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Gaston SAVES (Safety, Awareness, Vital Emergency Support) promotes community safety and education to at risk populations throughout Gaston County.

Safety

We provide resources and guidance for community members to properly receive care, shelter and hope before, during, and after an emergency.

Awareness

We encourage and empower every segment of our community, from individual to businesses, with the necessary information they need to prepare for the impacts of future disasters.

Vital Emergency Support

We work with local partners and community members across all levels to strengthen partnerships and access new sources to quickly meet the needs of emergency situations.

Our Mission

The ultimate goal of Gaston SAVES is to save lives by providing guidance, information, and quick access to vital resources for Gaston County residents on critical health and safety issues. Our commitment is to build community advocacy in Gaston County on issues with broad impact.

Our Values

Gaston SAVES is dedicated to serving the community before, during, and after emergencies to build community advocacy. We aspire to turn our compassion and commitment into action that will save lives.

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Here it is! "Teachers Facing the Challenge #4"! I kind of want a different name for this set of grids though. Should I use the 3 main qualities the masks symbolize for me? Like 

1️⃣ would be "Creativity," 
2️⃣ "Compassion," and 
3️⃣ "Commitment"?

I feel like I should have arranged masks according to each quality for that, though, right?
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Maybe something like "Classroom Essentials" 1-3 to play on essential workers and how teachers are the common factor between online and in-person learning?
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Hit me with other title ideas!
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🖍️PS pre-orders for this and the other 2 grids in the second series will be available April 19, so mark your calendar!
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Obligatory first-shot pic 💉 #gastonsaves #covidvaccine
My first dose of COVID vaccine is done. It was painless, as was the process of getting it. I did have to fight my way through the pollen blizzard. #SpringInNC #pfizer #gastonsaves
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Searching for a COVID-19 vaccine? Use this tool to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you: https://myspot.nc.gov/ 

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Shot #1 done. 🤗 #GastonSAVES #covidstopswithme
Thank you to all of our public health heroes that come out each week to help make our vaccine clinics such a smooth and enjoyable process. Every week we hold clinics at Eastridge Mall. These clinics are by appointment only. 

If you want to schedule an appointment, you can pre-register. Link in bio.

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You can be someone's hero. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine information: https://gastonsaves.com/covid19vaccine/

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Feeling a little extra lucky today. 🍀💉 💚#covidvaccine #seconddosedone #stpatricksday #gastonsaves #notthrowingawaymyshot #pfizer
Science rules! #iamnotthrowingawaymyshot #covidvacccine #gastonsaves #doingmypart
To quote Lil Jon: Shots shots shots shots shots shots #gastonsaves #ibelieveinscience
Not sure what group you should get your COVID-19 vaccine in? Check out this tool to find out: https://findmygroup.nc.gov/

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🪞Why do I do self portraits so much in this series? For one, I have some pretty awesome masks (witness: this freebie from gastoncountygov #gastonsaves ). For two, it gives me a way to tie the different "walls" together as my networks, the teachers *I* know, not necessarily a cross-section of all awesomeness on the continent.
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🩹And for three, I can't hurt my own feelings. I am always, ALWAYS worried that I am somehow accentuating a feature that causes insecurity or missing something that makes my friends feel like I don't really SEE them. Plus they never look quite EXACTLY like my amigos, stylization or no, and it takes my critical 9yo to find problems like symmetry sometimes, and she MIGHT feel too generous some days...She did catch that I made myself too bald looking at first on this one, but she might be extra sensitive to that because she knows she has Mom's forehead...
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Also, I can make myself look so much hotter than I am 🤣
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PS I'll be working on some more live at artsonthegreenway this Saturday, 11-4! Drop in and say hi!
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North Carolina has opened vaccinations for all of Group 3. That includes frontline essential workers. Those are people who work in one of the eight essential sectors:
•  Critical manufacturing 
•  Education
•  Essential Goods
•  Food and Agriculture
•  Government and Community Services
•  Health Care and Public Health
•  Public Safety
•  Transportation

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