Saturday, April 06, 2013

greater than through love and support: radio show on accessing housing

Below is the script for the show on accessing housing in our region for our children and youth! Check it out! 
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Happy Saturday Everyone!
Thank you for taking time out of your day to tune in! This is a new show for the Cape Fear Region and we are excited to be here.
A safe affordable, sanitary place to live. Sounds easy..sounds like something that is just what we all have. But it is not easily accessible to many in our own community. Well, today, our guests not only make it their mission to see that each person has a safe, affordable, and sanitary place to live, but places that are homes of dignity and of substance…It is my honor today to introduce you to…
Mr. Michael Krause, Executive Director and CEO of the Wilmington Housing Authority and HEO

Mr. Steve Spain, Executive Director, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
20 N 4th St # 200  Wilmington, NC 28401

Through community partnerships and passionate volunteers, Habitat constructs quality homes at a significantly lower cost than government or for-profit organizations. This allows us to provide no-interest, 30-year mortgages to qualified families. To help our families succeed, we offer credit counseling, mentoring, and education programs.
Ms. Jeannie Carriker Skane, Executive Director, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry
20 North 4th Street, Suite 213
Wilmington NC 28401

WARM unites people of compassion to rebuild homes and restore hope for our low-income neighbors, many of whom are elderly or disabled, and enables them to live safely and independently in their own homes and communities.
WARM works with individuals, organizations, and businesses in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties in Southeastern North Carolina.

Ashley Miller Segment:
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Wilmington Downtown Inc. Economic Development Series Featuring Keynote Speaker Joseph Minicozzi, AICP Presentation by WDI President & CEO on the State of Downtown

Seats for this event are $50 per person, or $450 for a table of 10. Visit to purchase tickets. Sponsorship opportunites are available. Call (910) 763-7349 or email for more information.

Coordinated by Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI), the annual Downtown Economic Series luncheon attracts between 400 and 600 of the community’s top business leaders. Past speakers include US Senators and Governors and Mitchell Silver, President of the American Planning Association. For more information on this event, visit
CAPP Fashion Show: March 19th at 11:30 am at the CCL. “Loving Hearts” Guests are $35.00 Write to or visit their facebook page   (Marian Wright, Noa Alper, Carla Lewis, Jennifer Weiss)
Power of the Purse benefiting the Wilmington Health Access for Teens at the CCL March 14th -8pm
Email for ticket info!
Polar Plunge
Cape Fear Clinic Breakfast at the City Club at de Rossett Monday Morning, May 14th from 7:30am until 10am Donations. Reserve your entry by writing to
Roya Weyerhaser in concert 35$ for Welcome Home Angel 75$ if you want to go the reception. Thalian Hall.
I SPY: I have had the honor of becoming an member of a newly formed group that grew out of a Mayor's task force. Here, once a month, a group comes together to address the needs of all persons with disabilities. It is astounding to see the volunteer participation at this group. Police, fire, county, city, advocacy groups and individuals all sitting in this room, packed seeking ways in which to find solutions to addressing onstacles, sharing resources, and formulating means to convey inclusive messaging for persons with disabilies accross our region. At this meeting, a large population of elderly and disabled persons were told they no longer were going to have a service that meant accesss for them. This group desgined, and unanimously decided to move forward with vocing concern and sharing how this impact could potentially impact these citizens. WIthout this voice, a decision could continue unabated and there be no change. But there is a solution and this group, focused on what it can do and how it can employ its resources, put them into action. It was a wonderful thing to witness and be a part of. This a number of things make this so special and so this week, I SPY the Cape Fear Disability Commission and all the good work they are employed in doing, the change they are a part of, and the advocacy they are about. Giving a voice to those without a voice, or a voice that is unified and shared among the many advocates is so powerful and this group has a strong and powerful voice of solutions for our entire community!
Affirmation and sign off:

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