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Union Rescue Mission prepares for 'Feeding the Multitude'

Union Rescue Mission prepares for 'Feeding the Multitude'

Thanksgiving is just right around the corner, and some Arkansas families are wondering how they will be able to put food on the table.  The Union Rescue Mission is helping approximately 500 families in the Central Arkansas area to have a Thanksgiving meal.

 

The Union Rescue Mission will make up 600 Thanksgiving food boxes for low-income families in Central Arkansas on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission at 2921 Confederate boulevard. 

 

The Feeding the Multitude food drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission.  Local churches, schools, civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting.

Big Dam Bridge Full Moon Walk

Big Dam Bridge Full Moon Walk

The Big Dam Bridge Full Moon Walk is Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6 pm. Please refer to the above flyer for details.

'Feeding the Multitude'

'Feeding the Multitude'

The Union Rescue Mission plans to distribute approximately 850 Thanksgiving food boxes to low- income families in Central Arkansas on Tuesday, November 22. 

Families will be referred to the Union Rescue Mission by area agencies, such as St. Francis House, Agape Church, and Martindale Baptist Church. The last day for families to sign up for food boxes will be Thursday, November 10, 2011.  There is enough food in each box to feed a family of four, and families with more than four members will receive more than one box.

The Feeding the Multitude Food Drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission.  Local churches, schools, and civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting.  More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission on Confederate Blvd. Saturday, November 19 to help pack the food boxes.

AETN collects food, sweaters in fall public service drives

AETN collects food, sweaters in fall public service drives

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network’s (AETN) public service campaigns to benefit those in need in Central Arkansas will continue through Friday, Nov. 4. AETN kicked off a Growing Hope Against Hunger food drive and a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive on Sept. 17.

The USDA estimates that 15.9 percent of all Arkansas households are food insecure, meaning they have limited or uncertain access to affordable and nutritious food choices. To help fight these overwhelming statistics, AETN launched a food drive in conjunction with the Sesame Workshop Growing Hope Against Hunger outreach initiative.

Halloween safety tips

Halloween safety tips

Trick-or-treating is a fun adventure for children and parents. Keep it fun by preparing yourself and your children for a safe night out, beginning with these basic safety tips from Sheriff Larry Sanders of Garland County.

  • Ensure costumes fit well, are flame retardant, and never obscure visibility.
  • Check your local law enforcement agency's website for registered offenders residing in your area.
  • Teach your children to never enter any home without you or without your permission and only approach homes that are well-lit.
  • Remind children to stay in well-lit areas, never take shortcuts, and never go into isolated areas.
  • Let your know to tell you or a trusted adult if they see anything weird or unusual.
  • Teach children to bring treats home before eating them.

Pumpkin pulp, seeds can spook your plumbing system

Pumpkin pulp, seeds can spook your plumbing system

Carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns an age-old Halloween tradition. However, it can turn into a plumbing nightmare if the pulp and seeds go down the garbage disposal.

With the usual increase in clogged kitchen sink drains and jammed garbage disposals plumbers see this time of year, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is already prepared for the spike in calls. 

"We stay busy during Halloween because people don’t realize the pumpkin’s stringy, slimy substance hardens and sticks to the pipes,” said Glenn Gallas of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Arkansas. “Our service professionals are on call 24/7, so we can repair the plumbing emergency and get our customers back to their Halloween activities and guests.”

The trick to keeping pumpkin pulp and seeds from causing plumbing problems is being cautious when removing and disposing of the remains.

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