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Yearly Archives: 2021

Annual Diaper Drive

Annual Diaper Drive

Griffin Muffler & Brake Center of Fort Madison, IA is spearheading the Annual Diaper Drive for the month of September for the families of Lee County in need of an adequate amount of diapers. According to Community Action of Lee County, there are approximately 1200 children ranging from infants to toddlers in need of diapers. Community Action can only give 6 diapers at a time to families asking for help. There is a huge shortage. Last year Community Action was able to help about 75 families. This year they are requesting bigger size diapers including 3, 4, 5, 6, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, and Pull-Ups. The National Diaper Bank states there should be up to 12 diaper changes a day to keep the child healthy and promote development. That’s over 14,000 diapers a day in Lee County alone at an average cost of $80.00 per month for one child. The number of diapers for one year per child is 2457 according to DiaperPlanner.com. The break down is 0-3 Months up to 10 per day, 3-6 Months up to 7 per ... read more

BRAKES FOR BREASTS

BRAKES FOR BREASTS

Throughout October automotive repair shops across the country are looking to end breast cancer with a unique fundraising campaign. During the Month of October, Griffin Muffler & Brake Center in Fort Madison, IA and more than 100 other Independent Auto Repair Shops across the US are raising funds for a breast cancer vaccine as part of the Brakes for Breast fundraiser. As part of the fundraiser, the auto repair facilities are giving away FREE (quality) brake pads or shoes. The customer simply pays the labor and any other ancillary parts necessary to complete the brake job and the shops then donate 10% of the brake job directly to Dr. Vincent Tuohy & the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. 100% of what we donate goes directly to research! 2019 marks the ninth year for the Brakes For Breasts fundraiser. 2011 Our 1st year – 5 shops in Ohio raised $10,000 2012 Our 2nd year – 27 shops in 17 states raised $32,848 2013 Our 3rd year – 66 indepen ... read more

LET’S TALK TURKEY

LET’S TALK TURKEY

May your stuffing be tasty, and your turkey be plump. May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious, and your pies take the prize. AND may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs! Thanksgiving, what is it all about? A day of reflecting on what we are thankful for, family, friends, and good health to name a few. Family traditions of gathering around a huge feast or helping serve a dinner to the less fortunate. Maybe visiting someone alone at home, giving of yourself to others. The first Thanksgiving was in 1621 when the Plymouth colonist and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast. The Wampanoag Indians gave thanks to their creator’s gifts daily but held ceremonies to give thanks for a successful harvest and for the hope of a good growing season in the early spring. The arrival of the Pilgrims brought new traditions to America. Pilgrims gave thanks to God and celebrated His bounty with feasting and sport. It was always a joyous outpouri ... read more

A DEER IN THE FREEZER IS BETTER THAN A DEER ON YOUR CAR

A DEER IN THE FREEZER IS BETTER THAN A DEER ON YOUR CAR

I was hoping to tag a deer first time out this season and patiently waited till late afternoon to get my first buck. Only a 6-point buck, but just the right size and age for tasty tenderloins and jerky. You see, I’m a novice deer hunter. Last year was my very first time. I shot my new gun twice and tagged two deer. They called me one shot, one kill. They were both does but it doesn’t matter, that 12-point buck we see on our trail cam is around for a reason. The first day out this season I only saw the one buck and it took me two shots to tag him. My odds are still pretty good deer hunting, four shots – three deer. But our odds of a deer vs. car collision is even better. Over the years we have been in at least seven deer-related accidents counting two this year with one this June. June is an odd time of year but it doesn’t matter anymore. The deer in our area run all year round any time of the day. Statically, Oct. thru Nov, during rutting season is still the bu ... read more

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