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- Festive seasonal resident event planned
- Green Corner
- Snow removal reminder
- Fire safety tips for the holidays
- Traveling for the holidays?
- Looking for ways to pay for college?
- Guest policy reminder
- Storage around furnaces and water heaters
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- Dec. 6 – Wing Children’s Holiday Party
- Dec. 17 - Tis the Season, 4-6 p.m. at the Youth Center
- Dec. 24 –Community Offices open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Dec. 25: All Corvias Offices Closed
- Dec. 26 and Jan. 2: Recycling pickup will move to Friday in observation of Christmas and New Year’s Day
Corvias Military Living is committed to giving back to the communities where we live and serve. One way we do this is through the Corvias Foundation’s Adopt-A-Charity program for which local Corvias employees are the backbone of the project. It begins with employees volunteering their time and selecting a local charity to support. The charity guides the scope of work to be accomplished during one or more work days, and the volunteer committee makes it happen.
These efforts take place outside of work hours and are entirely a volunteer commitment. The Corvias volunteer team from McConnell AFB spent a Saturday in October working at one of the Ronald McDonald Houses in Wichita. From cleaning, to organizing, to landscape clean up and preparing a meal for the families at the Ronald McDonald House, Team McConnell poured their heart and soul into the job. McConnell employees and family volunteered more than 140 hours to Ronald McDonald House.
I am proud of these employees and how they demonstrated Corvias Group’s commitment to generously give back.
We hope you will join in the festivities and celebrate the holiday season with your neighbors and the Corvias team as we host our “Tis the Season” event for all on-base family housing residents. Bring the family to the McConnell Youth Center on Thursday, December 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. to enjoy a variety of fun-filled holiday activities. The event will feature a visit from Santa with a present as well as crafts and complimentary refreshments.
Parents don’t forget to wear your ugly sweater. In addition to the event we are throwing an ugly sweater contest for the adults with the winner receiving a gift card! There is no charge to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact your Community Office.
The next time you reach for a paper towel, consider this - if every household in the US replaced one roll of non-recycled paper towels with a roll of 100% recycled paper towels, we would save 864,000 trees and 3.4 million cubic feet of landfill space
As winter weather continues to settle in and we see more snow in the forecast, we wanted to remind you that Corvias will provide snow removal service to McConnell residents. We will work to clear main roads first to allow emergency vehicle access, followed by residential streets; public walkways and then proceed to clear residents’ private sidewalks and drives (if snow accumulation is greater than 2 inches). Additionally, we will provide notification to all residents prior to anticipated snow fall alerting you of the time vehicles must be clear of driveways to allow access for crews to remove the snow.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year, resulting in many losses of life as well as millions in property damage.
Following a few simple fire safety tips can help prevent holiday décor from creating an unwanted event.
- If your home includes a natural tree, please make sure to keep the tree watered on a daily basis. A well-watered tree can help prevent a fire in the event.
- When making your tree selection it has been found that one of the best trees to select is a fresh cut tree with green needles, branches should be hard to pull back and do not break.
- When choosing the perfect place to display the tree remembers to make sure it is placed in a location that is not close to a heat source. When the time comes to dispose of the Christmas tree make sure to discard it promptly by taking it to a recycling center.
- Do not use light strands with frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets. More than three light strands in one outlet can cause an overload to the outlets. Periodically check the wires of the lights to ensure they are not warm to the touch.
- There are many flame-retardant decorations available for purchase for the holidays and always make sure decorations are placed away from heat vents. Ensure that holiday decorations are not displayed in locations that would block exits in case of an emergency situation.
- Never leave a candle burning unattended. Keep all candles at least 12 inch away from any flammable items. Avoid using candles in bedrooms or sleeping areas.
- As we are all aware, fires can start any time of year. There is an increased risk during the holiday season. Please be safe and have a wonderful holiday season.
Remember to keep the heat on! The weather may be nice when you leave, but can quickly change while you are gone. Please leave your thermostat set between 60 and 65 degrees to prevent pipes from freezing. Also, we encourage you to consider registering your home for House Watch with your Community Office. When you register your home, the Community team will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed.
Are you the spouse or child of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college? Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about available $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications are available online.
Please remember to contact your Community Office should any house guest stay in your home. Residents must complete a ‘Request for Guest’ form to the Community Manager for all guests they want to stay longer than 30 days. In addition, a Request for Guest form is required for any guests who might stay more than two days if those guests live close to McConnell AFB. Complete details on our guest policy, including when written approval is needed, are outlined in the Resident Responsibility Guide.
We urge all residents to ensure there is a three foot “safety zone” around all furnace units and to not use the water heater closets as storage of any kind.
While this may be a temporary inconvenience, it can help avoid devastating events from taking place. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Office.