Posted on Oct 22, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities
High Tunnel Construction
Construction will continue in November, dates TBD.
Selling Lottery Raffle Tickets (see photo below)
Sunday 10/27 sell to tailgaters at the Patriots home game vs the Browns. We expect to gather at my house at 829 Webster St., Needham around 12:45 to drive to Libby Pero's house near the stadium, where she has graciously agreed to allow us to park. Selling team still TBD, and we could use your help!
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday November 2nd at Needham High School. Lots of volunteers will be needed for setup, cooking, games and cleanup.
Needham-Wellesley High School Football Dinner
Monday 11/25 (reserve the date, further details TBD)
In the Community
Connect with Local Business while learning how to answer the question: "What do you do?
Tuesday 11/12 from 12-1:30 at the Sheraton Needham. $10 includes lunch, a presentation and a handbook by Elevator Pitch Coach Andrew Winig
Joseph Tynan School
The most pressing priority among our community projects is a push to raise money to construct a sensory room for the Tynan School in South Boston.
Prior to the meeting, we labelled 100 blankets that were given to the Needham Medical Reserve Corps (NMRC) to be used in the event of a local emergency (see photo below). Speaking on behalf of NMRC, were Rebecca Ping, Needham's Emergency Administrator, and Tiffany Zike, Needham's Public Health Nurse. Local Medical Reserve Corps were set up in response to 9-11 in order to improve emergency preparedness and to promote disease prevention. The Boards of Health of the eight towns in Norfolk County-8 region work collaboratively to prepare for a range of emergencies.
Volunteers are needed! Residents with medical expertise and those with other important skills are needed to assist the local Boards of Health in the event of an emergency. Volunteers can also help with other local health events, like flu clinics. Volunteers will be invited to training sessions to develop skills such as CPR, dispensing and setting up emergency shelters.
Another important initiative of NMRC: the Town of Needham Rave Alert System. Also called a "reverse 911" system, it's the Town's mass communication system used in the event of an emergency. Residents, people with local jobs, and folks with loved ones residing here should subscribe to the system. NMRC notes that while all the Needham landline phone numbers have been pre-loaded into the system, the system will become more effective if affected parties add their cell phone numbers and email addresses to the system. To subscribe to the Rave Alert System: To volunteer for NMRC, contact the Needham Public Health Division: (781-455-7940).