Hello B-GLAD Subscribers: HAPPY MARCH! This is the monthly e-News for March 2022 with many resources that assist our deaf community in Kern County. The B-GLAD office is slowly returning with precautionary measures in place to keep everyone safe and we will let you know when we will have an in person appointment soon. As our weather begins to shift it looks like spring is just around the corner! Warm weather is coming soon and the daylight savings time Springs Forward. Be sure to move your clock one hour ahead on Sunday, March 13, 2022.
Summary history about St. Patrick's Day -
Why is St. Patrick's Day celebrated on March 17 every year holiday? It started around 1631 when the church established a Feast Day in observance of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who died around fifth the century. In the U.S. the holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods & drinking, music, dancing, and a whole lot of GREEN! The original man, a priest named Maewyn Succat changed his name to St. Patrick which means "father figure" in Latin terms.The first parade in New York City where the green color became officially associated with the day. In the late 20th century, Ireland stopped a law that originally kept everything shut down for the day. Since then, thanks to Budweiser for the marketing push, the holiday has become a popular way to celebrate again just the same as the origins of St. Patrick! 

Roy Abueg, Community Outreach-Advocate

 *** Friendly Reminder *** 

Please save the date on March 25, 2022 starting at 9am until 2pm.
We have vaccination site here at B-GLAD office and
everyone is welcome to walk in. 

Please be at least 5 years old and older, bring your medical information if you have health issues,. and bring your COVID Vaccination card if you want to get 2nd or Booster shot. 

Any questions? Please call

661-369-8858 or e-mail at 
ASL Interpreter will be provided on site.

Each year in mid-March Mental Health America releases a toolkit of materials to guide preparation for outreach activities during Mental Health Awareness Month.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is a 24/7, year-round, confidential, multi-lingual crisis counseling and emotional support resource for survivors, responders, and anyone in the U.S./territories struggling with distress or other mental health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Calls and texts to 1-800-985-5990 are answered by trained counselors from a network of independently operated crisis centers located across the country.
*** Deaf's Got Talent 2nd Round Announcement ***
We’re excited that we have released 2nd Round video for Deaf’s Got Talent with the host and judges!
You’re welcome to watch and vote for the best performers. You have 48 hours to vote for who you think should advance to the Final Round, until Thursday, March 3 at 6 pm PST.
You can watch 2nd Round on YouTube:
You can vote here: or donate at:
Deaf’s Got Talent is also on social media:
Have questions about getting a COVID-19 booster shot? Learn more with a new COVID-19 video now available in American Sign Language on CDC’s YouTube channel.

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