Welcome to my latest e-newsletter!
The celebration of Veterans Day this year is especially monumental as this marks the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of World War I on November 11, 1918. Between the time the United States entered the war on April 6, 1917 and its end, 4.7 million Americans had chosen to bravely and selflessly serve their country. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11:00am, Veterans Day became a national holiday.
By the time the war ended, the world had been transformed. The impact of technology, the expansion of women’s rights and the changes in government are still felt today. The commemoration of Veterans Day, especially on this special 100th anniversary, offers us an opportunity to reflect on the important lessons of World War I and the sacrifices of all those who fought for our country.
Additionally, please know that our office will be closed in observation of Veterans Day on Monday November 12, and will return to normal schedule on Tuesday, November 13.
Home Heating Tips
Low income customers may be eligible for additional assistance through the Michigan Energy Assistance Program. Customers should contact 2-1-1 or their utility to see what programs are available in their area
Available Tips and Programs:
Shut-Off Protection: Senior citizens, low-income customers and military personnel may qualify for shut-off protection through various programs. Contact your utility company.
- Request Assistance: Qualifying seniors and low-income customers may be eligible for financial assistance.
- If you're behind on your energy bill, you can apply for help in paying off your past-due balance starting November 1 if your income is below 150 percent of the poverty level.
- Call 2-1-1 or go to www.mi211.org to learn about agencies in your county that may assist with your energy bill.
For more information, please visit michigan.gov/mpsc.
Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer
Michigan DNR warns hunters of the dangers of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD is a fatal nervous system disease found in deer, moose and elk. The disease attacks the brain of infected animals by creating small lesions in the brain which result in death. Unfortunately, there is no cure.
But what can YOU do?
- Keep hunting.
- Get your deer checked and tested. Find locations at michigan.gov/deercheck.
- Avoid long-distance movements with your deer carcass.
- Handle and dispose of your carcass in a responsible manner.
- If you hunt out-of-state, only bring back allowed parts.
- Stay up-to-date on latest hunting regulations.
For more information, please visit: michigan.gov/emergingdiseases.
I hope you found this information useful. Please feel free to contact my office if we can be of any assistance.
State Rep. Pam Faris
48th House District
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