As we clean-up the remnants of the paper and bows from Holiday gifts, and realize all of the blessings that the season brings, blood transfusion recipients, and their family and friends, take this opportunity to thank blood donors through the annual January celebration of National Blood Donor Month.
On Monday, January 7th, Congressman Bilirakis, Clearwater City Officials, and Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism CEO Wendy Spencer will host a grant award announcement and swearing-in ceremony for AmeriCorps Clearwater, a Corporation for National and Community Service/Volunteer Florida-funded program focused on public safety and homeland security.
"The local farmers who were affected by these freezing temperatures need to know that help my office is here to help them with any assistance they need. We're here to help," said Congressman Bilirakis. "While most were lucky, many farmers were not."
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (3 Jan.) -- In an effort to raise awareness during Blood Donor Awareness Month, U.S. Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis will donate blood at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2008, at the Florida Blood Services' (FBS) Donor Center located in Hudson at 7214 State Road 52 (just east of U.S. 19).
If anything, Friday's forum at the Haley VA helped to clear the air about a complaint that unlicensed doctors at the hospital were not properly supervised when providing mental health care to veterans.
Today's assassination of Benazir Bhutto has raised a series of questions about the fate of democracy in the former Prime Minister's country, particularly the heightened threat an increasingly unstable Pakistan poses to U.S. regional interests.
Gus joined his colleague Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.) at the James Haley VA Medical Center today for a meeting to discuss with officials allegations that unlicensed psychologists there receive too little supervision.
Nearly everyone who knew Benazir Bhutto, acknowledged her bravery and courage in standing down the threats against her life and her loved ones.
Reuters compiled a series of quotes by Bhutto in the run-up to her assassination on Thursday in the Pakistan city of Rawalpindi.
"Today we mourn the loss of a courageous woman who returned to her country to fight for the restoration of democratic rule.