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Community Street Forums Underway
Workforce Community Sessions continue

Seasonal Trend Flu and Seasonal Illness
Local Red Cross recruiting needing volunteers
Be a foster parent

Community Street Forums are underway

Toledo residents are invited to one of six meetings to learn about the street and utility projects scheduled this year, how street and utility projects are planned, and discuss street and utility issues with City staff.

Part of the meeting will be a working session  where citizens will be asked to provide feedback on the projects to be done this year as well as provide input for potential future projects.

All Street Forums will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm:

  • Feb. 27, 2017 District 4                  NEXUS Healthcare Facility, 1415 Jefferson Avenue
  • March 2, 2017    District 6              West Toledo Library, 1320 W. Sylvania Avenue
  • March 6, 2017    District 2              Abundant Life Ministries, 5025 Glendale Avenue
  • March 8, 2017    District 3              East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Avenue
  • March 15, 2017 District 5              Christ Presbyterian Church, 4225 W. Sylvania Avenue
  • March 16, 2017  District 1              Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1430 W. Bancroft Street

Workforce Community Sessions continue

Did you miss the WorkReady Manufacturing Community Orientations held at Woodward and Scott High Schools?

Don’t worry – you can hear the same information by attending a WorkReady Manufacturing Orientation at OhioMeansJobs Lucas County (formerly The Source).

These sessions are held every Wednesday at 6 PM and every Friday at 9 AM.  This schedule could change if there are other events planned on these days.

Advance registration is encouraged so register online (be sure to select WorkReady Manufacturing Orientation) or call OhioMeansJobs Lucas County at 419-213-JOBS (5627) and ask to register for WorkReady Manufacturing.

OhioMeansJobs Lucas County is located at 1301 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43604.

Seasonal Trend Flu and Seasonal Illness

With the current busy holiday season, shopping and visiting family and friends may also provide an opportunity for increased spread of seasonal illness.

The Toledo Lucas County Health Department encourages everyone to take steps to promote a safe and healthy holiday.  Everyone should take the following steps to prevent holiday illness:

  • Get a flu shot
  • Cover your cough or sneeze.
  • Wash hands carefully with soap and water when preparing foods, after using the bathroom, and after a cough or sneeze.
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill and avoid group activates that might spread illness to others.

Local Red Cross Recruiting Needed Volunteers

The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio  is recruiting volunteers to join its workforce to help families affected by an increase in disasters  caused by severe storms across the country. Volunteers constitute about 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce. Volunteers make it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a trained Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer, please visit the Red Cross website at www.redcross.org or contact Regional Volunteer Specialist, Diane S. Dixon, CVA, at 419-329-2741 or by email at diane.dixon@redcross.org.

Be a foster parent

Are you someone who loves kids and wants to make a difference in a child’s life? If so, consider becoming a foster parent through Lucas County Children Services (LCCS).  LCCS needs all kinds of individuals to care for all kinds of children, but has a particular need right now for families able to care for groups of brothers and sisters, and for caregivers experienced in working with children with developmental and behavioral challenges. To learn more about becoming a foster parent, call LCCS foster care recruiter Celine Woods at 419-213-3336.