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Community briefs

July 10, 2009

DAV service officer in Hagerstown



A Disabled American Veterans service officer will be at the Hagers-town Veterans Affairs Clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Hub Plaza Building, 1101 Opal Court, Hagerstown.

The service officer will be available to prepare claims for VA benefits and provide information to veterans, and/or their family members. Bring a copy of your military discharge, DD 214 or other service record, VA claim number if one was issued and any correspondence or rating decision information.

For information or an appointment, call 301-842-2562.

Museum collecting for treasure sale



The Singer Society of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will hold its 10th annual treasure sale on Saturday, Nov. 14. Items are being accepted for the sale. If you have "treasures" you no longer want ... art works, china, crystal, silver, furniture, rugs, games, costume jewelry, anything but clothing, appliances and books, bring them to the museum or call 301-739-5727 for pick-up service. All donations are tax-deductible.

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The preview reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Admission to the preview is $20, which includes a $5 coupon off any purchase of $35 or more the day of the sale; a silent auction of treasures from the unique collection and music by Wally McClure. Refreshments will also be served.

The treasure sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

For information, call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Volunteer interpreters needed



FREDERICK, Md. -The Frederick Community Action Agency needs volunteers to serve as interpreters and translators for client appointments in the FCAA's medical clinic, food bank, case management program, and housing counseling program. Volunteer interpreters work directly with FCAA staff members to interpret for speakers of foreign languages and American Sign Language. Interpreters/translators are primarily needed for the following languages: Spanish, French, Creole, Burmese (Myanmar) and American Sign Language (ASL), but occasionally interpreters for other languages are also needed. Client appointments are usually scheduled in advance, so volunteers could serve as little as two or three hours a month.

For information or to sign-up to volunteer, call Michele Ott at 301-600-3959 or e-mail mott@cityoffrederick.com. For information about the FCAA, go to www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa.

Hospice volunteers sought



Lutheran Home Care and Hospice is seeking committed and caring individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers for clients and their families in Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania. Individuals with day, evening or weekend availability are needed.

Hospice volunteers assist and support those coping with terminal illnesses in their homes by providing emotional support to clients and families, relief and respite to caregivers, and companionship. Bereavement volunteers provide support by making supportive phone calls and visits as needed.

Training is provided numerous times throughout the year at no charge. For information, call Missy Gladfelter at 717-334-6208.

Lutheran Home Care and Hospice is a ministry of Lutheran Social Services. For information, call 800-840-9081.

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