Fort Pierce, FL – Officials scrambled to find $8,500 in matching funds, and to clear an old dumpsite that became Indian River Junior College's main campus. Founding president Maxwell King talks about the early days.
Fort Pierce, FL – Drew Mello talks with Daniel Borochoff, with the American Institute of Philanthropy, a Chicago-based charity watch dog and Terence McElroy with the Florida Department of Consumer Services, about charity giving tips.
You can find out if a charity is registered by calling the Florida Consumer Helpline at 1-800 HELP FLA (1-800-FL AYUDA) or by logging on to the website at www.800helpfla.com.They can also check the complaint history of an organization.
Fort Pierce, FL – Drew Mello talks with David Brooks, the New York Times columnist, author and a regular political analyst on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Mr. Brooks will be appearing this Saturday, January 23 at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach as part of their Celebrated Speakers Series.
Fort Pierce, FL – Drew Mello talks with Mary Ettari a physician assistant with Volunteers in Medicine of Martin County. VIM treats county residents who cannot afford health insurance and are ineligible for government aid programs. They will be having their 2010 gala entitled "Tuscan Nights" on Saturday, January 30th at Mariner Sands Country Club.
For more information on Volunteers in Medicine visit: www.vimclinic.net or call 772-463-4128.
Tresure Coast – Cold weather shelters are helping keep Treasure Coast residents warm, but the cold has been too much for at least one homeless woman in Ft. Pierce. The local citrus industry expects to weather the cold snap just fine.