Rome News-Tribune


Volunteer and donation opportunit­ies


If your organizati­on is looking for help, please submit the informatio­n to How To Help, Roman Record, P.O. Box 1633, Rome, Ga. 30162, or email it to Romanrecor­ (include “How To Help” or “Volunteers” in subject line).

Pruitt Health Hospice is seeking caring, compassion­ate volunteers to provide companions­hip and support for patients. No experience necessary. Call Chaplain George Nix for more informatio­n. 706-236-4704.

Blood Assurance is in critical need of blood donations. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 18 years old (16 or 17 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids, avoid caffeine and eat a meal rich in iron prior to donating. To schedule an appointmen­t visit bloodassur­, call 800-9620628 or text ‘BAGIVE’ to 444999.

The Salvation Army, 317 E. First Ave., is seeking donations of children’s and adult diapers, feminine products, deodorant, razors, wash cloths, dish cloths, personal wipes, shower shoes and flip flops, notebooks and pens, water bottles, backpacks, bus passes and cold weather items such as coats, blankets, hats, sleeping bags, etc.

Assured Hospice Care is currently seeking volunteers to visit with hospice patients in the Calhoun and Rome communitie­s. Training is provided. Interested persons can call 770-387-9578 or visit

Pruittheal­th Hospice

in Rome and Calhoun is looking for people of vision and empathy who wish to make a difference in their community one person at a time. As a hospice volunteer, you will receive training and support for your role in helping those with life limiting illness to have quality of life during their last days. If you have a heart for others and wish to be of service, please contact Marion Leroy at 706506-6592 or by email at Mleroy@ pruittheal­ for the Rome office or Aspen Bray at 706-602-9546 or by email at Ambray@pruittheal­ for the Calhoun office.

Summit Quest and The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program

are working together to help provide cancer patients with free rides to treatment. Volunteer drivers are needed to donate a few hours of their time each month transporti­ng people from their community to local medical centers. The American Cancer Society screens and trains all volunteer drivers and coordinate­s the rides for patients. Volunteer drivers must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, access to a safe and reliable vehicle, computer access and proof of car insurance. For more informatio­n or to volunteer call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Floyd Medical Center is seeking gift shop associates for Floyd and Polk Counties, thrift shop associates for Floyd Medical Auxiliary on Thursdays and patient liaison volunteers. Applicants must be over 18 and willing to attend training. Contact Carolyn Falcitelli at Cfalcitell­ or 706509-5109.

Floyd Felines

is looking for responsibl­e, caring people over the age of 18 with no police record to help transport, foster, feed and clean the cages at Pet Sense, fundraise and assist with public relations projects. If you would like to help make a difference in the lives of Floyd County kitties, please “like” our Facebook page “Floyd Felines and Friends” or contact 762-847-0228 for more informatio­n or to sign up to help.

Habitat Restore, 95 Three Rivers Drive, needs volunteers to greet and assist customers, organize store items, answer the phones and help at the cash register. Set your own schedule — work a few hours a week or more — all help is appreciate­d. Funds raised by the Restore go to help Habitat build more homes in the community. The Restore is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Taylor Burkett, office manager, at 706378-0030.

Floyd County is in a crisis with the number of children in foster care. To become involved, contact 706-2352272 or visit

Lutheran Services of Georgia’s 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, 336 Broad St., Ste. 200. For more informatio­n contact Laura Fowler at 706-5127777 or

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 public events in Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Polk and Walker counties. Training will be provided. For more informatio­n, call 706-728-3408 or visit www.

The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission Georgiacar­es

program has multiple opportunit­ies to fit various skills and interests to help those on Medicare, have loved ones on Medicare or simply want to help people with Medicare. Training, supervisio­n and support provided. Work as part of a team and the hours are flexible. Call Northwest Georgia regional Commission Georgiacar­es at 1-866-552-4464, option no. 4 to learn more.

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