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Help for storm victims

   The Salvation Army has been providing blankets and serving hot meals to Spokane residents without heat or power beause of the recent storms. To help in the effort, mail donations marked "Spokane Storm Relief" to The Salvation Army; P.O. Box 9108; Spokane, WA 99209-9108.

Uncommon gifts

   Celebrating the holidays with someone who doesn't see very well? Find out about all the specialty products available from Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted, a not-for-profit agency in Seattle committed to helping visually impaired persons remain independent in ways that matter most to them.
   The store is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail and telephone orders are welcome. Free large-print catalogues and free statewide resource guides are available on request. For more information about the store and other CSBPS programs and services, call (206) 525-5556 or 1-800-458-4888 (WA).

Holiday plant sale

   The Lake Washington Tech holiday plant sale is Dec. 6-7, 9 to 4, with poinsettias, wreaths, swags, and centerpieces, crafts, bulb gardens, and other items handmade and hand-grown by students at the college. The sale is held in the college greenhouses. (Bring cardboard boxes to carry out purchases.) For more information, call 828-5600.

Camp Fire offers new program

   Camp Fire Boys and Girls will offer a series of classes for first and second graders to learn about self-esteem, friendship, safety, and healthy lifestyles. The "Count on Me" program will be held Dec. 2, 4, 9, and 11, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Family Resource Center in Redmond. To register or for more information, call 461-8550.

Know your rights!

   If you need help with Social Security-related questions, call Senior Services' Senior Rights Assistance at 448-5720. All services are free.