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Beaver County Volunteers Take Action to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

First Responders (Police, Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics) put their lives on the line every day for people they don’t even know. They are more than good neighbors – they are our brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and friends. While everyone else is running away, they’re running towards the danger. Every year at this time the Franklin Center of Beaver County takes a moment out to honor them with a special day at the same time as we pay homage to the 911 tragedy. This year, however we will take action. Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas after making landfall leaving behind flattened communities and historic flooding in many parts of Texas.

If you would like to help those affected by the storm and make a difference in your own community, join Harvey’s Heroes of Beaver County. This is a group of volunteers from the Franklin Center of Beaver County, the Center at the Mall, and SJO Ministries. Bring your cash donations or actual emergency supplies to the Senior Center at the Mall located next to Career Link at the Beaver Valley Mall on Friday, September 8th between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Here’s the immediate needs and what you should keep in mind when bringing your donations. Everything must be new, unopened and nonperishable. These are examples but not limited to:

  • Baby food , diapers, wipes, formula
  • Medical supplies & toiletries
  • Zip lock bags
  • Snack food & bottled water
  • Hygiene & feminine products
  • Pet Food

Light refreshments for volunteers who stay can help put the survival kits together, count products for shipping, inventory donations, take names and addresses to send thank you notes. While at the Center at the Mall we will have live footage of rescues taking place in the flooded areas. Any questions please call Shon Owens at the Franklin Center at (724) 378-2882 or Valerie McElvy at (724) 601-1856 for more information.

Beaver County’s Got Talent Competition

Your talent may earn you a chance to perform at the Franklin Center’s 24th Annual Aliquippa Music and Arts festival!  Auditions Time:         6:30 pm Date:          Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Place:          The Broadcast 464 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa Eight (8) acts will be selected to perform at the Aliquippa Music and Art Festival… Continue Reading

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Father’s Heart Award

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Father’s Heart Award

The deadline for the 2017 Father’s Heart Award Celebration  is fast approaching! Nomination forms must be received no later than 4:00 PM ET on Friday, April 28, 2017. Outstanding Beaver County fathers /father figures will be recognized in several categories such as: Birth Father, Step-Father, Grandfather, Community Father, Single-Parent Father, Adoptive Father, Foster Care Father and… Continue Reading

Franklin Center Celebrates National Women’s History Month

Franklin Center Celebrates National Women’s History Month

The Franklin Center of Beaver County and the Women’s Center of Beaver County are celebrating Women Who Give 100% for National Women’s History Month! Experts will be available to answer your confidential questions on the following topics: Human Trafficking, Government Leadership, Police Matters, Tenant/Landlord/Legal Matters, Addiction, Children & Family, Education, Spirituality & Faith, Domestic Violence,… Continue Reading

Middle School Students Compete in Video Contest Highlighting Manufacturing

Middle School Students Compete in Video Contest Highlighting Manufacturing

In partnership with the Franklin Center of Beaver County, Inc. and Catalyst Connection, the New Castle CANES Club is participating in the 2017 “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” student video contest. Dream It. Do It. PA created its Student Video Contest – titled What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? – for the Lehigh Valley area in… Continue Reading