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Deep Vein Thrombosis Warning Signs:
As many as 900,000 Americans a year get this type of blood clot, and up to 100,000 die because of it. Here's what to watch for…. (link to video)
Facebook is ending transaction fees for donations - Facebook will eliminate its 5 percent transaction fee for charitable donations made on the site. To learn more, click here.
Humane Education and Resource Team Inc. is a new 501c3 non profit serving Gloucester and Mathews pet owners. We offer pet food in crisis situations,dog training advice and some financial assistance for euthanasia with veterinarian referral. We hope to start offering classes in pet CPR and first aid in the future. Email Wanda Fary at email@example.com or call 815-2394 for more information.
GUEST Winter and the shelter season is quickly approaching:
Links to SignupGenius to volunteer at the Day & Night Shelters for the month of December are below:
Day Shelter for December 2017
Providence Baptist Church - 12/11/17 to 12/17/17
Newington Baptist Church - 12/18/17 to 12/23/17
Gloucester Moose Lodge - 12/24/17 to 12/30/17
Susanna Wesley UMC - 12/31/17 to 1/7/18
It’s time to apply for RCC Scholarships!: The application for the 2018-19 academic year is available from October 1, 2017 thru February 16, 2018.Students only need to complete one online application to be considered for 100 different scholarships at RCC totaling about $400,000.
A program of the Virginia Department of Social Services, 2-1-1 Virginia answered 104,919 calls for assistance and had 62,851 unique visitors searching the website last year. To provide the citizens of Virginia with current and correct information on health and human services resources, it is essential that agencies review and update information at www.211virginia.org. If your agency is not currently included, it is simple to add it to the database - click here to view 2-1-1 VIRGINIA's inclusion / exclusion criteria.
Mobile for Good's Fundraising Success Checklist breaks down how to know you're covering your bases for email campaigns, social media, your website, crowdfunding, and more.
Safe Sleep 365 emphasizes the core principles of "Alone, Apart and Always" to educate all Virginians on simple life-saving practices that will help ensure a safe and healthy environment for infants each time they sleep.
Stress in Early Life and Childhood Obesity Risk seeks to develop a better understanding of the mechanisms that link early life stress exposures with childhood obesity risk.
Make an IMPACT with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS): Did you know that there is a VIMS Foundation which supports efforts to restore marine habitats, improve water quality, educate future generations and many other environmental efforts to address marine life and habitat? Did you know that you donation can make a significant IMPACT? And…did you know that donating is as easy as clicking HERE.For more information about the foundation, visit vims.edu/giving/foundation/.
Easy way to remember stroke symptoms: click here to see a video with a unique way to identify symptoms.
Are You at High Risk for Serious Illness from Flu? Some people are at high risk for serious flu complications, including young children, older adults, pregnant women and people with certain chronic conditions. Flu vaccination and the correct use of antiviral medicines are very important for protecting people at high risk of serious flu complications. How much do you know about flu? Learn More.
Mental Health Statistics, Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deal with a mental illness or substance abuse according to a recent HealthDay article. Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, according to researcher. See full article at medlineplus.gov.
No Wrong Door Virginia is a virtual system and statewide network of shared resources, designed to streamline access to long term services and supports for older adults, family caregivers and individuals of all ages with disabilities – connecting individuals, providers and communities across the Commonwealth. www.nowrongdoorvirginia.org
United Way Study Shines a Light on Virginia's Working Population - The ALICE population (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) represents individuals and families who work hard and earn more than the official Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living. Of note, the three localities with the highest percentage of households below the ALICE threshold were Williamsburg, with 57%, Newport News 49%, and Hampton 47%. To read the full report on Virginia, click here.
Profile of Virginia's Uninsured: The Virginia Health Care Foundation annually contracts with the Urban Institute to develop a Profile of Virginia's Uninsured using data from the U.S. Census, the American Communities Survey, and estimates from an analytical approach it has developed. The 2017 Profile of Virginia's Uninsured is now available at www.vhcf.org/data/profile-of-the-uninsured/.
KIDS COUNT Report: Report: Economic Success Depends on Children's Economic Security -- This KIDS COUNT report provides the link between current demographic trends and their impacts on future economic security.