Drew Mello

Morning Edition host

Ways to Connect

Drew Mello talks with Mark Perry, Executive Director, for Florida Oceanographic Society.

Since 1964, Florida Oceanographic has worked to protect our coastal ecosystems through education and research.

July will offer several volunteer opportunities at Florida Oceanographic Society.

For more information on the Florida Oceanographic Society click here:

Drew Mello talks with Judy Cruz, Chief Executive Officer with the Treasure Coast Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization on the Treasure Coast.

Their Summer Meals program, now underway, strives to ensure that children who rely on the school system for meals don’t go hungry during the summer. It’s open to any kid 18 and under at no cost.

For more information on the Treasure Coast Food Bank click here:

Drew Mello talks with Ashely Miller-Chelberg, Executive Director, of Stella Maris Environmental Research. The Melbourne Beach non-profit is focused on bringing attention and solutions to current environmental issues.

Stella Marris will be offering a series of camps this summer on Wesley’s Island in the Fort Pierce inlet.

For more information on Stella Maris Environmental Research click here:

White Shirt Night

Jun 2, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Suzy Hutcheson, President and CEO of Helping People Succeed.

HPS will be having their annual White Shirt Night benefit on Saturday, June 17 at Taste Casual Dining in Hobe Sound.

For more information on Helping People Succeed click here:

Drew Mello talks with Christina Hunter with Second Life Animal Sanctuaries.

Second Life will be having a Peace, Love & Ballroom dance competition fundraiser on Saturday, June 17 at the Marriot Resort on Hutchinson Island.

For more information on Second Life Animal Sanctuaries

Summer At The Norton

May 19, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Scott Bernarde, Director of Communications for the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach.

The Norton’s weekly Art After Dark series takes place on Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring gallery talks, art workshops, live music, happy hour, and an ever-changing schedule of activities.

For more information on the Norton Museum of Art click here:

Drew Mello talks with Sarah Ruwe, Executive Director of Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross.

On Friday, May 19, the Red Cross will host their 6th Hurricane Hangar Party at Vero Beach Airport from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For more information on the Red Cross click here:

Drew Mello talks with Lou Tomasovic with the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation.

The foundation will offer one week beginner sailing classes for young people age eight through eighteen beginning on June 5, through August 4 at Jaycee Park in Fort Pierce.

For more information on the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation call 772-480-0654 or click here:

Drew Mello talks with John Nelson, President of Audubon of Martin County and the host of Audubon Moment heard here on WQCS.

Audubon of Martin County will be offering a special Audubon Field Academy for teachers in July.

For more information on Audubon of Martin County click here:

Drew Mello talks Kathryn Casano with Women on the Beach, a grass roots non-profit committed to raising a little seed money each year for a young Indian River County entrepreneur.

Their 2nd annual fundraiser, A WoB Worthy Day of Adventure will take place on Saturday, April 29.

For more information on Women on the Beach click here:

Drew Mello talks with KariAnne Kulig with the Treasure Coast Rowing Club.

The club, located in Palm City, will offer new Learn to Row classes for juniors and masters starting in May as well as youth summer camps starting and a corporate rowing league.

For more information on the Treasure Coast Rowing Club click here:

Friends With Benefits

Apr 7, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Diane Tomasik from the Friends of the Martin County Library System and the Friends' Book Depot.

The Friends group is having a membership drive and they’re offering a bag full of free books if people sign up to be a Friend.

For more information on the Friends Book Depot click here:

Poetry & BBQ 2017

Mar 22, 2017

Drew Mello talks with Sean Sexton with the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation.

The 7th annual Poetry & BBQ event, Madam, I’m Adam, The Male Dilemma, will take place on Sunday, April 2nd from 3-7 p.m. at the Jackson Home on the Environmental Learning Center campus in Vero Beach.

For more information on Poetry & BBQ click here:

Drew Mello talks with Doy Demsick, Program Manager for the Veterans Council of Indian River County.

On Saturday, March 25, the Walking Tree Brewery in Vero will be transformed into an 80’s Prom Night party to benefit the Veterans Council.

For more information on the Veterans Council of Indian River County click here:

Drew Mello talks with Dr. Diana Grossi, Executive Director of The Hope for Families Center, a non-profit homeless shelter for families serving the Treasure Coast.

Hope for Families will present The Top Chef Challenge beginning later month and wrapping up in April at the Bent Pine Golf Club in Vero Beach.

For more information on The Hope for Families Center, including their Open House on Saturday, March 18th click here:

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