TWO TICKETS TO HAITI, PLEASE ... Duveneck-St. Francis resident Lenore Cymes is looking for a generous volunteer with a private plane to take donations to Haiti . Cymes has run charity-collection efforts from her carport for years, gathering clothing, blankets and other belongings to help relief efforts after worldwide disasters. In every crisis, she has found an organization that will take donations, but "this time they're not taking anything," except for money, she said. Donors with an available aircraft can contact Cymes.
WHY WE NEED NEIGHBORS ... Midtown Residents Association Vice Chair Annette Glanckopf recently mailed residents a copy of an essay on why neighbors are integral to good health and a long-lasting life, by St. Paul, Minn., writer Jon Spayde. "Why We Need Our Neighbors
PREPPED FOR THE NEXT DISASTER? ... Neighborhood leaders say it's time for blocks of neighbors to step up their preparedness. Palo Alto Neighborhoods and the City of Palo Alto are sponsoring Block Preparedness Coordinator training including damage assessment and communications for disasters. The two-part training will be held at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation: March 18: Clark Building, first floor education room; March 24: Jamplis Building, third floor, education conference rooms A and F; 6 p.m. introduction to BPC program; 7 p.m. damage-assessment training; 8:15 p.m. communications. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
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