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Letter to the Editor: Nanuet's MLK Day of Service

Jackie Cassagnol gathered a team of volunteers to collect data and assess Nanuet's community health January 2013

 Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service project “Assessing Nanuet’s Community Health” was a huge success!

On Saturday January 19, Worldwide Community First Responder (WCFR) participated in the 2013 MLK Day of Service by assessing the health of the Nanuet community. Over 25 volunteers participated in our project and 200 surveys were completed, as we commemorated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. during a Day of Service. We thank our members, donors and volunteers for their support. The purpose of this project was to get opinions about community health problems in the Nanuet community.

Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc. will use the results of the surveys and other information to identify the most pressing problems which can be addressed through community action. A big "THANK YOU" goes out to Clem Yeboah, CPA who supported this event and allowed us to use his place of business, ATAX on Main Street in Nanuet.

We would also like to thank the Volunteer Center of United Way for helping find volunteers. Volunteers conducted short surveys of people along Main Street in Nanuet. The 10 minute survey includes questions on demographics and community health. Volunteers worked two shifts on Saturday, January 19, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Over 25 volunteers joined us for over 75 hours of service, and collected over 200 surveys!

We are very appreciative and thankful for our MLK Day of Service project volunteers. Our MLK Day of Service project volunteers won prizes for collecting the most community health assessment surveys on that cold winter day. Our MLK Day of Service prize winners were:
  • 1st Prize Winner - Jacqueline Boulan Romain
  • 2nd Prize Winner - Dr. Joseph Tacetta & Kyung Jung
  • 3rd Prize Winner - Jessa & Jenna Cooperman
Gift certificates for our prizes were donated by local businesses: Chili's and Stop & Shop. Some local businesses made food donations, while others provided gift certificates for our volunteers. Thank you to the following businesses:
  • Clem Yeboah, ATAX
  • Micheal Perez, Walgreens, Spring Valley
  • Kelvin, Panera Bread
  • Rockland Bakery
  • Stop & Shop
  • 7-Eleven
  • Liz, Starbucks
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Joel, Pizza Hut
  • Chili's
We thank our Volunteer Center captain, Natalia Diaz, for being on site with us and managing the volunteers. Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc. will participate in the annual Nanuet Day event in the spring and organize a health fair. Data collected from our MLK Day of Service project “Assessing Nanuet’s Community Health” surveys will be used to focus on certain health topics. More photos from the day's event can be found here. Thanks for honoring the legacy and being a part of our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project!

Jacqueline Cassagnol, RN, MSN, PMC - Founder & President Hans Cassagnol, MD, MMM - Vice President, Membership Ambassador Robert Thony, MS, JD - Treasurer, Legal Adviser Fadjana Pierre, RN - Board Secretary Jeff Hudson, MS - Board Member
Jackie Cassagnol, RN, MSN, PMC February 10, 2013 at 01:42 AM
WCFR Announces 2013 Events & Activities Calendar! http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6609056b640b10cf06ad87d18&id=b88993721d&e=c0c49833a5
Amie Getis February 11, 2013 at 03:59 PM
The Volunteer Center of United Way was thrilled to connect more than 500 volunteers to help out during this year's MLK Day of Service. Helping people find volunteer opportunities in their communities is what we do and we enjoyed working with WCFR, as well as the other 20+ agencies for MLK Day, not to mention the hundreds we work with every day.
Jackie Cassagnol, RN, MSN, PMC February 11, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Thanks for all you do everyday!
Jackie Cassagnol, RN, MSN, PMC May 31, 2013 at 01:08 AM
You are invited to the Family Fest Health Fair, which will be held on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 from 11 AM to 3 PM at Nanuet Outdoor Education Center 135 Convent Road, Nanuet , NY 10954. http://nanuet.patch.com/groups/jackie-cassagnol-rn-msn-pmcs-blog/p/family-fest-health-fair

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