Highlights: From the Heart of Our Community, is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed Margaret Taylor, Program Director of Sojourner’s Shelter. She discussed their purpose and mission. They provide emergency shelter and supportive services around the clock, every day of the year for homeless single women, women with children, men with custody of their children and intact families. Their 75-bed facility offers a secure, healthy environment with crisis intervention, case management and counseling to help individuals achieve long-term self-sufficiency. They maintain a successful recidivism rate of about five (5) percent annually, well below the national average of individuals returning to shelters. Children’s programs include computer and art classes, tutoring, drug-free education, supportive counseling and field trips.
The number to call for more information on the shelter is 304.340.3562.
Margaret was very grateful to the Guys Night Out committee for the dedication to this fundraiser. She says the $50,000 they raise goes a long way in service to this individual looking to turn their life around.
We also talked with Doug Skaff and Jeff Sandridge, committee members for Guys Night Out.
They discussed the details and ALL the fun had by guys at this event. It is tailgate gathering to watch the WVU football game vs Iowa State on October 13th at Oakes Field in South Charleston, WV. The event begins 2 hours prior to kickoff.
Lots of pork, fixins, wings, beverages, games, prizes, auction items and raising monies for a great cause.
Go to www.GuysNightOutCharleston.com for ticket information.
We hope to see ya there.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.