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American Red Cross in need of platelet donations

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Following round after round of snow, freezing rain, and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves. March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives, resulting in nearly 7,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. This shortfall follows more than 26,400 uncollected blood and platelet donations

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  • Habitat for Humanity joins #Giving Tuesday

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Hanover Habitat for Humanity has joined #GivingTuesday. Taking place Dec. 2, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter

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  • Ashland Train Station benefits from Garden Club’s beautification project

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Garden Club train station

    Members of The Ashland Garden Club are excited about their project to beautify the Ashland Train Station and Ashland/Hanover Visitors Center. Starting mid-November, Greenfield Landscaping, LLC will begin removing hardscape and re-grading the .25 acres that surround the Visitors Center to accommodate new plantings, seating and new patio areas.  Justin Flagg, owner of Greenfield Landscaping, expects, weather permitting, that this initial construction will be completed by January. The concept for

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  • Hanover Safe Place seeks volunteers

    Posted on January 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Hanover Safe Place is seeking volunteers to aid in their mission of promoting freedom from domestic and sexual violence. They are looking for individuals 18 years and older to volunteer with RHART (a hospital accompaniment program), children’s support group, special events and more. No previous experience is required, however volunteers will be provided with the necessary training. The next training starts Jan. 20. If you are interested in learning more

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  • Volunteer opportunities abound for the holidays

    Posted on November 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    The Hanover County Departments of Community Resources can help you assist those in need during the holidays. A list of opportunities and suggestions for making a difference by sharing your generosity with others is available through the Department’s “Making Holidays Bright” wish list. This document can be viewed at The list includes ways in which you can make a monetary donation, share your time, collect or contribute items that

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  • Student Leaders needed for Global Youth Service Day

    Posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Hanover will celebrate its seventh annual Global Youth Service Day April 11-13, 2014.  Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world, mobilizing millions of youth volunteers to lead and participate in service projects. While GYSD takes place over one service packed weekend in April, it takes several months to plan. Youth volunteers are needed to serve on the GYSD Youth Leadership Corps and the GYSD

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