Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season December 07, 2016center_img Holidays,  Press Release Harrisburg – Today, Governor Wolf and Lieutenant Governor Stack joined cabinet members for the 27th annual Holiday Wish Program gift drive in Harrisburg, which provides donated gifts to about 200 families and 100 seniors, a total of over 900 Pennsylvanians.“I am uniquely proud of the Holiday Wish program because it shows the dedication and generosity of our state employees and reflects the best values of Pennsylvania – concern for our neighbors, generosity freely given to those who need it, and care for those among us who are in need or vulnerable,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We should all strive to lend a helping hand to our friends, neighbors, and fellow Pennsylvanians and the holiday season is a great time to start.”Cabinet members from the departments of Human Services, Aging, General Services, Transportation, and Labor and Industry as well as representatives from additional state agencies joined the National Guard to celebrate.  Children from local child care providers were also in attendance and received a special visit from Santa Claus.Volunteer state employees and the Pennsylvania National Guard loaded wrapped gifts into military vehicles and delivered them to participating county assistance offices for distribution to the families and individuals.The families and older adults sponsored for the event were identified through case workers at county assistance offices, a senior citizen complex serving older adults in need, and a community action agency. They list a few gifts they would like to receive, and state employees then choose to sponsor a family or individual.“The holidays are really about giving more than receiving. The tremendous outpouring we’ve seen from employees around the commonwealth will make the holidays a little brighter for hundreds of Pennsylvania families,” Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas said. “I am proud to work with people who care this much and I want them to know that we all sincerely appreciate their efforts.”The Holiday Wish program was started in 1989 by a small group of employees from DHS, formerly known as the Department of Public Welfare. Over the years, it has grown to include hundreds of employees in several departments.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

PNP: Quarantine, curfew violators hit 100K mark

first_imgMANILA – A total of 108,088 persons have violated enhanced community quarantine guidelines being implemented by the national government, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP). PNP deputy chief for operations and Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shied Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar released the information in a radio interview on Monday. “Most violators were just accosted while other violators have been detained in detention facilities,” Eleazar said in an interview with DZBB. “Pag paulit-ulit na pasaway, talagang kulungan na ‘yan.” The national government has implemented the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Some provinces in Visayas and Mindanao also placed their areas in strict quarantine./PN According to Eleazar, from March 17 to April 12, the PNP have recorded 64,946 ECQ violators from Luzon; 19,279 violators from the Visayas; and 23,863 came from Mindanao. Eleazar also said that a total of 680 people have been arrested for alleged hoarding and profiteering activities during the period of strict quarantine, while 8,068 public utility vehicles have been apprehended as they continue to operate despite the temporary ban on mass transportation. There were 26,130 persons arrested (5,539 underwent inquest and 20,591 for regular filing), 76,989 were given warnings by authorities and 4,969 have been fined, Eleazar said.last_img read more

Harris speeds to victory at Natural Bridge

first_imgBy Jim HainesNATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (May 2) – Jerald Harris sped to his first Virginia Sprint Series victory of the season Saturday at Natural Bridge Speedway.Chris Ware and Anthony Linkenhoker paced the IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car field to green with Ware out first. Linkenhoker, however, swept around to the top spot the next time around.By lap five, Harris was all over the leader and was in first when the next lap was scored.Linkenhoker and Ware stayed close as laps went by while Tom Humphries was moving up. With five to go, Humphries had made it to second with the front four close and flying high.Lapped traffic was in play on the run to the checkers, slowing Harris and giving Humphries one last shot, but they went under the checkered flag nose to tail with Harris out front.Next week it’s back to the pavement at Shenandoah Speedway on Saturday, May 9.Feature results – 1. Jerald Harris; 2. Tom Humphries; 3. Brian Lawson; 4. Anthony Linkenhoker; 5. Chris Ware; 6. French Grimes; 7. Troy Severin; 8. Daren Bolac; 9. Eliah Omwake; 10. Tony Harris; 11. Glenn Worrell; 12. Mike Keeton; 13. Glenn Poore; 14. Chad Worrell; 15. Ryan Price; 16. Charlie Ware.last_img read more