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SEPTEMBER 24TH – 26TH
1ST ANNUAL SOUTH QUEENSBURY CRAFT FAIR
The South Queensbury Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their first annual Craft Fair from September 24th through September 26th. Admission will be free to the public, and will consist of craft vendors, food trucks and more.
Booth rentals are available with pricing starting at $100 for the duration of the event. Reserve a spot soon as we anticipate a very busy weekend with the balloons right in our back yard!
Call 518-792-8669, or e-mail Chris Kilmartin for more information.
FREE FALL YARD SALE
PLANT AND BAKE SALE
Saturday, October 2nd
9AM to Noon
Sanford Ridge United Methodist Church
1919 Sanford Ridge Road
RAM Free Clinic in Greenwich, NY, Oct. 2-3
Free medical, dental, and vision services to those in need
ROCKFORD, TN (September 7, 2021) – Remote Area Medical- RAM® – a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics
delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals—will be in Greenwich, NY, next month on October 2 & 3, 2021 to provide free care.
The 2-day clinic, in collaboration with The Southern Adirondack Health Initiative and members of the local community,
will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds, located at 392 Old Schuylerville Rd, Greenwich, NY 12834.
All RAM services are free, and no ID is required. Free dental, vision, and medical services will be provided on a firstcome, first-served basis.
“The Southern Adirondack Health Initiative, a community group formed to organize this clinic, is grateful for the
community response and the donations of goods and money that are making this clinic possible,” said Karen Weinberg,
Promotions chair for the clinic event. “This is the first of its kind in our area thanks to RAM, who provides free, quality
health care in communities like ours across the United States.”
Services available at the clinic will include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams,
glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women’s health exams, diabetes testing and
counseling, acupuncture, cancer screenings, and general medical exams.
Due to time constraints, patients should be prepared to choose between DENTAL and VISION services. Free medical
services are offered in addition to dental or vision services to every patient attending the clinic.
The patient parking lot will open no later than 12:01 am, Saturday, October 2 and remain open. As patients arrive at the
parking lot, they will be provided with additional information regarding clinic opening processes and next steps.
Patients should be prepared with their own food, water, medicines, and clothing, when arriving early. Bathrooms will be
Clinic doors open at 6 am on Saturday, October 2. This process will repeat on Sunday, October 3.
“Remote Area Medical is glad to be able to help bring free services to those in need in the Greenwich community,” said
RAM CEO Jeff Eastman. “This has been a challenging time, and access to healthcare is more important than ever before. Thank you to all the volunteers who are coming to help those in need.”
RAM encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible. In some
situations, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations, or other circumstances outside of RAM’s control, the
parking lot may open earlier or a smaller number of patients served. *Clinic closing time may vary based on each service area’s daily capacity. Please check RAM’s clinic FAQ page for more information.
In response to COVID-19, RAM has incorporated and developed new disinfecting and safety processes. All patients will be required to wear a face covering and must undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic. Guests and family members of patients, including pets, will not be allowed to enter the building. New air flow, disinfecting
processes, and capacity limitations have also been put in place to ensure the safety of patients, staff and volunteers.
Since RAM’s founding in 1985, more than 863,000 individuals have received free services. Please email RAM’s Volunteer Manager Mary Brown at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering at this event. For more
information about volunteering at a RAM pop-up medical clinic in the future or to donate, visit www.ramusa.org or call
On August 27th Tara and Jason Mahoney of Fort Ann went to their routine 20 week where they learned their baby’s heart appeared to be shifted. On September 2nd they received the devastating news that their baby, Braxton, has Right Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia- CDH. In CDH the diaphragm does not develop completely, leaving a hole and allowing abdominal organs to migrate in to the chest. When this occurs it does not leave enough space for the baby’s lungs to develop appropriately therefor making it hard for the baby to breathe.
CDH requires vigorous resuscitation and ventilation within minutes of birth, repair surgery in the following days and lifelong symptoms ranging in severity. Baby Braxton will most likely need ECMO, the highest form of life support, and Tara and Jason are being told he will be too sick for ECMO along with painfully low survival rates.
Given the low odds local hospitals have given them, Tara and Jason have decided to give their baby the best chance at life by temporarily relocating to John’s Hopkins All Children’s hospital in St.Petersburg, Fl in early November. Though this decision was an easy one to make given the survival rates and expertise of the team at JHACH it will be hard emotionally, mentally and financially. Travel, lodging, the Pandemic and uncertainties with the Ronald McDonald House as well as their regular monthly bills should not be what they are worried about while watching their baby fight for his life.
In times like these we all say “What can I do?”. This is where you can start. Please consider donating and helping to take even the smallest amount of financial burden off of this family. Please donate by clicking here!
Tri-County United Way knows that volunteers make a difference. It is our mission to be a leader in community partnership building and to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. We work to connect volunteers and agencies, in a community-wide effort to deliver needed health and human services programs.
We’re pleased to announce that more than thirty nonprofit agencies in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties are now publishing their volunteer opportunities and events on Volunteer Connection, Tri-County United Way’s new solution to local volunteerism.
Put your talents to work. Whether it’s helping out at a drive-thru food pantry, becoming a medical transportation driver, or enhancing your resume by joining an award-winning team of VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistant) volunteers, there are currently over forty virtual and non-virtual volunteer opportunities on Volunteer Connection, https://volunteer.tricountyunitedway.org/ to choose from.
Have you or a loved one?: Been forced or manipulated into unwanted sexual contact? Been pressured for sex or a sexual act you weren’t ready for by a dating partner? Found signs you may have been sexually assaulted and unable to remember what happened? If you answered yes to any of these questions and live in Saratoga or Washington Counties, Wellspring is here to help by providing judgement free support for anyone affected by sexual assault. Call our hotline 24 hours a day, 518-584-8188 all services are free and confidential. To learn more visit wellspringcares.org/radio
WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
50 Gurney Lane. Queensbury, NY 12804
One of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment is transportation.
That’s why the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides patients in need with free rides to treatment. And we need your help.
Volunteers have provided hundreds of thousands of rides for patients, but the need for drivers continues to accelerate.
Please consider becoming a volunteer driver. Volunteers donate their time and can provide as many rides as they want.
All drivers must have:
- A current, valid driver’s license
- A good driving record
- Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
- Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access
- Proof of car insurance
Learn more or sign up today at www.cancer.org/volunteer