Local autism benefit rescheduled

A benefit for kids and adults with autism was recently rescheduled due to the hurricane. The evening of music will now take place Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Park United Methodist Church on 51 Clifton Terrace, Weehawken.
Performers will include a string trio, singers, guitarists, a pianist, and an autism music therapist.
The proceeds will benefit unique autism weekend travel trips for kids and adults (done through sensorytravelnetwork.com).
For more information call 201-867-9161.

Habitat for Humanity to hold sixth annual golf outing

Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County will hold their sixth annual golf outing and tournament on Thursday, Sept 8 at the Bamm Hollow Country Club at 215 Sunnyside Drive in Lincroft. Lunch will be served prior to 1 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Kearny Federal Savings Bank. An awards dinner will follow the event. Sponsorships are available.
To register or for sponsorship information, call golf Co-Chairman Paul Swibinski at (201)-864-0600 or Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Santos Murillo at (201)-209-9002. Visit www.habitathudsoncounty.org for more information.

New Jersey Blood Services makes emergency appeal for blood donors

New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, have lost over 2,000 units of blood due to shutdowns and power outages resulting from Hurricane Irene. The supply of several blood types, including O-negative, are below the typical three-to-five day inventory level.
“We need the help of our communities to replenish the blood supply,” said NYBC Vice President Rob Purvis.
To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive, call toll-free 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.

b>Hospice volunteer training course

Hudson Hospice Volunteers, Inc. seeks volunteers to serve in companionship for terminally ill patients, to provide support for patients and their families, and to run errands and conduct telephone reassurance. The Volunteer Training Program begins Sept. 20 and run until Nov. 8 on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Sister Carol: (201) 433-6225.

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