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Category Archives: Community Outreach

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.

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

One Warm Coat Drive Donation

One Warm Coat Drive Donation

Innocende “Inde” Patterson, a 13 year old 8th grader from Moon Area Middle School recently organized a coat drive through One Warm Coat for her Confirmation Program Community Service Requirement at St. Margaret Mary Parish.  Inde contacted the Moon Township K-Mart and her swimming club to place collection bins in those establishments and distributed collection… Continue Reading

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