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October 2019 E-Newsletter
Thanks to your referrals…
We've donated $250 to Back on My Feet Austin! Back on My Feet has been the charity for our referral program for July through September. Back on My Feet uses running and community to motivate and support individuals every step of the way from homelessness to independence.
Help support Back on My Feet by running in the Bigfoot Trail Race this Saturday, October 5th. The course winds through the beautiful, undeveloped parkland of Spring Lake Preserve, taking runners through meadows and woodlands. There are three distance options for challenge every runner: 5K, 10K and 30K. 100% of the proceeds directly support Back on My Feet and its mission to combat homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.
A21 – Walk for Freedom
October 19th at 10 a.m., Texas State Capital
Slavery, including human trafficking, is the fastest growing organized crime in the world, and A21 is working to eradicate human trafficking through awareness, intervention, and aftercare. Join the largest rally against slavery of its kind and help end human trafficking here in the United States and across the world.
Client Spotlight: East Social House
Located in historical downtown Hutto, East Social House is the new place for social gatherings, remote work and community involvement. Start your day or your next meeting with coffee and some delicious food from East Social House!
Got little ones at home? Check out East Social House’s Monday Morning Story Time. Join other parents for coffee and some social times while the kiddos enjoy at story every Monday at 9:30 a.m.
Austin Cares Concert
October 6th at 3 p.m., Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery
Don’t miss a Sunday of fun at the Iron Wolf Ranch! The Austin Cares Concert featuring the Peterson Brothers and The Texas K.G.B. will be raising awareness and funds for Superhero Kids, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians-HAAM, and the Step Onward Foundation.
Father-Son Weekend Getaway
Austin Sunshine Camps’ annual Father-Son Weekend Getaway is back at Zilker Lodge from October 25-27. Fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and friends, experience this exciting camp getaway with the “son” in your life. Spend the weekend together for an all-inclusive experience at Zilker Lodge located in the heart of Austin’s beautiful Zilker Park.
Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.
Reducing Flood Risks in Your Home
You don’t need to live near a body of water to be concerned about flooding in your home. In fact, plumbing leaks and appliance failures are the most common form of household water damage. Reduce the your flood risks with these tips.
Know the flood zone
If your home is located lower on the landscape than other homes (near the bottom of a hill, in a valley, etc.), reference your local flood map to see if the area has a history of flooding.
Install water alarms
When the sensor on one of these battery-operated devices touches water, it sets off an alarm. Consider installing them under your sink, behind both the refrigerator and clothes washer, and at the base of your hot water tank.
Keep drains clear
All it takes is a fist-sized clog in your roof gutter downspouts to make all that water back up and create a flooding problem. Regularly cleat any drains built into your patio, driveway, and other hard surfaces.
Move hazardous materials
Put paint, oil, cleaning supplies and other chemicals on shelving where they can’t be submerged in a flood situation.