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5 Things Feb. 7: Shelter Operation Seminar, Parent Board Meeting and More

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1. How to setup and operate an effective shelter
The Bristol Norfolk Medical Reserve Corps will be offering a seminar on setting up and operating an effective shelter 6 to 8 p.m. at Norton Public Library. Dennis Swift, R.N., B.S.N. is the presenter. This program is for Medical Reserve Corps volunteers; however, individuals from the general public are also welcome to attend. This training will provide an overview of policies and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter. Nurses and Medical Assistants attending this course will be awarded two contact hours towards their professional licensure or re-certification. Light refreshments will be provided. To register call Donna Palmer, R.N., at 508-285-0258 or emailbnmrc@hotmail.com. When responding leave your name, a phone number and the number of people expected to attend. For more information visit www.bristol-norfolkmrc.org.

2. Parent Board meeting
Norton Middle School will hold a Parent Board meeting 7 p.m. Attend to find out first-hand what is going on at your child's school.

3. Let’s Talk: Money and Couples
Learn how to communicate with your partner about money at Eleven Forty Nine East Restaurant, 965 Fall River Ave, Seekonk. This event is presented by Julie Bernick of Money Management International. Appetizers and dessert included. Register at Seekonk Library.

4. Tom Brady, National Grid and CBS Radio Boston Raise More Than $118,000 to Help Cancer Patients
Local energy provider National Grid has donated $118,325 to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation in support of patients and families struggling with cancer. Last fall, National Grid pledged to donate $700 to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation for every “Touchdowns by Tom” touchdown pass thrown by star quarterback Tom Brady over the course of the 2012 season. Combined with Brady’s 38 touchdown passes – equaling a $26,600 donation in support of the Foundation’s Patient Touchdown Program – National Grid matched $16,725 worth of public donations and added an extra $58,275 to help exceed the program’s fundraising goals. In all, the $118,325 in new funding will allow the Foundation’s financial assistance program to distribute $700 grants to 169 needy patient families; the grants, reserved for those who contact the Foundation directly, can be used to assist with household bills during cancer treatment. For more information on the Joe Andruzzi Foundation and the “Touchdowns by Tom” campaign, benefitting the JAF Patient Touchdown Program visit www.joeandruzzifoundation.org

5. High near 27, low around 17
Today there will be increasing clouds, with a high near 27. Calm wind will become north around 6 mph in the morning. Tonight there is a 20 percent chance of snow after 1 a.m. Otherwise it will be cloudy, with a low around 17. East wind will be 3 to 6 mph.

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