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- Military Saves Week
- Scholarship applications due this month!
- Change to office hours
- Prescribed burns
- Snow and ice removal responsibilities
- Cold weather tips – let the faucet drip
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Feb 1-2 – Military Spouse Program Career Event at the Iron Mike Conference Center
Feb 2 – Groundhog Day
Feb 5 – Big Game Party at Sports USA at 6:30PM
Feb 14 – Happy Valentine’s Day!
Feb 27 – March 4 – Military Saves Week!
Stay up-to-date on resident events, community information and emergency notifications. Please take a moment to update your contact information here, because we don’t want you to miss a thing that is going on in your community! By providing us with a working phone number and two current e-mail addresses, we will be able to contact you in a timely fashion for maintenance requests, event information, and more.
Military Saves Week begins February 27! Saving your hard-earned money year-round is a great way to ensure your family’s financial preparedness. Take this week to review your saving plans. Set your goals, even small ones, and start saving now. For more information, please visit www.militarysaves.org to review savings tips, tools, resources, and strategies.
It is important to recognize that, despite your savings plans, there may still be financial emergencies that cost more than your nest egg can cover. If you are ever in an unexpected financial emergency, the Army Emergency Relief Program (AER) can help. AER can assist with living expenses, emergency travel, vehicle expenses, funeral expenses, and other emergencies. For more information, please visit https://bragg.armymwr.com/us/bragg/programs/aer.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships for children of active-duty service members are due Thursday, February 9. The application is available online here. $5,000 Scholarships for spouses are due May 4.
In order to ensure that the office is fully staffed and able to meet the increased demands of residents during the normal lunch hour of Service Members, Corvias is adjusting how our staff schedules their lunch breaks. Starting January 23, 2017, all Corvias Community Offices and the Leasing Center will close from 1-2PM for lunch. Residents will still be able to access the fitness room, basketball court, locker rooms, and children's playroom via their key fob. Closing from 1-2PM will allow our offices to be fully staffed during the busiest periods of the day to better serve our residents.
Throughout the year, Fort Bragg conducts prescribed burns as our ecosystem requires periodic fire for maintenance, increased productivity, and good health. Fort Bragg Forestry land managers conduct the prescribed burns on the installation. While prescribed burns are not conducted within the neighborhoods, you may throughout the year experience effects of the prescribed burns. To learn more about prescribed burns please visit https://sustainablefortbragg.com/2017/01/06/burning-towards-success/ and http://www.paraglideonline.net/news/article_ff4df4bc-d8e5-11e6-ba1c-0bace62647ca.html.
This is a reminder that as the winter season continues residents are responsible if snow and ice need removal from driveways, sidewalks and under carports. Corvias Military Living will clear the snow on the main roads within the neighborhoods and the Community Center parking lots when road conditions allow for this to occur safely. Please contact your community office if you have any questions.
The extremely low temperatures continue to come and go! When water freezes, it expands. The expanding ice can cause pipes to break and later flood water into your home. We ask that you take the following steps to help prepare your home for the colder weather and help prevent any cold weather damages such as busted pipes:
Remove all hoses
When you don’t detach your hoses from the exterior spigot when cold temperatures arrive, it allows ice to form, thereby increasing the physical pressure on the water pipes. You can avoid this simply by removing your exterior hoses before the cold weather sets in and placing them in storage.
Keep your heat on
Aim to keep your thermostat between 60 and 65 degrees when you are away from home for an extended period of time. This temperature will help keep warm air circulating in the home and around pipes to help prevent them from freezing.
Open cabinet doors
If temperatures dip into the single or negative numbers, opening the cabinet doors – assuming they’re in the vicinity of where the plumbing is – allows warm air to circulate, provide the atmosphere it needs to avoid seizing up.
Drip water before going to bed
“Drip the faucet so a trickle dribbles out to prevent freezing when temperature plummet.”
A slow trickle of water prevents freezing. Before going to bed, open the faucet knobs so that water drips out. As long as water is moving through the pipes, it can’t freeze. To help recycle the water, you can catch it in a container that you can then use to water house plants.
Close the garage doors
If your garage is attached to your house, be sure to keep the doors closed as much as possible when it’s cold out. This helps keep the heat inside so that there’s more air to work with, thereby lowering the risk of pipes freezing up. When the doors are opened, all that warm air escapes, with cold taking its place.
The American Red Cross also offers tips on how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing.
If you do experience frozen pipes, immediately contact the Corvias Work Order Hotline at 1-866-206-1365 for emergency maintenance service.
Water Conservation: When washing your hands, turn the water off while lathering. See more tips here!