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Help Out: July 14, 2013

By Staff reports

Bean Stringin' for Manna Meal

For the fourth year, volunteers for Manna Meal will buy and string green beans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20 at Capitol Market.

Volunteers are asked to buy a pound of green beans to string while listening to music at the Market and then donate the beans to the soup kitchen.

Another volunteer crew blanches and then freezes the green beans to serve during the winter.

At the stringing, a packet of note cards with photographs of Manna Meal garden will be available for a $15 donation. The donations will support the garden, now in its fifth year of production and providing the soup kitchen with about 3,000 pounds of fresh produce a year.

Manna Meal, at St. John's Episcopal Church, serves two meals a day every day to the hungry.

Boys and Girls Clubs

Charleston area Staples stores are working with a national program that will benefit the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Charleston.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Staples are teaming up with teen actor Jake T. Austin for the Staples for Students National School Supply Drive for kids in need.

From now to Sept. 28, Staples customers can donate $1 or more at their local Staples store with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting students at the Charleston club in time for the new school year.

The local Staples stores to make a donation are at 2810 Mountaineer Blvd., Charleston, and 800 Nitro Marketplace, Cross Lanes.

Diabetes education classes

The West Virginia Medical Institute is offering free classes around the state in July to people with Medicare who have diabetes, their families and caregivers.

Topics covered will include managing every aspect of diabetes, from nutrition to exercise to important tests and exams.

Upcoming classes include:

• Braxton County -- 10 a.m. to noon Monday and July 22, Senior Citizens Center, 33 Senior Center Drive, Sutton.

• Fayette County -- 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 24 and 31, Senior Center/Committee on Aging, 108 Lewis St., Oak Hill.

• Lincoln County -- 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and July 23, Alum Creek Library, 214 Midway Road, Alum Creek.

• Logan County -- 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Logan Regional Medical Center, and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 22 and 29, Buffalo Creek Memorial Library, 511 E McDonald Ave., Man.

Visit www.wvdiabeteseducation.org for more information, or to register/request a class be added in your community, call 855-376-9382.


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