Help for Persons Facing Cancer (Aired on November 29 & 30, 2014)

Casey MacDonald

Casey MacDonald

Casey MacDonald, who survived her own bout with cancer nearly 20 years ago only to confront cancers that attacked her husband, father, and best friend, has devoted her life to helping others navigate their way through the medical, financial, and lifestyle challenges of the disease. She founded The Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center, which—with the help of many volunteers—serves nine counties in the Hudson Valley. They provide a kit of information for those newly diagnosed with the disease, and then offer information on available financial assistance, prescription help, lodging and transportation, and legal and insurance counseling. This RadioRotary interview describes these services and more, as well as telling Ms. MacDonald’s own cancer stories.

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Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center
American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute

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November 29, 2014 · Posted in Financial Aid, Health, Hudson Valley, Quality of Life  

The Community Action Partnership (Aired on November 1 & 2, 2014)

Elizabeth Spira

Elizabeth Spira

Elizabeth Spira, the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County describes how this legacy program of the War on Poverty has for 50 years provided financial, energy, pharmaceutical, and food assistance to those in need. Similar agencies exist in every country in New York State. Some of the programs that the Dutchess agency maintains include “Dress for Success,” a program that provides suitable clothing to women applying for jobs, and the “Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP),” which provides help with financial counseling, youth mentoring, and emergency preparedness.

Learn more:
The Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County
The New York State Community Action Association
National Community Action Partnerships
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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Pawling Resource Center (Aired on AM on July 5 & on FM July 7, 2013)

Seated: Patty Moore. Standing: Co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O'Connell

Seated: Patty Moore. Standing: Co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O'Connell

Pawling Rotary President, Patty Moore, who is the Executive Director of the Pauling Resource Center, discusses the various forms of support that the Center provides for the community: transportation to medical appointments, a food pantry, an extensive medical loan supply with equipment such as hospital beds, information and referrals to other agencies that can provide what the Center cannot, as well as occasional services such as gift baskets at holidays. An important part of the interview discusses the surprising number of people in all communities, even those that seem well off, who are in various stages of need in today’s difficult economic environment. Ms. Moore tells many heartfelt stories about how the Center’s more than 75 volunteers have helped folks in need over the years.

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Pawling Resource Center

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July 5, 2013 · Posted in Financial Aid, Nutrition, Service Organizations  

New Orleans Rotary International Convention Part II: Past RI President Ray Klinginsmith & Rotarians from around the world (Aired July 1, 2011)

2011 Rotary International Conference - New Orleans

2011 Rotary International Conference - New Orleans

Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith, known for his “Cowboy Logic” philosophy, discusses his next pursuits (you’ll laugh at one of them). Other interviews include the Rotarian Action Group for Diabetics; Microcredit, which provides small loans to families worldwide to achieve economic independence; and the Learn/Grow project, which meets the challenge of food shortages through diverse food plants conducive to different environments.

 

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Ray Klinginsmith
Rotary Action Group for Diabetes
Rotarian Action Group for Microcredit
Learn/Grow

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