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December 14th- ‘Tis the Season event
December 23rd – Christmas Eve Observed – Corvias Community Offices open 9am-1pm
December 26th – Christmas Day Observed –All Corvias Offices Closed
Corvias Military Living is committed to giving back to the communities where we live and serve. Each year the local Corvias team picks a charity to help out as a group experience. One way we do this is through the Corvias Foundation’s Adopt-A-Charity program. It begins by selecting a charity then the employees and their families volunteer their time. 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 have worked with the Ronald McDonald Houses here in Wichita the last few years and enjoyed it very much. This year the team chose to help with Rainbows United’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The McConnell AFB team spent a Saturday in November helping Rainbows United set up and tear down for their annual fundraiser. From setting up tables and chairs to helping decorate the venue, our employees spent the time making sure everything was perfect for Rainbows big night. McConnell employees and family volunteered more than 100 hours to Rainbows United this year. 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 Community Center office on Wednesday, December 14th from 3-5pm. The event will feature a visit from Santa, cookies and hot cocoa. There is no charge to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact your Community Office.
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 scholarships from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.
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 tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- If you do no cook often, check your oven and stove before cooking a large holiday meal.
- Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
- Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
- Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
- Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
- And remember to blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
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.
Turn off holiday decorations when no one is home and at night before you go to bed. Timers are a great way to ensure the lights are only on at certain times.