2020 Census

The 2020 US Census Burearu is in need of applicants in our area to work in the field collecting the 2020 Census data. Do to the COVID virus. It has slowed everything down. And temporally put our field work on hold. The safety of our people is top priority. So I am reaching out to groups in the area. To ask that you help us get the word out about these jobs. Please let any of your contacts or connections know.

   **The jobs are full or part time. Flexible schedules to work around anything else. Weekly pay. Can be applied for on 2020census.gov/jobs. And pay rates for any counties can be found there also. The pay rates for Harrison County is $20.00 per hour plus .575 cents per mile. And Lewis County’s rate is $16.50 per hour plus .575 cents per mile.

http://harrisoncountyseniorcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/D-3282-Flyer.pdf

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COVID-19 Guidance on Stress & Coping

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. In addition, I also attach a couple general national numbers people can call with COVID related questions following:

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 | CDC

Call The National Coronavirus Helpline

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HCSC In the News!!

Our volunteers for the Mountaineer Foodbank’s Senior Foodbox program made it into the news again!!

We received a double shipment of foodboxes this month to cover this month and next month. Several volunteers stepped up to help with the delivery of the double sized deliveries.

http://harrisoncountyseniorcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Exponent-Telegram-article-4.4.2020.pdf

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Coronavirus update – effective 3/17/2020

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Sites Service Suspended Until Further Notice

As coronavirus (COVID-19) developments change hour by hour, AARP Foundation is doing its part to flatten the curve of transmission. A top priority for us is ensuring we are pretecting those most at risk, including our volunteers and taxpayers. Therefore, we are suspending AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services beginning March 16 until further notice.

We will continue to assess whether we can open again in some or all sites for the remainder of the tax season and if the tax season is extended.

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Golden Angel Tree

This is a compilation of various comments we’ve received from receipiants of gifts from the Golden Angel Tree program:

To: HCSC Staff

From: A multitude of Golden Angel Tree Receipients

I Appreciate the Christmas presents!

It touches my heart that you go out of your way to make our home happy at Christmas!

May God Bless every one of you and your families!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Thank you for doing the Angel Tree!

I appreciate the kindness of those who make the Angel Tree possible!

I never expected so many gifts! Thank you!

It is a blessing to do kindness for others and reap the benefits of being appreciated!

Thank you for making a Senior’s Christmas special!

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