The Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale is a major fundraiser that provides Shrine Hospitals the ability to help children in need with top-notch care without charge.
“We sincerely hope that in these tough economic times, coupled with sky-rocketing medical costs, we can count on your media outlet to let folks know how they can help kids like Mason, this year's Shrine Poster child,” said C. Wayne Burkett, recorder for the Knoxville-based Kerbela Shriners.
U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Cameron Gaines from Kingston acts as the port safety observer during a barricade drill on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).
George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program recently awarded Roane County $9,366 in federal funds to be used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.
The funding is to be distributed through a local board that consists of members representing the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, area churches, a recipient who has benefitted from the services and the Roane County United Way.
Agencies interested in applying for the funds need to contact the Roane County United Way at 882-7711 to receive an application.