COMMUNITY SERVICES

WHEELS FOR WISHES

Do you have a car or truck that’s just rusting away? Would you like to donate it to a good cause and get a tax deduction for it? The nonprofit Wheels For Wishes will pick up donated vehicles and recycle or auction them with proceeds going to Make a Wish Utah. For more information about this service visit their site by clicking on the link below:
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“Use Candles with Care; When You Go Out, Blow Out!”
Home candles fires have risen as most other causes of home fires have declined, according to the non-profit National First Protection Association (NFPA).  Here are a few tips to help use candles safely:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Carefully put out candles when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Keep candles at least one foot away from anything that can burn, including curtains, blinds, wallpaper and clothing.
  • Never leave a child unattended in a room with a burning candle.
  • Use candle holders that are sturdy, won’t tip over easily, are made from a material that can’t burn, and are large enough to collect dripping wax.
  • Keep candle wicks trimmed to one-quarter inch.
  • Store matches and lighters up high and out of children’s sight and reach, preferably in a locked cabinet.

Because candle fires spread so quickly, we are urged to ensure that smoke alarms are installed on every level of the home. Residents should test smoke alarms once a month, replace alarm batteries twice a year, and replace smoke alarms after 10 years. Each member of the household needs to know the first escape plan, and all should practice it twice a year.

Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
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