Town of Grant
EMS OPEN HOUSE/CITIZEN INPUT:
Sheriff Lukas has announced the dates for EMS Open House/Citizen Input Forums for 2020. The first is slated for Wednesday, April 8th in Amherst (the April 8th Open House has been canceled) with additional forums in Plover (August 12th) and Stevens Point (December 9th). The attached letter provides details. Click for the Sheriff's letter.
Click here for the 2018-2019 Wisconsin Municipal Guide
RENEWED LIBERTY- Honoring America and Her Military Families With New US Flags
The goal of Renewed Liberty is to provide a free US flag to homes that are flying a faded or tattered flag so that it may be properly retired. They also give a free flag and house-mounted pole to any Central WI US Military member, current or retired, or the immediate family of either.
Portage County Land and Water Conservation Division and Portage County UW-Extension are working with Portage County Towns and citizens to identify, locate, map, and eradicate wild parsnip, and invasive week before it spreads throughout the County. Click for more information
Reporting & Resources
There are select transportation services in Portage County available if you are over 60 and/or have a disability. Click here for information.
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PROGRAMS AND MORE
DO YOU KNOW? Focus on Energy has a recycling program for working refrigerators and freezers. You can receive $20 for on old appliance. Visit www.focusonenergy.com or call (800) 354-1898 to learn more.
Click for the 2020 COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY
UNITED WAY’s 211
Portage County Residents can dial 2-1-1 to get basic information about how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to receive needed assistance. United Way’s 2-1-1 is an information and referral service that families and individuals can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services resources within their community. Information on the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19, has been added to the 2-1-1 database to help people understand the illness and to obtain needed resources as a result of the pandemic.
The loss of income and inability to be in contact with others due to social distancing has created a situation unlike anything we’ve seen before. This makes United Way’s 2-1-1 a valuable resource for individuals who have never been put in a position to seek out help with food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, health care, employment, substance abuse treatment, and much more.
The 2-1-1 line operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and language interpreter services are available. To speak to an information specialist through United Way’s 2-1-1, simply dial 211 (800-922-5590). This service is free of charge.