Saba Mangla talks with Pervais Khan, the Michigan Disaster Relief Coordinator for Humanity First, about their disaster relief work throughout the world. Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, storms and tsunamis in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
The SJ5K will raise much needed money for five families in need in our community on Sunday May 1. The run/walk was started in 2011 to raise funds for the family of Jesse Lindlbauer. Jesse had suffered a ruptured brain abscess and his family was dealing with many medical expenses. The National Honor Society at P-CEP created the race to help his family. Since then the race has supported 14 families by raising over $230,000.
Rebekah McBride spoke with Charlotte Clark, SJ5K Coordinator, about the impact of the race and the five families that will receive from this year’s race.
The Educational Excellence Foundation has two big events in April, the annual Showcase of Grants and the annual Wine Tasting, Strolling Dinner and Auction. The Showcase of Grants is Thursday April 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Liberty Middle School in Canton. The Wine Tasting, Dinner and Auction is Friday April 22, from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth. Bill Keith spoke with EEF Executive Director Gretchen Ward and Board Member Jim Harb about the foundation and the two events.
The Giving Hope Women’s Giving Circle will host their Signature Event on April 13, at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth. The fundraiser will benefit the Shapedown program at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Shapedown is a weight management and healthy living program for parents and kids. Bill Keith spoke with Beth Meade, Managing Director of Donor Relations for the Canton Community Foundation, and Beth Darnell and Bev Kuznicki from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and the Shapedown program.
Canton Township’s Director of Public Safety, Todd Mutchler, has resigned to take a new job with Northville Township. He will become their Deputy Director of Police Services on May 9. He served Canton Township for 28 years beginning as a patrol officer. 88.1 the Park’s Sam Badger talked with Director Mutchler about his career in Canton, changes in the community, changes in policing and his new job with Northville Township.