Red Cross Seeks Volunteers to Install Smoke Alarms
The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is seeking community volunteers to help with the installation of free smoke alarms in homes around the Meadville area during an event named Sound the Alarm from 9AM to 3PM on Saturday May 4th. Volunteers will receive training ahead of time and canvas neighborhoods offering fire prevention information and installing free smoke alarms where none exist. Volunteers will be provided with food during the event. Anyone wishing to volunteer should call (814)833-0942 or use the contact information on our website.
Pennsylvania Farm Bill Reviewed in State Senate
Governor Tom Wolf’s Pennsylvania Farm Bill is now up for consideration in the General Assembly. The Senate Agriculture Committee is reviewing Pennsylvania’s own farm bill which is designed to protect the commonwealth’s farmers and includes the easement of regulations and measures to increase the marketability of PA dairy products. It also includes money for things like nutrition programs and a $5 million emergency fund for agricultural disasters like an outbreak of Avian Flu.