Ah, the Fourth of July. It’s a holiday that’s synonymous with “the rockets’ red glare,” sparklers and fireworks shot off in the driveway or around the neighborhood.
Yet the excitement of fireworks can also bring pain. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, on average, 240 people go to hospital emergency rooms with firework-related in injuries in the month around the Independence Day holiday.
To avoid making one of those visits, both the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the American Red Cross offer some simple safety tips for holiday fireworks use.
On average, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team serves more than 700 new men, women and children each year, on top of the carry-over clients.
This area program, which offers shelter, advocacy and support for victims of domestic violence, might soon be serving fewer people if something doesn’t change.
DART was recently hit with a $63,000 midyear budget cut from the state. Although that figure would not be significant for some entities, it makes up almost 16 percent of the organization’s total funds from the state.