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Briefs for Sept. 2, 2018

Sign-up for library card

MISSION VALLEY — September is the time students go back to school but it is also “Library Card Sign-up Month.” Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. Libraries work to remind parents and youth that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Join our library partnership. Come in to get yourself a library card.Domestic Violence

 

Awareness launches campaign, seeks nominees

MISSION VALLEY — Each day across the Mission Valley, people are providing service, whether professionally or as a volunteer, that is helping to break the cycle of violence that impacts so many lives. SAFE Harbor, in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is seeking nominations from the community to honor those who have stepped forth and made a difference in the community. Nominees can be educators, students, health professionals, law enforcement officials, justice system employees, elders, business owners, hairdressers, mechanics, cooks, lawyers, counselors, sales people-anyone. For 2018, the National DV Campaign is supporting the idea of “My #1 Thing” to help individuals and communities articulate and understand how collective “one things” can lead to social transformation. Many people care and understand that domestic violence is a serious public health problem, but they don’t take action. They want to do something but believe their actions can’t make a difference. Imagine if 7.4 billion individuals each commit to doing one thing – this collective action will definitely create real social transformation. Change can start with only one thing and that is the challenge to address in the year ahead. SAFE Harbor knows that many people from across the community have already been doing their “#1 Thing” and wants to recognize them for these contributions. Help honor some of these hometown heroes by providing a nomination. Finalists will be honored at a special community event in late October. To find out more information or make a nomination call 406-240-0640 or email: dana@safeharbormt.org.

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