Mary Schramm from our Bullhead office & Laura Hansen from our Kingman office have joined together to represent River Cities United Way at the Home and Garden Show in Laughlin at the E Center. This great event is running through Sunday, if you're going to the show - be sure to stop by and say hello to these wonderful ladies!
River Cities United Way and Wells Fargo teamed up recently to bring health-related supplies to children in need at Black Mountain Elementary School as part of the "Kids Bright and Healthy Initiative." This United Way program enables it and local schools to provide health, dental and eye care for low-income and homeless children. It can assist in providing shoes and clothing or other assistance as well. Here, from left to right at the school Tuesday are the new Kingman manager of RCUW, Laura Hansen; district RN Sharla Smith; LPN Linda Jablonski; and Wells Fargo administrative assistant Marguerite Smith. They hold some of the health and hygiene products donated by Wells Fargo employees. United Way also has a Delta Dental grant that provides routine maintenance exams and sealants for school-age children. The Kids Bright and Healthy program helps when further dental work is needed. Smith expressed gratitude for the program and Wells Fargo's employees. Recently merged local schools provide added responsibilities for teachers and nurses, and she stated that there is no requirement that a school has a nurse. School boards have to make that decision for each school and full funding can be an issue. The United Way initiative has helped Black Mountain get oximeters to take the pulse and oxygen levels of asthmatics and glucometers to help monitor the growing number of diabetic students, including kids with Type 1 diabetes. For more information on the Kids Bright and Healthy program, call Hansen at (928) 753-6720.
River Cities United Way is hosting it's 3rd annual "Touch-A-Truck" event on Saturday, April 5th from 10 Am to 4 PM at the Lake Havasu City Rodeo Grounds at SARA Park. The first hour of the event from 10 AM to 11 AM will be "Horn Free" for kids and adults with special needs that are adverse to loud sounds. Admission is free. Kids of all ages will be given the opportunity to sit in the drivers seat and ask the vehicle operator questions about all the different components on their trucks. Vehicles from all over the community will be on display. Coming back again this year will be "smash a truck/car" where for a donation participants can select any size hammer they choose and help change the shape of a vehicle. Vendors will be available with food or visitors can pack a picnic lunch and make it a family day out.
For details call (928) 855-6333 or (877) 855-8318.
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