Two fundraisers in August for the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial

by DIwpBacon on July 25, 2014
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Site of Battle Ground’s future Veterans Memorial. Click on the photo to see the plans!

Generous contributions from individuals, local organizations and businesses are helping to make the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial a reality with a planned groundbreaking in Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park in March 2015. The names of twenty-seven local veterans, who died in service to country, will be engraved on the wall of the memorial. Two upcoming events provide an opportunity for individuals to contribute:

Thursday, Aug. 7 – Girls’ Night Out Bunco Party
This is the 3rd annual Bunco party – an evening of fun, dinner, refreshments and prizes, with all the proceeds to benefit the Veterans Memorial Project. Admission is $20 presale, through July 31 or $25 at the door.

Saturday, Aug. 23 – Fairgrounds Park Flea Market
Located in Fairgrounds Park in Old Town Battle Ground, this flea market is a unique buying and selling event bringing one-of-a-kind garage sale and retail items together. Sellers pay a $20 registration fee per vehicle and all proceeds benefit the project.

For more information about the project, including the names of veterans; the memorial design; event information; and how you can contribute, visit www.cityofbg.org/veteransmemorial or contact Parks & Recreation Director Debbi Hanson directly at 360-342-5385 or at debbi.hanson@cityofbg.org.

 

 

 

 

Safeway awards $2,000 to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington

by DIwpBacon on July 25, 2014

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The Northwest Division of Safeway, Inc. has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (Free Clinic). The grant will help provide medications and supplies for low-income, uninsured patients enrolled in the Free Clinic diabetes program.

The Free Clinic diabetes program helps recently-diagnosed diabetes patients stabilize their illness through medication management and regular blood sugar testing. Patients in the program receive monthly medication, a free eye exam, and free lab tests and custom orthotics if needed. Program volunteers teach patients self-management skills. Once a patient is stabilized, the Free Clinic works with other safety net clinics to find a primary care setting where the patient will receive ongoing care.

The Free Clinic diabetes program served around 30 to 35 patients per month last fiscal year. The combined average cost of oral medication, insulin, glucometers, and testing strips is almost $40 per month, per patient. It is all provided for free, thanks to local philanthropic partners like Safeway. For more information, visit www.freeclinics.org.

 

 

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