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2017-6-29

GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.  The public is welcome to attend.

RAM Clinic Statistics, etc

 Our volunteers assisted patients with at least 2,705 medical services:
  • 705 patients  
  • 1365 dental services
  • 616 medical services
  • 724 vision services
  • An estimated $275,000 in volunteer value
  • An estimated $250,000 savings in patient services
  • Made 2 immediate referrals for 1 critical patient and 1 "alert" result
  • Diagnosed 15 patients with glaucoma, 3 at a critical stage

The Meherrin Ruritan club fed about 765 volunteers over 3 days; serving over 2100 meals to at least 368 persons at one time.

RAM of VA Staff & Core Volunteers

Al Reavis, Food Coordinator

Andrea Mora, Communications

Bill Herrington, Ambassador

Claressa Strawn, Core Lead

Deborah Burkett, Core Lead

Elise Brown, Core Lead

Elizabeth Cunningham, Communications

Evan Scisson, Pharmacy & Core Lead

Glenda Creath, Core Lead

James Givens, Ambassador

Jean Blackburn, Core Lead

John Holtcamp, Ambassador

Karen Faison, Medical Director (dental)

Linda Burnette, Medical Director (medical)

Lue Ward, Ambassador

Mckinley Jordan, Ambassador

 

Marc Vaneck, Vision Lead

Michelle Thomas, Narcan Lead

Michelle WhiteHurst-Cook, Medical  & Core Lead

Noreago Drumgoole, Core Lead

Polly Cole, Medical & Core Lead

Purlie Banks, Ambassador

Richard Gilbert, Core Lead

Ricky Frances, Core Lead

Sara Cariano, Communications

Shelby Cornick, Ambassador

Takisha Carr, Core Lead

Trina Evans, Communication

Tommy Council, Ambassador

Wendy Wright, Core Lead

 

OUR Southside RAM was not about “FREE” but about “ACCESS” and having access at no out-of-pocket cost!  Finances aren’t always available to take care of our teeth, buy glasses, or get those necessary medical x-rays due to life circumstances, fixed incomes, deductibles, etc.  So, thank you Obici Foundation and Greensville Memorial Foundation and the attached list of community donors for allowing us have a RAM of Virginia experience!  A RAM of VA experience is an experience that doesn’t care about your income, if you’re insured, your age or more. A RAM of Virginia experience says, "come, if you need help, come...." - meet your local doctors and obtain knowledge to prevent and protect for the future.

MOTORISTS URGED TO DRIVE 2 SAVE LIVES THIS JULY 4 HOLIDAY

2017 Summer Travel Season Off to a Deadly Start on Virginia Highways

RICHMOND – With a “record-breaking” number of travelers forecasted for the 2017 Independence Day weekend and the recent rash of fatal crashes in Virginia since the official start of summer, the Virginia State Police is urging all motorists to put traffic safety at the top of their list of holiday priorities. This past weekend, 15 people were killed in traffic crashes across the Commonwealth. Those who lost their lives in traffic crashes June 23-25, 2017, included drivers, passengers, motorcyclists and pedestrians ranging from 4 months to 74 years of age.

To ensure the Fourth of July holiday is as safe as possible, Virginia State Police will increase patrols during the long holiday weekend. Beginning Saturday, July 1, VSP will join law enforcement around the country for Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), a state-sponsored, national program intended to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries due to impaired driving, speed and failing to wear a seat belt. The 2017 July Fourth statistical counting period begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, and continues through midnight Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

“Halfway through 2017, there have already been 20 more traffic deaths compared to this date in 2016,” said Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “Let’s try to turn this year around and work towards saving lives, beginning with this July Fourth weekend. Traffic crashes and deaths are prevented when drivers and passengers simply follow the rules of the road – this includes never driving impaired, avoiding distractions while driving and always wearing a seatbelt.” 

During the 2016 July Fourth weekend, Virginia troopers arrested 106 drunk drivers and cited 9,487 speeders and 2,590 reckless drivers. They also cited 821 individuals for failing to wear a seat belt and 360 motorists for child safety seat violations during the four-day statistical counting period.

With increased patrols, state police also remind drivers of Virginia’s “Move Over” law, which requires motorists to move over when approaching an emergency vehicle stopped alongside the road. If unable to move over, then drivers are required to cautiously pass the emergency vehicle. The law also applies to workers in vehicles equipped with amber lights.                  

Previous July 4th Fatality Statistics*:

Year

Fatalities

# of Days

2016

8

4

2015

4

3

2014

11

3

   *Traffic Crash Facts, VA Highway Safety Office, DMV               

Virginia Senior Alert - JEAN HILLMAN STRICKLAND - CANCELLED

UPDATE - Mrs. Strickland has been found safely.

THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAVE ISSUED A SENIOR ALERT ON BEHALF OF THE SPOTSYLVANIA SHERIFFS OFFICE ON 06/28/17 AT 1816 HOURS.

THE SPOTSYLVANIA SHERIFFS OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR JEAN HILLMAN STRICKLAND, WHITE FEMALE, 77 YEARS OLD, 58, 185 LBS, WITH GREEN EYES AND GRAY HAIR.

THE MISSING SENIOR SUFFERS FROM A COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND THE DISAPPEARANCE POSES A CREDIBLE THREAT TO HER HEALTH AND SAFETY.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  SHE WAS DRIVING A 2009 GREEN HYUNDAI SANTA FE WITH A VIRGINIA REGISTRATION 3728GD.

PLEASE CONTACT THE SPOTSYLVANIA SHERIFFS OFFICE AT 540-582-7115.

YOU MAY FIND COMPLETE INFORMATION AT HTTP://WWW.VASENIORALERT.COM/

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