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CHCFC Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims

Adapted from a Community Health Center of Franklin County (CHCFC) press release:

Providers in Franklin County joined with “Occupy Sandy” in New York, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street group.  Amy Jacobson, a Provider with the Community Health Center of Franklin County deployed through the “Occupy Sandy” movement on Sunday, October 11th, with Lynn Zashin, a provider with the VA of Leeds, and Allie Jacobson, another health center employee.  Their mission was to offer door to door evaluation to individuals and families stuck in their homes.  Their journey began in Brooklyn, at the Central Gathering Church (which was total chaos) and then they were assigned to one of the worst hit spots, Far Rockaway, Queens, NY.  They were sent with others to a housing project.

More Volunteers Needed for Playspaces

Horizons for Homeless Children (www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org) creates and installs Playspaces (kid-friendly spaces) inside of homeless shelters throughout Western, MA, including 1 shelter in Greenfield. We then recruit, train, and place volunteers from the community inside these Playspaces to play and interact with the children living in the shelters.

FRIDAY!---Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Adapted from a Blessed Sacrement Church press release:

"Love your neighbor as yourself"  Our neighbors in the CT, NY, and NJ area need our help.  With the direction of people that used to live on Long Island, we are going to fill a donated Fed-Ex truck with food, water, clothes, toiletries, diapers, and anything that you might need if you put yourself in their situation.  The Fed-Ex truck will be at Blessed Sacrament Church (221 Federal Street, Greenfield) from 4:00-5:00 PM on Friday 11/9. 

Elder Law Presentation at The Arbors

From a The Arbors at Greenfield press release:

Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30 Attorney Richard Bishop will be presenting "Elder Law and Issues That Effect Seniors". This will be followed by a question and answer period and light refreshments will be served.  Seating is limited, please call 413-774-4400 to reserve your seat today.

Informational Session on Autism Insurance Law

From a United Arc press release:

The United Arc will offer a free informational session on ARICA, the Autism Insurance Law of Massachusetts on Monday, November 5th at 6 PM at The Arc Common, 20 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA.  Amy Weinstock of the Autism Insurance Resource Center of New England will be the guest presenter.  For information or to register contact Gaia Posner 413-774-5558 x 1007 or email gaiaposner@unitedarc.org.

Public Hearing on Status of Women to be Held Tuesday

From a Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) press release:

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) and the town of Greenfield will co-host a public hearing on October 24, 2012, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The hearing will be held at the Greenfield High School, located at 1 Lennox Avenue, Greenfield, MA 01301. 

The purpose of the hearing is to give all stakeholders in Greenfield as well as those in the surrounding community the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns important to women, as well as the gaps or barriers they have experienced in the provision of services available. Citizens, government officials, and organizations that advocate for women and families in the region are invited to attend and encouraged to participate in the open public hearing by providing testimony/recommendations.

Need Help With Your Mortgage?

Adapted from a State Representative Denise Andrews' Office press release:

Representative Denise Andrews and representatives from foreclosure prevention programs from across the region will come together, on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, to spread the news about resources available to homeowners facing or at-risk of foreclosure.  The town hall meeting is the second forum in a series of events for local residents.  Speakers will briefly introduce their programs and there will be time afterwards for homeowners to meet individually with program representatives.

GCC to Get $179,310 to Expand Hybrid Learning Model

This just in from a Massachusetts Governor's Office press release:

Governor Deval Patrick today announced $4 million in grants to support increased skill training and workforce alignment, improved student learning outcomes and efficiency measures at community colleges across the Commonwealth. These grants deliver on the goals of the Governor’s community college initiative to put more people in Massachusetts back to work and to strengthen the connections between community colleges, employers and the workforce.

FRTA Offers Rides to the Polls 9/6

If you, or someone you know, need help getting to Greenfield High School on Thursday in order to vote, the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) can help.  The town has once again contracted with the FRTA to provide rides to the polls.  Check out the complete schedule here.

Volunteers Needed for Playspaces

Horizons for Homeless Children (www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org) creates and installs Playspace (kid-friendly spaces) inside of homeless shelters throughout Western, MA, including Greenfield, Amherst and Northampton. We then recruit, train, and place volunteers from the community inside these Playspaces to play and interact with the children living in the shelters.

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