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Hillsborough County Service & Information Updates

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update No. 106

Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 12, 2020) - The Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center is requesting donations of cloth face masks at the pet shelter, located at 440 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa. The masks will be used by on-site staff who are caring for the pets at the shelter.

Bins are available at the shelter for residents to drop off donations.

While the shelter population has decreased, there are still pets available for adoption. If you would like to adopt or foster through the Foster Express program, visit PRC's online kennel at HCFLGov.net/Adopt. Once you've found a new friend, you can schedule an appointment by calling (813) 744-5660 or submitting a request via HCFLGov.net/AtYourService.

Hump Day Kahoot Challenge. Hillsborough County Extension is hosting Nutrition & Finance Hump Day Kahoot Challenge presented by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. This live, interactive competition at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20 will offer fun facts on nutrition and personal finance with prizes for the top three scores. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.

Extension Service Offers Online Events to Help County Residents. Free, interactive webinars and an online class are being offered to help county residents manage their budgets and navigate finances during these uncertain times resulting from COVID-19 coronavirus. Managing Money in Uncertain Times will discuss prioritizing expenses, coronavirus federal economic assistance policies, and local community resources. This session is scheduled from noon - 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. Registration is required.

Create a Financial Plan. Developing Your Financial Plan is a four-part series that will provide tools to help you achieve financial goals. Sessions are scheduled each Wednesday in June from noon - 1 p.m. Registration is required. The schedule of topics is as follows:

  • June 3, Analyzing Your Situation & Establishing Goals
  • June 10, Cash Flow Management
  • June 17, Debt Management
  • June 24, Saving & Investing for Future Goals

Get Financially Stable. The Building Financial Stability online class is presented by University of Florida Hillsborough County Extension. Class modules feature videos, case studies, infographics, and easy-to-use worksheets. Registration is free, ongoing, and you can participate at your own pace. A certificate is granted upon completion of modules and discussion questions.

Topics are as follows:

  • Goals, Spending, & Saving
  • Facts about Subprime Loans
  • Truth about Credit Scores & Credit Repair

For more information, or questions on this or any of the webinars, contact Lisa Leslie, (813) 744 -5519 Ext. 54143, or lesliel@HCFLGov.net.

Get Connected. Stay Alert.
For more information on COVID-19, and any other potential emergency in the county visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor for updates. For general County information, call (813) 272-5900, the County's main information line.