The Association of Poinciana Village’s (APV) Board of Directors has made the following adjustments regarding violation notices during COVID-19 statewide “Stay-at-Home.”
APV will extend the time to rectify any outstanding violation until 30 days after the Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Stay-At-Home” order has been lifted. There is one exception to this extension: sanitation. Sanitation issues can become health issues and can negatively impact the safety and health of the community. Residents must continue disposing of all trash properly and in a timely matter.
Due to limited hours and staffing, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is asking donors to hold donations until the stores return to normal operating hours. For those who would still like to donate items in the interim, the nonprofit has modified its donation drop-off protocol and is currently accepting items only at its Donation Xpress locations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Large items and truckload donations will only be accepted at the Taft-Vineland Warehouse.
Out of an abundance of caution for employees and shoppers, and in accordance with increased restrictions and guidance from the state, counties and Center for Disease Control, Goodwill’s 29 retail stores are temporarily closed. Goodwill is asking that donors do not leave donations unattended outside its retail stores.
For a list of Donation Xpress locations or more information about donations accepted by Goodwill, visit goodwillcfl.org/donate.
During these unprecedented times, the local emergency food providers, who get food through Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, are under great stress. Some are closing without Second Harvest knowledge, usually to protect the health of their volunteers. Here is a listing of food pantries in Poinciana and the surrounding areas. Call before heading there to make sure their hours or locations have not changed. Living Water Fellowship, 4101 Pleasant Hill Road, by appointment only, 407-600-9534; St. Rose of Lima, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., drive through only, 9870 Pleasant Hill Road, 407-932-5004; Miracle Temple Ministry, last Thursday of the month, 10:30 to 1:30 a.m., on call on Wednesday after 1 p.m., 4930 Old Pleasant Hill Road, 407-343-1644; La Nueva Jerusalem, Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, 4925 Old Pleasant Hill Road, 407-933-2622; AVOS Anointed Victorious Outreach Services, every second Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, 1901 S. Poinciana Boulevard, 954-393-9768; Church of Agape Love, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 1543 Tallahassee Boulevard, 863-654-6878;
If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share, call Lisa Concepcion at 407-319-9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.