Help­ing Hands

Calhoun Times - - RELIGION -

Want to help your fel­low man? This col­umn of­fers de­tails about ben­e­fit fundrais­ers, vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties, and more.

Want to make a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity? Tapestry Hospice is seek­ing vol­un­teers to pro­vide com­pan­ion­ship to our pa­tients, read books, make crafts, gar­den, light house clean­ing, ad­min­is­tra­tive work, etc. If you’re in­ter­ested con­tact Me­gan at me­gan. guthrie@tapestry­hos­pice.com

AS­SURED HOSPICE CARE needs vol­un­teers to pro­vide com­pan­ion­ship or stay with pa­tients while a fam­ily mem­ber runs an er­rand or goes to the gro­cery store. Train­ing is pro­vided. If you have 2-4 hours a week or month to care for oth­ers, please call us at As­sured Hospice Care at 770-387-9578. (SL#028-0299-H)

Lutheran Ser­vices of Ge­or­gia’s Spe­cial­ized Fos­ter Care Pro­gram is re­cruit­ing in­di­vid­u­als and cou­ples to pro­vide safe and sta­ble fos­ter homes for chil­dren wait­ing in Ge­or­gia’s fos­ter sys­tem. In­for­ma­tion Ses­sions are held on the first Thurs­day of ev­ery month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rome Of­fice, lo­cated at 336 Broad Street, Ste. 200 Rome, GA 30161. In­di­vid­ual ses­sions may be sched­uled to ac­com­mo­date fam­i­lies, as needed. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Laura Fowler at 706-512-7777 or lfowler@lsga. org.

Lutheran Ser­vices of Ge­or­gia’s Her­itage Adop­tion Pro­gram part­ners with DFCS to find For­ever Fam­i­lies for chil­dren wait­ing in Ge­or­gia’s fos­ter care sys­tem. In­for­ma­tion Ses­sions are held on the 3rd Thurs­day of ev­ery month at 6 p.m. at the Rome Of­fice, lo­cated at 336 Broad St, Suite 200. In­di­vid­ual ses­sions may be sched­uled to ac­com­mo­date fam­i­lies, as needed. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact aweaver@lsga.org or call 706-506-0649.

The North­west Ge­or­gia Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Red Cross is seek­ing vol­un­teers to do dis­as­ter work, of­fice ad­min­is­tra­tion and com­mu­nity outreach at health fairs and other events in Bar­row, Chat­tooga, Floyd, Gilmer, Gor­don, Mur­ray, Walker, and Whit­field Coun­ties. Train­ing will be pro­vided. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-728-3408 or visit red­cross.com/nwga.

Gor­don Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary, a group of men and women of all ages who vol­un­teer their time for the bet­ter­ment of the hospi­tal, is cur­rently tak­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for new mem­bers. To join, sim­ply pick up an ap­pli­ca­tion from the Gor­don Hospi­tal In­for­ma­tion Desk or gift shop. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call 706602-7800, ex­ten­sion 2256 or 2318.

If you love to read and en­joy the help­ing oth­ers, you are en­cour­aged to come by the Fair­mount Li­brary and fill out a vol­un­teer ap­pli­ca­tion and back­ground check form. The li­brary is a won­der­ful place to of­fer your time and abil­ity to help your com­mu­nity and oth­ers. You may call the li­brary at 706-337-3110 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Are you look­ing for Vol­un­teer Op­por­tu­ni­ties? The North­west Ge­or­gia Re­gional Com­mis­sion Ge­or­giaCares pro­gram has mul­ti­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties to fit your skills and in­ter­ests. If you are on Medi­care, have loved ones on Medi­care or sim­ply want to help peo­ple with Medi­care, Ge­or­giaCares is the pro­gram for you. Ge­or­giaCares vol­un­teers can help pro­mote the Ge­or­giaCares pro­gram, ed­u­cate the com­mu­nity about is­sues af­fect­ing peo­ple with Medi­care or pro­vide in­di­vid­ual coun­sel­ing to ben­e­fi­cia­ries. Train­ing, su­per­vi­sion and sup­port are pro­vided. Call North­west Ge­or­gia Re­gional Com­mis­sion Ge­or­giaCares at 1-866552-4464 Op­tion #4 to learn more!

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