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Monday, Dec 17 2012 04:21 PM

Worth noting in the community: Central Valley Red Cross sends volunteer to Newtown, more

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The American Red Cross Central Valley Region has sent a registered nurse to Newtown, Conn., to help with the recovery process after Friday's school shooting, according to a Red Cross news release.

Debby Dailey, of Fresno, left Saturday. She is leading the Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Services Team, which will provide mental health screening and assessment, crisis intervention and assessments, and emotional care and support.

As part of its 12 Days of Giving campaign, Bright House Networks donated $10,000 to the Bakersfield Homeless Center, according to a Bright House news release.

The charity campaign donates to nonprofits in Bright House's areas of service that help the military, homeless, hungry and children. From Dec. 1 to 12, Bright House posted photos on its Facebook page items in need. For every person who shared the photo, Bright House promised to donate the same number of items to charities.

The nonprofit with the most shares also received a $10,000 donation, according to the news release. The donation to the Bakersfield Homeless Center was officially presented at a ceremony Monday afternoon.

Hoffman Hospice is getting a second ambulance from a donation by Mayor Harvey Hall, according to a news release from the hospice.

The hospice uses an ambulance to take patients from hospitals to home and to take patients on trips for their last wishes. This second ambulance will help with those jobs.

The ambulance will be officially donated at a ceremony at 3 p.m. Tuesday in front of the hospice.

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