Sparrows Nest (Aired On April 22nd and April 23rd, 2017)

Sparrow’s Nest is Growing Fast (Aired on April 22 and 23, 2017)
Krista Jones returns to RadioRotary with exciting news about developments at
Sparrow’s Nest, the charity that provides food to the families of persons who
have cancer. Ms. Jones started the charity in 2009 when a good friend was dying
of colon cancer, providing meals that Ms. Jones left at the doorstep; soon Ms.
Jones learned of four other friends with cancer and began to cook for them as
well. Seeing the need, she then formed Sparrow’s Nest with many volunteers
helping in the mission. Today Sparrow’s Nest has moved from Ms. Jones’
kitchen to a professional kitchen and office in commercial space, feeding about
500 families—not just moms–in Dutchess and nearby counties. Drivers bring
healthy food from the central kitchen in special coolers. Plans are underway to
expand even farther, doubling the area covered and the number of families fed.
Learn more:
Sparrow’s Nest
Sparrow’s Nest Facebook Page

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April 24, 2017 · Posted in Hudson Valley, Nutrition, Service Organizations, Volunteers  

Pleasant Valley Lions (Aired on April 8, 2017 & April 9, 2017)

Pleasant Valley Service Organization (Aired on April 8 and 9, 2017)
Service Clubs are all about community, partly because they are one of
the glues that hold communities together. This program features two of
the clubs that serve the community of Pleasant Valley, NY—The Lions
Club, represented by its current president, Mike Kessler , and Rotary,
represented by RadioRotary producer and Pleasant Valley Rotarian
Kathy Kruger. Both local clubs are also part of international
organizations with major programs such as elimination of river
blindness and polio, but they work mostly on improving their local
communities. Although most of the time the two organizations are
independent, they support several of the same causes, such as the
local food bank and scholarships for students from the local high
school.
Learn more:
Pleasant Valley Lions Club
Pleasant Valley Rotary Club
Lions Club International
Lions Club Locator
Rotary International
Rotary Club Club Locator

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Missionary Rose on Haiti (Aired 3-25-17 & 3-26-17)

Medical Mission to Haiti (Aired on March 25 and 26, 2017)

In 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. Roberto Bonheur told his wife, Poughkeepsie Nurse Practitioner Rose Bonheur, that they had to do something to help; she had the skills, as a primary care specialist, to provide much needed medical help. Both Bonheurs had been born in Haiti, although they came to the United States as children. Rose was skeptical at first, but eventually organized a team of six volunteers and found a house in Haiti where they team could treat those in need. The need was immense, so every year since, Rose has found the donations, the medical supplies, and the volunteers to treat about 800 patients, moving to a different locality where there had previously been no medical care in the past. Recently, recognizing thatRotary handles projects like this all over the world, Rose has joined the Pleasant Valley Rotary Club. RadioRotary’s producer, registered nurse and Pleasant Valley Rotarian Kathy Kruger is excited to be among the volunteers for this year’s mission.

Learn more:
Pleasant Valley Rotary Club
Health Effects of 2010 Earthquake:
Health in Haiti after the 2015 Hurricane

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The Hunger Van Comes to Poughkeepsie (Aired on December 26 & 27, 2015)

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Zamir Hassan, Sarah O’Connell

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Zamir Hassan, Sarah O’Connell

RadioRotary interviews Zamir Hassan, founder of The Hunger Van, a volunteer effort to bring food to the hungry homeless. In 2000, Hassan chaperoned a school trip to a local food pantry and was astonished by how many were going hungry in his prosperous New Jersey community. He says that in his tradition, you are not supposed to go to sleep if your neighbor is hungry, so he began to work on ways to alleviate the problem. As he traveled from place to place around the United States, helping to set up food pantries, he realized that many of the hungry homeless lack transportation to get to the food pantries, so he created a volunteer program that would bring healthy food to where the homeless lived, beneath bridges or in doorways. Hunger Vans now operate in cities all over the United States. Hassan was in the Hudson Valley to help inaugurate the Hunger Van program in Poughkeepsie.

Learn more:
The Hunger Van
Faiths Against Hunger
Hunger in the United States

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December 26, 2015 · Posted in Homelessness, Nutrition, Volunteers  

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