This Week's Facts:
Ten More Ways We Rely
on the U.S. Census (31-40)
Please see Indiana’s Census 2010 website for the complete list of 50 ways we rely on the U.S. Census.
Friday Facts Editorial Team:
Just because Halloween celebrates scary things doesn’t mean you want any safety scares of your own. With a little bit of planning and these five tips from the Federal Citizen Information Center, you can ensure your ghouls and goblins have a frightfully fun time this year.
Have you been interested in offering your spare time to an organization or service agency, but don’t know where to begin? Volunteer.IN.gov is Indiana’s portal on all things volunteer related in Indiana. From 2003 to 2005, Indiana citizens gave over 500 million hours of their time to their communities! Hoosiers working together can accomplish great things in our community.
Now is the best time to volunteer your time and talents as budgets decrease and community needs increase. If you want to know where your time is needed, click here to find out volunteer opportunities in your community. Please check out the frequently asked questions page of the volunteer website for more information about volunteering and service opportunities.
This week is National Drug-Free Work Week, sponsored by the Working Partners for an Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace of the U.S. Department of Labor. Featured on the webpage is a tool box with articles, talking points, press releases, and other educational materials (in English and Spanish) for recognizing this important week. As part of the planning ideas for future Drug-Free Work Weeks, the website suggests it is a good time to remind employees about your organization’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or Member Assistance Program (MAP). These services offer free, confidential help with substance abuse issues. In addition, free, confidential helplines are available for those who have, or know someone who has, a problem with alcohol or drugs. The website also links users to National and State resources and workplace- related substance abuse laws for all states.