Jewish Family Service in Blue Ash offers counseling for adults and children, and also hosts the military support group the second Wednesday of each month for families and friends of the military. Call 469-1188 for information.
Talbert House is distributing a tip sheet for parents, teachers and others on helping kids cope with disaster. Call 281-CARE for information.
The American Red Cross will distribute disaster preparedness brochures and help with questions about the war situation and anxiety through the hotline at 579-3044.
HOW TO DONATE
American Red Cross - Call 579-3000 for guidelines on donations to military personnel. Items may be dropped off at the Red Cross offices at 720 Sycamore St. or the Blue Ash office, 10870 Kenwood Road.
The Ohio National Guard Family Assistance Center, 4100 Reading Road in North Avondale, is accepting donations of small, nonperishable items for packaging to send to servicemen. Call David Chrzanowski at (866) 278-5757 for details.
The Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, in conjunction with the Family Readiness Group, is collecting nonperishable items to create "care packages" for the armed services. For item lists and drop-off locations, visit wwwcourtclerk.org and check the "Support the Troops" link.
VIGILS, MEETINGS, SERVICES, RALLIES
First Unitarian Church, at Reading Road and Linton Street in Avondale, will present "The Role and Responsibility of the Media in our Society," including a question-and-answer period, 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday.Admission is $10/adults, $5 students.
Grailville, 932 O'Bannonville Road, Loveland, is holding interfaith vigils for peace, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays.
- Janinne Thompson
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