Introducing the Grub Hub student-run food bank at Fort Lewis College

grub hubFREE FOOD in Fort Lewis College Reed Library Building Room 16-. Bring your own bag and stock up for the munchies EVERY THURSDAY from 10:00 Ante Meridiem-04:30 Post Meridiem…did we mention it’s FREE?!? Goes until the end of the semester April 25th.

The Grub Hub is the Fort Lewis College foodbank open to those who need a little assistance in getting enough to eat.

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Extensive Flooding In Navajo Nation, Assistance Needed

Flash Flooding on Navajo Nation Displaces Scores, Wrecks Homes With Mold and Mud

Parts of the Navajo Nation are recovering after severe flooding caused by heavy rain in the reservation’s Central Agency area, displacing families and affecting people in Chinle, Many Farms, Rock Point, Tselani/Cottonwood, Dennehotso, and Tonalea among other towns.

More flash flood warnings were expected into the weekend, and other parts of the Navajo Nation were feared to be at risk as President Ben Shelley issued warnings and contemplated updating the flooding-induced state of emergency he had declared in August.

The Navajo Nation has been plagued with water woes ranging from a years-long drought, to a winter deep freeze that disrupted water supply, to the current inundation…

Even with floodwaters subsiding, however, homes were still plagued by  mud, rain, mold and infestation, according to reports.

The Nation is looking for volunteers to help in shelters and other flood-recuperation efforts, according to a statement issued on Friday September 13. Between 50 and 80 homes are within the flash flood areas, and many families had been displaced, the Nation said. 

Volunteers can contact the Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management Emergency Operation Center at 505-371-8415, 505-371- 8416, 505-371-8417.

(posted on Popular Resistance see full article)

 

Neighborhood Days Ice Cream Party!

Durango Food Not Bombs will be participating in and providing food for the Neighborhood Days Ice Cream Party!

Brought to you by members of:

See It. Stop It.

Campaign to stop violence & abuse against people w/disabilities

3-5pm, Thurs, Sept 26

@ The Four Corners Health Care Center

2911 Junction Street, at the Gazebo

For more info, contact Ellinda at 970.259.1672

To get involved with Durango Food Not Bombs, contact Kuwa Jasiri at honestawarefirm@riseup.net

More about Neighborhood Days:

La Plata County is celebrating Neighborhood Days. Neighborhood Days provide our communities the opportunity to meet, reconnect and strengthen the bonds neighbors have with each other. This initiative came from the adoption of the 2008 La Plata County Children, Youth and Family Master Plan.

The master plan’s Neighborhood and Community Committee made the following recommendation:

“Because strong communities arise from strong neighborhoods, La Plata County, with its towns of Bayfield, Durango and Ignacio, shall recognize and empower everyone from all our neighborhoods to create activities, places and organizations that help people find their voice. This will lead to closer-knit, more vibrant communities with happy people. These activities, places and organizations center around the idea of thriving relationships, where everyone contributes, every place is safe and everyone belongs.”

So, what can you do? Well, it can be as easy as having a potluck dinner, inviting your neighbors for a street clean-up day or even just having people over for the Broncos game. I know in our fast-paced, independent American lives, we sometimes feel shy or nervous to intrude on others. However, Neighborhood Days should be looked at as an empowerment opportunity for people to step out of their comfort zone to promote positive community development.

(From The Durango Herald. Click here to read the full article…)