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  • What's Up? 08-24-14

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  • AcademyGo to present program on homeless outreach teams
    Help for the homeless will be the topic at the High Desert Resource Network (a program of the Academy for Grassroots Organizations) from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 4, at the Desert/Mountain Educational Service Center, 17800 Highway 18 in Apple Valley.
    The H.O.P.E. (Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement) Team was created in January by San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon to address the quality of life issues for the homeless community in San Bernardino County.
    The four-person team goes into the homeless camps and attempts to connect the inhabitants with available resources throughout San Bernardino County. By networking with non-profit, faith-based and government entities the H.O.P.E. Team seeks to give incentives to the homeless population to break the cycle of incarceration or addiction by getting them back into mainstream society and on the road to success.
    Blood drive
    Giving blood is easy and only takes a few minutes. Come and find out how simple it is on Sept. 16 when the Town of Apple Valley hosts its next LifeStream blood drive.
    Healthy individuals at least 15 years of age may donate blood. Those 15 and 16 years of age must provide LifeStream with written parental consent. Parent consent forms are available at any donor center or community blood drive. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. Donors receive a free mini-physical as part of the donation process. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged to reduce your waiting time. If saving a life isn’t enough of an incentive, LifeStream will give away a $10 Target store gift card and other enticing goodies for each donation! Additionally, donors earn loyalty points from LifeStream that can be redeemed for other complimentary items.
    The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Conference Center at 14975 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley adjacent to Town Hall. Contact LifeStream at 1-800-TRY-GIVING or Town of Apple Valley Public Relations Specialist Charlene Engeron at 760-240-7000 ext. 7072 for more information.
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