Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Steve's Families 4 Kids/Meet Jeremiah

Age: 14

Story: Meet Jeremiah, who wants to be part of an active family.  He describes himself as an outgoing teen who is not shy. In school, he enjoys science and math. He gets along with all children and would be “okay” with sharing a bedroom. He likes animals, especially horses and enjoyed horseback riding.   Baseball is Jeremiah's favorite sport.  He likes going camping, four-wheeling, and fishing.  He enjoys building things and has experience in gardening, including installing a water sprinkler system.  Jeremiah is Hispanic and speaks English and some Spanish. Jeremiah is open to attending church, but is not currently attending. Jeremiah enjoys New Mexico cuisine and also likes Indian food that is “spicy hot”. Jeremiah would prefer having a “Mom and Dad” and would also like to “stay in touch” with his older siblings.

For more information about foster or adoptive parenting through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please call 1-800-432-2075 or visit www.cyfd.org

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Steve's Families 4 Kids/Meet Darion & Daniel

Age:  Darion 9, Daniel 8

Story: Darion and Daniel have a close family bond. Like all siblings they play together, laugh together, cry together, and get on each other’s nerves from time-to-time. They are both very active children and like to be involved in a variety of outdoor and athletic activities.

Darion is a protective sister and cares for her brother very much. She enjoys tumbling, swimming, baseball, and riding her bike. She enjoys the girly things in life, too. Darion does very well academically and enjoys being a leader in school.

Daniel is learning to channel his energy in a variety of ways. He has an Individual Education Plan and consistently shows progress in school. He enjoys playing sports like soccer, baseball, and basketball. He likes to swim and ride his bike with his sister when they can get out together.

Darion and Daniel need a patient and active two parent family, with possibly an older sister.  Parents that are nurturing, structured and consistent will find great joy in parenting Darion and Daniel.

 

For more information about foster or adoptive parenting through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please call 1-800-432-2075 or visit www.cyfd.org

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Steve's Families 4 Kids/Instant Family!

Age: Evan 7, Alisa 9, Abigail 13

Story:  Meet this adorable sibling group who need an adoptive family with room for three.

Evan likes puzzles, toy cars, football, soccer, and coloring. He likes all foods and is a sweet and caring child. He has completed the first grade level.  He has a close relationship to his sisters. Alisa likes doing puzzles and playing outside.  She is a kind child who likes to interact and assist adults.  She responds well with routine and rules. She has also completed the third grade level. Evan and Alisa are each receiving individual education services to help them succeed in school. Abigail is their caring “big” sister.  She is outgoing and has fun with her school friends.  She also relates well with adults in her life. Abigail likes to work on her laptop, take photos, and listen to music.  Abigail has completed the sixth grade level with ease.  This sibling group likes animals and pets would be fun to play with.  They would thrive in a caring, structured home where they can be together as part of the family.

 

For more information about foster or adoptive parenting through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please call 1-800-432-2075 or visit www.cyfd.org

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Free Daylily Plant Show & Sale

Don’t miss the Albuquerque Daylily Society Show & Plant Sale this Sunday, July 6th!

Free admission from 1-4pm at Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE. These beauties do great in our climate, with very little effort.  Check it out, and tell them Steve sent ya!!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Steve's Families 4 Kids Meet Joshua!

 

Age: 7    Story:  Joshua is a polite, friendly, and articulate child. He enjoys singing George Strait songs, riding his bike, and watching cartoons. He likes being outdoors and activities related to water.  Joshua wants to be a singer and play the guitar when he grows up.  He likes to eat pizza, grill cheese, and Mac & Cheese. He knows his colors, numbers, most of his alphabet, and his shapes.  Joshua is working hard to manage his behavior and impulsivity.  He needs parents with a lot of unconditional love and enduring patience to help guide him through his life. His adoptive family will need strongly defined structure in the home. Joshua would flourish in a two parent home where he is the only child.

 

For more information about foster or adoptive parenting through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please call 1-800-432-2075 or visit www.cyfd.org

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lightning Safety Tips

 

Lightning Awareness Week

 

Red Cross Safety Tips

 

 

Albuquerque, NM-Summer has arrived and along with it, the peak season for lightning strikes. While lightning can happen year round, thunderstorms and lightning occur more at this time of the year and the American Red Cross wants to make sure you know how to keep safe when lightning threatens.

During a thunderstorm, take the following safety steps:

· Download the free Red Cross Tornado App or Hurricane App for weather alerts and to learn more about what to do before, during and after storms. New Mexico weather alerts will show up if you enter your locations to be monitored on these two apps.

· Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes or increasing wind.

· Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are likely to occur. Many people struck by lightning are not in the area where rain is occurring.

· If a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, take shelter in a substantial building or in a vehicle with the windows closed. Get out of mobile homes that can blow over in high winds.

· If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be in danger from lightning. If thunder roars, go indoors! The National Weather Service recommends staying inside for at least 30 minutes after the last thunder clap.

· Avoid electrical equipment and telephones. Use battery-powered TVs and radios instead.

· Shutter windows and close outside doors securely. Keep away from windows.

· Do not take a bath, shower or use plumbing.

· If you are driving, try to safely exit the roadway and park. Stay in the vehicle and turn on the emergency flashers until the heavy rain ends. Avoid touching metal or other surfaces that conduct electricity in and outside the vehicle.

· If you are outside and cannot reach a safe building, avoid high ground; water; tall, isolated trees; and metal objects such as fences or bleachers. Picnic shelters, dugouts and sheds are NOT safe.

· If you are swimming, clear everyone from the water at the first sound of thunder or first sight of lightning. Have everyone move inside, if possible. The National Lightning Safety Institute recommends waiting 30 minutes after the last lightning sighting or sound of thunder before resuming activities.

Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. People struck by lightning can suffer permanent injuries or long-term symptoms including memory loss, sleep disorders, chronic pain, numbness, dizziness, irritability, weakness, fatigue, depression and others.

Follow these steps if someone has been struck by lightning:

· Check the scene for safety and then check the person. Call for help. Call 9-1-1. Anyone who has sustained a lightning strike requires professional medical care.

 

· Check the person for burns and other injuries. If the person has stopped breathing, have someone call 9-1-1 and begin CPR. If the person is breathing normally, look for other possible injuries and care for them as necessary. People who have been struck by lightning do not retain an electrical charge and can be handled safely.

Download the Red Cross First Aid App to keep this lifesaving information at your fingertips. You can also learn more about lightning safety at redcross.org.

 

 

 

The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-560-2302. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico by mail: American Red Cross in New Mexico, 7445 Pan American West Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or made online atwww.redcross.org/newmexico. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or visit us on Twitter @RedCrossNM

 

 

 

 

                 

 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Steve's Families 4 Kids/Meet Anjelika

Age: 11

Anjelika is sweet, charismatic, and intelligent. She absolutely thrives with one-on-one time and the individual attention it provides.  Anjelika performs at grade level in school and enjoys this time with her classmates.

 Anjelika has been through and experienced a lot in her life. She needs a family that is deeply committed to her, and will support her to form lasting, strong bonds.  Anjelika will need time to adjust and build relationships with her new parents. Ideally, a two-parent home would be great for her, but a single mom with a lot of love, energy, and patience will also be considered.

 

For more information about foster or adoptive parenting through the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, please call 1-800-432-2075 or visit www.cyfd.org

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