The Rotary Foundation: Doing Good in the World (Aired on November 28 & 29, 2015)

David Kruger

David Kruger

Pleasant Valley Rotarian, and 2015 winner of the Jeffrey Keahon Foundation Award, David Kruger describes the work of The Rotary Foundation, the part of Rotary that not only does good in the world away from our communities, but also helps fund many local projects. While its most notable success has been the worldwide reduction of polio to a handful of cases in two countries—with complete elimination on the horizon—The Rotary Foundation may have saved even more lives with its projects for clean water, maternal and child health, and peace. It is also the most effective charity because nearly all of every dollar given to The Rotary Foundation is used for its work instead of spent on administration or fundraising.

Learn more:
The Rotary Foundation
History of The Rotary Foundation
The Story of Polio Eradication
Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus
Pleasant Valley Rotary Club

 

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Salvation Army Helps Homeless and Much More (Aired on November 21 & 22, 2015)

Salvation Army

Salvation Army

Salvation Army Captains Sam and Jenny Alarcon visit RadioRotary to describe some of the many ways that The Salvation Army works to solve problems in Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley. The Salvation Army, founded in London by William Booth in 1865, is a worldwide Christian church that is organized along military lines. Its mission includes meeting human needs without discrimination. From its first days it has focused on helping the homeless, addicts and alcoholics, and the hungry. Many may know it from collecting money outside store entrances at holiday time—the bell ringers in uniform are Salvationists, while many others are volunteers. The Alarcons describe various Salvation Army projects from after school for children to centers for seniors.

Learn more:
Information about The Salvation Army in Poughkeepsie
The Salvation Army in the United States
The Salvation Army International

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Medical Mission to Tibet (Aired on November 7 & 8, 2015)

(l-r) Gale Wolfe, Susan Simon & Jonah Triebwasser

(l-r) Gale Wolfe, Susan Simon & Jonah Triebwasser

Red Hook Rotarian Gale Wolfe is interviewed about her participation in a medical mission to Tibet for this “live from the meeting” RadioRotary interview, recorded during a regular meeting of the Red Hook Rotary Club. Gale accompanied her husband, Dr. Dean Bloch, an obstetrician-gynecologist, and various other medical personnel on a mission to bring aid to a remote village in Tibet. Their whole family took part, as the 14-year-old brought eyeglasses, the 17-year old organized the Tibetan patients, and the 19-year-old and Gale both helped out in the dental clinic, where hundreds of teeth were pulled. The team, housed in a Tibetan nunnery as arranged by a monk from the Red Hook Buddhist center, helped nearly a thousand Tibetans during the week-long mission.

Learn more:
Red Hook Rotary
Medical Mission to Tibet
Tibetan Buddhist Center in Red Hook

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November 7, 2015 · Posted in Health, Humanitarian Service, International Programs  

Dutchess Outreach: Fighting Hunger and Cold (Aired on October 10 & 11, 2015)

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Joe Conti, Ken Moody and (seated) Brian Riddell

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Joe Conti, Ken Moody and (seated) Brian Riddell

The name “Dutchess Outreach” does not tell much about the organization’s mission, which is to meet the basic needs of low-income people when no other resources are readily available. To this end Dutchess Outreach runs the major food pantry in Dutchess County; a traveling “green market” for fresh fruits and vegetables; the Lunch Box, which provides healthy hot lunches and dinners; and a winter coat drive. RadioRotary gets the details from Joe Conti, President of the Board of Directors, and Brian Riddell, Executive Director of Dutchess Outreach. Also on the show, Ken Moody, Chairman of the Dutchess Interfaith Crop Walk. tells how that annual event supports the local food pantries and soup kitchens,

Learn more:
Dutchess Outreach
Family Partnership Center
Crop Walk
Church World Service

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October 10, 2015 · Posted in Dutchess County, Health, Humanitarian Service, Nutrition  

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