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Group seeks help for Haiti's homeless

For Haiti With Love, a nonprofit organization that provides free homes for the homeless in northern Haiti and free emergency medical program and food for the hungry, needs tax-deductible cash contributions for bulk purchasing of medical supplies and food. For information, call (727) 938-3245 or mail contributions to For Haiti With Love, PO Box 1017, Palm Harbor, FL 34683.

CLEARWATER

Free clinic open to treat children

A pediatrician and a family practice nurse practitioner are available to treat children from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Clearwater Free Clinic.

The clinic offers the service for children who are not covered by private health insurance or government assisted programs.

The clinic's nurse practitioner will see children from ages 5 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. All children must come with a parent or guardian. New patients must have their birth certificates. The clinic is at 707 N Fort Harrison Ave. For appointments, call (727) 447-3041.

CLEARWATER

Nonprofit needs items for homeless

CLEARWATER - The Homeless Emergency Project Inc. is a nonprofit organization that assists needy individuals and families with children and serves more than 1,000 people each year.

A Bring Items of Necessity project launched in June allows businesses to serve as collection sites for food, clothing, toiletries and other essential items used by HEP's clients.

A number of bay area businesses have had great success in raising awareness and needed items for the charity.

The public can get a list of BIN themes and drop off locations by calling HEP community relations coordinator Rebecca Lett at (727) 442-9041.

SAFETY HARBOR

VFW holding essay contests for students

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10093 will sponsor essay contests this fall with cash prizes for students receiving public, private and home-schooled educations.

For applications and guidelines, contact Ann Crum, chairman, P.O. Box 342, Oldsmar, 34677 or (813) 855-1182.

PINELLAS COUNTY

Worknet Pinellas to help train veterans

Worknet Pinellas will help place and train military veterans. All career fields are eligible, and training is done by the employer on site. This program is designed to give assistance in training funds as well as provide support in getting needed uniforms, tools and supplies for the job. Active duty reserve and National Guard veterans are eligible. Call (727) 524-4344.

PALM HARBOR

Aquatic classes can help with arthritis

Physiotherapy Associates, 35111 U.S. 19 N, Suite 100, offers aquatic classes for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and chronic back and neck pain.

The classes, approved by the Arthritis Foundation, are also appropriate for those with diabetes, postrehabilitation needs or weight loss requirements.

Classes are conducted as part of a nonprofit program. They take place in a heated indoor pool and offer range of motion, flexibility and strengthening exercises.

To register or for information on fees and schedules, call (727) 210-0760.

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