First United Methodist Church is Collecting Backpacks and School Supplies

first_img Community News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Summer is here and that’s FUMC’s cue to start collecting backpacks and school supplies for the Adopt a Child Abuse Caseworker (ACAC) back to school program. Everyone’s help over the past years has made it possible for children in the foster care system to start the school year with supplies for their specific needs. A collection box for supplies will be placed at the Church inside entrance to Fellowship Hall starting Sunday, June 28th and continuing through the middle of August. For those who have questions please contact Diane Harris at (626) 665-6786. See the list of school supplies that are needed. Large, sturdy backpacks are recommended as most of the caseworker clients are middle and high school age.Other School Supplies Requested:#2 pencils, ballpoint pens (red, blue or black), 3-ring binders (preferably 2 inch), college-ruled filler paper for 3 ring binders, tabbed dividers, 12” rulers, pocket pencil holders (for 3 ring binder), yellow highlighters, single-subject spiral notebooks, pink wedge erasers, 24/box crayons, 12/box colored pencils, glue sticks, composition notebooks, English dictionary and thesaurus (pocket size), small calculators for older grades. NO SCISSORS PLEASE!First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 796-0157 or visit fumcpasadena.org. Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith & Religion News First United Methodist Church is Collecting Backpacks and School Supplies Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Published on Friday, June 26, 2015 | 6:18 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Frye looks to boost firefighter ranks

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — In recent years, there has been a shortage of firefighters in the state. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, the number of volunteer firefighters has fallen by 12 percent nationally over the last three decades.  To reverse this trend, I proposed legislation to focus on recruiting and retaining qualified firefighters in Indiana.Across the state, departments are struggling to fill their rosters with high-performing firefighters that can meet the physical and mental demands of the job. Some fire departments, especially those located in our state’s border counties, are currently drawing from small applicant pools due to restrictions that only allow them to hire firefighters from their county or neighboring counties.I authored a bill to lift this restriction and allow fire departments to hire any capable firefighters who reside within a 50-mile radius of the city, town or township their department serves. This would allow fire departments that border other states to recruit across state lines.  Our goal is to help departments better serve Hoosier communities, and protect current firefighters from working excessive overtime hours, which can take a toll on themselves and their families.Hoosier fire departments and communities rely a great deal on volunteer firefighters to reinforce their ranks and provide additional support and protection when on a dangerous call. In an effort to bolster low volunteer numbers, I authored another bill that would establish the Ivy Tech Public Safety Scholarship. This scholarship would provide tuition for public safety officers wanting to gain an associate degree or certificate program offered at Ivy Tech Community College. The scholarship would be fully funded by Ivy Tech and cover up to two years of tuition.For the first two years of the program, the scholarship would only be available to active volunteer firefighters. After July 2021, the program would open up to all emergency responders such as full-time firefighters, police officers, paramedics and EMTs. With this scholarship, active public safety officers could continue their education and obtain valuable skillsets like information technology support, medical assisting and business administration.As a former firefighter, I understand the motivation and qualifications needed to succeed in this career. These pieces of legislation would give both volunteer and full-time fire departments the tools to attract prospective recruits and retain current ones. If you have any questions or input on issues being debate at the Statehouse, contact me at 317-234-9450 or [email protected]last_img read more