Dorothy Filoramo and Ryan O’Gorman on The El Salvador Water Project (Aired on April 28, 2018 and April 29, 2018)

Clean Water Project in El Salvador (Aired on April 28 and 29, 2018)

Pearl River Rotarians Dorothy Filoramo and Ryan O’Gorman join the RadioRotary team to tell about how a visit by Ryan to El Salvador led to a project to build a well and filtration system for three small villages in that country. Ryan observed that villagers needed to bring water in plastic bags to the site where they were working. Further checking revealed that the local well was not only
running dry, but its water was not safe to drink in any case. He enlisted the help of his fellow Rotarian Dorothy and together they conceived of a project to help.  As a starter, with the aid of the San Miguel El Salvador Rotary they helped the villagers by providing simple filtration systems to improve the little water they had locally. Since then, they have worked toward having a deeper well dug, one thatwould also produce safely filtered water. It is an expensive project (estimated at
$80,000) and they are seeking help from other Rotary clubs.

 

Learn more:

Pearl River Rotary:
San Miguel Rotary on Facebook:
Rotary and Clean Water:
https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/providing-clean- water
The Water Crisis in El Salvador:

 

 

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May 3, 2018 · Posted in Health, Hudson Valley, Rotary Club Projects, Water Projects  

Andrew O’Grady from MARC (Aired on April 14 and April 15th 2018)

Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers (MARC) (Aired on April 14 and 15, 2018)

Andrew O’Grady, CEO of the Mid-Hudson Recovery Centers (MARC) and Executive Director of Mental Health America of Dutchess County (MHA) visits RadioRotary to tell about changes at MARC as it finds new ways to improve its mission of residential treatment for alcoholics and other addicts. MARC is now
allied with MHA, extending the reach of both organizations. If a person in Dutchess or surrounding counties is sufferance from an addiction or mental crisis, he or she can get immediate help at the Stabilization Center at 230 North Road in Poughkeepsie, which is always open day or night and which will provide therapy up to 23 hours while helping the visitor decide what the appropriate next
steps, such a detox or other treatment, are for the specific circumstances.  MARC manages nine beds in the Stabilization Center that focus on addiction and alcoholism problems. A person ready to be helped can also call MARC’s Chemical Dependency Crisis Center at (845) 471-0310. There is much more
useful information in this fascinating interview.
Learn more:
Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers (MARC)
MARC Facebook Page
Mental Health America of Dutchess County
Dutchess Country Stabilization Center
 

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Eliza Bozenski on the Anderson Center For Autism (Aired on April 4th & 5th, 2018)

Anderson Center for Autism (Aired on April 4 and 5, 2018)
Eliza Bozenski,

Chief Development Officer of the Anderson Center for Autism, and the host of comes to the RadioRotary microphone to discuss the autism
spectrum and how the Anderson Foundation’s several ways of outreach are making a difference for families that must cope with autism. Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disability that ranges from what is commonly called Asperger Syndrome, which may be accompanied by high intelligence, to instances of autism that feature very low intelligence and serious disability. Early intervention makes a considerable difference in development; parents recognizing that a child may have a problem should not hesitate about taking the child to a physician for a diagnosis. The Anderson Foundation provides a range of autism services, including residential treatment and consultation with families.  One program helps businesses develop an autism supportive environment that can modify practices so that persons on the autism spectrum can feel more
comfortable and handle business interactions more easily. There is a lot more to learn from this insightful interview.
Learn more:
Anderson Center for Autism:
Autism Supportive Environment:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parents Guide to Autism:

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Rose Bonhuer and Helping Haiti (Aired On March 17 and March 18th 2018)

Medical Missions to Haiti (Aired on March 17 & 18, 2018)
Pleasant Valley Rotarian Rose Bonheur visits RadioRotary to tell about her seven (so far) medical missions to Puerto Rico, aided by her husband Roberto (also a Pleasant Valley Rotarian) and a host of volunteers. Dr. Bonheur is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and also a Nurse Practitioner, so in 2010, when a terrible earthquake struck Haiti where Rose was born, her husband suggested that they bring medical help to the devastated island. That year, and each year since, the Bonheurs have put together a team to provide primary care for a location in Haiti where such care has been lacking. Well in advance of their arrival, Haitians with such medical problems as untreated diabetes sign up for the visit, being given a number for efficiency. As a result of this kind of organization, Dr. Bonheur and her helpers are able to treat five to six hundred sick Haitians in a visit that is only about a week. The entire operation is funded by donations.  This interview contains many fascinating details and stories about how the incoming team helps the patients.

 

Learn more:
Touching Lives Around the World (the mission)
YouTube of Rose Bonheur
Reach Out Church Around the World
Pleasant Valley Rotary

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