Gloucester Resource Council


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Back to School Gloucester

Last year, Connected Communities, The GUEST Shelter and numerous churches launched an initiative to help the children of this community collect and obtain the school supplies they needed to go back to school. Prior to the start of the 2018-2019 School year, this community and the amazing people who help support the non-profits in this area helped over 200 children obtain the supplies they needed to go back to school.
 
The mission over the course of the next month and a half is to collect as many school supplies, donations, and support as we can to help the children in need in this community go back to school with the supplies they need. This not only helps the child but also helps the educator as well. All supplies will be collected on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th and then set up Labor Day weekend for distribution.
 
The current Drop off Locations in the community are: The Silver Box on Main Street and The lobby of the Gloucester County Jail. If you would like to make a donation, those donations can be made Payable to Connected Communities. All donations are tax deductible.
 
For mailing donations, they can be sent to :
 
Connected Communities
R/E Back to School Gloucester
6713 Paramount Court
Gloucester VA 23061
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Preparing for Hurricane Season

Need assistance in getting prepared? The 2019 Gloucester County Guide to Disaster Preparedness was recently mailed to all postal customers in the county. This guide has everything you need to know, and more, to understand what it takes to truly be prepared for any emergency or disaster.
Some other helpful info:

CodeRED

Have you registered for CodeRED – the county’s community emergency notification system? By adding your phone number, email and address to the database, you will be kept informed of any local emergency/disaster announcements and information. Register here!

Do you KNOW YOUR ZONE? In the event of needing to evacuate, knowing which zone you are in will assist you if local officials announce a needed evacuation of an area. Finding your zone is as easy as A,B,C or D! Visit the KnowYourZone website.

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Are you Flood Fluent? Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster? Did you know if your home floods it is not typically covered by homeowners or renters insurance? And… did you know that just one inch of water in our home can cost more than $25,000 in repairs? It’s time to GET FLOOD FLUENT!
To get all the facts, visit https://getfloodfluent.org

 

HomeTAX FREE Disaster/Emergency Supply Weekend is coming in August! August 2-4 you can buy qualifying emergency and disaster preparedness items without paying sales tax. Check out the list and more info here!


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Red Cross Upcoming Blood Drives

There is a critical shortage of numerous blood types – please give now to help prevent delays in lifesaving care!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

6470 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
2:00 PM – 07:00 PM
 
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Lowe’s
6659 George Wash Mem Highway
Gloucester, VA 23061
10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
 
Monday, July 8, 2019
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
7519 Hospital Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
11:00 AM – 04:00 PM
 
Click HERE to make an appointment!


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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

August 1, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bay transit Meeting Room
5959 Fiddlers Green road, Gloucester
 
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) experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or is in crisis. This training is open to the public. Materials will be provided. Bring a brown bag for a working lunch. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. COST: $35.00 (includes materials)
 
Go to WWW.CHVC.ONLINE to register!