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postheadericon 038 Rotary Club Radio Healing Haiti

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview 3 guests, Jeff Gacek, Cathy Le Vahn, and Bob Morse and we discuss an international project called, “Healing Haiti” – a compassionate mission to help the people of Haiti with food, water, education and economics.

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Length: 31 min.

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Healing Haiti Logo

Special Guests:

  • Jeff Gacek – Founder of Healing Haiti and Grace Village.
  • Cathy Le Vahn – Aquaponic, Sponsorship
  • Bob Morse – Past President of White Bear Lake Rotary Club & Healing Haiti Rotary Project Coordinator

Our guest speakers tell us the story of Healing Haiti and Grace Village, a project that the White Bear Lake Rotary and several other clubs helped fund through a matching Rotary International Grant.

Healing Haiti is a sustainable project that incorporates education, feeding the poor, economic development, and clean water.  In this episode you learn about:

  • Aquaponics
  • Growing vegetables without soil
  • Drilling wells and hitting salt water
  • Why do you help Haitians vs. just doing it for them
  • Using fish to create vegetable gardens
  • Sustainable farming project
  • Fundraising for $24,000 a project

Healing Haiti Project

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postheadericon 035 Rotary Club Radio The Red Thread Promise

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Kathy Korge and Sonya Yencer of the Red Thread Project.  Currently working in China, Haiti, and the United States, this inspirational story will challenge your Rotary Club and its members to make a difference in the world.

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Length: 32 min.

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The Red Thread Promise is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing hope and healing to needy and orphaned children.

The Red Thread Promise (TRTP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide life-changing medical procedures to special-needs orphans and needy children who have no funds with which to pay for these services. Our program exists to improve the quality of life for these children. We want to provide them with the treatment they need so that each child has the chance to live a life with dignity, health and hope.

The Red Thread Promise is an American organization with a global focus. We consider our humanitarian efforts to be an investment in world peace, building relationships between people of different countries, connecting strangers for the greater good of humanity. Through involvement in TRTP, it is our dream that people will value the lives of others as much as their own.

We believe that the well-being and health of children is a right, not merely a luxury for those who can afford it. It is for these little ones that we continue to advocate through our international medical programs and national hippotherapy program. We have concentrated our efforts in 3 global communities: China, Haiti and the United States.

There are numerous ways for volunteers and donors to get involved. Please visit our website to explore the possibilities.

Wheelchairs for Haiti

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Kathy Korge, President
The Red Thread Promise
4027 Dauphine Streeet
New Orleans, LA 70117
817-320-6522
RedThreadPromise.org

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Copyright 2012

postheadericon 030 Rotary Club Radio Interview with Pat O’Malley Haitian Relief Services

Happy New Year!  It is January 1, 2012 and today on Rotary Club Radio, I’ll be interviewing Pat O’Malley, a member of the River Falls Rotary Club and President of a non-profit organization Haitian Relief Services.  Thanks for listening!

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Length: 51 min.

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Haitian Relief Services

Pat O’Malley has an inspirational story about his many journeys to Haiti, over 150 trips, to build relief housing and school as part of his non-profit organization, Haitian Relief Services.

Pat spoke to my Rotary Club in St. Croix Falls Wisconsin and immediately knew I wanted to have him share his story with you and Rotary Club Radio!  It was inspirational & motivational!

I know you’ll enjoy this episode of Rotary Club Radio.  If you have any questions or think your club may like to get involved with the Haitian Relief Service project, please visit www.haitianrelief.org.

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Copyright 2011

postheadericon 008 Rotary Club Radio – Dwain Kasel – Friends of the Orphans – Haiti

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Rotary Club Radio Episode 008

In this episode: Dwain Kasel – Friends of the Orphans – Haiti

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Today I’m going to interview Dwain Kasel, a 38 year member of the Midway Lion’s Club in St. Paul, MN and active supporter of Friends for the Orphans, an organization in 9 countries – including Haiti. Listen to this episode to find out how Dwain is helping make a difference through service to children in Haiti.

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Molly Hightower of Port Orchard, WA

Molly Hightower was killed in the Haiti earthquake on January 12, 2010. Molly was a volunteer with Friends of the Orphans in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Links To Stories We Covered In This Episode:

www.rotary.org

www.friendsoftheorphans.org

www.shelterbox.org

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postheadericon 006 Rotary Club Radio – Mark Zober – Jerusalem Rotary Club

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In this episode: Mark Zober – Jerusalem Rotary Club Update

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Today I’m excited to interview Dr. Mark Zober, Club President for the Jerusalem Rotary Club in Israel – District 2490 – Zone 19. Listen to this episode to hear what is happening in Israel and how Rotary is making a difference.

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Links To Stories We Covered In This Episode:

www.rotary.org

http://rotaryclubjerusalem.homestead.com

http://rcjerusalem.blogspot.com

http://www.rotary.org.il

http://rotarypeacebuilding.homestead.com

www.shelterbox.org

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postheadericon 005 Rotary Club Radio – Deepa Willingham – Eradicating Poverty

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In this episode: Deepa Willingham – Eradicating Poverty

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Today I interviewed Deepa Willingham. Deepa is a member of the Santa Ynez Valley Rotary Club in Solvang, CA and the District Governor Elect for District 5240. She is Founder and President of PACE Universal, an organization dedicated to work related to the eradication of poverty. PACE aims to nurture the educational, health, nutritional, social and cultural development of girls in impoverished areas of India and other parts of the world. Secondly to build, in Calcutta, the first prototype PACE Learning Center Complex to serve as a model for the delivery of these services all over the world.

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Links To Stories We Covered In This Episode:

www.rotary.org

www.shelterbox.org

www.paceuniversal.com

www.rotarydistrict5240.org

www.santaynezvalleyrotary.org

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postheadericon Dramatic Rescue in Haiti – 7 Days After the Quake

Rotary Club Radio Blog
January 25, 2010

Fading hope was restored as NYPD and FDNY rescued more earthquake victims, 7 days after the quake struck. Beating the odds, a brother and sister were rescue after their father flagged down a Haitian police office who sent for the New York City Rescue Team. That father was feeding his children through a tube and communicating with them until help arrived.

Watch the child expressions of joy as he is pulled from the wreckage, it is truly heart warming.

Haiti will face years of difficult recovery and with the death toll surpassing 150,000 people and climbing, the shattered government is trying to bury the dead and provide for the survivors. With the help of some world governments and countless organizations like Rotary and Shelter Box, Haiti has received much needed relief and supplies, but because of the chaotic scene, many still haven’t received assistance.

As more help arrives and supplies like medicine, food and clean water are delivered, the short term mission to save lives will turn into a long term mission to sustain and rebuild a nation.

Millions are now homeless and unable to contemplate the steps necessary to begin such a rebuilding task. They will need shelter, food, water, and support to begin the process. If you would like to help, you can donate money to provide a shelter box that will help give shelter and needed supplies to an extended family of 10 people.

There are many wonderful relief agencies working in Haiti right now and support from individuals and businesses are necessary for humanitarian efforts to continue.

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postheadericon 004 Rotary Club Radio – How can your Rotary Club help Haiti?

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In this episode: How can your Club help Haiti?

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You probably have heard by now that the Island of Haiti was struck with a massive 7.0 Earthquake a continues to be rattled hourly by aftershocks that are as violent as a 5.0 earthquake. The people of Haiti have been dealt an incredible blow to their community and Rotary has stepped up efforts with Shelter Box to provide over 700 shelter boxes with more to come. A 3 person SRT team is already on the ground and is organizing the immediate distribution of the Shelter Boxes. I had an opportunity to interview a SRT Member ~ David Eby ~ at the District Conference last April and he is currently on deployed in Haiti.

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But, what about our Club? What ideas do you have as a club to help in Haiti?

  • Collect money for a Shelter Box?
    – Will sustain 10 people with shelter, water purification, and cooking supplies.
    Cost: $1,000
  • Send Money to District 7020
    – Coordinating relief strategies for Haiti
    – http://www.clubrunner.ca/dprg/dxhome/_home.aspx?did=7020
    Cost: $ Donation
  • Collect Clothes, Shoes, and other supplies to be shipped to Haiti?
    – Needs to be organized and implemented immediately.
    – Possible involvement with schools and other community groups.

We know that the first 48 – 72 hours of an earthquake crisis are very important to the survival of the event. As I write this, we are approaching 68 hours and rescue will begin to turn into recovery efforts. Current estimates of death are between 50,000 – 100,000, but disease and violence will take more in the coming days and weeks. Sanitary conditions are terrible and clean water isn’t widely available ~ except via relief efforts.

The recovery for this region is expected to take years and already there are hundreds of thousands left homeless and afraid to even go back to their homes for fear that another earthquake will strike.

Links To Stories We Covered In This Episode:

www.rotary.org

www.shelterbox.org

Rotary District 7020

Relevant Videos

Interview with David Eby, SRT Member Currently Deployed to Haiti

Interview with Tom Henderson, Founder of Shelter Box

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postheadericon 003 Rotary Club Radio – Haiti Relief Efforts via Rotary and Shelter Box

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In this episode: Emergency Efforts for Haiti Earth Quake Victims via Rotary and Shelter Box.

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ShelterBoxes for Haiti being packed by the team of volunteers

Tens of thousands dead, even more left homeless and scenes of chaos; this is the picture coming out of the Caribbean island of Haiti.

The catastrophe continues to unfold and ShelterBox are working round the clock to ensure emergency shelter reaches the island as quickly as possible. Reports from Haiti say thousands of people have been sleeping in the open air for the second night running, with some people even being forced to sleep among dead bodies.

With such a pressing need for emergency shelter provision, ShelterBox is dispatching 700 ShelterBoxes with even more to be packed before the end of the week. ShelterBox is using all of the resources available to make sure immediate aid reaches Haiti. Boxes are being shipped direct from ShelterBox HQ, from prepositioned stock in Curacao and from El Salvador.

A three-person ShelterBox Response Team comprised of highly-experienced members David Eby (US), Wayne Robinson (US) and Mark Pearson (UK) are doing all they can to make it to Haiti as quickly as possible. Alongside this,the dedicated team of volunteers at ShelterBox HQ in the UK are giving up their time to help pack the ShelterBoxes ready for transportation.

ShelterBox Founder Tom Henderson said: ‘Our team around the world are doing all they can to ensure aid reaches the people of Haiti as soon as possible. With each day the need grows and we’re doing all we can to get help to the thousands of families affected by this tragedy.

‘The response from our volunteers and supporters has once again been sensational. We can’t do this without the public’s compassion and generosity. If you can help us, even in the smallest way, then please do.

www.shelterbox.org

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Links To Stories We Covered In This Episode:

www.rotary.org
www.shelterbox.org
Rotary District 7020

Relevant Videos

Interview with David Eby, SRT Member Currently Deployed to Haiti

Interview with Tom Henderson, Founder of Shelter Box

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