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(NAPSI)—The Red Cross is raising awareness about sickle cell disease through its Sickle Cell Initiative. It hosts blood drives and rallies blood donors who are Black to support the blood transfusion needs of patients.

Briggs & Stratton Energy Solutions offers home standby generators and battery storage systems that can help deliver peace of mind, along with energy resiliency and efficiency. For more information on home standby generators and battery storage, visit  briggsandstratton.com. 

Makers of a patch used in outer space for it’s adhesive properties also make patches on planet Earth for pain relief. Learn more at us.hisamitsu.

Polio eradication is the flagship priority of Rotary, a global humanitarian organization. You can help by donating to its End Polio Now campaign and participating in World Polio Day on October 24, 2023. Learn more at www.polioeradication.org and www.endpolio.org.

Now is the time for New York residents to make sure their homes are as energy efficient as possible when storms and cold temperatures hit and in the rare event of a power outage. Learn how National Grid can help at www.nationalgridus.com/NY-Home/Storms/Storm-Safety#:~:text=Turn%20off%20and%20unplug%20unnecessary,to%20also%20avoid%20power%20lines. 

Petco’s Halloween Bootique features over 200 items under $20 so pet parents can get in the spooky spirit minus scary price tags. For more information, seasonal guides and recommendations to help you and your pets safely celebrate Halloween, visit a Petco pet care center or www.petco.com/Halloween.

When you prep outdoor power equipment for seasonal changes, you can save time and future headaches, say the experts at the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). Learn more at www.OPEI.org and LookBeforeYouPump.com.

Contacting Crisis Text Line, by texting 741741 can make a difference to people with mental health issues, one conversation at a time. People who volunteer to help can feel better about themselves, too. Learn more at www.crisistextline.org and by texting Hello to 741741.

Most dental insurance plans, including most Delta Dental plans, have some coverage for emergency care whether your travels include the United States or outside of the country.  For more information on experiencing dental issues while traveling, visit Delta Dental of Washington’s blog at www.deltadentalwa.com.

Discover Literacy education program, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, National Afterschool Association and Discovery Education created five short, animated videos to help teachers and other school professionals master modern reading instruction. Learn more at www.discoverliteracydg.com. You can view the videos at www.dlc.com/DG-NAPS-Videos.