Nov. 23 Community News
Thursday, November 23, 2017
The Little Willie Center will host a free Thanksgiving dinner from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mount Herman Masonic Lodge, 1109 W. Fifth St. Everyone is invited to the meal. Anyone interested in volunteering or making a donation should contact Renee Arrington at 531-8764 or Melissa Arrington at 717-8745.
A Thanksgiving worship service followed by dinner will be held at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. For more information call 752-4156.
The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina Inc. and the Eastern North Carolina Latin American Coalition Inc. are holding the sixth annual AMEXCAN Community Leadership Awards “Celebrating our Community’s Commitment and Excellence” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Pitt Community College Craig F. Goess Student Center, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville. AMEXCAN relies on support from community members, community partners, and volunteers to provide services and support for the community. The dedication and service provided by these partners is invaluable. The award ceremony is held to acknowledge and honor those who have given their support. The event is open to the public. Call 258-9967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Narconon offers services to help people overcome addiction in their family. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get help for loved ones if they are at risk. Call 1-800-431-1754 for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs, free screenings and referrals.
The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to help provide patients with rides to treatment centers. Volunteers must have a safe and reliable vehicle, a valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, a good driving record and attend A Road to Recovery volunteer training. Call 1-800-227-2345 for more information or to get a ride.
Wish-granting volunteers are needed for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina. Wish-granters visit the family and help determine the wish of the child with a life-threatening medical condition while explaining wish procedures. Call 919-821-7111.
Peace Garden Bricks
The Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina offers engraved bricks to be placed in its community peace garden at Sheppard Memorial Library on Evans Street to honor peacemakers and to raise funds for the organization’s efforts. The Greenville Public Works Department designed the garden and maintains it. Money collected for the bricks pays the center’s work through programs such as Teen Court, Mediation and Building Peace in Schools to solve problems related to violence and cultural differences. Call 758-0268 or visit www.mceconline.org/about/programs/peace-garden.
Red Cross volunteers
The Pitt County chapter of the American Red Cross recruits and trains volunteers to help during disasters. For training and other information, call 355-3800 or visit www.pittredcross.org.
The Methodist Home for Children is recruiting therapeutic foster families for children age 10 and older. The agency provides on-call support, free training and compensation. Call 919-810-1623 or visit www.mhfc.org.
Drivers for veterans
Volunteer drivers are needed to provide transportation for wounded and disabled veterans to and from the VA Medical Center in Durham. Call 252-814-6515.
Meals on Wheels
The Pitt County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers for home-delivered meals. Routes take about an hour to deliver. Meals can be picked up anytime between 10 a.m.-12 noon depending on the community you serve. One hour training required. Call 252-752-1717, Ext 4.
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