2013 TURKEY TROT PHOTO SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

For a full photo show of Saturday’s 8th annual Turkey Trot visit http://www.photoshow.com/watch/iX6nY9nD?language=enu?source=em_ps_show_recipient

Thank you DON and SCOTT McCLELLAN for taking pictures!!!

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Turkey Trot 2013 overall MALE Results. Way to go Troy Hickom for being Top Male Turkey this year!!

Place Time AG Last Name First Name Age
001 17:10.07 15 to 19 Hickom Troy 18
002 17:14.71 15 to 19 Fields Spencer 16
003 18:20.18 11 to 14 Windham Jake 14
004 18:38.94 15 to 19 Jenkins Caeleb 16
005 19:02.01 20 to 24 Zorca Tim 22
006 19:54.18 40 to 44 Ponder Jarrod 42
007 20:06.80 11 to 14 Holloway Jonathan 13
008 20:24.86 50 to 54 Obrien Walter 53
009 20:44.53 15 to 19 Harris Alan 19
010 21:17.53 35 to 39 Chaffee Paul 37
011 21:25.82 40 to 44 Henderson Charlie 44
012 21:40.54 30 to 34 Kleimann Aaron 34
013 22:00.49 40 to 44 Fields Jayson 44
014 22:09.01 40 to 44 Monroe Rob 44
015 22:16.91 40 to 44 McKinney Kyle 42
016 22:37.40 25 to 29 Roblero Fredi 28
017 22:45.95 50 to 54 Zorca Andy 52
018 23:27.97 45 to 49 Hood Jeff 48
019 23:38.99 45 to 49 Woodring Andy 47
020 23:42.61 20 to 24 Hersch Doug 24
021 23:46.74 55 to 59 Silver Ricky 56
022 23:48.84 50 to 54 Cagle Larry 53
023 23:52.59 60 to 64 Hosmer Gary 62
024 23:59.25 45 to 49 Golden Doug 48
025 24:02.13 55 to 59 Brauninger Steve 57
026 24:02.82 25 to 29 Moody Matt 29
027 24:07.73 11 to 14 Shaw Griffin 12
028 24:10.35 20 to 24 Silver Ben 22
029 24:21.14 60 to 64 Oblinger David 63
030 25:01.26 11 to 14 McKinney Travis 12
031 25:10.79 30 to 34 Gambill Matthew 34
032 25:18.07 11 to 14 Powell Eric 13
033 25:21.90 35 to 39 Rives Jim 39
034 25:22.35 30 to 34 Simpson Jacob 31
035 25:25.95 45 to 49 Callihan Ron 49
036 25:28.73 35 to 39 Spinks Travis 39
037 25:32.02 10&Under Whited Gage 6
038 25:32.83 65 to 69 Vest Anthony 66
039 25:37.58 45 to 49 Tracy Peter 48
040 26:08.45 30 to 34 Hall James 34
041 26:11.96 30 to 34 Lowe Tim 33
042 26:39.16 15 to 19 Fletcher Tristan 17
043 26:56.30 30 to 34 Arenas Daniel 31
044 27:00.95 11 to 14 Kent Kyler 11
045 27:06.78 65 to 69 Brookshire Jim 68
046 27:09.90 50 to 54 Strange Derek 51
047 27:12.71 45 to 49 Walker Jim 49
048 27:26.38 40 to 44 Thurman Rob 41
049 28:12.63 11 to 14 Williamson Aaron 12
050 28:17.69 35 to 39 McGraw Kevin 36
051 28:20.74 45 to 49 Purvis Chris 47
052 28:47.23 55 to 59 Hogan Brian 56
053 28:55.33 60 to 64 Klingman Gary 61
054 29:11.03 35 to 39 Wright Bucky 38
055 29:11.54 10&Under Wright Davis 8
056 29:11.54 55 to 59 Waddell Eddie 59
057 29:16.64 30 to 34 Garcia Michael 34
058 29:26.81 70 to 74 Robarge William 73
059 29:28.49 30 to 34 Roblero Leonahi 30
060 29:29.44 65 to 69 Hayes Larry 65
061 30:09.58 55 to 59 Hastings Fred 59
062 30:09.58 60 to 64 Struss Eberhard 60
063 30:10.34 60 to 64 Hilbig Peter 63
064 30:30.07 10&Under Southern Will 10
065 31:33.83 65 to 69 Watkins David 68
066 32:02.12 15 to 19 Wills Hunter 18
067 32:25.13 50 to 54 Clark Scott 51
068 32:42.85 45 to 49 Williams John 45
069 32:42.85 15 to 19 Callihan Michael 16
070 32:50.24 50 to 54 Hunt Todd 52
071 32:51.22 50 to 54 Greeson Kent 54
072 33:10.52 30 to 34 White Tommy 33
073 33:23.51 50 to 54 Baggett Richard 53
074 33:29.93 80 and over Silver Grady 83
075 33:30.85 25 to 29 Steele Chris 29
076 33:47.81 80 and over McClellan Don 82
077 34:05.40 45 to 49 Mazique Christophe 45
078 34:09.27 10&Under Bassler Kevin 10
079 34:39.32 40 to 44 Williams Keith 41
080 35:04.58 45 to 49 Grogan Jeff 49
081 35:11.21 35 to 39 Moss Shane 37
082 35:37.79 40 to 44 Psenicks Peter 42
083 35:41.92 11 to 14 Collum Treavor 11
084 35:52.52 50 to 54 Slemp Scott 51
085 36:04.47 60 to 64 Montana Armando 61
086 36:15.23 50 to 54 Planchet Stephen 52
087 36:44.74 50 to 54 Henderson Dale 53
088 37:36.91 10&Under Harwell Jackson 8
089 37:44.32 10&Under Shepard Asa 8
090 39:11.64 25 to 29 Sullivan Judson 26
091 39:40.13 20 to 24 Laime Jonathan 23
092 39:40.77 45 to 49 Stephens Darin 46
093 40:03.39 30 to 34 Sennett Jason 34
094 40:13.57 60 to 64 Silver Terry 61
095 40:46.32 11 to 14 Nichols Joseph 11
096 40:48.46 10&Under Roberts Steven 9
097 40:54.78 35 to 39 Roberts Jarrod 37
098 40:58.43 55 to 59 Lane Alan 55
099 42:26.16 65 to 69 Smallman Ernest 68
100 42:48.46 25 to 29 Tadajewski Anthony 29
101 42:55.17 50 to 54 Bohac Donald 50
102 42:55.60 11 to 14 Sandoz Ben 14
103 44:44.35 45 to 49 Sandoz Matt 47
104 45:06.88 45 to 49 Drake Fred 46
105 45:35.48 10&Under Gramza Nathan 10
106 47:22.77 50 to 54 Ericksen Bill 50
107 47:23.19 50 to 54 McClendon Ron 51
108 51:42.79 50 to 54 Endress Robert 54
109 58:53.51 55 to 59 Hager Carlos 59

Turkey Trot 2013 Female overall results. Way to go Sara Morrison for being TOP FEMALE TURKEY!!!!

Place Time AG Name Age

001 19:17.90 20 to 24 Morrison Sara 23
002 21:29.70 35 to 39 Hohl Rebecca 38
003 21:39.93 11 to 14 Evans Baylee 12
004 21:50.31 30 to 34 Spinks Sherry 33
005 22:48.64 15 to 19 Hardin Savannah 16
006 23:40.62 40 to 44 Whitlock Karen 44
007 23:40.98 11 to 14 Spinks Cheyenne 12
008 23:43.59 40 to 44 Calcaterra Anna 42
009 23:48.69 10&Under Evans Rylee 9
010 24:02.66 35 to 39 Mulkey Tracy 37
011 24:23.64 30 to 34 Schmidt Amy 34
012 25:18.14 35 to 39 Cash Libby 36
013 25:19.10 15 to 19 Payne Amelia 15
014 25:26.53 30 to 34 Burns Nicole 31
015 25:28.45 35 to 39 Hand Tania 38
016 25:36.15 11 to 14 Kim Brianna 11
017 25:59.22 45 to 49 Shaw Page 47
018 25:59.70 30 to 34 Effner Amber 34
019 26:00.51 25 to 29 Frankovsky Mary 26
020 26:15.41 40 to 44 Fields Katherine 44
021 26:20.32 45 to 49 Tynes Sarah 47
022 26:35.41 60 to 64 Heidt Nancy 60
023 26:36.06 30 to 34 Steele Danielle 32
024 27:04.40 11 to 14 Hyde Ansley 13
025 28:03.77 25 to 29 Arenas Courtney 28
026 28:18.20 50 to 54 Zorca Brenda 51
027 28:33.33 35 to 39 McGraw Jenny 35
028 28:37.57 35 to 39 Purvis Jen 37
029 28:39.54 30 to 34 Mathis Liz 33
030 28:46.97 60 to 64 Watkins Raeanne 60
031 29:10.30 65 to 69 Eyer Susanne 65
032 29:13.94 40 to 44 Williams Yevette 43
033 29:15.54 45 to 49 McCord Gwen 45
034 29:18.32 40 to 44 Stover Nicole 40
035 29:23.06 10&Under Jones Callie 10
036 29:28.89 40 to 44 McDevitt Jacqueline 41
037 29:29.99 11 to 14 Jenkins Amber 12
038 29:32.74 30 to 34 Moody Sara 30
039 29:34.11 10&Under Spinks McKinsey 10
040 29:40.72 25 to 29 Baggett Melissa 25
041 29:44.52 30 to 34 Simpson Gina 31
042 29:50.56 35 to 39 Moore Kimberly 37
043 29:53.67 30 to 34 Hastings Abby 30
044 29:56.34 20 to 24 Putman Laura 23
045 30:10.98 30 to 34 Smith Niki 30
046 30:17.23 55 to 59 Johnston Jan 57
047 30:29.17 55 to 59 Czekalla Dana 56
048 30:45.61 10&Under Whited Ava 10
049 30:49.46 10&Under Livingston Rylie Kate 9
050 31:02.07 60 to 64 Hayes Mary 64
051 31:10.72 35 to 39 Mackie Lauren 35
052 31:12.11 10&Under Brassler Kiconco 8
053 31:26.08 50 to 54 Sisk Debra 50
054 31:27.67 65 to 69 Williamson Marie 66
055 31:37.69 50 to 54 Carter Diane 51
056 31:38.48 50 to 54 Skidmore Kay 50
057 31:50.25 11 to 14 King Kaylee 13
058 32:01.22 25 to 29 Greer Kim 29
059 32:06.54 15 to 19 Holtzclaw Haley 16
060 32:12.32 15 to 19 Bearden Bailey 16
061 32:37.55 35 to 39 Hudgins Amy 39
062 32:39.18 50 to 54 Vest Sandra 52
063 32:40.53 55 to 59 Lussia Ellen 57
064 32:43.17 30 to 34 Palmer Callie 31
065 32:44.37 25 to 29 Henderson Meghann 26
066 32:51.18 50 to 54 Alderman Christine 51
068 32:53.99 35 to 39 Grazer Jennifer 35
069 32:54.48 30 to 34 Jackson Alesha 34
070 32:57.11 25 to 29 Kelsey Tiffany 29
071 32:57.61 35 to 39 Jackson Tracie 37
072 33:28.11 35 to 39 Brookshire Katherine 37
073 33:37.12 40 to 44 Carson Cecelia 40
074 33:38.17 11 to 14 Livingston Kenzie 11
075 33:38.64 10&Under Albrecht Audrey 8
076 33:55.97 40 to 44 Albrecht Theresa 40
077 33:56.70 45 to 49 Glenn Sandra 45
078 33:57.55 35 to 39 Ospina Isabel 39
079 34:02.58 45 to 49 Hall Monique 46
080 34:25.34 40 to 44 Downey Lee Ann 41
081 34:31.73 35 to 39 Calvert Jenifer 39
082 34:37.12 50 to 54 Burke Kelly 50
083 34:38.88 40 to 44 Garland Sandi 42
084 34:39.76 40 to 44 Valdez Jenny 44
085 34:54.94 35 to 39 Williams Randi 49
086 34:55.79 40 to 44 Dowdy Lisa 44
087 34:56.94 20 to 24 Robson Haleigh 21
088 34:58.22 30 to 34 Brock Tamara 33
089 34:58.82 45 to 49 Greeson Debbie 49
090 34:59.48 45 to 49 Brazinski Jennifer 45
091 35:07.59 50 to 54 Johnston Debbi 53
092 35:13.20 35 to 39 Bassler Kate 39
093 35:32.80 50 to 54 Frady Lavonna 52
094 35:33.08 11 to 14 Kim Elizabeth 11
095 35:44.95 10&Under Shaw Mia 10
096 36:25.29 25 to 29 Early Sharon 26
097 36:44.27 30 to 34 Plummer Jennifer 32
098 37:15.22 45 to 49 Whitfield Pamela 45
099 37:28.77 30 to 34 Pate Kerri 30
100 37:38.86 60 to 64 Tatum Lynn 61
101 37:43.92 11 to 14 Sandoz Dorothy 12
102 37:47.76 35 to 39 Livingston Sherri 38
103 37:52.78 30 to 34 Lingerfelt Jannielle 33
104 37:54.86 25 to 29 Webster Alicen 26
105 38:07.02 20 to 24 White Courtney 22
106 38:15.03 50 to 54 Powell Darlene 53
107 38:51.56 70 to 75 Woodring Charlotte 73
108 38:53.31 55 to 59 Endress Sharon 55
109 38:56.54 20 to 24 Putman Kathryn 21
110 39:12.39 25 to 29 Head Meredith 25
111 39:28.30 35 to 39 Roblero Julianna 37
112 39:28.62 30 to 34 Chaffee Alison 33
113 39:33.21 30 to 34 Barr Sarah 31
114 39:33.51 10&Under Doe Jane 10
115 39:37.91 25 to 29 Parris Jaime 27
116 39:40.51 10&Under Cremers Christina 9
117 39:41.19 45 to 49 Wells Sonja 45
118 39:41.73 20 to 24 Serrano- Contreras Carolina 21
119 39:56.46 10&Under Stephens Chalie 9
120 39:59.91 35 to 39 Emery Tonya 35
121 40:02.40 40 to 44 Cox Elena 44
122 40:13.32 35 to 39 Silver April 39
123 40:15.83 45 to 49 Cronan Melissa 45
124 40:23.54 40 to 44 Fletcher Alison 44
125 40:30.01 40 to 44 Nichols Crystal 44
126 40:32.27 50 to 54 Grayson Vickie 51
127 40:41.95 65 to 69 Hamby Patsy 67
128 40:49.66 25 to 29 Jones Tiffany 29
129 40:58.83 45 to 49 English Kelly 49
130 41:17.28 70 to 74 Webb Barbara 70
131 42:03.49 45 to 49 Williams Sharon 49
132 42:05.69 30 to 34 Witmer April 31
133 42:23.79 25 to 29 Hall Heather 28
134 42:25.35 30 to 34 Jones Erin 34
135 42:33.85 30 to 34 Parr Kayla 30
136 42:38.61 25 to 29 Tadajewski Amanda 28
137 42:49.15 30 to 34 Lowe Lisa 32
138 42:50.86 50 to 54 Bohac Laila 51
139 42:54.45 25 to 29 Cole Jessica 29
142 43:28.64 20 to 24 Mason Morgan 24
143 43:29.10 30 to 34 Mason Charlene 32
144 43:30.67 25 to 29 Keith Jessica 29
145 43:31.31 35 to 39 Harwell Miranda 37
146 44:16.98 45 to 49 Mazique Leslie 45
147 45:18.22 45 to 49 Yaeger Julie 47
148 45:26.56 50 to 54 Neubauer Colleen 51
149 45:32.15 45 to 49 Gramza Jennifer 45
150 45:34.62 40 to 44 Wilson Kim 44
153 45:47.64 35 to 39 Garrison Tara 35
155 45:52.23 30 to 34 Hammonds Angie 33
156 45:53.18 75 to 79 Patrick Anne 77
157 45:54.22 20 to 24 Little Tamara 20
158 45:58.57 25 to 29 Dye Brittany 26
159 46:03.31 25 to 29 Smith Katie 27
162 46:15.45 10&Under King Kierstan 10
163 47:09.22 60 to 64 Waddell Suellen 62
164 47:15.23 60 to 64 Johnson Joyce 62
165 47:22.77 45 to 49 Ericksen Jennifer 48
166 47:26.88 60 to 64 Harper Anne 61
167 47:32.67 55 to 59 Perry Mary Beth 55
168 47:44.03 45 to 49 Mitchell Sheri 47
169 47:45.08 40 to 44 Pointdexter Valarie 43
170 47:51.24 45 to 49 Stephens Amy 45
171 50:21.54 60 to 64 Gunter Shelia 60
172 50:22.06 35 to 39 Gray Colleen 38
173 50:22.87 11 to 14 Garland Haley 13
175 50:26.20 10&Under McClendon Trinity 9
176 50:26.83 50 to 54 Laughridge Claudia 53
177 50:35.98 10&Under Shepard Eliza 4
180 50:40.37 35 to 39 Shepard Leigh Anne 37
181 58:37.75 30 to 34 Kennon Misty 34
182 58:38.83 40 to 44 King Sara 42
183 58:42.69 55 to 59 Hager Teresa 56

Events and News around Bartow County Ga.

MEETINGS…
Family Promise of Bartow County will meet this Thursday, Nov. 21st 2013 @ 6:30 pm Cartersville First Baptist Church. For more information contact pat_eberlein@huntsman.com.
(new) The Behavioral and Emotional Health Resource Prevention Work Group will meet Friday, Dec. 6th @ 11:30@ Bartow Health Access Community Room. This will be a working lunch so please bring your lunch. For more information, contact Cynthia Wainscott @ wainscott@bellsouth.net.
PARTNER EVENTS…..
United Way of Bartow County
United Way annual TURKEY TROT will be held Saturday, November 23rd from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For registration, link to http://www.bartowliveunited.org/assets/2013TTflyer.pdf. For more information contact United Way of Bartow County at (770) 386-1677 or morehouseb@bartowga.org.
Carter-Bartow Chamber of Commerce The 2013 Legislative Dinner will be held November 21st, 2013 at 5:30 pm @ the College and Career Academy. The dinner will start at 6:00 PM with the special guest speaker Brooks Coleman, Chairman of the House Education Committee. The purpose of the meeting will be to introduce the Chamber’s Position Paper to the local legislators and to learn what education measures will come before the General Assembly this year. Individual tickets are $25. To register, contact Cheryl Hyde @ 770-382-1466. NEWSWORTHY
(new) The Salvation Army
The “miracle” of Christmas is repeated through the joy of caring and sharing. One wonderful tradition of Christmas is the Red Kettle, sponsored by The Salvation Army. Many families receive aid after the Christmas season, as well, people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems. Money donated each year helps to aid the community, in keeping with the spirit of the season. If your organization, church, or family would like to
volunteer your time in “ringing the bell” or donate your resources to the local Salvation Army, please contact 770-386-6256 or visit http://www.salvationarmycartersville.org. To download an informational flier, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Nov. 18th.
Tallatoona Community Action Partnership
Heating Assistance for Seniors 65 and older and/or Homebound Individuals is now available. Individuals can schedule an appointment via the website @ http://www.tallatoonacap.org or call the Appointment Line @ at 770-817-4666. Beginning December 1st, the general public can also schedule an appointment via the website or appointment line. An appointment for heating assistance does not guarantee processing or payment. Approvals and payments are made when and if funds are available from the state.
Bartow Area Board of Realtors
The Board will be distributing Thanksgiving Baskets to 125 families who are pre-registered with the schools and other organizations. The Board is seeking donations 4-lb bags of sugar, cans/boxes chicken broth, boxes/bags of stuffing mix, mashed potatoes, cornbread mix, macaroni and cheese and cake mix, cans of frosting, cranberry sauce, and vegetables, large jars of apples sauce, boxes of family size tea bags and bags of miniature marshmallows. Donated items can be dropped off at the REMAX Highlands Realty office at 1124 N. Tennessee Street, Suite 103, Cartersville (across the street from the movie theater). Financial contributions are also welcome.
The Bartow County Department of Family and Children Services
Bartow DFCS will be changing the phone number for Child Protective Services (CPS) Intake Calls effective Nov. 4th. All reports of child abuse/neglect should be referred to 1-855-422-4453 and can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The CPS Intake Communication Center will standardize the receipt and processing of reports and will continue to work hand in hand with the local office to ensure case managers are quickly dispatched to investigate suspected reports of abuse.
Check out Stop It Now Website to learn more about sex abuse prevention for children with disabilities. Visit http://www.stopitnow.org for more information.
WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES… Coming up in Dec…. Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter will offer a Family Caregiver Workshop on Thursday December 5th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Cartersville Medical Center, Classroom 2. Registration is free, but required. Call 1-800-272-3900 to register. For more information, contact Rebekah Davis @ 706-275-0819 or email @ rdavis@alz.org.
This method is for those collaborative members who do not attend a meeting during the 11 week administration period. It is permissible for anyone to use this method but please encourage as many as possible to complete the survey during a meeting (method 1.)
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse in Georgia: Your role in recognizing and responding will be offered Dec. 10th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. The Webinar, presented by Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe & Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, will focus on the basics of mandatory reporting laws of child abuse in Georgia, types of abuse that are covered under the GA Statute regarding mandated reporting, and how to
recognize the signs that these types of abuse may be occurring, and policies and procedures related to actually making a report of suspected child abuse. Following the discussion on how to recognize the signs of abuse, you will learn about the changes to the Mandated Reporting statute that took place on July 1, 2012. To register, visit https://choa.ilinc.com/register/hyybrzj. After registering you will receive an invitation email containing information about joining the Webinar. For more information visit:http://www.choa.org/Childrens-Hospital-Services/Child-Protection-Center/Prevention-and-Training.
Coming up in 2014…. College Connections for Student Success will be held Feb. 18-19, 2014 @ Atlanta Evergreen Conference Center Stone Mountain. Sponsored by the College Access Challenge Grant Program, the conference will offer rich information for those who work with or want to gain a better understanding of Foster Care Youth, Homeless Youth (Accompanied & Unaccompanied), Juvenile Offenders and children of Incarcerated Parents, Migrants, Refugee & Immigrant Youth, At-Risk African American and Latino Males, and Teen Parents. For more information or to register visit http://www.cacg-georgia.org.
Better Brains for Babies is looking for qualified educators to help share the research on brain development with various audiences across Georgia. Community Outreach Educators are professionals with experience teaching others, and who have opportunities to share as a part of their professional responsibility. Educators are required to complete a two-day training to learn about brain development and its applications, prepare and share a short presentation, and receive presentation slides and a print Trainer’s Guide. The next Community Outreach Educator Training has been scheduled for March 6 – 7, 2014 at the Sheltering Arms Model Teaching Center in Atlanta. Applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2014. Trainer qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or higher, documented experience in educating others about early childhood development, and the ability to use BBB materials to teach others about brain development. For more contact Diane Bales with University of Georgia @ 706-542-7566 or email dbales@uga.edu.

United Way Worldwide Disaster Rebuilding Fund Activated to Support Communities Affected by Typhoon in the Philippines

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you to everyone across our network who has reached out with offers of support for our team in the Philippines. United Way Worldwide has been in contact with Rapa Lopa and his team at Philippine Business for Social Progress (United Way in the Philippines). We are pleased to report that they are safe and working hard to identify and address both the immediate and long-term needs in the affected areas.

To that end, we have reactivated the United Way Worldwide Disaster Rebuilding Fund. The fund will be allocated to our partners in the Philippines, and contributions will be tax deductible for donors in the United States. We encourage you to promote this fund in your communities.

http://www.unitedway.org/philippines

We have also heard from several corporate partners interested in providing financial support. If you are approached by a company interested in making a contribution greater than USD 2,500.00, they may do so by contacting United Way’s International Donor Advised Giving team at 703-836-7112 x128 or via email at IDAG@unitedway.org.

If you have any additional questions, please email Paul Metcalfe, Director, Investor Relations, South East Asia and Pacific , or Alex Rodriguez, Manager of International Communications.

Thank you,

Joe Haggerty
Chief Operating Officer
United Way Worldwide

United Way Worldwide 701 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
© United Way Worldwide, All Rights Reserved.

Report on Typhoon Haiyan from American Red Cross

BACKGROUND
Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, made initial landfall in Eastern Samar, Philippines on November 8, 2013. The storm tracked across the Visayas region, bringing high winds, torrential rain and storm surge, ultimately impacting up to 11.5 million people. Assessments on the full impact of the storm continue as relief efforts are scaling up in the most affected areas. The Philippines is a highly disaster-prone country and has been hit by several major storms this year as well as a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in October.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS
• The American Red Cross is deploying five additional disaster specialists to support the response. These specialists are in addition to the four American Red Cross disaster specialists who are currently on the ground providing assistance with telecommunications and assessments.
• As initial assessments conclude, the primary needs that are emerging are for shelter, water, healthcare, basic household supplies and logistics support.

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
People affected 8-11.5 million people* UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – 11/13/13
Republic of the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council – 11/13/13
Global Red Cross Network Appeals:
International Federation[1]
ICRC[2]
$78 million
$16.4 million
International Federation − 11/12/13
ICRC – 11/12/13
American Red Cross Commitment $6 million American Red Cross − 11/13/13

CURRENT SITUATION
• The President of the Philippines declared a state of national calamity on November 11. The areas most affected by the typhoon are the provinces of Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Palawan.
• In addition to a lack of available food, water and fuel, infrastructure damage continues to hamper access to the most affected areas. The government has reported that some airports have resumed operations and many roads and bridges that were previously blocked are now passable. Efforts to restore communication networks and power are ongoing.
• Delayed access to affected populations is a serious humanitarian concern because it can contribute to the deterioration of health and nutrition of the affected population and can increase the potential for disease outbreaks.
• Evacuation centers in remote areas remain in need of food, water, medicines and relief supplies. An estimated 500,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed and an estimated 2.5 million people are in need of food assistance. Health facilities across the affected area are severely damaged and lack personnel and supplies. Of the 38 health facilities assessed to date, 18 are not currently functioning.

MAP OF AFFECTED AREA: Philippines Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) – IFRC – November 12, 2013

AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONSE
• The American Red Cross has committed an initial $6 million in support of the global Red Cross response.
• The American Red Cross is deploying five additional disaster specialists to support this response. This includes a team to deliver household goods to affected communities.
• These five specialists are in addition to the four disaster specialists with expertise in relief, information management and IT/telecommunications who are currently on the ground. The American Red Cross IT/Telecommunications team currently on the ground deployed with a Voice & Data satellite (VSAT), which is being used to facilitate communication between the response teams.
• American Red Cross chapters are working with global Red Cross partners to reconnect family members separated by the typhoon.
• The American Red Cross is in communication with the Philippine Red Cross and global Red Cross and Red Crescent partners. It continues to assess the situation, and stands ready to provide additional assistance as needed.
GLOBAL RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT NETWORK RESPONSE
Philippine Red Cross:
• The Philippine Red Cross is staffing evacuation centers, assisting in search and rescue efforts, performing assessments, and providing food and relief items to affected communities. It is also helping to reconnect family members and loved ones who were separated by the storm.
• The Philippine Red Cross also helped evacuate more than 125,000 families to safer shelters before the storm hit.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation):
• The International Federation has issued an appeal for $78 million to assist 500,000 people, over 18 months, through the distribution of relief items, repair and rebuilding of shelters, provision of healthcare, ensuring access to clean water and sanitation systems, and helping communities rebuild and better prepare for future disasters. Assessment teams are on the ground in the worst affected areas.
• The International Federation is coordinating the deployment of specialized Red Cross emergency response teams with expertise in logistics, disaster assessment, water and sanitation, IT/telecommunications, and health. It is also mobilizing pre-positioned relief supplies such as blankets, water containers, hygiene kits and food packages from other parts of the Philippines and overseas.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC):
• In addition to issuing an appeal for $16.4 million to support the Philippine Red Cross response operation, ICRC teams on the ground are distributing relief supplies, helping Philippine Red Cross teams reconnect families, and continuing ongoing programs. The International Federation, the ICRC and Philippine Red Cross are working together closely to coordinate response efforts.

GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
• Philippine Government: The President of the Philippines declared a state of national calamity on November 11. Before the storm struck, the government deployed personnel and stocks of relief supplies to the affected areas, and has established command posts to coordinate emergency relief operations.
• United Nations: The UN cluster system has been activated, with UN, Red Cross and NGO partners working together to coordinate assistance. The UN Humanitarian Country Team and the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination teams have been deployed to Tacloban, Iloilo and Busanga to support rapid needs assessment, support coordination and re-establish communication networks.

* Reports on the number of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines range from 8 million (Republic of the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) to 11.5 million (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs).

The information in this report is compiled from a number of sources including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the U.S. Agency for International Development and involved Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies. The American Red Cross strives to provide the most accurate and timely information possible; however, all information should be considered conditional until a final report has been issued.

Bartow County Extension programs

Dear Extension Supporters,

Below are links to several educational programs being coordinated through the Bartow County Extension office. Please help us to spread the word and pass this information along to any friends or neighbors that might be interested!

Bartow Lawn & Garden Seminars: Holiday Wreath Making Nov. 16th
Call 770-387-5142 to pre-register. $15 materials fee.

Free Rain Barrel Workshop at Georgia Highlands in Cartersville: Nov. 23rd
Call 770-387-5142 to pre-register. Free workshop. Option to purchase a rain barrel for $30.

High Tunnel Organic Vegetable Production Workshop in Cartersville: Dec. 16th
Call 770-387-5142 to register. $10 per person.

2014 Georgia Ag Forecast at Clarence Brown Conference Center: Jan. 31st
Call 706-583-0347 to register. $30 per person; includes lunch. This year’s keynote speaker will highlight farm succession challenges and passing farms to the next generation.

2014 Northwest Georgia Home & Garden Show at Clarence Brown Conference Center: Feb. 8th – 9th
New for 2014: Garden Seminars hosted by Bartow Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (TBA). Call 770-387-5142 to pre-register. $5 per person at the door.

2014 North Georgia Gardening Symposium at Chattahoochee Tech College in Acworth: Feb. 27th
Call 770-528-4550 to register. $35 per person. Includes 2 tickets to Smith Gilbert Gardens; CEU’s for Commercial Pesticide Applicators (3 hours) and ISA Certified Arborists (6 hours).

Now Accepting Applications for Bartow Master Gardener Extension Volunteers Class of 2014: June 2nd – 27th
Call 770-387-5142 for applications. $150 per person. Deadline March 31, 2014.

Interested in Egg Candling Certification? Contact Bradley Brown or Deborah Ingram at Georgia Department of Agriculture (770-535-5955) and provide your: Name, Address, Phone number and Email address. Once an adequate interest list is established, we will schedule the class. Be sure to specify that you are interested in attending a class in Paulding County.

Regards,
Paul

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Paul J. Pugliese, MPPPM
Agriculture & Natural Resources