Thursday, September 17, 2009


Written by Tom Johnson 9-15-09

The city officials (my self included) for our city have decided that it was in the best interest of our great community to join this outstanding organization called The Next Of Kin Registry – NOKR. We decided to do this for our community because you never know when a disaster is going to hit your community. We living in Florida are use to disasters hitting our State and wiping out large communities, and we thought it was for the best interest of the people to get involved with an organization such as this.
Here are some facts about this organization:

The Next Of Kin Registry (NOKR) was established as a FREE tool for daily emergencies and national disasters. NOKR is your emergency contact system to help if you or your family member is missing, injured or deceased. NOKR is the central depository for Emergency Contact information in the United States. NOKR is a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to bridging rapid emergency contact information. NOKR was established in January 2004, for daily emergency situations.
NOKR provides the public a free proactive service to store your emergency contacts, next of kin and vital medical information that would be critical to emergency response agencies. Stored information is only accessible via a secure area that is only accessible by emergency public trust agencies that have registered with NOKR.
NOKR encourages every township, county, municipality, city, state and nation to take ownership of the NOKR. This resource belongs to you, your citizens and to your emergency agencies.
NOKR is your trusted safe guarding organization for all personal emergency contacts worldwide. NOKR does not own the information we store, this information belongs to the registrants and is made available securely to registered emergency agencies during times of urgent need. NOKR is the protector of this vital bridging resource to reconnect individuals and families after urgent events.
If you feel that this would be a valuable tool for your community, speak to your local elected officials and pass this link on to them and encourage them to sign up their community. NOKR

If you have heard of this organization or your community is part of this organization I would love to hear from you, please leave a comment.

City of the year, Inverness Florida by the 40 and 8 Veterans

By Tom Johnson 9-16-09

Great news for this small town in Central Florida. They were voted to be the National City of the year for 2009 by the veterans of the 40 and 8. This town is my town, Inverness Florida. I am sure that there are many of you that do not know what the 40 and 8 organization is, here is a little history on this great organization of veterans;
The Forty and Eight was founded in 1920 by American veterans returning from France. Originally an arm of The American Legion, the Forty and Eight became an independent and separately incorporated veteran’s organization in 1960. Membership is by invitation of honorably discharged veterans and honorably serving members of the United States Armed Forces.
If you would like to learn more about the 40 and 8 please follow this link to their home page. SOURCE
To learn more about this wonderful small town in Central Florida – Inverness Florida please click on the link; SOURCE

By Tom Johnson 9-16-09
Great news for this small town in Central Florida. They were voted to be the National City of the year for 2009 by the veterans of the 40 & 8. This town is my town, Inverness Florida.