Hello to everyone! As always it is good to be here with you another week, and I count it a blessing because you know this is the day the Lord has made, so let us rejoice and be glad in it. Just remember there is always someone else that is worse off than you.
This week, I am sharing a little information about Southwest HRA programs. The Southwest HRA Summer Food Service Program did an outstanding JOB this year to make sure that children received nutritious meals when Tennessee schools were not in session. Free meals or snacks were provided to all children at approved SFSP sites, such as parks or churches. Thank you for feeding our children.
The Southwest HRA Head Start program is still taking applications for all seven counties they serve, Chester, Decatur, Hardin, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson and McNairy. If you know of anyone with a three- or four-year-old, let them know there are still some openings. Information needed includes a birth certificate, immunization record and proof of household income for 2022. For more information call 989-2561 or 989-5111.
The Southwest HRA Head Start Foster Grandparents returned to work on Monday, Aug 14. They work from 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday from August until May. Welcome back, Foster Grandparents! Congratulations to Mr. George Yager who retires after serving many years as the Senior Services AmeriCorps Seniors board chairman. The Foster Grandparents Program appreciates you. Enjoy your retirement. I pray that the Foster Grannies will have a healthy and safe school year. If you are interested in working with special or exceptional needs children, you can call Vivian Kelly at 989-5111 for a Foster Grandparent application.
Southwest HRA Community Service Center is accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. You may apply for Energy or Crisis. If you or someone you know need some assistance with the Utility Bill, reach out to Southwest HRA Community Service Center located at 269 North Church St. Henderson. For more information, contact Ms. Angela Harris at 989-3879.
There is a new program called TECH HELP! It is a training program geared at helping seniors learn to navigate the digital world. If you are 60 years old or older and meet the income guidelines, you are eligible to take the free training on how to use a Chromebook. If you need transportation, it will be provided for you. This is a great program. For more information, contact Erin Pickle, Tech Helps Coordinator, at 983-3709 (office) or 731-234-8415 (cell).
Southwest HRA has so many other programs for the community. Stop by the office and pick up one of the brochures; there could be something in there for you. Location is 1527 White Ave, Henderson TN, 38350.
We are approaching Labor Day weekend in September. It is a time when so many return back home for family and school reunions. If you know of things happening during that week, please let me know so I can let the City of Henderson know what is going on!
On the prayer list this week: please pray for Mr. Willie “Sony” Whitfield; also keep Ms. Valerie’s mother Mrs. Joe Ann Cawthon in your prayers. Ask that the lord will heal them and give them strength in their body. Remember to pray for the ones who are sick in their homes, for our children, teachers and families, for the men and women who are serving our country and also for the incarcerated.
Remember to patronize with our local businesses here in town; let us try to support our own as much as we can. If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Text me or call at 608-6132. HAVE A GREAT AND BLESSED WEEK.