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In this Update:
- Office Renovations
- Bensalem Unity Week
- PennDOT Job Openings Posted for College Students
- Veterans: Now is a Good Time to Review and Update Benefits
- Blood Donation is Easy and Safe
- Social Media
Due to renovations, my office will be closed to foot traffic on Monday January 23rd through Friday January 27th. We will be available by phone, so please call 215-638-1784 for assistance.
Bensalem Unity Week
I joined volunteers from Building a Better Bensalem Together(B3T), Bensalem High School Femineus Vocalis, members of local law enforcement, local elected officials, and members of the Bensalem community for the closing of Unity Week at St. Ephrem’s Catholic Church.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Bensalem hosted events all week-long celebrating diversity and unity, sponsored by Building a Better Bensalem Together (BT3). The events during Unity Week were mostly held at various places of worship with a kick off breakfast at Parx Casino. My staff and I were grateful to be able to join in most of the events this week where the message of unity was promoted throughout.
PennDOT Job Openings Posted for College Students
Summer PennDOT jobs are available to full-time college students registered for the Fall 2023 semester.
Jobs include assisting in seasonal maintenance work, crash system input and analysis, and maintenance and custodial services at roadside rest facilities. Many students also perform laboring and flagging duties in maintenance organizations and at highway worksites. The pay is $15.49 per hour.
Students majoring in engineering or a related scientific or technical field might be interested in engineering internship opportunities at PennDOT’s Central Office (Harrisburg) or at one of its statewide engineering district offices.
Veterans: Now is a Good Time to Review and Update Benefits
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) says that the start of the year is a good time for veterans to meet with an accredited veteran service officer to ensure they are receiving or maximizing the benefits they have earned through their service and sacrifice while in uniform.
Safeguarding military paperwork – especially the DD-214, which is used to verify military service – is an important first step for securing benefits. Filing these documents for free at the county courthouse is an easy way to secure them until needed, which can often be decades into the future. Anyone needing assistance locating their military documentation can call the DMVA at 800-547-2838 or e-mail RA-REQ@pa.gov.
A complete list of accredited county directors of veterans affairs and their contact information can be found here. Contact information for accredited veteran service officers can be found here.
Blood Donation is Easy and Safe
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs donated blood. Blood donors help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, those battling cancer and others.
Please take the occasion of National Blood Donor Month to consider providing this lifesaving gift. You can find the nearest blood drive here, and learn more about the process here.
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