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Friday, September 22nd
Staying In Touch - Tara's Walk
Tara's Walk - ten years later. Karan Bates Gasior of the domestic violence victims advocacy group Turning Point Macomb, staging the tenth annual "Tara's Walk" fundraising event at Freedom Hill park Saturday September 30th. This is held in memory of tara grant, whose murder in 2007 made national headlines...but also, as bates gasior points out helped other victims of domestic violence become more aware.
Friday, September 15th
Staying In Touch - Blakes Orchards in Armada
WWJ's Ron Dewey - Giving back by the bushel....Paul Blake of Blake's Orchards in Armada has been a longtime supporter of Forgotten Harvest, knowing their mission.....blakes have donated property and trees where volunteers of Forgotten harvest pick apples sent to the area food pantries....now they're taking their effort to the next level
Thursday, September 7th
Staying In Touch - Celebrate Recovery walk and rally on Belle Isle
Celebrating recovery. Randy O Brien is director of the Macomb County office of Substance Abuse co-founded the Celebrate Recovery walk and rally on Belle Isle...a public awareness event about addiction, helping others facing their own challenges, removing the stigma. The walk and rally are part of national recovery month, one of a handful of states where it began in 2000, which draws over 2-thousand people. O brien says people already in recovery are part of the overall approach to helping others. Learn more at mcosa.net
Thursday, August 31st
Staying In Touch - Home improvement through helping hands
WWJ's Ron Dewey - Home improvement through helping hands...Southfield Mayor Ken Siver says the "rock The Block" program is a twist on habitat's normal mission, instead of building homes, they are improving them through general landscaping and other chores that brings dividends to neighborhoods.
Friday, August 25th
Staying In Touch - Color Run September 9th
WWJ's Ron Dewey - The fight against human trafficking in southeast Michigan, one step at a time. Kerry Lynn, event team member on the September 9th event at Stoney Creek Metro Park, already with over 500 participants, to help human trafficking victims back on their feet after their rescue. Lynn says some victims of human trafficking are the products of bad decisions, but many others are forced into situations against their will, sometimes kidnapped off the streets...Many are surprised to learn Detroit is the second largest area for human trafficking only behind Las Vegas. Proceeds from the Color Run September 9th benenfit the Unshackled program and the non-profit group's' two rehabilitation homes in Pontiac and related programs. The color spraying, as part of the event, is optional. More details at hope against trafficking. org
Friday, August 18th
Staying In Touch - Jeff McKeen General Manager of SOCRRA
WWJ's Ron Dewey - Jeff McKeen, is General Manager of SOCRRA, a municipal company that oversees the collection of recyclables, trash and yard waste in a dozen communities in southern Oakland County... residents receiving brand new recycling carts this summer three times the size of their current bins, to encourage people to recycle more.
Monday, August 7th
Staying In Touch - Live Remodled
WWJ's Ron Dewey - Life Remodled with Chris Lambert - Turning history into hope
Wednesday, July 26th
Staying In Touch - Bourduer Bicycle Ride
WWJ's Ron Dewey - Wayne State University President M Roy Wilson on the 3rd annual Bourduer bicycle ride. Proceeds will help fund scholarships along with a special program helping students facing extreme financial hardship. Deadline to register for the Bourduer bicycle ride is August 15th. Details at our linkk at WWJ.com.
Thursday, July 20th
Staying In Touch - Playing ball for a good cause.
WWJ's Ron Dewey - Playing ball for a good cause....Laura Bonnell, created the Bonnell Foundation in 2012 to help families of children living with cystic fibrosis, not so much for research but for other everyday costs. Bonnell says there are more poeple in need and in need of mentoring..A celebrity softball game is Sunday 11 o-clock at victory park in Canton with CBS Radio, Fox and other media outlets playing metro Detroit law enforcement. More at bonnell foundation dot org.
Wednesday, July 12th
Staying In Touch - Adopt-A-Highway
Adopt-A-Highway in Michigan--MDOT's Dan Wiengarten on the second of three clean-ups by those groups and businesses that adopt a segment of a Michigan highway to pick up litter and trash during the spring summer and fall...each of the pickups resulting in 60-THOUSAND bags of trash, which Weingarten says makes a tremendous difference.
Friday, June 30th
Staying In Touch - Holly Fujishige ofTurning Point Macomb
Holly Fujishige, one of the volunteers at Turning Point Macomb, about the geocaching tournament Saturday July 15th in Sterling heights...the part treasure hunt part road rally offers a cash prize to the team that successfully completes the oddessy...
Wednesday, June 14th
Staying In Touch - Southfield Mayor Ken Sivers on his city's neighborhood intiaitve program
Southfield Mayor Ken Sivers on his city's neighborhood intiaitve program, showing the ropes to first-time homeowners, what they need to konw not only to move into their first home, to be able to stay there..
Friday, June 9th
Staying In Touch - The 24th annual Rick Finley Memorial Golf Tournament is next Friday, to benefit the DEA survivors' benefit fund
The 24th annual Rick Finley Memorial Golf Tournament is next Friday, to benefit the DEA survivors' benefit fund. Event volunteer John Hill says it does more than help with a family's immediate expsenses...
Monday, June 5th
Staying In Touch - Mel Zebrowski of the anti-trafficking group "Monarch Wings"
Mel Zebrowski of the anti-trafficking group "Monarch Wings" , which is in the midst of creating another safehouse in Pontiac for women who are vicitms of human trafficking....Michigan ranks only behind Nevada in the problem. Zebrowksi says the safehouse is only one part of the road back.
Friday, May 26th
Staying In Touch - A new fun way to get kids to eat their veggies
A new fun way to get kids to eat their veggies...Friends of the Lincoln park Farmers market launching the Power Produce Club, or POP club for kids ages 5 to 12 who come to the market with parents, learning the benefits of healthier eating and ultimately a healthier lifestyle..
Friday, May 19th
Staying In Touch - Police Memorial Week across metro Detroit
Police Memorial Week across metro Detroit at police departments including in Troy, where sergeant Megan Lehman says they are holding memorials for officers who gave their lives in the line of duty.
Friday, May 12th
Staying In Touch - Community-wide bike drive campaign in Macomb
Mellissa Roy of Advancing Macomb says that is what led to the first ever community-wide bike drive campaign, with the help of local schools, businesses and community groups identifying kids who could use their own bike..