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Pandemic Relief Efforts
|World Health Organization||Prevention is key.
Wash your hands frequently.
• Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
• If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Why? The virus can be transferred in bodily fluids, including saliva and stool. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Keep space between yourself and others.
• Maintain at least 3 feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
• Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Practice respiratory hygiene.
• Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
• Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Clean and disinfect your home.
• Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones) using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Why? Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning and disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.
Avoid crowds as much as possible, cruise travel, and any non-essential air travel.
• Why? Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
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|Wiregrass Kidney VIRTUAL Walk||
1st Virtual Wiregrass Kidney Walk April 4th, 2020!
|Donations for Officer's Family|
|Donations for Family||
Good morning Woof This is April Flowers. I am contacting yall to let ya know y'all are doing a great job keep up the good work!! Also was wanting to get the word out about the loss of my 14 yr old son Tyson Lewis Thomas of Abbeville AL. Back in March 26,2019 me and my family lost this sweet precious child due to an accidental drowning. His little brother found him and couldn't save him. Our family is trying to deal with this as best we can. His birthday would have been October 19,2019 and we still haven't had the funds to get him a headstone. He is at Sunset Memorial and we need $1950. We are praying to spread the word to get this heavenly angel a headstone.
May God bless whoever reads this and finds it in their heart to help in whatever way possible for more info you can contact me at 786-644-3546 April Flowers or Sunset Memorial Dothan.
Thank you and God bless!!
|WAG: Wiregrass Animal Group||Over 763 Dogs/Puppies got a second chance at life thanks to WAG! (Wiregrass Animal Group) of Enterprise, a non-profit, and the many volunteers in the area.
Help them save even more lives this year by making a tax deductible donation.
|SARCOA, Area Agency on Aging|
|N4S Flyer-AMB PDF
To see projects that need your help visit: sarcoa.org
|City of Dothan|
|Girls Scouts volunteers|
|All Breeds Rescue dog wish list||Charlene Williams – 334-360-3091 – 1753 Gopher Ridge Rd, Samson AL 36477|
|Safe Haven Animal Rescue||
SAFE HAVEN ANIMAL RESCUE IN ABBEVILLE IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS.
|Wiregrass Spay Neuter||
GRANT AWARD!!! The Wiregrass Spay Neuter Alliance (334)671-8111 received a grant to help residents of Houston County that receive public assistance. Dogs will cost $20 and cats will cost $10 to have them Spay/Neuter. Rabies vaccinations are $10. Please give us a call to see if you qualify. (334) 671-8111.
|FUR pet food drives||
Pet Food Drive for Felines Under Rescue!!
When Girls Succeed, So Does Society At the youngest ages, girls face both personal and societal obstacles that keep them from reaching their full potential. The ability of Girl Scouts, the leading expert on girls, to provide those fun and enriching experiences is more important than ever. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is here to lead southern Alabama’s girls into the future. The Girl Scout Research Institute’s “State of the Girl” details realities for many girls in Alabama. Girls in Alabama ranked 30th in terms of overall well-being. Girls ranked 21st in terms of emotional health, 33rd in physical health and safety, 34th in economic well-being, and 42nd in education. The report also notes that roughly 26 percent of school age girls in the state are currently living in poverty and around 8 percent of girls, ages 6 to 17, have experienced some form of neighborhood violence. These numbers leave much room for improvement. This report is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on girls, which allows Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama to direct its efforts of bettering their lives. With programs focusing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), financial literacy, healthy eating and exercise, and reading readiness, the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama has a positive impact on every girl we come into contact with. However, with decreases in funding and a lack of volunteers, our ability to serve girls is in serious jeopardy. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama has the tools it takes to instill leadership skills into the girls of our future, but volunteers are desperately needed to put these tools to use. Adult volunteers are vital for the survival of Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama in continuing the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to volunteer or become Girl Scout contact Jennifer Thrash, Director of Membership Development, at 800-239-6636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Fetch - yard sale leftovers|
Social Security Launches New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans Fast-tracking Disability Decisions for Vets with 100% Permanentand Total Rating Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, recently announced the launch of a new disability process to expedite disability claims filed by veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T). Under the new process, Social Security will treat these veterans’ applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions, similar to the way the agency currently handles disability claims from Wounded Warriors.“We have reached another milestone for those who have sacrificed so much for our country and this process ensures they will get the benefits they need quickly,” said Acting Commissioner Colvin. “While we can never fully repay them for their sacrifices, we can be sure we provide them with the quality of service that they deserve. This initiative is truly a lifeline for those who need it most.”“No one wants to put America’s veterans through a bureaucratic runaround,” said Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes, a leading proponent for increasing assistance to veterans. “As the baby boomer generation ages and more veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan need care, this common sense change will help reduce backlogs and cut through unnecessary red tape so that our most disabled veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned.” In order to receive the expedited service, veterans must tell Social Security they have a VA disability compensation rating of 100% P&T and show proof of their disability rating with their VA Notification Letter.The VA rating only expedites Social Security disability claims processing and does not guarantee an approval for Social Security disability benefits. These veterans must still meet the strict eligibility requirements for a disability allowance.For information about this service, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/disability-pt.htm. For more about Social Security’s handling of Wounded Warrior’s disability claims, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors.
|Wildlife Land Trust||
WILDLIFE LAND TRUST OUR WILDLIFE AND NATURAL LANDSCAPES ARE DISAPPEARING AT AN ALARMING RATE. FORTUNATELY, AS A CONCERNED LAND OWNER, YOU CAN HELP PREVENT SOME OF THIS LOSS. PROTECT YOUR LAND FOR THE FUTURE, AND PROHIBIT HUNTING AND TRAPPING OF THE ANIMALS WHO CALL IT HOME, BY WORKING WITH THE WILDLIFE LAND TRUST. CALL 1-800-729-SAVE, THAT’S 1-800-729-S-A–V-E THE WILDLIFE LAND TRUST, OR GO TO: WILDLIFELANDTRUST.ORG. THE WILDLIFE LAND TRUST, SAVING LIVES, BY SAVING LAND.
AwareRX WHEN IT COMES TO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS, IT’S ESSENTIAL TO APPLY SAFE PRACTICES TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. TO AVOID MISUSE AND ABUSE, NEVER SHARE OR BORROW MEDICATION. KEEP YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS OUT OF THE WRONG HANDS BY STORING THEM IN A LOCK BOX AND DISPOSING OF MEDICATION PROPERLY. FINALLY, UNDERSTAND YOUR PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION; DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK YOUR PHARMACIST AND DOCTOR FOR HELP. AND IF BUYING PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE, BE SURE TO USE VIPPS ACCREDITED PHARMACIES. LEARN MORE AT AWARE R-X DOT ORG
|Red Cross Blood Drives||
Red Cross Blood Drives
|S.O.S. Animal Shelter||
The S.O.S. Animal Shelter in Enterprise needs your help…
|Employer Support of the Guard||
Today, nearly half our nation’s fighting forces are members of the Guard and Reserve. When they are called to active duty, they leave behind a family, a community, and a job. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, honors and protects the bond between service members and their civilian employers. Whether serving our country or supporting those who do, we all serve. To learn more about ESGR, call 1-800-336-4590, or visit www.esgr.mil