Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • October 28, 2009 Ramsey OEM holds EmComm event Emmanuel asks... Can You Help? News from Northern Region of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation: Our hat’s off to the Church of the Nativity for the recent food collection and to the mystery donor of grocery store food cards. Volunteers are needed at our local office at the following times: Monday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; and Friday 1 to 5 p.m. This year, we are asking the community, including schools, houses of worship, and places of work, to consider becoming involved with us at a greater level. Whether you currently help us or never have helped us in any way, we invite you to get involved at this critical time. Many non-profit organizations such as ours have experienced a significant drop in financial 4-29-09 karen/janine and material contributions. Involvement can take many forms, EmmanuelHelp3x.75(4-29-09) but doesn’t have to take a lot of time. For exam3 x .75 ple, businesses can host a fundraiser such as a “Dress Down Day, when employees make a donation to wear casual clothes,” host a Golf Outing, or contribute a certain percentage of profits for one day. Schools can collect non-perishable food items, or raise funds for ECF by hosting a “Pajama Day” or “Hat Day,” when everyone pays $5 for the privilege of wearing PJs or a hat to school. Schools can also fundraise by hosting a basketball game or a dance and charging admission. Churches and temples may call us for a variety of suggestions, including making a financial contribution, collecting non-perishable foods, assembling birthday bags, or purchasing gift cards. We need your help now so we can continue to provide all of the free services help to families with a child who is battling cancer. Manny is now two years and three months old and has been meeting a big life challenge by combating leukemia since he was diagnosed last summer. Manny has two brothers, Johnny, 11, and William, 6. The boys’ parents are John and Alicia. John works for a delivery company and has had his hours cut back. Mom was cleaning homes, but quit to help Manny get to frequent doctor visits. He has had complications from the bone marrow transplant he had earlier this year. The family could use gift cards for gasoline stations, and clothing or department stores. The boys love Legos and Transformers and would be happy gifts of these items (new or used). This family has been struggling to keep things together and would be grateful for any help. A financial gift to our Family Financial Fund helps this family and many other families we serve. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at the center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Hours are Monday, 10 to 1; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 to 5; and Thursday, 10 to 2. The Northern Regional Center is located at 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Visit us on the web at www.emmanuelcancer.org. As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Bergen County Amateur Radio operators gather outside the Ramsey Municipal Building before the start of the annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test. The Ramsey Office of Emergency Management recently participated in the American Radio Relay League’s Simulated Emergency Test. This is an annual national drill to test each county’s emergency communications capabilities. “Since we are the interim Bergen County EmComm headquarters,” commented OEM Coordinator Michael Adams, “We ran the base station from our Emergency Operations Center, while deploying mobile units around the county.” ����������� Hair Care ������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������� �������������������� ��������� ������� � ����������� ��������� ��������� ��������������� ���������� ������� ��������������� �� ����������������������������������� �������������� ��������������������� ���������������������� Keeping Families Warm Since 1929. Serving All Your Home Heating Needs Prompt, Reliable Service You Can Depend On, Plus The Personal Attention You Deserve. • Oil Heat Systems Serviced & Installed • Automatic Fuel Oil Deliveries • Tank Insurance Available Cash ts Discoun il O On Heating s Deliverie 24 Hour Emergency 201-891-1000 Service �����������������������