What's Going On

988 HOTLINE

Kern County now has its own 988 suicide and crisis hotline! Someone can dial 988 – 24 hours a day & it goes right to a phone bank here in town and there will be a live person to help you. People can use 988 if they are having thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crises, or any other kind of emotional distress.

New Houchin Location

Houchin Community Blood Bank is excited to announce its East Bakersfield donor center. The donor center has 4 whole beds and 2 Trima beds and is located at 2671 Oswell St. Suite C. For information on appointments go to hcbb.com

RUNNING WITH THE ANGELS 5K

The Noel Alexandria Foundation is having its 5th annual Running with The Angels 5K Color Run on October 8th at the Kaiser Permanente Sports Village.  Early registration is happening right now! To register, call me or log on to KUZZ.com, Click on Events and What’s Going On.  Noelalexandriafoundation.org or register at runsignup.com    

KERN FIRE SAFE               

Kern Fire Safe and Southern California Edison are inviting you to a Live Virtual Zoom Webinar Aug. 23rd at 5 pm. on this summer’s wildfire dangers and what your community can do to help. For more information go to kernfiresafe.org

FOSTER PARENTING          

Are you interested in becoming a foster parent? A Positive Attitude Outlook is Hosting a Virtual Zoom Orientation for anyone wanting to become a foster parent. August 25, 3-5 pm. There are many Kern County children in need, and you might be able to help. For more information call 661-322-8070 or email recruiter@paoi.org

CORKS IN THE COUNTRY

The non-profit group BFLS is hosting a Sip & Support fundraiser to raise awareness about this very rare genetic disorder that one of our Kern County toddlers has. Corks in the Country is on Saturday, September 17th from 3-10 pm. In Tehachapi. For more information on donations or tickets go to bflsincorporated@gmail.com