Moms, dads and students it’s back to school time so first and foremost be safe and have a great school year. Since many of you will be walking to school you may want to visit www.WalkSafePHL.com to plan a safe route to and from home. In addition to kicking off the new school year, I’d like to share a few updates with you about how you can:
- Get a free recycling bin;
- Celebrate Peace Day 2013;
- Learn more about the Affordable Care Act; and
- Attend the Hero Thrill Show.
Please let my team or me know if you need any help, and please have a great week.
Sen. Larry Farnese
Get Your Free Recycling Bin
Help make Philadelphia the cleanest and greenest city in the nation by recycling. My office has free recycle bins, so stop in and pick one up today.
Peace Day in Philadelphia
Peace Day, which is the United Nations International Day of Peace, will once again be observed worldwide and in Philadelphia on September 21, 2013. The day provides an opportunity to not only lift up the ideals of peace but to bring peace to our city and neighborhoods. For more information about the celebration please visit: www.peacedayphilly.org.
Affordable Care Act: Apply for Insurance
Your opportunity to apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act begins on October 1, 2013, so you can take full advantage of the program when the requirements for personal health coverage go into effect on January 1, 2014. It’s an easy process that only requires your household income, monthly budget, Social Security number and health care needs. To learn more you can call 1-888-475-6186 or visit www.healthcare.gov.
Click here to download a checklist of what you need to apply for health insurance.
Hero Thrill Show
It's time once again for the Hero Thrill Show benefiting the children of Police Officers and Firefighters who have been disabled or fatally wounded in the line of duty. The show will take place at the Wells Fargo Spectrum on September 21, 2013 from Noon to 5 p.m. For more information and ticket prices visit www.herothrillshow.org/ticket-info--donations.html.
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