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- Red Cross Blood drive
- Army Survey, Coming Soon!
- Operation Wheels
- Fort Riley Kids Fishing Day
- Submit Work Orders Online
- Test your Smoke Alarms
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April 16- Easter
April 17- Blood drive at Colyer Forsyth Community Center
April 18- Blood drive at Colyer Forsyth Community Center
In 1986, the Department of Defense designated April as Military Child month. This special celebration was established to recognize the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. During this month, we recognize the sacrifices of our military children, and celebrate their strength, courage and resilience. Our youngest heroes serve by adapting to frequent moves, change of schools, parental deployments, and life transitions. In honor of all the Military Children we share the poem the Dandelion – The Flower of the Military Child.
The Dandelion – The Flower of the Military Child
"The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it's almost impossible to destroy. It's an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It's a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They're ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends.
Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where their hearts are, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world, and that education doesn't only come from school. They live history. They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences." ~ Author Unknown
Historically, Corvias has utilized Munie Greencare as our primary landscape vendor to perform routine lawn maintenance and turf care throughout the homes and neighborhoods. In review of the various annual survey comments it was apparent there were needed improvements with the landscape service in general. We understand that lawn care is an important issue and we take our responsibility of providing this service to you very seriously. After careful consideration Corvias has decided to utilize a new landscape contractor (Mainscape) as our primary landscape vendor for 2017 and beyond.
Mainscape will perform the same routine maintenance tasks that you have come to expect from Munie Greencare. Additionally Mainscape’s focus will be solely on the satisfaction of “you” our customer, providing effective and efficient services throughout the mowing season. Also Mainscape will assume responsibility of snow removal operations moving forward. We will start the 2017 mowing season utilizing the same mow schedule that we used in 2016, if future changes are necessary adequate notice and communication will be provided.
As you might imagine this will be a massive undertaking, changing an established contractor to perform such a labor intensive visible service. We appreciate your patience as Mainscape assumes these responsibilities. We will work diligently to ensure that Mainscape provides the best customer service possible.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact your neighborhood center.
Each Quarter Corvias will be holding a Pet of the Quarter Contest. Residents can email a picture of their pet to their Community Center email address. Finalists will be posted on our Facebook page and the picture with the most likes will win a prize!
Submissions for Quarter one are due to your office by March 31st. The theme for Q1 is Best Dressed Pet. Please have your name, your pet's name and age, and your address included in the email. Finalists will be posted to the Corvias Facebook page the first week of April. The picture with the most likes will win a gift card to Petco.
Your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is the stipend the Department of Defense allocates to pay for the majority of rent and utilities. Your BAH includes rent, average utilities, fire and police services, municipal services, added services like lawn care, trash removal, pest control, home maintenance, added amenities, project costs and future improvements. Click here to learn more about how Corvias uses BAH.
Apply now! Spouses of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for $5,000 Scholarships for college. Applications are due May 4 and are available at corviasfoundation.org.
Corvias is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive at the Colyer Forsyth Community Center on Monday, April 17th from 12-6pm and Tuesday, April 18th from 9-3pm. This drive is by appointment only. Please make you appointment today by calling 1-800-733-2767 or going to www.redcrossblood.org
We want to hear from you! Keep an eye out on May 4th for an e-mail from ARMYHousingSurvey@celassociates.com containing a link to your 2017 Army Survey. This important survey will help ensure the continued success of the RCI program in meeting your needs and will help guide the Army and Corvias in the development of future improvements to our homes and services. This survey will be administered through a third party, CEL & Associates, Inc. (CEL). The survey results are confidential, so please express your true opinions and thoughts. All residents who complete the survey will have a chance to enter to win a weekly drawing of $250 and one grand prize of $1500!
Operation Wheels is a free transportation service available to active duty service members and their dependents on or off post that do not have access to a vehicle or who do not drive. This service will give 4 round trips per month to several locations on base and a few off base. Reservations can be made 24 hours prior to appointment by calling 785-762-4780.
Fort Riley will be holding a Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, April 22nd from 12-4 pm at Moon Lake. Free admission to kids ages 15 and under. Ages 16 and up are welcome to fish but are required to have a Kansas Fishing license. Loaner rods and reels are provided for those who do not have them. Fishing bait, snacks, and refreshments are all provided. Volunteers will be on-site helping the kids with anything needed. No experience is necessary! For more about the details of the event please call 785-239-6211 or 785-239-2363.
Did you know you can submit work requests online? Corvias offers an online work order submission for routine work orders. Always call your community office immediately if your work order is an emergency.
As a spouse and a parent, nothing is more important to you than the safety of your family. You always take all the precautions that you can to keep everyone safe from common, everyday hazards, but are you prepared for the potential of a more serious emergency? House fires are a very real risk if you aren’t prepared for one. To better protect your family and improve your own peace of mind, it’s essential to have a good fire safety plan and to know that your warning systems are in proper working order. Making sure that your smoke detectors are functioning is one of the easiest and more important steps you can take to protect your home and your family. Read more…
80 to 90 percent of energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. To save energy, consider washing your clothes in cold water.