In this Update:
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast- November 4th
Attention Veterans: Please join us on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Anthony’s Restaurant for an appreciation breakfast.
To register please visit: https://www.senatorlangerholc.com/veterans-breakfast/.
Tour of Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation
This week I had the opportunity to tour Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation in Richland Township, Cambria County. I want to thank them for the conversation and the tour and wish them the best of luck as they continue to innovate here in the 35th Senatorial District.
Veterans Food Drive Continues
Laurel Highlands Historical Village continues to collect food, paper goods, and hygiene products for area veterans who need our help. You can take your donations to the Galleria Mall Lottery Booth, Hoss’s in Ebensburg, Hoss’s in Johnstown, Kimmie’s Kitchen in Mundys Corner, and Stager’s in Portage. Supplies are extremely low at this time. Please consider helping our veterans in need. For any questions, please call their office at 814-241-6123.
PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is inviting the public to share construction and maintenance services feedback via an online survey through Oct. 26.
The 20-question survey asks how they receive PennDOT roadway information and how often PennDOT meets or exceeds expectations in construction and maintenance activities.
Respondents are also asked about experiences with reporting concerns to the department, and whether or how they use the state’s 511PA traveler information services, which provide information about the condition of more than 40,000 roadway miles in Pennsylvania online at www.511pa.com.
Discussing How to Best Protect PA Communities
The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee hosted a public hearing focusing on Senate Bill 698, which would allow counties to create countywide public safety authorities for firefighting and/or emergency medical services (EMS). Rather than replacing volunteer and career fire and EMS companies, authorities would exist to support them and their work.
The speaking panels included people representing local government, fire and EMS. They shared varying opinions about how to most effectively preserve access to life-saving care for all Pennsylvanians.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to Open Oct. 18
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which promotes funding for mitigation measures that reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property for future disasters, will open on Monday, Oct. 18.
State agencies, federally recognized tribes, local governments/communities and private nonprofit organizations are eligible to develop mitigation project sub-applications to submit to their state, territory or tribal government. States, territories and tribes are then responsible for selecting the sub-applications that align with their mitigation priorities and submit them in an application to FEMA.
FEMA will conduct a final eligibility review of all sub-applications to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
Click here for more information.
Celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month
About one in 700 babies in the U.S. is born with Down syndrome each year – or about 6,000.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month serves to remind us that people with Down syndrome can live full, rich lives. A loving, stimulating home environment and the right health care enable people with Down syndrome to excel and enlighten.
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