Arts in the Valley, Saturday, July 2, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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To listen to the July 2nd Arts in the Valley program, click onto the link: ARTSINVAL070211-2

to Listen to the Animal Rescue segment only, click onto the link:SEG1-3
Join Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon as she continues her discussion with animal advocates. Topics discussed include: spay and neuter and adoption services for dogs and cats; vaccinations, care of animals, particularly in hot weather; and stopping the abuse of animals.

Our second guest is Flip Hassett, the Executive Director of United Way of Merced, whose mission is ” improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community.”

Guest for the Animal Rescue segment include: Renate Schmitz, founder and director of Last Hope Cat Kingdom, an all-species no-kill animal rescue and sanctuary in Atwater; Kristi Caseri, Merced County Animal Shelter Supervisor; John Hinton, one of the directors of the central valley coalition for animals; Pam Moody, Last Hope Cat Kingdom volunteer
and UC Merced employee; and Laura de Cocker, the Deputy Director for Child Welfare Services.

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To Listen to the interview with Flip Hassett, click onto the link:SEG2-3
United Way of Merced County is developing a series of grant writing workshop to help nonprofits develop viable sources of income. More information will be upcoming about these workshops.

United Way of Merced County with community involvement is focused on the following areas:

1. Education (pre-school and curriculum development),
2. Financial Stability/Economic Development (Earned Income Tax Credit, Financial Training, Job Training, and Economic Development)
3. Health initiatives (Obesity, diabetes and nutrition)

To learn more, visit

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