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- How can you be a more giving person?
- Resident spotlight award
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- Lawn care updates
- Don’t be a pain in the drain – proper grease disposal reminders
- Don’t forget to check your stove
- Green corner
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Now – Dec 5 – 2017 Military Child of the Year nominations are open. Nominate a great military kid that you know!
November 6th – Daylight Savings Time! Turn clocks back 1 hour!
November 11th – Veterans Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
November 24th – Thanksgiving Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
November 25th – Thanksgiving Break – Corvias Community Offices open 9am-1pm
Our goal is to provide the best homes, service, community and value. To let us know how we are performing, we will be conducting a brief online survey. You will be receiving a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com” (please verify your current email address with the office team). You will have the option to include your name with your ratings and comments, or your feedback can be anonymous. Once you complete the online survey, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $500 gift card. The survey period ends on November 21st. We want your feedback – it is important to us. Your feedback lets us know what we are doing well and what we need to improve upon.
Thank you and your family for your continued service to our country.
Need money for college? Applications for the 2017 Corvias Foundation scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
As the leaves start falling and the crisp air blows it quickly reminds us that the beginning of a new season is upon us. With that season comes one of the most loved holidays, Thanksgiving. As we plan for travels to visit family and friends or what kind of pie will be on the dinner table this year, take a moment to remember what this holiday is about. Thanksgiving has long been celebrated as “a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year.” Sure Thanksgiving also symbolizes delicious food, long weekends and football but there is much more to it than that. Each year we take the time to give thanks for everything we are grateful for, whether it’s a person in your life, your job, your health or any number of things. Starting this year, think about how you can be more giving to others. It can be as simple as paying it forward in the drive-thru line or joining your fellow neighbors on community clean-up day. After all, not only does giving help others, it is proven that people who give are happier themselves!
The following are some tips on how you can be a more giving person:
- Volunteer your time for a charity in the area
- Pay it forward
- Join your neighbors on community clean-up day
- Fund a cause you’re passionate about
- Say thank you more often
- Donate unneeded items
- Help a neighbor in need (i.e when you see a neighbor moving in, offer to help.)
- Hold the door for the person behind you
- Be a better listener
- Read “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein
Each month, residents spotted doing the right thing or going above and beyond are recognized. If you find a Thank You note on your door from Corvias, you have been entered into a monthly drawing! This month our resident spotlight award goes to A1C Johnathan and Emily Hall. Thanks for being an outstanding resident and taking such great care of your home. We are happy to have you and your family living with us at Seymour Johnson!
We are continuing to complete our annual preventative home maintenance visits on each of the Seymour Johnson AFB homes. We will ensure that your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, mechanical system and applications, etc. are in tip-top shape. This work does require entry into your home, so we will be sure to inform you of your preventative maintenance visit in advance. The next set of homes we will be visiting are: 233-268 Squire, 601-615 Squire , 701-803 Squire, 101-113 Westover. These homes will be visited the week of: November 14th – 18th.
Grass season has come to a close and our landscapers will be shifting to fall clean up. Leaf removal will start this month. Please keep in mind that all animal waste needs to be cleaned up for the landscapers. Yards will continue to receive weed treatment around tree rims and in cracks and crevices.
When grease goes down the drain, it causes sewage to back up. Over time kitchen grease, fats and oil that are poured down the drain or garbage disposal will enter the sewer system and clog pipes as the grease solidifies. These pipe blockages can send waste water backwards and lead to plumbing, sewer backups. To help prevent blockages and to keep your pipes working at their best please remember to:
- Use an old coffee can or jar as a grease collector.
- Pour greasy or oily food waste into the container, NOT down the disposal.
- Freeze or cool animal fats before disposal in trash.
- Mix liquid vegetable fats with an absorbent material such as kitty litter or coffee grounds in a sealable container before disposing in trash.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to your community center for additional guidance or assistance.
Cooking for the holidays? If you have not used your oven in a while, make sure to test it out to make sure everything is working well in preparation of holiday cooking. If you are experiencing any problems contact your community center to place a work order.
How can you save energy when cooking your Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t open the oven door while you’re cooking! Instead, turn on the oven light and check on your food through the oven window.