Hurricane Victims Need Your Help

We are in the middle of hurricane season which will not end until November 30.  Keeping that in mind it important now, more than ever, to be prepared to do what you can for those in affected areas. The news is still reporting daily on the damage, the ongoing flooding, and on people helping people. […]

Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 2017

Women’s Equality Day is a day set aside to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted women the right to vote.  In 1971, the U.S. Congress, at the urging of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), designated August 26th as the first Women’s Equality Day. The intention of Women’s Equality Day […]

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

  From https://www.yoursightmatters.com With a large number of states beginning the school year earlier, August is the new September! Along with school supply shopping and purchasing those back-to-school clothing items, it’s time to make comprehensive eye exam appointments for the kids. Conveniently, August is designated as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! A good rule of thumb […]

Ladder Safety

Portable Ladder Safety from OSHA Quick Card (https://www.osha.gov/Publications/portable_ladder_qc.html) Falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. Read and follow all labels/markings on the ladder. Avoid electrical hazards! – Look for overhead power lines before handling a ladder. Avoid using a metal ladder near […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness

PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. At first, it may be […]

May is Mobility Awareness Month

Since 2012, May has been recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA). Driven by the theme “Life Moving Forward,” NMEDA members and industry partners team up to organize an international campaign that works to highlight and celebrate the ways in which people living with disabilities persevere and […]

Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13, 2017

Celebrated since May, 1985 (beginning on the first Sunday of the month), Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER), and its member organizations, to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Throughout the country, mayors, governors, agency leaders, communities and […]

Presidents Day

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as […]

February is Heart Health Month

Since 1964, when President Lyndon B. Johnson designated the first American Heart Health month, February has been the month to focus on heart health.  Since heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for men and women why not take this opportunity to incorporate small changes which are aimed at creating a more […]

Action Alert – Equal Rights Amendment

Federally Employed Women (FEW) asks that you contact your legislators and urge them to co-sponsor and support the Resolutions in both the House and Senate that remove the deadline for States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution and/or begin the process that states:  “Equality of rights under the law shall […]