This week’s Town Crier! You can get the information at this link!
The Remote Area Medical clinic will be held on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th at Ware Academy. This event provides free medical, dental, and vision care and is free and open to the public! There are no qualifying questions, no need for health insurance, and ID is not required. The clinic parking lot opens at midnight on the first night of the event, with numbered tickets begin distributed at 3 a.m. Clinic doors open at 6 a.m. The process will repeat the following day.
The Red Cross Needs Blood & Platelets! Blood and platelet donation drives are being held by the Red Cross in Gloucester to assist in responding and recovering from Hurricane Florence. Drives are being held on:
10/23/18: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., St Therese Church
11/5/2018: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
11/6/18: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Petsworth Baptist Church
Make an appointment to donate at 1-800-733-2767!
On October 23rd (Youth) and 24th (Adult), MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness will hosting first aid trainings from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park (8687 Roaring Springs Rd). The cost is $30.00 for each training, which includes the training materials.
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or is in crisis.
The purpose of the Adult Mental Health First Aid Training is to promote a more in-depth understanding of mental health in families and communities. This 8-hour certification course assists family members, caregivers, school staff, health and human service workers, etc. to help adults who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.
For either training, be sure to bring a brown bag for a working lunch! The registration deadline is October 18th, and registrations can be made online at www.chvc.online or by calling 804-642-5402.
Gloucester Clean Community’s Fall Clean Gloucester Day will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Individuals, groups, and businesses are encouraged to help the community by participating in this county-wide litter cleanup! In the event of inclement weather, the cleanup will be re-scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018.
The Clean Community Office provides litter cleanup supplies including litter grabbers, buckets and trash bags. Coordinator Leslie Bowie reports that most participants have identified a preferred cleanup location, but the office can also suggest areas where litter collects.
Registration forms for the event are available on the Clean Community website CleanGloucesterDay.com. Interested volunteers may also contact the Clean Community Office at 693-5370.
Volunteers may pick up supplies in advance at the Clean Community Office or at the staging area next to the Main Library on the morning of the cleanup. In fall of 2017, approximately 150 volunteers participated in the Fall Cleanup and removed 277 bags of trash!