Members of the Central Apostolic Faith Mission Health Ministry Team were out in the community taking blood pressures in the East Charlotte region of the Queen City. Members of the community were offered free blood pressure screening so they could “know their numbers” The CAFM Health Ministry Team will be partnering with several local businesses to support the community and promote healthy living choices. Their mission is to teach the public what their blood pressure range should be and offer useful information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. On May 2 this team was able to set up at Food Lion #1365. They look forward to serving the local community at other area businesses in the near future. If your East Charlotte business or organization would like to have a blood pressure screening station set up for a local event please contact Central Apostolic Faith Mission.
The recent school report cards released by CMS has many parents concerned about how well their children are doing in local schools compared to students across our nation. The scores have not been satisfactory for quite some time.
Below are some of the reported EOG passing scores/stats from local Elementary schools
As you can see there is MUCH work to be done!! The staff at Your Destiny Academic Academy have developed a program that leads to academic success for East Charlotte students. The staff report that 98% of the students enrolled at Your Destiny Academic Academy are on the A/B honor roll. This is certainly a stark contrast to the CMS reported EOG scores.
Parents of local East Charlotte CMS schools can find out more about this program at the Your Destiny Academic Academy Webpage.
They offer a variety of academic support eviroments including an before and afterschool programs, summer camp and tutoring.
On Saturday November 15th citizens across our great nation will participate in America Recycles Day. Here in Charlotte, as part of the Wipe Out Waste Campaign our County Solid Waste Services will host a one day paper shredding event at multiple recycling facilities.
East Charlotte residents can safely dispose of old documents at the Hickory Grove Recycling Center located at 8007 Pence Rd between the hours of 8am and 12 noon.
Here is a list of the other Queen City recycle centers participating the event:
North Mecklenburg Recycling Center — 12300 N. Statesville Road
West Mecklenburg Recycling Center – 8440 Byrum Drive
Foxhole Recycling Center and Yard Waste – 17131 Lancaster Highway