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Surviving the Holidays
GriefShare is a seminar and support group designed to help people rebuild their life after the death of a loved one. The local group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and desire to help through the difficult days ahead. If you are dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from the past years can’t be recreated, GriefShare can help as you navigate the Christmas Season.
GriefShares, “Surviving the Holidays” seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. In it you will learn: How to deal with many emotions you’ll face during the holidays. What to do about traditions and other coming changes, Helpful tips for surviving social events; How to discover hope for your future.
This Seminar is being held on Sunday, December 12 at 1:30pm in the Fellowship Hall at the South Glens Falls United Methodist Church on 15 Maplewood Parkway in South Glens Falls. We do ask that you call the Church Office Monday -Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm or leave a message after hours. Or email us at email@example.com . By registering we have a count of how many Packets to print up for attendees and Refreshments to prepare.
Andrew O’Rourke, who goes by Andy is a local actor in Warren County. Andy decided that he wanted to spread some joy this holiday season and give back to a specific part of the community. Andy loves theatre and the arts. During the pandemic, the Capital District theater community has been hit very hard. Actors, stage managers, lighting and sound engineers, directors, playwrights, concessions and the audiences were stalled. The theatre communities were dormant for in person plays, while some were able to pivot and have an online presence for their fans. Most of the theatre organizations have started to reopen, but at a monetary deficit. Normal fundraising activities that would have occurred during their stage play or musical theater seasons was curtailed. Andy wanted to fundraise and really make it fun. He contacted Custom Ink, an online fundraising platform and designed a few t-shirts in different colors and a hoodie. He asked the company to add a donation button as an option for people who would like to donate instead of purchasing clothes.
The name of the campaign on Custom Ink is 518 Capital Region Fundraiser To Keep Our Theatres Alive. Andy started the campaign on November 1st and it will conclude on December 31st. Here is the fun part. Anyone who participates via purchase or donation can nominate a non profit theatre organization in the 518 area code. Some examples of theatre groups in the area include: The Park Theater, Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate New York or Schenectady Civic Players. The top three (3) theater organizations will receive these funds to assist in keeping their doors open and their seasons in motion. You can make a donation. You can buy a birthday or holiday gift for a friend or family member to support the arts in the Capital Region. You can assist this effort by sharing with your favorite theatre group, family and friends. Don’t keep it a secret, tell everyone you know. Thank you Andy for sharing your positive energy and joy of giving to others. Let’s make this holiday season extra special for some of the great theatre organizations in the Capital District.
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