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- Families Living Violence Free wants you to know when a harm-doer loses his/her power, they will try to manipulate your family or people close to you instead. The goal is to get everyone to hate you as much as the harm-doer does. Walking away from an unhealthy relationship is not always easy. Families Living Violence Free is here to help! Call our 24/7 Crisis Line 919-693-5700; Español 919-690-0888, a trained advocate is ready to help you.
- Middle Baptist Association on Friday, November 27,2020 at 11:00 am, will have its Annual “Day after Thanksgiving” Service and Food Giveaway. It will take place at Davis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at 742 North Chestnut Street. All are invited to come by and get a bagged lunch. Social distancing and masks required.
- Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks will feature FREE “Paint With DP” Facebook live sessions. Tune in to participate or just watch on the Henderson-Vance Athletics Facebook page. The live session will be on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 2:00 PM. You can now come in to paint in-person at Aycock Recreation Center. The registration fee is $20 and includes all needed supplies. You can register at Aycock Recreation Center or online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/. There are only 10 slots available. Once the painting is completed, participants can submit pictures of their masterpieces to Darius Pitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook Messenger. The best painting will receive a $25 gift card. For more information, please contact Darius Pitt at (252) 438-3408 (email@example.com).
- ACTS of Henderson is currently in need of the following items for its food pantry: Boxed macaroni and cheese; Brown sugar; Ketchup; Boxes of pasta; Canned fruit (any kind); Cream of mushroom soup; Cream of chicken soup; Cans/cartons of beef/chicken broth; Beef/chicken bouillon cubes; White sugar; Canned baked beans; Paper towels; Toilet paper; Prepared salad dressing; Awesome’ brand cleaner (from Dollar Tree or Roses); Standard size clean, dry grocery bags; Wrapped, unused silverware packages. Items may be dropped off at the ACTS location at 201 South Williams Street in Henderson any weekday between 8:30 AM and 3 PM. If you need to drop off at a time other than this, please call ACTS at (252) 492–8231 to make arrangements.
- The Henderson/Vance Emergency Men’s Shelter is open. Volunteers and staff are busy at work getting the shelter ready to open with extra precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shelter can only house six men at a time, so stays are limited to 14 days (they can return after a week IF there is room). Unfortunately, volunteers will not be used inside the shelter this year, but meals and donations are still needed. Someone is also needed to pick up meals from restaurants occasionally. This year, meals must be delivered in take-out boxes so that the food is free from contamination. Eight meals will be needed each night (six men plus supervisors). Many men do not eat pork, so please avoid sending pork products. If you bring beverages, they will need to be in individual bottles – water, tea, lemonade, etc. If you want to use a local restaurant, please be sure the food is in individual servings (not a pizza in a large box). The shelter is located in the basement of First Presbyterian Church in Henderson below the Fellowship Hall. Follow men’s shelter signs from the corner of Chestnut Street and Church Street – park in the alley and someone will come out to your car to get the meals. If you need help signing up or if you have additional questions, please call Jane King at (252) 432-9494. Check the current list of needed donations at www.cp-hope.org/donate. Please continue to hold the shelter, its guests, its staff, its volunteers and board of directors, and all who face homelessness in your prayers.
- The Salvation Army of Henderson is looking for volunteer bell ringers now – December 24, 2020, from 10 AM until 8 PM. Youth are welcome; adult supervision may be required based on age. Individual ringers will be placed at locations for two to four-hour shifts. When volunteers are not available, The Salvation Army must hire ringers, which reduces the funds available for services. There are over 20 bell-ringing locations across Vance, Granville, Franklin, Northampton, Halifax and Warren counties. Groups willing to cover a location for an entire day can choose any approved location. All Red Kettle Campaign proceeds support The Salvation Army of Henderson’s Christmas and year-round programs. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.registertoring.com or contact Captain Derrick Smith at (252) 432-7474 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. **ALL COVID-19 GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED**
- N.C. Cooperative Extension has a seven part on-line class that will put you on the path to success for those new to farming; facing the daunting tasks of building infrastructure, figuring out what to grow, negotiating tax and regulatory issues, estimating costs and much more. This class series, called Backyard Ag: Taking it to the Next Level, is brought to you by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Centers of Person, Granville, Vance and Warren Counties. Class participants will learn about options for small acreages, government assistance programs, business planning, marketing, equipment basics and much more. The series will begin on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM. The class will continue on alternate Wednesdays through February 24th, 2021. Each class will be held on the Zoom video conference platform, which can be accessed from any internet connected computer, tablet or smartphone. Presenters will include local Ag Extension Agents, as well as representatives from other ag-related agencies. Registration is required and can be completed on-line at http://go.ncsu.edu/backyardag201.
- The City of Oxford would like to feature local scenes on the front of its annual greeting card. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels are invited to enter their best photos for a chance to be featured on the front of the City of Oxford’s 2020 greeting card with authorship specified on the back of the card. To be eligible, the photo must be taken within Oxford’s city limits and must be scenes that are appropriate for the winter or the Holiday Season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. It is recommended that photos be submitted by the first week of December. Entries may be submitted in person to the City Clerk’s office at City Hall (300 Williamsboro Street), or by emailing the picture and a brief description of the picture email@example.com. For more information, please contact Oxford City Hall at (919) 603-1100.
- Oxford’s Reverse Christmas Parade – Friday, December 4, 2020 at 6:30 – 8 PM: A parade where the floats, dancers and cars are stationary and spaced apart. Those wishing to soak up the seasonal merriment can simply drive-through and enjoy from the safety of their personal vehicles. This year’s theme is “Oxford’s Whoville Holiday” for churches, businesses and non-profits wishing to participate (please decorate accordingly). Spaces will be measured at 60-80 feet allowing for social distancing. No candy will be given out, only waves of cheer and
encouragement! If you would like to be a part of the ‘Reverse Parade,’ please contact Mary Yount at (919) 603-1164. Applications will be accepted through December 1. (Oxford’s Lighting of the Greens for 2020 will be virtual, more information to come).
- Butner Christmas in the Park – Drive-Thru – Friday, December 4, 2020 at 6:30 – 7:30 PM: Load up the kiddies with their letters to Santa and participate in a guided drive-thru at Butner’s Gazebo Park for a celebration of Christmas music, beautiful lights and to visit Santa safely from your car. Event sponsored by the Butner Community Association. The annual Butner Christmas Parade is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Creedmoor’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade events have been canceled due to COVID.
- The Salvation Army of Henderson encourages the community to help a child in need this holiday season by taking a name from the “Angel Tree.” This year, due to COVID-19, more people than ever are struggling to make ends meet. The Angel Tree program of Henderson helps families in need by providing new clothing and toys to 400 children each year. Your generous gift from this registry will bring joy to a local child and help the Salvation Army rescue Christmas. As part of its “Forgotten Angels Drive,” The Salvation Army also encourages the community to consider supporting children ages 9 to 12 that are often left on the tree in favor of younger kids. How it Works: 1.Choose the number of angles that you, your school or your company are interested in helping, and you will receive the tags for the desired amount. You can also choose a tag off the Angel Trees located at area Walmarts. 2. Provide age-appropriate, new toys and clothes for the child(ren). 3. Place the Angel tag number and name of child on all bag(s) of donated items. 4. Deliver unwrapped gifts to The Salvation Army at 2292 Ross Mill Road in Henderson, NC Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM by December 11, 2020. 5. You may also go to www.walmart.com/registry/registryforgood and enter your location as 27536 to select “Angel Tree of Henderson.” Items may be purchased online and shipped directly to The Salvation Army of Henderson. Contact Captain Odessa Smith at (252) 432-7766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Perry Memorial Library in Henderson announces a new curbside service available from 10 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday. Start by placing holds on materials through your library account or by calling the library at (252) 438-3316. If calling, have your library card number handy. Please make sure the library has the correct information to contact you when your holds arrive (email, phone or text). For curbside delivery, you can receive up to five books or audio CDs and two DVDs. When you receive notification that your holds are ready, come to the library and park in one of the designated spots in the parking lot on the Winder side of the building. Spots are near the entrance, next to the handicapped parking. Call or text the number on the sign and let library staff know you have arrived and your spot number. There is a table set up, and staff will bring your holds out and place them on the table under your spot number, give you a big wave, and you can grab your holds from the table. If you have books to return, please place them in the outside book drop. If you are unable to leave your house due to physical limitations or COVID precautions, please call (252) 438-3316, ext. 223, to arrange for no-contact delivery through the library’s adult outreach coordinator. Perry Memorial Library looks forward to getting books, audiobooks and DVDs back in your hands!
- Shopping Angels is an entirely volunteer-based program where volunteers grocery shop for individuals who are especially at-risk for COVID-19 and/or those with other health issues, seniors, parents of young children and those who are self-isolating due to possible COVID-19 exposure. Volunteers or “shopping angels” are matched with recipients and will contact them for a grocery list. Wearing a mask and gloves, volunteers will then go grocery shopping, bring the groceries to the recipient’s door, return to their car and call the recipient to let them know their groceries have arrived. The volunteers keep in touch with recipients throughout the process and, upon delivery, recipients exchange cash for their items or work out another payment arrangement that is more convenient. Clients are never expected to pay more than the exact cost of the groceries as reflected on the receipt, are never expected to pay before groceries are delivered and are not expected to pay gas money, tips or delivery fees. Shopping Angels allows you to request services for yourself or a specific person such as a family member by visiting www.shoppingangelsglobal.org and clicking on the “Request Services” tab. To volunteer, to request service or to become a sponsor, visit www.shoppingangelsglobal.org and complete the appropriate form. For those without computer access, those who need assistance with the forms or with general questions, please contact Scarlette Walker directly at (252) 226-0131. If Walker is unavailable, please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned.
- The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford provides a safe haven for children to grow, learn, and develop. MHCO can provide for your children as you manage the challenges you and your family face. Parents maintain guardianship and scholarships are available to provide the cost of care. To refer a child in need – call 919-693-5111 or visit our website at www.mhc-oxford,org today.
- FAMILIES LIVING VIOLENCE FREE: 24/7 Crisis line English 919-693-5700 and 24/7 Crisis line Hispanic 919-690-0888. There is always someone there to listen, to help! Everything is confidential. Please…you could be saving a life….it could be your own. As concern over COVID-19 continues to grow, Families Living Violence Free has implemented an emergency plan to continue to provide services to our clients. First and foremost, we are concerned for everyone’s health and well-being. Effective Immediately: Crisis Hotline: Will be fully operating 24/7 for advocacy, connection to resources, supportive counseling and safety planning. Services will be provided by our advocates. For Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Families Living Violence Free will remain open during normal business hours to respond to client needs. After hours the crisis line will remain open. Clients are strongly encouraged to conduct business via phone or email when appropriate. If you are in immediate physical danger, please call 911. If further services are needed, you can contact advocates on the hotline at: 919-693-5700(English) 919-690-0888(Hispanic). Families Living Violence Free has advocates trained in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to call FLVF at the above numbers at any time. Please be safe!
- Area Christians Together In Service: The Food Pantry at ACTS of Henderson can always use your assistance. Dry cereal, jars of peanut butter, boxes or packets of instant potatoes, “Helper” mixes (like Hamburger or Chicken Helper), canned fruit, ramen noodles, boxed mac & cheese and canned fruit are needed, at last check. Plastic zipper bags are needed as well–all sizes. Please consider picking up some of these items and dropping them by. ACTS is located at 201 South William Street in Henderson, and items may be brought between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you need to bring them at another time, please call (252) 492-8231, and arrangements will be made.
- Granville Vance Public Health offers Medication Assisted Treatment within the Primary Care Clinic. Patients seen for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be treated with kindness and respect, no different from any other patient. This is a judgment-free zone. Most insurance is accepted for visits and medication. Lab testing will be billed through LabCorp for special low rates. For more information or to make an appointment call the Granville Co. Health Department at 919-693-2141 or the Vance Co. Health Department at 252-492-7915. One day off heroin or opioids is a successful start to a better quality of life.
- North Carolina Guardian ad Litem: Advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in court. If you would like to find out more about being the voice for a child, visit www.volunteerforgal.org or call the Guardian ad Litem Office at 252-430-5121 or 919-497-4244.
- Salvation Army Family Store located at 218 Raleigh Rd. in Henderson, beside Dollar Tree. Consider donating. Large items can be be picked up by calling 252-558-1050 and small items can be brought to the store. All items are sold at the store at a low price to fund the programs in Vance County that make a difference in people’s lives. Store hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday.
- Vance County Animal Shelter: Donations of cleaning supplies like Clorox and food for puppies, kittens, dogs and cats always needed and welcomed.
- Vance County Board of Elections — Public access to the Board of Elections office is controlled by the County Board of Elections. All members of the public are encouraged to call the office (492-3730) ahead of visiting should they have any questions or need anything like voter registration forms, reports, etc. The staff will report to work their normal business hours – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. There is a drop-off mailbox outside of the Director’s office for mail. Email email@example.com for more information.