Shoes valuable in severe storms
Spring has returned and with it the increased possibility of severe storms.
A couple of years ago, during a TV interview, the reporter asked an emergency room doctor what types of injuries he sees most often. The doctor looked into the camera, and raised his voice and stated, “People, when bad weather is forecast, put on your shoes.”
The doctor went on to say exposed nails, shattered glass, splintered wood and twisted metal cause horrific foot injuries as people try to climb out of the wreckage of collapsed buildings or search for loved ones, often in the darkness and rain.
Don’t wait until they are telling you to take cover. Get the safety items together ahead of time.
It might also be a good idea to have the children put on their bike helmets and place small animals in their carriers.
Let’s all hope for a safe and peaceful year.
Lucia Beeler, Cecilia
Hospice seeks more volunteers
Community Hospice will have a volunteer orientation from 10 a.m. t0 4 p.m. May 14 through 16 at its office at 1480 Carter Ave. in Ashland.
Community Hospice continues to grow in the surrounding communities and can use your support! If you would like to provide a steady source of comfort and strength to patients and families in their time of need, please come to our volunteer orientation. Community Hospice volunteers truly make a difference in these individuals’ lives.
Reserve your seat today by calling (800) 926-6184 or (606) 329-1890
LuAnn Vance, director of volunteer services, Community Hospice, Ashland