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American Red Cross Offers Disaster Response Training

American Red Cross Offers Disaster Response Training

MUSKEGON, Mich., October 7, 2014 – The American Red Cross is offering disaster response training geared to individuals who want to volunteer to help victims of disaster. This course is a prerequisite for all advanced disaster training offered for American Red Cross disaster volunteers. This course is open to the public is an entry level instructor led course.

 

The disaster training course,  “Disaster Services: An Overview” will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the American Red Cross, 313 W. Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440 from 9:00am until 1:00pm.

 

This training will prepare potential volunteers to understand the Red Cross role in disaster relief and prepare the participant for further training that will allow the participant to assist in responding to house fires, managing a shelter, feeding, meeting medical needs and providing emotional support to disaster victims.

 

Lakeshore Athena Awards

Lakeshore Athena Awards

 

THE LAKESHORE ATHENA® AWARD PROGRAM CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AND INTRODUCING THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD WITH

JEANNE ENGLEHART AS THIS YEAR’S KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

Twenty five area lakeshore women including 16 young professionals will be honored at this year’s Lakeshore ATHENA Award Program Luncheon.

 

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Dedicate Hand-Crafted Peace Pole

St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish to Dedicate Hand-Crafted Peace Pole

GRAND HAVEN, MICH., SEPT. 18, 2014―In observance of United Nations’ “International Day of Peace” worldwide, the general public is invited to a local observance at St. Patrick―St. Anthony Parish to join in the dedication of a hand-crafted Peace Pole on Sunday, September 21st at 4 p.m. on the outdoor south side of the church, at 920 Fulton Avenue in Grand Haven.

“Pope Francis has asked all people to observe the upcoming International Day of Peace no matter whether they attend church or not and we welcome anyone who is interested to join us as we dedicate this long-lasting monument to peace,” said Sally Moser, an International Day of Peace event organizer with St. Patrick-St.

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

United Way announces early campaign results at Day of Caring

United Way announces early campaign results at Day of Caring

MUSKEGON – Hundreds of volunteers came together Friday, Sept. 5, for United Way of the Lakeshore’s 2014 Muskegon County campaign kickoff and Day of Caring. The volunteers met for a breakfast at Marsh Field, before embarking on projects to move the McLaughlin Grows Urban Farm and do projects at Catholic Charities West Michigan.

 

Dave Sipka, retired superintendent of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District,, is the 2014 Muskegon County campaign chair. Sipka announced the 2014 goal: to raise $2,578,150 to help fund dozens of programs and services in Muskegon County that target United Way’s impact areas — helping kids succeed, improving healthy living and increasing financial stability and independence.

 

“We are confident, based on our early results, that this community can reach that goal and provide funding for many needed programs in Muskegon County,” Sipka said.

 

Harbor Humane Society Supporters Fund New Roof for Shelter

Harbor Humane Society Supporters Fund New Roof for Shelter
WEST OLIVE, MICH. – Thanks to generous Harbor Humane Society supporters who answered a desperate plea for donations, the animal shelter will soon have a brand new roof.

When last year’s unseasonably rough winter weather resulted in huge ice dams, leaks, water damage and loss of heat to the Humane Society, shelter staff had no choice but to ask the public for help. They sent an emergency appeal, asking for the $50,000 that local roofers said it would cost to properly repair the underlying damage and replace the roof.

Day of caring

Day of caring

  United Way of the Lakeshore is looking for volunteers to spend Friday, Sept. 5 building, painting, cleaning, repairing and lending a general helping hand as part of United Way of the Lakeshore’s annual Day of Caring.

 

Volunteers are needed for two worksites in Muskegon:  Catholic Charities West Michigan at 1095 Third St. and Community enCompass’ McLaughlin Grows Urban Farm at the property at the corner of Leahy and Larch, adjacent to the Hackley campus of Mercy Health.