FRANKLIN COUNTY NEEDS RED CROSS TRAINED VOLUNTEERS!!!

Dear Franklin County Volunteers,

The United Way of Franklin County is coordinating a Red Cross training to prepare local resident volunteers for various situations that arise in our community.
We specifically need trained volunteers for fire calls (the volunteer who shows up at a house fire to provide items to help secure lodging and get basic necessities to the family who has just lost their home); We need trained volunteers for medical, physical, and spiritual help in case of a natural disaster where Franklin County would need to put up a temporary shelter; We need trained volunteers for warming centers during power outages on very cold days; we need volunteers to help run our Temporary Emergency Shelters for local homeless families when the weather is life-threatening. All of these possible volunteer opportunities require a Red Cross certification. Are you, or someone you know, willing to take this training?
If you would like to be part of the solution to these community needs, shoot me an email by Tuesday, February 19th. The Red Cross just needs us to confirm that there is a community interest. Once we have a count of how many people might be willing to help, we will coordinate the training for the best time that works for those who are interested.
Leigh Hanson
Volunteer Coordinator
United Way of Franklin County434 South Main St./P.O. Box 233

Ottawa, KS 66067

Leigh’s Cell: 913.226.8607
Executive Director Meg Pearson’s Cell: 816.529.8959

 

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Thank You for Helping A Local Ottawa Couple Stay Warm and Get Healthy!

Hello Franklin County Friends and neighbors… Last week, we had an unfortunate situation in our community where an elderly couple who live in the country on a fixed income encountered a medical crisis that left them unable to pay the bill for their propane tank to be refilled.

Traditionally, we have some grant funding to help cover things like utility bills but those funds could not be used for propane tank refills.  Therefore, we asked EVERYONE we know to chip in and help this couple while they recover from their medical challenges.

Our goal was to raise $600. Thanks to you and other caring community members… we met that goal this afternoon. 

Thank you for your generosity!