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Volunteer Carroll to set up fundraiser

Volunteer Carroll will hold a meeting to establish a new fundraiser at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nonprofit Center, 255 Clifton Blvd., Westminster.

The fundraiser will feature a karaoke/American Idol approach, with auditions over three evenings and a final event showcasing Carroll residents' talents at the Westminster Fallfest.

Anyone interested in supporting Volunteer Carroll by serving on a committee for this fundraiser is asked to send an e-mail to volunteercarroll@ aol.com.

Information: 410-871-0633.

Agencies urged to apply for funds

The Carroll County Circle of Caring Homeless Board announces that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the 2007 SuperNOFA (Super Notice of Funding Availability) for HUD's discretionary programs, including continuum of care homelessness assistance programs.

Organizations and agencies that provide assistance to the homeless in Carroll County may apply for funds, including supportive housing, shelter plus care, and Section 8 moderate rehabilitation single-room occupancy.

Information: www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/nofa07/grpcoc.cfm.

Organizations interested in applying for funds must submit a letter of intent with a brief description of the project and preliminary budget by April 15.

Information should be sent by e-mail to rzimmerman@ccg. carr.org, or by mail to Continuum of Care, c/o Rita Zimmerman, Department of Citizen Services, 10 Distillery Drive, Suite 101, Westminster 21157.

Information: 410-386-3600.

Volunteers sought to help elderly

The Carroll County Bureau of Aging's long-term care ombudsman program is seeking volunteers to monitor nursing homes and assisted-living facilities and to uphold the rights of residents in those facilities.

Volunteers visit facilities to tell residents about their rights, investigate complaints and help resolve problems. Ombudsmen also monitor conditions to ensure regulatory compliance.

Program training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 24 to 26 at the Bureau of Aging offices, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster. Volunteers must attend all classes.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-386-3800.

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