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Archive for Monday, July 28, 2003

Fliers promote pet first aid

Red Cross seeks volunteers to help advertise class

July 28, 2003

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Agency: Red Cross

Address: 2518 Ridge Court, suite 205

Contact person: Callie Shultz, 843-3550

The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers to hang fliers promoting the organization's new class, Pet First Aid. Participants will learn basic CPR and first-aid skills for dogs and cats.

The class lasts from 9 a.m. to noon and sessions begin Friday. Volunteers can stop by the office to pick up fliers. Volunteers with different interests to place fliers in diverse spots are sought.

Last week's results

The Shawnee Mission district of the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. received calls from three groups willing to volunteer at the association's Jerry Lewis Telethon. Gina Adams said the organization needed 40 people to answer phones at all times and about 50 people working behind the scenes, so there were still more volunteer opportunities. To work at the show, which broadcasts on KCTV-5 at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 31, and at 6 a.m. Sept. 1, call Adams at (913) 859-0632, or e-mail her at shawneemissiondistrict@mdausa.org.

Immediate volunteer needs

  • Watkins Community Museum of History needs volunteers as museum greeters, research project assistants, data entry personnel and to perform general handiwork. Call Rebecca Phipps at 841-4109 for more information.
  • Mother to Mother, an organization matching mothers who have limited resources with mothers who can offer friendship and support, needs volunteer support moms. For more information, call 841-0838.
  • Community Blood Center needs volunteers for its Royals Blood Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers will greet and serve refreshments to blood donors. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. For more information, call Michelle Wilson at (800) 279-5943.

-- For more volunteer opportunities, contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, 2518 Ridge Court, Room 104, at 865-5030 or rhvc@ixks.com. Opportunities also are online at www.rhvc.org.

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