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Jacobs Urges DMV System Change To Have Greater Impact On Organ Donations

Jacobs Urges DMV System Change To Have Greater Impact On Organ Donations

                         Lauren’s Law Passed last year but Jacobs’ states implementation can be improved

Erie County, NY – Last year New York State passed Lauren’s Law, named after Lauren Shields who at age nine waited more than a month on an organ donation list and was put on life support before receiving a lifesaving heart transplant. Lauren’s Law requires anyone over the age of 18 getting a new driver’s license to answer whether they would like to be an organ donor. Previously the question was optional.

The goal of the law is to increase the number of individuals signing up to be organ donors when they are at the local Auto Bureaus and DMV’s. Presently 90 percent of those that sign up do so at their Auto Bureaus; however, New York State has a very low rate of organ donors compared to the national average.

Daemen Students Help Impoverished Families

Daemen Students Help Impoverished Families

Poverty-stricken residents in several rural Dominican Republic communities received life-changing assistance from Daemen College students who journeyed to the developing country on a two-week service learning trip in January.

This marked the seventh time Daemen students have participated in a service learning endeavor in the Dominican Republic. The group engaged in several hands-on projects, from providing clean drinking water to addressing public health issues, to help improve the daily lives of the local people.

In the months leading up to the overseas excursion, participants prepared with Justine Tutuska, department chair and assistant professor of health care studies and campus advisor for the service learning opportunity. The group met regularly to discuss cultural expectations and relevant health-care issues, and developed education materials to distribute on the trip.

Jacobs Brings Auto Bureau Services Back To West Seneca

Jacobs Brings Auto Bureau Services Back To West Seneca

County Clerk offering motorists Mobile Unit service every Friday

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs officially unveiled the Erie County Auto Bureau’s newest On-Site Mobile location. Jacobs worked with Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan to once again offer auto bureau services in the Town of West Seneca.

“I pledged to restructure and improve the hours and location sites of the Erie County Auto Bureau”, said County Clerk Jacobs. “We have worked with our partners in government to expand office operations and enhance hours for all motorists with no additional costs to the residents of Erie County.”

The new Mobile Auto Bureau will serve West Seneca and the surrounding areas every Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the West Seneca Ice Rink, 1250 Union Road, West Seneca.  

Students Present Valentines To Vets At Jacobs’ Outreach

Students Present Valentines To Vets At Jacobs’ Outreach

Veterans that attended Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” event received more than a discount card

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs has hosted over 50 community outreaches throughout Erie County issuing “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Cards to eligible Veterans. The identification card provides valuable discounts at over 600 Erie County Businesses.

Thursday’s “Thank-A-Vet” outreach at the Leonard Post in Cheektowaga was very special to the over 100 veterans that attended. In addition to receiving their “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card, veterans were also given a hand-made valentine created by students from Cheektowaga Central Middle School.

Prior to this event, Chris Jacobs coordinated an effort with Cheektowaga Central Middle School, where over one hundred 5th graders participated in making valentines to be handed out to veterans at the Clerk’s “Thanks-A-Vet” outreach.

Emergency Relief Account Established to Aid Elma Family Displaced by Fire

Emergency Relief Account Established to Aid Elma Family Displaced by Fire

 

A house fire on Rice Road in Elma on Feb. 4 left one family with nothing but the clothes on their back. And now the family is appealing to the community for assistance.

“The support of family, friends and strangers has been a godsend,” said Timothy Panicali, who barely escaped the fast-moving early morning blaze with his wife and their two young sons. “People have been very generous with things like clothes and shoes. We were very blessed to get out safe.” The Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross is also assisting the family.

JACOBS LEADS STUDENTS IN VALENTINES FOR VETS PROJECT

JACOBS LEADS STUDENTS IN VALENTINES FOR VETS PROJECT

Special cards created for local veterans thanking them for their service

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs helped lead a Valentines for Veterans project with 5th grade students at Cheektowaga Middle School. Jacobs worked closely with Principal Gretchen Sukdolak to coordinate this event where middle school students created hundreds of
hand-made Valentine’s Day cards for veterans both locally and overseas.

“This was an opportunity to share with the students what it means to be a veteran and explain why veterans, both past and present, should be honored for their service and for protecting the freedoms we enjoy in this country,” stated Jacobs. “This is a great community service project.”

County Clerk Jacobs will be delivering these cards, just in time for Valentine’s Day, to area veterans during an upcoming “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach at the Leonard Post in Cheektowaga.

Justin Bieber’s Deportation: Will Pop Star Have to Face the Music?

Justin Bieber’s Deportation: Will Pop Star Have to Face the Music?

 

It’s no secret that the possibility of Justin Bieber’s deportation has been a hot topics in the news lately. The Canadian pop star’s recent arrest for DUI has infuriated thousands across the country. So much so in fact, that a petition to the White House titled, “Deport Justin Bieber and Revoke His Green Card,” was signed by over 240,000 people. As a rule, the White House must address any petition signed by over 100,000 people.

The question at hand in this case is can the United States actually deport Justin Bieber? In this blog we will take a look at some of the criteria that qualify a person for deportation.