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In RadioRotary’s weekly 30 minute interviews, two entertaining professional radio hosts, Sarah O’Connell and Jonah Triebwasser, chat with Rotarians and non-Rotarians, people who live by Rotary’s motto, “Service above Self.” Guests are humanitarians who work on many levels in programs that address such important issues as poverty, education, health, the environment, and employment and vocations. Each interview provides timely information that focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone, both here and abroad. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
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On February 6, 2021, the Rotary Passport Club of District 7210 had its first meeting. RadioRotary got on the case immediately, interviewing Passport Club President Samantha Alvareng, who is the guest on this show. Passport clubs are a new way for busy people to become Rotarian, since they typically meet only four times a year, although the District 7210 club is also having a Zoom meeting once a month. The basic idea is that a Passport Rotarian can work on the projects of other clubs and attend their meetings when convenient, but the Passport club is all about service and the District 7210 club already has started some service projects of their own. In some ways the Passports are like any other Rotary club, with officers, a Board, and dues—but the members have a lot of freedom to work on service at their own schedule. Since they do not meet weekly for meals, membership in a Passport club is less expensive than other Rotary clubs—so clubs often have more young members and retired members than usual. If you are interested in learning more or perhaps joining, you can email membership7210@gmail.com. The new club already has 20 members and is engaged in both domestic and international projects. Learn more: About Passport Clubs: https://www.rotaryglobalpassport.org/page/about-passport-clubs Rotary District 7210: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/ Spring Valley Rotary Club: http://www.springvalleyrotaryny.org/ CATEGORIES New Generations Rotary International Service Organizations Youth --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Rotarian Marissa Williams of the Stow-Munroe Falls (Ohio) Rotary Club, who visited RadioRotary via Zoom for this show, has a longer association with Rotary than her year and a half in her Rotary Club. It started when she was a freshman at Millbrook High School when she joined that school’s Interact Club (sponsored by Millbrook Rotary). During her four years of high school she continued to be active and was president of the club twice. As she approached graduation she was awarded the principal scholarship Millbrook Rotary offers. She continued a life of service in college as part of the Circle K service club, then spent two years in the Peace Corps before settling down in Akron, immediately joining the Rotary Club near her home. At 24, she became part of the future of Rotary. Learn more: Stow-Munroe Falls Rotary Club: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/5221 Stow-Munroe Falls Rotary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RotaryStowMunroeFalls/ Interact Clubs: https://www.rotary.org/en/get-involved/interact-clubs Millbrook Rotary Club: https://millbrookrotary.org/ Circle K International: https://www.circlek.org/ CATEGORIES New Generations Rotary International Service Organizations Youth --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Dr. Anil K. Vaidian, Dutchess Country Commissioner of Behavioral and Community Health visits RadioRotary to present the latest information about COVID-19 and the vaccines that prevent it. COVID-19 is the disease caused by a brand-new virus, SARS-CoV-2, so our immune systems are not prepared to deal with it. It is very infectious, so once it began to spread from human to human, a worldwide pandemic occurred. One of the main ways to slow the spread of the disease is to wear a mask with at least two layers of protection whenever you are indoors with other persons. The spread will be stopped when about 80 percent of the population has been vaccinated against the disease. Dr. Vaidian provides on the program detailed advice about both mask wearing and vaccines. Learn more: Dutchess County Behavioral and Community Health: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/dbch.htm COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html Vaccines: https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/development-approval-process-cber/vaccine-development-101 Herd Immunity: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/herd-immunity-and-coronavirus/art-20486808 CATEGORIES Dutchess County Health --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Millbrook, NY, is home base for the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, although the scientists connected with the Institute may work anywhere that their studies take them. The Millbrook main building, situated on 2,000 acres of study sites and trails, was among the most ecosystem friendly when it was constructed in 1978, but now is out of date and in need of repair and renewal. On this program, Catherine Forbes, Director of Advancement for the Institute, describes what the construction is all about and also some of the Institutes programs. Thirteen principal scientist work from the Institute, each with post-docs and technicians forming their teams as they investigate such topics of local interest as tick-borne diseases or the Hudson River ecology. Among the local benefits of having the Institute nearby are the many programs as each of the scientists (as well as visiting experts) provide free programs on their work. The Institute also provides summer educational programing for younger children and participates in Data Jam, which uses art to explain science. Learn more: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: https://www.caryinstitute.org/ Cary Institute on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaryInstitute/ The Tick Project: https://www.tickproject.org/ Northeast US Data Jam: https://sites.google.com/view/nes-lter-schoolyard-datajam/home CATEGORIES Environment --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Highland Rotarian and District 7210 President (2020-21) Tony Marmo is the guest on this RadioRotary program. His District of 56 Rotary clubs (including the brand-new Passport Rotary Club) is participating in the Million Mask Challenge, a program started by a Connecticut Rotarian that is designed to provide face masks to organizations. Face masks have been called the best way to stop the spread of the covid-19 pandemic, especially important because of slow progress in vaccinations against the disease. As part of this program 37 District Rotary clubs managed to distribute 137,000 face masks (mostly surgical masks, but also some masks for children and N95 masks for health-care workers). These have been given to such organizations as senior-citizen centers, food pantries, fire departments, and more. Tony Marmo, when not engaged in Rotary activities, is president and owner of Normann Staffing, a source of temporary workers and an employment agency in Kingston, NY. Learn more: Rotary District 7210: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/ Million Mask Challenge: https://millionmaskchallenge.com/ District 7210 Million Mask Challenge: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/stories/rotary-million-mask-challenge-(take-2-) District 7210 Passport Club: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/clubinfo/district-7210-passport Normann Staffing: https://www.normannstaffing.com/ CATEGORIES Health Rotary District 7210 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Animal Farm Foundation Manager Nicole Juchem visits RadioRotary via Zoom to tell RadioRotary listeners about a new program from the Animal Farm Foundation geared to easing the social isolation that the covid-19 lock-downs are causing: virtual pet visits. Starting with a visit to the Pets Together website https://petstogether.org/, you can book your virtual pet visit. The website includes a choice of cats and dogs (and even cows and horses) that will visit the lonely human via Zoom—along with the pet’s owner who will be happy to engage in friendly talk. Animal Farm Foundation’s main work is training shelter dogs to become useful service dogs and also to work to improve the public image of dogs taken to be pit bulls. The new Pets Together program is a welcome addition to their mission. Learn more: Pets Together: https://petstogether.org/ Animal Farm Foundation: mailto:https://animalfarmfoundation.org/ Service Dogs: mailto:https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/service-dog-training-101/ Myths and Facts about Pit Bulls: mailto:https://www.petfinder.com/pet-adoption/dog-adoption/myths-and-facts-about-pit-bulls/ CATEGORIES Animals Mental Health Support Groups --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation have seven areas of focus, among them “Promoting Peace.” One of the main ways this is accomplished is by providing full fellowships for Master’s Degrees in Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution. On this show RadioRotary welcomes one of those Peace Fellows, Bianca Neff, founder and CEO of Petra Peacebuillders. Her organization promotes peace in three ways: Training members of organizations working for peace; coaching individuals directly; and providing retreats for stressed out workers in areas of conflict. Most of their work recently has been in war-torn Afghanistan. The interview has much fascinating material about how a peace organization works and about Ms. Neff’s interesting life story. Learn more: Petra Peacebuilders: http://www.petrapeacebuilders.org/ Rotary Peace Fellows: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships Petra Peacebuilders on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petra.peacebuilders/ Rotary Areas of Focus: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes CATEGORIES International Programs Mental Health Peace Rotary Foundation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
RadioRotary interviews author and journalist Dan Goldberg about his book The Golden 13: How Black Men Won the Right to Wear Navy Gold.  Mr. Goldberg, an award-winning writer for Politico, spent eight years researching the story of the first Black officers in the U.S. Navy, working to restore these men to their rightful place in history. World War II was nearing its end in January 1944. The Navy until then had assigned all Black sailors to the Mess Corps, but it was past time for a change. Sixteen Black sailors were chosen to take secret and intense training to become officers. Although all sixteen passed their finals, the U.S. Navy knew that of ordinary officers-in-training, only 75% passed, so they whittled the final list down to thirteen. All thirteen served with distinction in the last days of World War II. Listen to their story as told by the author of this readable and important book. Learn more: The Golden 13 by Dan Goldberg: https://smile.amazon.com/Golden-Thirteen-Black-Right-Wear/dp/080702158X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Golden+13&qid=1610137918&s=books&sr=1-1 Dan Goldberg: https://smile.amazon.com/Dan-Goldberg/e/B084B27MD3?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 Golden Thirteen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Thirteen African-American Experience in the U.S. Navy: https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/diversity/african-americans.html CATEGORIES History --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
RadioRotary cohosts discuss the work of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley with its new director, Sara Gunn. Part of the Food Banks of the Northeast, the Hudson Valley organization normally provides 16 million tons of food each year to local food pantries, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, and similar organizations throughout the five-counties of the mid-Hudson valley—but because of the pandemic and its related job losses, the Food Bank distributed 22 million tons of food during 2020. The food, stored in a giant warehouse in Cornwell-on-Hudson, NY, comes from donations by local farms and supermarkets or is purchased with funds from community cash donations or a new source of funding from the state called Nourish New York. Learn how you can be a part of filling this basic need by going to the Food Bank website and contributing to the Holiday Hunger Appeal or to an organization such as Feeding America. Or volunteer to help the Food Bank or your local Food Pantry. Learn more: Food Bank of the Hudson Valley: https://foodbankofhudsonvalley.org/ Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York: https://regionalfoodbank.net/ Hunger in the United States: https://frac.org/hunger-poverty-america Feeding America: https://www.feedingamerica.org/ CATEGORIES Events Hudson Valley Nutrition --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
RadioRotary was delighted to have Mary Howard come to the program to tell about Toastmasters International, recently partnered with Rotary. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countries with more than 364,000 members. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. In their alliance, Rotary clubs and Toastmasters clubs are encouraged to interact, so members of either organization can attend meetings or work on service projects. Toastmasters is also developing a leadership program than can be used for Rotarians. Learn more by listening to the interview. Learn more: Toastmasters International: https://www.toastmasters.org/ Partnership between Toastmasters and Rotary: https://www.rotary.org/en/toastmasters-and-rotary-partner-help-members-grow CATEGORIES Rotary International Service Organizations --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Every holiday season one of the great charities that everyone loves to help is Toys for Tots. In 2020, the year of the pandemic, the Marines are still coming to help children who might otherwise go without holiday presents. Toys for Tots was started in 1947 by Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks and his wife Diane to provide toys for children in need—distributing 5,000 toys in that first year. Since then, communities around the nation have provided bins for collecting toys and volunteers to provide cash for more and to help the local Marine Corps Reserve deliver them. In 2020 some of the usual ways of getting the word out to donors have been impacted by Covid restrictions, but with radio, social media, and advertising, the program will operate as usual. The details for this year are provided in this radio program by Tammy Haight (Ulster County Coordinator), Melissa Curtis (former coordinator), and PAMAL radio host Randy Turner (who is also part of the RadioRotary team)m as well as by the RadioRotary cohosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell-Claitor. Learn more: Hudson Valley Toys for Tots: https://hudson-valley.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3 Toys for Tots on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ToysForTotsHudsonValley/ Marine Reserve Corps at Stewart Air Base: https://www.marforres.marines.mil/Major-Subordinate-Commands/4th-Marine-Aircraft-Wing/Marine-Aircraft-Group-49/ssstewart/ WBPM (92.9): https://www.929wbpm.com/ National Toys for Tots campaign: https://www.toysfortots.org/ CATEGORIES Children Hudson Valley Service Organizations --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Amelia Legare saw a red barn at Greig Farm in Red Hook and many possibilities for improving the environment. As a gardening instructor for an elementary school, she started with talking to farm-owner Norman Greig about starting a native-plant garden at the farm but soon a host of ideas for using local ingredients in household items, selling them in bulk to reduce use of plastic, forming a community compost CGA, providing classes on environmental issues (and yoga), and more were not only conceived by implemented. Since the goal was sustainability with zero waste, the barn was converted into a bulk-goods emporium for household products and named “The O Zone,” for a place with zero negative impact on the environment. RadioRotary is delighted to bring new of Lagare’s vision and enterprise to a greater audience. Listen to the program to learn about the many ways The O Zone can improve both the environment and your life. Learn more: The O Zone: https://theozonehv.com/ Greig Farm: https://www.greigfarm.com/ Environmental Sustainability: https://www.thebalancesmb.com/what-is-sustainability-3157876 Native Plant Gardening: https://www.wildflower.org/learn/guide-native-plant-gardening Community Composting: https://ilsr.org/composting/what-is-community-composting/ CATEGORIES Environment Quality of Life --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Poughkeepsie South Rotarian Christina Boryk, Executive Director of Dutchess Rebuilding Together (in photo), and Kelly Formoso, Executive Director of Hudson Valley Red Cross, visit RadioRotary through Zoom for this fascinating discussion of home safety measures, especially smoke and carbon-monoxide alarms. Rebuilding Together is in the business of improving homes, both with major renovations (such as a new roof) and general in-home safety measures. Red Cross, which aids people after disasters, in Dutchess County most often helps families recover from house fires. So it made sense in 2016 when the idea of working together was broached that the two organizations would combine to provide free smoke alarms to homeowners and renters. Since then they have installed over a thousand smoke alarms and saved the lives of at least 7 persons. Listen to the details of how this remarkable team began and continues to work together and how you can make your home protected from fire and carbon-monoxide poisoning. Learn more: Rebuilding Together (Dutchess County): http://www.rebuildingtogetherdutchess.org/ Red Cross (Hudson Valley): https://www.redcross.org/local/new-york/eastern-new-york/about-us/locations/mid-hudson-valley.html Fire Safety: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/safety-topics/emergency-preparedness/fire Poughkeepsie South Rotary Club: https://www.rotarydistrict7210.org/clubInfo/poughkeepsie-south CATEGORIES Aging Housing Assistance Service Organizations --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
RadioRotary is especially delighted to be able to interview Jennifer Jones, who for the Rotary Year 2022-23 will be president of Rotary International (RI), the first woman in the 115-year history of Rotary to achieve that high office. Until a little more than 30 years ago, there were no women officially in Rotary—a club in California that accepted women in 1977 was dropped from RI for this violation of rules. But ten years later the US Supreme Court ruled that Rotary could not reject members on the basis of gender, and US clubs began to admit women. The Canadian courts also recognized that Rotary clubs should be gender neutral and, in 1989, RI agreed, allowing clubs around the world to admit women members. President-nominee Jones, from the Windsor-Roseland Rotary Club (which spans Canada and the US), joined Rotary in 1997 and has been active at club and district levels ever since, becoming a director and a vice-president of RI. In her RadioRotary interview she tells her story and discusses how the Rotary Polio-Plus experience has provided thousands of workers who have been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. She reveals that RI has officially added protection of the environment to the six areas of focus and speaks of her interest in making the young-persons Rotary, Rotaract, a gateway to the full Rotary experience. Learn more: President-Nominee Jennifer E. Jones: https://www.rotary.org/en/jennifer-e-jones-makes-history-becomes-first-woman-named-rotary-president-nominee Rotary International: https://www.rotary.org/en History of Women in Rotary: https://www.rotary.org/en/history-women-rotary Windsor-Roseland Rotary Club: https://www.roselandrotary.com/ CATEGORIES Environment Health PolioPlus Rotary International Women --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
RadioRotary interviews Christa Hines, Executive Director of Hudson River Housing, a vital service primarily in Dutchess County (but also with some facilities in Orange and Columbia counties). Hudson River Housing helps solve the housing problems of the Mid-Hudson with temporary, transitional, or permanent housing. As many as 100 individuals who are homeless can be served at the pods housing (formerly used by the Dutchess jail), while Hudson River Housing has a separate facility Learn more: Hudson River Housing: https://hudsonriverhousing.org/ Mental Health Association of Dutchess County: Hope on a Mission:https://www.hopeonamission.org/ Homeless Situation, Dutchess County: https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2020/01/23/dutchess-county-homeless-population-growing-amid-variety-factors/4482162002/ CATEGORIES Dutchess County Humanitarian Service --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Ever since 1993, Dutchess Outreach has provided free coats and other warm clothing at the start of winter for those in need in Dutchess County. Starting at the beginning of October and continuing into November, coats are donated at sites all over the country—all Guardian Self Storage, Red Cap Cleaners, and Rhinebeck Bank locations. Recently the coat drive has been augmented with help from Rotary clubs. Pleasant Valley Rotary has sponsored part of the coat drive for several years and for the past two years the Millbrook Rotary Club has joined the efforts. The Rotary portion of the coat drive has included a day of distribution in Pleasant Valley Town Hall, but when that became unavailable because of Covid-19, the Pleasant Valley Free Library provided a new location. In addition to winter coats and jackets, the Rotary clubs also collect scarves, gloves, and hats. With distribution at several sites around the country—even in the days of the coronavirus restrictions—as many as 6,000 items are provided free to those who will benefit from the help. Learn more: Dutchess Outreach: http://dutchessoutreach.org/ Pleasant Valley Rotary: https://www.rotarydistrict7210.org/clubInfo/pleasant-valley Millbrook Rotary: https://millbrookrotary.org/ Pleasant Valley Free Library: https://pleasantvalleylibrary.org/ CATEGORIES Dutchess County Events Humanitarian Service --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Founded in 1947  by Brewster Rotarian and 7210 Past District Governor (1962-63) Dr, Samuel “Rollo” Ross,  Green Chimneys is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs. RadioRotary learned all about this very unusual facility for children on the autistic spectrum when the current when Dr. Edward Placke visited the program by Zoom. A staff of 500 helps the children, ages 6 through 20, but much of the healing and learning (outside of regular schoolwork) is through spending time with the many animals of the farm—22 horses, alpacas and llamas, all sort of raptors, a flock of geese, and more. Even students who do not speak to other children or their parents, sometimes learn to speak to the animals. The goal at Green Chimneys is to aid children for two or three years and then return an improved child to his regular home and school. Listen to the program to learn about the two large campuses in Brewster and Kent, NY, and about the special events that help keep the program going. Learn more: Green Chimneys School: https://www.greenchimneys.org/ Dr. Samuel “Rollo” Ross: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50077/sitepage/in-memoriam/dr-samuel-rollo-ross-jr The Autistic Spectrum: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/facts.htmlhttps://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/facts.html Animal Therapy for Autism: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6510492/ CATEGORIES Animals Children Education Events --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
RadioRotary is visited, via Zoom, by 33-year Rotarian and 7210 Past District Governor (2006-07) Carole Tjoa, a member of the North Rockland Rotary Club and currently the District PolioPlus Chair. Mrs. Tjoa tells the story of how Rotary, when polio was completely eliminated from the U.S. in 1979, took the vaccines that stopped the disease to the Philippines and on September 29 began its long association with polio eradication. Rotary spent about $760,000 to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines; polio was then often called “juvenile paralysis” because its primary victims were often less than 5 years old. The success of the Philippine project led Rotary to launch PolioPlus in 1985 with the goal of worldwide elimination. Soon joined by the CDC, WHO, and UNICEF and later by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the immunization program since then has spent  $10 billion to immunize more than 2.5 billion children, eliminating wild polio virus from everywhere but Pakistan and Afghanistan, which continue to have fewer than 200 cases annually between them. IN 1988 when Global Polio Eradication started, there had been 350,000 cases. Listen and learn more, both about polio and the remarkable life of Rotarian Carole Tjoa. Learn more: Global Polio Eradication Initiative: https://polioeradication.org/ PolioPlus: https://www.endpolio.org/ The Plus in PolioPlus: https://www.rotary.org/en/plus-polioplus The Rotary Foundation: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4553https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4553 Rotary District 7210: https://rotarydistrict7210.org/ North Rockland Rotary Club: https://northrocklandrotary.org/ CATEGORIES Global Polio Initiative Health International Programs PolioPlus --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
Through the magic of Zoom. RadioRotary interviews John Hewko, the General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of both Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. As CEO he directs some 800 Rotary employees in the United States and around the world—Rotary has 1.2 million members worldwide, with only about 25% of them in the United States. Rotarians are committed to doing good in the world as well as making person connections with like-minded others. In addition to contributing $400 million for projects through The Rotary Foundation, Rotarians contribute about 47 million people hours to make those projects work—and these numbers do not count the gifts and projects of the 35,000 individual clubs that make up Rotary. With numbers like that, Rotary embarked on a huge project in 1985 (later joined but other international organizations) to eliminate polio. At this point they have succeeded everywhere except Pakistan and Afghanistan where there remain a few cases annually. Another emphasis of Rotary is enrolling youth in both projects to improve communities but also in supporting peace through annual youth exchanges between countries around the world. Learn more: General Secretary and CEO: https://my.rotary.org/en/general-secretary-and-chief-executive-officer Rotary International: https://www.rotary.org/en The Rotary Foundation: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation Polio Eradication: https://polioeradication.org/ Rotary Youth Programs: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/youth-programs CATEGORIES Global Polio Initiative Rotary Foundation Rotary International Youth --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
When the Covid-19 pandemic struck Red Hook, NY, Dan Budd, a local businessman with ties to the youth community and a high-school student, Chris Donohue, decided that they could organize volunteers to solve some of the immediate problems the community faces. RadioRotary on this program interviews Red Hook Responds cofounder Dan Budd, owner of Taste Budd’s Café in Red Hook Village, about how Red Hook Responds works and about the related venture, Shop Red Hook. Aside for medical needs, the two main problems Red Hook residents faced with the stay-in-place rules of the State response to the pandemic have been delivery of essential items and the loss of human interactions. The nearly 500 volunteers of Red Hook Responds, many of them students, deliver groceries or medicines and also provide neighborly chats over the telephone; but the most important service has been production of and delivery of more than 8,000 prepared dinners (so far). School-district supplied breakfasts and lunches are also delivered to those who need them. Shop Red Hook is another service—an online conduit between farms and food banks. Learn more: Red Hook Responds: https://www.redhookresponds.org/ Shop Red Hook Food Exchange: https://shopredhook.com/ Taste Budd’s Café: https://www.tastebudds.com/ Town of Red Hook, NY: https://www.tastebudds.com/ CATEGORIES Humanitarian Service Nutrition Support Groups Volunteers Youth --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support
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