The Warm Springs CARES Act Emergency and Disaster Relief General Welfare Program is now accepting applications thru October 31st. You can pick up a paper copy of the form at the Tribal Administration Building and the Family Resource Center. There are drop boxes at those locations, as well where you can return your completed form. You can also download an application at Warm Springs dash NSN dot GOV (https://warmsprings-nsn.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Final-Oct-Cares-Act-application.pdf). For questions or to return an application you can email email@example.com
Symptoms for COVID-19 can include: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, loss of taste or smell. If you have symptoms or think you may have been exposed – call the I.H.S. “COVID-19 Nurse Triage Hotline” at 541-553-5512. Outside of I.H.S. regular hours – you can call the Registered Nurse Health Advice Hotline at 1-866-470-2015.
To protect from spreading the COVID-19 virus:
- wash your hands frequently
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- wear a face mask or covering anytime you are in public
- stay at least six feet away from people not from your household
- do not gather in groups with anyone not from your household
Senior Lunch is today for pick up or delivery from 11am – 1pm. On the menu: Chicken Enchilada Soup with bread and fruit. If you would like to sign up for meal service – call 541-553-3313 this morning.
A virtual fitness challenge for October, called “A Step in the Right Direction” invites participants to record daily steps via Fitbit, pedometer or phone. Individuals and Teams of 4 can take part. They will be using the honor system for reporting and there will be prizes. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fences for Fido will be in Warm Springs this Saturday to build 10 fences and 20 dog houses for 25 dogs and their families. This one day event needs 30 volunteers to assist with the effort. Fences for Fido improves the quality of life for dogs living outdoors by building fences free of charge for families who keep their dogs on chains, tethers and in small enclosures. Covid-19 precautions will be followed this Saturday. If you are interested in volunteering please email email@example.com
Also Saturday BNSF and the Peavekeeper Society will be setting up a food distribution starting at 1pm as a drive through at the Warm Springs Community Center. They will also offer hand sanitizer, face masks and shields. This is a first come, first serve opportunity.
At the Warm Springs K-8 Academy language classes are still taking signups from interested students. Ichishkin, Kiksht and Numu are all being offered. Forms are available and can be dropped off at the Culture & Heritage building. Families can do one form for all their students. If you have questions call the language program at 541-553-3290.
Tribal Council is advertising for the following vacancies: 1 non-member position on the Credit Board of Directors; 1 non-member position on the Telecom Board; 1 non-member position on the Composite Products Board. There are 2 positions open on the TERO Commission and 2 positions for the Housing Authority Commission. Water Board has one position open. Submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Secretary Treasurer/CEO office if you are interested. The deadline is October 19th.
People who typically aren’t required to file federal income tax returns may want to check with the IRS about how they may qualify for an Economic Impact Payment. The IRS has a special Non-Filers Info tool that can be used before October 15th to see if you are eligible. Learn more online – at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payment-information-center-eip-eligibility-and-general-information
The Warm Spring K-8 Academy’s 21st Century Community Learning Center is reopening virtually on Monday, October 12th and they are looking for partners as volunteers with expertise you can share, by hosting a presentation for students, by donating materials for enrichment classes, providing incentives or engaging teaching staff in training. To learn more contact Sarah Wilson for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Warm Springs Branch of Natural Resources is seeking input on the Integrated Resource Management Plan that is under review. You can find a link at KWSO dot ORG – just click on I R M P.
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