Energy Event to showcase grant recipients on Nov. 4 at arboretum
Clean Energy Resource Teams and Region Five Development Commission will sponsor a regional energy update, a showcase of energy grant recipients, and a presentation by guest speaker William Glahn, director of the Office of Energy Security and Deputy Commissioner of Commerce. The director will talk specifically about the economic development and job growth opportunities surrounding the development of clean energy technologies in Minnesota.
The Energy Event is open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated! The Energy Event will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 4, at the Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Baxter.
Those interested in attending are asked to contact Angela Headlee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 894.3233.
Coalition to End Poverty plans outreach event at CLC Oct. 30
The Crow Wing County Coalition to End Poverty, in partnership with Central Lakes College, is coordinating the first Operation Community Connect for Crow Wing County. Operation Community Connect is a one day event where community members access resources from area agencies and organizations at one location, in a single day. A free lunch will be served.
Operation Community Connect will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Workshops to be offered include: nutritious meals demonstration, Women's Health 101, bridges to benefits, basics of financial literacy, job Searching and a family law panel
Other services : free haircuts, free child dental exams, veterans services, mental health screenings, public health providers, public assistance/food support, housing.
Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers eligible to win $50,000
Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers is eligible to win $50,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project.
Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001. In 2006, the group received the Governor's Best Practices Award in Minnesota for providing free assistance to seniors so they can maintain their quality of life by living in the comfort of their own home.
The caregivers group reported: By building ramps, homes become accessible. By doing home modifications, costly falls can be prevented; by providing rides for medical services, seniors preserve their health; by providing transportation to church and stores, seniors remain connected to their community; by providing in-home services, unnecessary hospitalizations and nursing home placements become preventable; by our efforts, families and taxpayers save countless thousands of dollars per year.
In today's economy, funding has become a nonprofit's biggest hurdle, the caregivers' reported. The group's next project goal is to continue to offer services free of charge and to expand the service area beyond the county borders. The group reported volunteers are lined up, but votes are needed.
Through Oct. 31, each person/e-mail address can cast one vote per day online. In addition, each cell phone is allotted one text vote per day. A person with e-mail access and a cell phone can cast two votes per day.
Visit online at: http://www.RefreshEverything.com/helpforseniors. Each cell phone may be used to vote once per day by sending a text message. Follow these directions to vote via text:
To dial Pepsi: 73774. Text message to vote for the caregivers' project: 103031.
For more information e-mail to tim email@example.com.
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