given OBE in New Year’s Honours listProfessor Paddy Gray works for a wide range of property and housing organisations including safeagent and Propertymark.Nigel Lewis6th January 20200719 Viewslast_img read more