Feb. 17, 2011
Daffodil Days are underway
The annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days campaign is officially underway in New England. Flower and product orders are being taken now through March 1, with delivery the week of March 14, just in time for the arrival of spring. Visit the new Daffodil Days interactive Web site at www.cancer/daffodils to learn more about this beloved fundraiser, which offers hope to children and adults in cancer treatment.
“We are excited by the hope and spirit that Daffodil Days brings to those who have supported the campaign year after year,” said Erin Martin, staff partner for the American Cancer Society.
Flower and product orders can be placed now through March 1 by calling the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345 or making an online donation at www.cancer.org/daffodils.
For more information about Daffodil Days, to request flowers, or to get involved with the program, contact the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345 or www.cancer.org/daffodils
Women veterans needed for survey
More women are serving in the armed forces of the United States. The population of women veterans is now about 2 million, but only about 25 percent are using the health care services of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The American Legion has begun a two-month online survey to find out why.
Women veterans are encouraged to participate in the survey by visiting www.legion.org. The survey will remain online until early March.
Survey questions will cover 10 aspects of health-care quality. Analysis of information gathered will make the Legion better qualified to make recommendations to VA to address unmet needs specific to women veterans.
More information about the survey can be found by visiting The American Legion Department of Vermont website www.legionvthq.com or by calling Department Headquarters at 802-223-7131.
New England Federal Credit Union announces scholarships
New England Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for its 2011 nursing scholarships. Each year, NEFCU awards three scholarships of $3,000 to qualified applicants.
Applications are available online at nefcu.com, at any branch, or by calling 802-879-8790. Applicants must be members of NEFCU who are applying to or are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate nursing program. Requirements include submission of the application form; high school transcript, or college transcript, or General Education Degree; and a description of related work experience. Applicants must also submit an original 250-word essay describing how they will use their degree to contribute to community success.
Applications must be either postmarked or dropped off at any NEFCU branch by Feb. 28. The mailing address is Scholarship Committee, NEFCU, P.O. Box 527, Williston, VT 05495. Scholarship winners will be notified by April 15.