Tag: Community Service

Be a Santa to a Senior This Holiday Season

Big Bear, Ca, November 2, 2011, 3:00pm – Home Instead Senior Care is once again inviting the community to “Be a Santa to a Senior” this holiday season.  The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Big Bear Lake has joined Mountain Meadows Senior Community, Meals on Wheels, the Big Bear Valley Senior Center, the Big Bear Community Hospital, and many other organizations to provide presents to seniors who otherwise might not receive a gift this holiday season. “Many older adults continue to struggle in a down economy, particularly those who live alone with no family nearby to help provide resources,” said Brandi Johnson, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Big Bear Office. Christmas trees have been put up at the Walgreen’s located at 42107 Big Bear Blvd, which feature ornaments with the first names of Seniors in the area and their respective gift requests.  Holiday shoppers can pick up an ornament, buy items on the list, and return them unwrapped to Walgreens, along with the ornament attached.  “We hope holiday shoppers will open their hearts to those seniors who have given to much to make our community a better place,” said Johnson. Be a Santa to a Senior starts November 3rd, and collections will be taken through December 12th.   Volunteers will collect, wrap and deliver the gifts to area seniors.  For more information about the program, call Nancy at...

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Southwest Gas Now Taking Donations For Winter Coat Drive

Big Bear, Ca, October 11, 2011, 5:00pm – Southwest Gas is once again hosting their annual Winter Coat Drive.  The company’s employee volunteer team Blue, which stands for Building Lives Up Everywhere, sponsors the event. Donations can be made now through October 25 at various locations throughout Big Bear. “This coat drive has been successful for the past 13 years because of the generosity of our community and our employees, and we’re looking forward to another successful year,” said Brad Huff, Customer Specialist for Southwest Gas and coordinator of this year’s event. “We’re thankful for the support we receive and to be able to provide free coats to help keep our neighbors warm during the cold weather,” he added.   Donations of new and clean gently-used coats for men, women and children can be made at the following locations throughout the Big Bear area during regular business hours:  Southwest Gas, Alaska Federal Credit Union, the Mom & Dad Project and Vons.  The coats will be available free to the community on Wednesday, November 2, between 9:00 am-5:00 pm, at Southwest Gas’s Business Office located next to Pine Knot Marina. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31105.mp3|titles=SW Gas Coat...

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