News to Use Podcast Transcript: Feb 9, 2011
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Feb. 9, 2011. Coming up, learn about this month’s issue of “County Magazine,” Operation WOW!’s efforts to help injured military service members, learn about the winter issue of “The Informed Consumer” newsletter and how to volunteer with Fairfax County’s Volunteer Solutions and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
- Chairman Sharon Bulova discussing the county’s 2011 priorities.
- The Reston Community Center honors Martin Luther King Jr.
- Free tax assistance program helps qualifying individuals and families.
- Upcoming fiscal year budget process reviewed.
- African American history looked back at in the Oak Hill community.
Fairfax County Operation WOW! (Wellness Opportunities for Warriors) is recruiting veterans to mentor injured military service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. The service men and women meet once a week on Fridays in various locations. Training is provided. To volunteer or for more information, contact Paul Woods at 703-324-5347.
Check out “The Informed Consumer.” The winter issue (PDF) of the e-newsletter of the Consumer Affairs Branch of the Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Affairs, features National Consumer Protection Week activities; three scams to avoid in an online job search; tips for buying a digital TV; how to file a consumer complaint and search a complaint history. For more information, call the Consumer Affairs Branch at 703-222-8435.
Fairfax County’s Volunteer Solutions needs volunteers in the entire Fairfax County area to provide services, including grocery shopping, transportation, social visiting and other tasks. There is a particular need for transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers who are bilingual in English and any of the following languages are especially needed to provide transportation or social visiting: Bosnian, Farsi, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese. Call the Volunteer Intake Line at 703-324-5406.
Meanwhile, the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courtneeds volunteers to serve as supervised visitation and exchange program aides during evenings and weekends. Aides meet and wait with clients prior to visitation or exchange, escort children to and from the visitation room, monitor time and visitation with the noncustodial parents and assist to ensure rules of visitation are followed. Volunteers also are needed as administrative assistants in various offices. For more information, call 703-246-2697.
That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news. You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.