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By Andrew Schotz | September 4, 2005
For those who want to donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends cash. FEMA urges people who want to do something besides give money to contact volunteer agencies rather than just show up in disaster-struck areas. Organizations on FEMA's list of those accepting cash donations are: · American Red Cross - 800-435-7669 · Operation Blessing - 800-436-6348 · America's Second Harvest - 800-344-8070 Organizations that are soliciting both cash and volunteers include: · Adventist Community Services - 800-381-7171 · Catholic Charities USA - 703-549-1390 · Christian Disaster Response - 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554 · Christian Reformed World Relief Committee - 800-848-5818 · Church World Service - 800-297-1516 · Convoy of Hope - 417-823-8998 · Lutheran Disaster Response - 800-638-3522 · Mennonite Disaster Service - 717-859-2210 · Nazarene Disaster Response - 888-256-5886 · Presbyterian Disaster Assistance - 800-872-3283 · The Salvation Army - 800-725-2769 (800-SAL-ARMY)
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NEWS
October 14, 2012
Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and Tours donated $6,500 for battlefield preservation on Oct. 2, presenting $5,000 to Antietam National Battlefield and $1,500 to the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce offers the seminars with co-founder Ted Alexander. The money was raised through the auction of Civil War books and other memorabilia at a July seminar about the Battle of Antietam, as well as other fundraising efforts, according to a news release.
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By JANET HEIM | May 14, 2007
HAGERSTOWN Almost a year after her brother's suicide, Michelle Vinson has lots of unanswered questions. One question she and her family did answer - whether to donate her brother's organs and tissues - proved to be a lifesaver in many ways. Vinson remembers clearly the call from Washington County Hospital on June 26 with news that her 35-year-old brother, Shawn Baker, had shot himself in the head. He was on life support and not expected to live. Vinson, her husband and two children rushed to the hospital and were the first of the family to arrive.
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by MARLO BARNHART | June 25, 2003
Donations for the annual For Our Kids Sake bus trip to a major theme park are coming in slowly this year and Clara Broadus and her sister, Dot Bell, are getting a little worried. The deadline to have the money for a trip to Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa., is July 14, Broadus said. "We need at least $10,000 and we only have about $2,000 so far," she said. Plans still are on for busing nearly 200 Hagerstown-area youngsters to the park. "We're planning to fill four buses to Dorney on Aug. 2," Broadus said.
NEWS
April 10, 2001
Support group reaches out for organ donors By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sixteen people in Pennsylvania will die today waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. That's despite a 26 percent increase in donations in 1999 in western Pennsylvania, an area served by the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), a nonprofit group that promotes organ, tissue and corneal donation. As part of the ongoing effort to educate Pennsylvanians on organ and tissue donation, CORE and a Franklin County organ donation support group will observe Organ Donation Awareness Week, which begins Sunday.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | May 15, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Almost a year after her brother's suicide, Michelle Vinson has lots of unanswered questions. One question she and her family did answer - whether to donate her brother's organs and tissues - proved to be a lifesaver in many ways. Vinson remembers clearly the call from Washington County Hospital on June 26 with news that her 35-year-old brother, Shawn Baker, had shot himself in the head. He was on life support and not expected to live. Vinson, her husband and two children rushed to the hospital and were the first of the family to arrive.
NEWS
January 29, 2007
Washington County Hospital received the Organ Donation Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday, Jan. 18. Representatives from the Transplant Resource Center of Maryland, as well as a donor recipient and the mother of an organ donor were among the guests at the ceremony held at the hospital. The Organ Donation Medal of Honor is presented to hospitals for achieving and sustaining a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors. Washington County Hospital's donation rate - percentage of families approached with the option of donation that chose to donate their loved ones' organs - was 87.5 percent, up from 2005 when the hospital received the medal for a rate of 83 percent.
NEWS
June 20, 2005
Hospital receives medal of honor Washington County Hospital is one of 185 hospitals across the country - and the only Maryland hospital - to receive the first organ donation medal of honor for hospitals and their organ procurement organization partners - achieving donation rates of 75 percent or higher in a 12-month period. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration is awarding this medal of honor to hospitals that have had at least eight eligible organ donors in a single, continuous 12-month period occurring between September 2003 and March 2005.
NEWS
July 17, 2005
No end, or plan, in sight To the editor: Our president tried and failed to lay out a strategy for his war in Iraq. Mr. Bush fails to see why patriotic Americans disagree with his perspective. His gross mismanagement of this war has left our military men and women in harm's way and America less safe. Our president stated that setting a timetable for withdrawal would send a wrong message to Iraqis, our troops and the insurgency. Is it the wrong message to say that we do not have long-term interest in occupying Iraq?
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | May 9, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Many are aware that N. Linn Hendershot left a rich legacy for anyone coping with a disability, but few know it was truly a living legacy. Seven organs were harvested from the community activist and former Hagerstown City Council member after his May 1 death. The organ donations were made possible with the help of a new piece of lifesaving equipment -- the EZ-IO -- demonstrated to Hendershot on April 29, the day he fell ill. "Later that very day, we used it for the first time, on Linn," Community Rescue Service Assistant Chief Dave Hays said.
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