To Inform Families First

When emergencies happen

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Awards and Perseverance

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: General
Posted on Nov 20, 2018

Like most great ideas, it started with a question on a legal pad. “What do you think about putting emergency contacts in your driver’s license?” And just like that, TIFF’s Initiative was born. Last Friday night, Christine Olson and the TIFF team participated in a local gala where the Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce presented awards to the Best Non-Profit of the Year, as well as the Best Small, Medium and Large Businesses of...

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TIFF Ambassador Robyn & Georgia Gibbons

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on Nov 6, 2018

Seven years ago, on Good Friday, Georgia Gibbons was struck by a car as she walked across the street in downtown Tallahassee while talking on her cell phone. She had severe brain injuries and was immediately taken to the Emergency Room at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Were it not for the fact that she was registered already with TIFF, her parents may not have known what happened for hours, if not days. Fortunately, an officer came to the home of...

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TIFF Ambassador Spotlight- Sheriff Rick Wells

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on Oct 16, 2018

Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells has worked with Christine for a number of years as a supporter and advocate of TIFF’s Initiative. Sheriff Wells sees the need for an Emergency Contact Information (ECI) system in very pragmatic terms. When asked how this initiative has had an impact on the protocol officers follow at the scene of an accident, Wells emphasized the reduction of time spent searching for next of kin. In the chaos of an accident...

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How do you prepare for the unpreparable?

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: General
Posted on Sep 17, 2018

Last week, we reflected on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, when our nation was thrown into turmoil and grief over senseless terrorist attacks on our own soil. Floridians also remembered the devastation, stress, and uncertainty we lived through just a year before when hit by Hurricane Irma, the largest hurricane in history to cover our state. Simultaneously, we watched in horror as Hurricane Florence approached the eastern seaboard to create more...

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TIFF Ambassador Spotlight- Meme Signor

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on Aug 28, 2018

One of the goals we have at TIFF is to show the need for everyone to register their emergency contact information, no matter where you live or what season of life you’re in. There is the potential for everyone to need this service somehow in their lives. This week, we spotlight Meme Signor, wife of 15 years and mother of five children, all ages 13 and under. Moving here three years ago from New York state, Meme notes, “the traffic...

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Ambassadors Spotlight - Lorna Pierce

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on Aug 3, 2018

This week we’d like to introduce you to Lorna Pierce, a long-time supporter of TIFF’s Initiative. Lorna has worked with Christine since the formation of this not-for-profit in the capacity of bookkeeper, helping Christine get set up financially. She plays a vital role in the operations of TIFF, but Lorna is motivated by a much deeper purpose behind what she does. When she met Christine, Lorna was volunteering at the...

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Safe Travels!

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: General
Posted on Aug 2, 2018

We say this all the time to friends and family as they set out on a vacation or journey, but do we ever actually take steps to ensure safety? As we pulled out of the driveway in our rented minivan, my fiance said a quick prayer over us for safe travels. We were embarking on a 16-hour overnight drive to visit his family with five kids in tow. We needed all the help we could get. Knowing that any adventure includes a fair amount of risk, we also...

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Ambassador Spotlight - Jon Stuart

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on Jun 12, 2018

This month, we’re highlighting an important member of our TIFF community. Jon Stuart has an extensive background in marketing and entrepreneurship. Included among his many accolades are the title of Administrative Manager for Xerox Corporation Area Sales Office in Indianapolis, IN, and 30 years as assistant professor at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA, where he also served 12 years as Internship and Placement Director for the NSU...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Melissa Giordano

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on Jun 1, 2018

Any mom will tell you that you don’t stop being a mom just because your child reaches a certain age. You will always want to protect them, care for them and hold their hand through the darkest nights. Many mothers will tell you some of their hardest moments as a parent were knowing they could not be with their child who was going through something traumatic. Our children are little pieces of us walking around outside of our bodies, and when...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Jenny Morrison!

by Jennifer Mitchell

Posted in: Ambassador Spotlight
Posted on May 15, 2018

Meet Jenny Morrison, a new TIFF ambassador who came to us through the worst circumstances imaginable. But through her horrifying circumstances, Jenny is finding purpose in spreading the news about TIFF. Her hope is to save other families from the agony she endured. Jenny learned about Christine Olson and TIFF’s Initiative after her husband lost his life in a fatal car accident. At the scene of the accident, there was confusion about his...

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