Vacation and Good Causes
As the rest of the Webb Weekly crew finished last week’s edition, I headed south for a long weekend.
My nephew Brandyn graduated from high school and it was an excellent excuse to spend some time south of the Mason-Dixon and escape the weather whiplash we have been experiencing in the area.
I really enjoyed my time down south. The weather was beautiful and we got to have some fun. My sister and I got matching tattoos, and we took a trip to the Georgia Aquarium. We had a great time at the aquarium. It was one of the best that I’ve been to!
I got home just in time to attend a great little event at Winner Carpet One in Old Lycoming Township. Carpet One along with Mohawk Industries has partnered with Building for America’s Bravest (BFAB) to provide all the flooring and installation for the organization as it builds ‘Smart Homes’ for catastrophically injured soldiers with 3 more limb amputations. They are working to build 200+ home across the country. These homes are custom built to serve the needs of each individual soldier in the location that they choose to live. These homes include a variety of features to make living easier for the veteran. Some of these features include cabinets that raise and lower to levels that they can reach and even voice activated doors. Each Carpet One store across the country is also taking donations from their customers to help with the cause. If even 10% of their customers donate $10 each, that would provide enough money to build 2 new smart homes in a year. If 50% of customers donated $10 they could build 8-10 smart homes in a year.
This week Charlie Gussman, a former New York Fire Fighter, stopped by Winner Carpet One to say thank you for their participation in the program. Charlie, along with other New York Firefighters are volunteering to travel country visiting Carpet One stores to thank them for helping Building for America’s Bravest. Members of the Old Lycoming Township Fire Department also stopped by to show their appreciation.
Just a reminder…
Every summer Red Cross blood donations decline. With schools being out of session and regular donors being busy with vacation and summer schedules, I encourage everyone who is eligible to get out and donate. It is a simple process and your donation, which will only cost you about an hour of your time, can save up to 3 lives. Plus, ya know, cookies and juice. You can go to www.redcrossblood.org/nepa to find a blood drive close to you. The Red Cross supplies 40% of the nation’s blood, so every donation matters and every lack of donation matters, so please help if you can. Upcoming donation opportunities include: Clinton County:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Beech Creek American Legion, Wynne Avenue, Beech Creek.
Friday, June 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. –Dunnstown Fire Hall, 119 Woodward Avenue, Lock Haven.
Monday, June 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal Street, Mill Hall.
Friday, June 12, 2015, 10:00 am - 3:00 p.m. – Muncy Valley Hospital, 215 East Water Street, Muncy.
Friday, June 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Unimart Gulf Station, 1 West Southern Avenue, South Williamsport.
Monday, June 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Church of Our Saviour Episcopal, 31 North Loyalsock Avenue, Montoursville.
Monday, June 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Hughesville Fire Hall, Railroad and Water Street, Hughesville.