As part of
KMXT's fall membership drive, we are sharing our airwaves with other nonprofit
organizations in town that help make Kodiak such a vibrant place to live. We
have had well over a dozen representatives from the arts and health and
social services, among others, on the air. Tuesday morning, Monte Hawver of
the Brother Francis Shelter, Angela Boling of the Kodiak Women's Resource and
Crisis Center, and Norma Holt of the Daughters of the American Revolution came by to talk about their respective organizations.
before the Brother Francis Shelter opened, homeless people in Kodiak would die
every year from exposure, but when it peaked, residents knew they had to take
-- (Nonprofit 1 37 sec "There
was a larger than normal ... 20 now that stay there.")
that since the shelter opened, there has not been a homeless person die of
exposure in Kodiak. He says another change for the shelter is when they are busy:
-- (Nonprofit 2 43 sec "We're
busy all year long now ... heating oil and electric.")
is the outreach coordinator for the Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center.
She says there are many opportunities for people to volunteer with the
-- (Nonprofit 3 46 sec "We
have crisis volunteers and ... you name it, we have it.")
organization, the Daughters of the American Revolution, has over 30 members in
Kodiak - impressive since membership is limited to those who can trace an
ancestor back to the American Revolution, which happened over 200 years ago on
the East Coast.
-- (Nonprofit 4 26 sec "We
are involved in the ... we are a small group.")
one of the D-A-R's accomplishments locally was succeeding in getting the United
States Government to hold naturalization ceremonies here in Kodiak, instead of
forcing people to fly to Anchorage to take the oath.
continue to feature local nonprofit organizations on the air through our fall
membership drive, which lasts through Friday, so tune in and learn more about
the folks who make life here even better.