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WEAR ABC 3 HOSTS “Pint of Hope” BLOOD DRIVE
There is no substitute for blood. Generous donors are the only source. WEAR ABC 3 understands the importance of blood donations in our community, because blood donations save lives. Come join WEAR and give a “Pint of Hope,” this Friday from 7a to 6p at our station on 4990 Mobile Hwy. All blood donors will receive a free “Pint of Hope” T-Shirt. Also Sonny’s will be providing lunch between 11AM and 2PM.
Walk-Ins Welcomevisit www.oneblood.org
or call 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283)
Friday, February 26, 2016WEAR ABC 3
4990 Mobile Highway
On the Big Red Bus
OneBlood Pensacola Donor Centers
8:00AM-5:30PM1999 East Nine Mile Road
Pensacola, FL 325142209 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32503
All donors also receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, plus a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required.
To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org. Every two seconds someone needs blood. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.
MAXIMIZE YOUR MONEY BY USING UNITED WAY’S FREE TAX FILING PROGRAMS
United Way of Escambia County offers free online or in-person tax filing options for those with a household income of $62,000 or less in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties. Last year, the impact of United Way’s tax programs exceeded $5.1 million.
Taxpayers can maximize their money:
• Online - File taxes anywhere, anytime at www.myfreetaxes.com. If questions arise, call the MyFreeTaxes Helpline at 1-855-698-9435.
• In-person - Go to a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site and have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare taxes one-on-one. Dial 2-1-1 or visit www.unitedwayescambia.org/taxhelp for locations and hours of operation.
Make sure to have the following when filing taxes: state or federal photo identification; Social Security cards for all members of the household; all W2s, 1095s, 1098s, 1099s, investment statements and other tax forms; bank account information for direct deposit and last year’s tax return if available.
As a United Way Board Member and the Executive Director of Alumni Affairs at Pensacola State College (PSC), Patrice Whitten knows the value of providing free tax preparation to the community. “The Earned Income Tax Credit is a benefit for working people who have low to moderate income. It reduces the amount of tax someone owes and may give them the opportunity to receive an otherwise unknown and unclaimed tax refund.” Whitten says, “at no charge, individuals receive the added benefit of working with a trained tax-preparer.”
All VITA sites will open during the week of February 1 through the end of the tax season. For the first time this year, the PSC Century Center will open a temporary VITA site from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on January 29 and February 6. This site is by appointment only. Taxpayers should call 2-1-1 to reserve a spot and to learn about other one-time events held in Escambia County during tax season.
Marketing materials containing information about these two tax assistance programs are available for distribution. To receive those materials and for questions concerning VITA or MyFreeTaxes.com, contact Carlee Hoffmann, Program Outreach Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-434-3157.
By living core values of serving the community with Integrity, Leadership, Inclusiveness, Volunteerism and Excellence (I LIVE), United Way of Escambia County is working to meet a mission of uniting our community and leveraging resources to improve lives.
EXPERIENCE YOGA @ THE PMA!
The Pensacola Museum of Art will host Yoga @ the PMA the first Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Instructor Nancy LaNasa leads the 60-minute session, open to all skill levels [beginners or advanced]. By organizing this event, the PMA encourages the public to rediscover their Museum as a space of contemplation. Art and yoga have complimentary and intrinsically valuable benefits and the galleries provide the perfect space to awaken your imagination.
Schedule: First Monday of each month
Monday 3.7.16 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday 4.4.16 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: Free with the cost of Museum admission. PMA Members are free.
What to Bring: Towel, mat, water bottle
Yoga Instructor Biography:
Nancy LaNasa - www.pensacolamuseum.org/yoga--the-pma.html
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