In brief



Literacy tutor training offered at Trinity United

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Literacy Coalition will be having a tutor training for volunteers who want to help adults learn to read, learn English as a Second Language or finish the GED process.

The training will be held in two sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Saturday,

Feb. 1.

Both sessions will be held at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 5151 Lennon Road,

Tutors are required to finish both sessions for tutor certification, High School Diploma or GED and provide 2 or more free hours of tutoring per week.

For training sessions, food and beverages will be provided. A $15 deposit for tutor book has a one-year reimbursement if training has been completed (certified) and the applicant becomes a functioning tutor.

For more information, to sign up for training, other volunteer opportunities, please call 810- 919-5078 or e-mail gclc_ read@yahoo.com. — R.S.

Volunteers needed to help conduct Homeless Count

GENESEE COUNTY — Local volunteers will be out for the annual Point in Time Count, an event counting the homeless population in Genesee County beginning Jan. 29.

The count itself will include various phases conducted over a three day period. During the first phase, agency staff will count individuals staying at emergency shelters in Genesee County on the night of Wednesday, the 29th. Simultaneously, volunteers will be present in various locations throughout Genesee County from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. These locations will be open to count individuals staying in places unfit for human habitation.

The final phase consists of volunteers manning and canvassing various county sites and events on Jan. 30-31, to count homeless individuals receiving services at those sites, who were homeless on the night of the 29th. Organizers will then use computer-based induplication techniques to identify individuals who may have been counted multiple times.— R.S.

Hurley to raise money for Pediatrics during Radiothon

GENESEE COUNTY — Cumulus Broadcasting will present its annual “102.5 WIOG Cares for Kids” Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon Thursday, Feb. 6-7 to benefit pediatric programs at Hurley Children’s Hospital. During the two-day radiothon, local families will share experiences of hope and healing while their children were recovering at Hurley. Nate and Rachel of WIOG’s “Early Shift” will host the radiothon

The radiothon will be conducted in the west lobby at Hurley from 6 a.m.. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 6-7.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventive education for children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Details: Call in their pledge toll-free at 1-866-775-KIDS (5437). — R.S.


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