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{’age Four . ffgg Warrior Giving Project Gives More Than Gifts by Croll The season of giving is near! Once again, Norwalk Area Ministerial Association (NAMA), while partnering with the Norwalk School District, is making sure Christmas includes less stress and more happy memories for Norwalk families through the Warrior Giving Project (formerly Project Santa). This year has proven to be a difficult one time and time again and many families in Norwalk are experiencing compounding hardships. The Project’s goal is to deliver some peace, comfort, and joy to fellow Norwalk residents by providing basic necessities along with a few gifts. The Project will support close to 100 families this year. Donating is as easy as you want it to be. You can receive a wish list of an individual or family and shop yourself, or you can make a monetary donation and let us do the shopping for you. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated. To make a donation contact Angiie Croll 515—554-3938, send a check to Warrior Giving Project, c/o Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main St, Norwalk, IA 5021 1, or take a look on the Facebook page Warrior Giving Project for the online giving links. If you would like to be a recipient, please contact Crystal Ellis at chefcellis@msn.com. Contact Nicole Forget for volunteer information, nicolecrossroads@gmail.com. :The Norwalk Area Ministerial Association is made upof 7 local churches. NAMA is a 501(c)3'charitable organization. A receipt for donations can be provided upon request. Town and Ceunty News Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) have launched a new Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program. The program will provide eligible households with up to $2,000 towards electric, natural gas, and water bills if they are at risk of disconnection due to an inability to pay due to a COVID- 19 related loss of income. Payments through the program will be made directly to utility providers and applied to the applicant’s account. The state allocated approximately $14.5 million of federal CARES Act funds for utility assistance programs (the Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program launched in mid-July.) To be eligible to receive assistance, a residential electric, natural gas, and/or water utility customer must have: A primary Iowa residence with active residential utility accounts, renters may apply as long as the utility account is in the applicant’s name; An unpaid utility bill balance or have previously entered into a payment plan with their utility provider; An annual income that is 80% 0f the median family income, based on county and household size; Experienced a COVID-19 loss of income (job loss, reduction in hours, reduction in pay) on or after March 17, 2020 that resulted in hardship in paying bills for electric, natural gas, and/0r water utility service provided between March 17, 2020 and October 31, 2020. For a full list of eligibility requirements, additional information, and to apply, Visit iowahousing recovery.com. Applications will be accepted through November 20, 2020 or until funding is depleted, whichever comes first. Assistance will be awarded based on application completeness and eligibility in order received until all funds have been exhausted. The Holidays Are Almost Here! It’s time to start thinking about hiring seasonal help for your business. Utilize our classifieds section — it’s a very economical way to advertise for seasonal employees. A6 & COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Thursday, November 12, 2920 Norwalk Santa Adapts Families for fiche Holidays Norwalk Santa, .- year-round program that helps connect Norwaig‘. families with donations and services, is once again adopting families for the holiday season. Santa is looking for area families to adopt for the program; families are always kept confidential and names are never posted. Norwalk Santa helps provide gifts and other donations to those who need a little help with making a happy holiday season. To facilitate this program, Norwalk Santa is also looking for donations and comm-unity members to help with gift donations, wrapping paper and gift bags, as well as monetary donations. For more information about Norwalk Santa, including specific details on deadlines to apply to the program, where to donate, and how to help, please visit the Norwalk Santa page on Facebook or www.norwalksanta .com. Knights of Columbus Host Virtual Tootsie Roll Drive Due to the Covid- 19 pandemic and CDC guidelines, the Norwalk Knights of Columbus will be hosting their annual tootsie roll drive, but it will be done virtually this year. Typically, you would see the Knights out in the community, handing out tootsie rolls and asking for donations for groups like Special Olympics Iowa, Christian Oppor- tunity Center, and Imagine Iowa Warren County. This year will be ,3 ~ a little different. ” " - v During November, the Knights will be collecting donations in two contact-free ways, by accepting donations through PayPal or a QR code. You may make a donation through November 30th at paypal.me/KnightsNorwalk7556 or by scanning the above code with a cell phone. Please contact Mike Kordick at kordickm@ icloud.com if you have any questions. Iowa Crisis Chat Line Offers Support For All If you or someone you know is facing an emotional crisis and would like to talk with someone who provides non-judgmental support, contact the Iowa Crisis Chat Line. They can be reached by phone call or text at 1-855-325-4296 and at https:// www.iowacrisischat.org/. It’s okay to not be okay. I! flatter ébnkfgifipefienm 'g ran Interest Rate are at ALL TIME LOWS! 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