[authored by Robert Sands]
As January closes out, and snow fell on Rose Haven (and elsewhere), I want to take this opportunity to highlight recent donations and new additions to PRISC all volunteer staff.
We are fortunate to welcome three new folks to our organization. Marie J. Coreil has joined us as our new copy editor, and trust me, she is a valuable asset to our efforts to produce outreach and promotional materials as well as edit the Pamlico Rose News for us. Marie is an anthropology professor emeritus and lives in the Pacific Northwest. Pamela Anderson, of Washington, NC joins our team to bring her valuable marketing and event coordinating experience to make our Healing Vets Weekend and Ride for Rose Haven a success. Crystal Reynolds is our new intern from Beaufort County Community College Human Services Technology Department. She will be helping with outreach and promotion of Healing Vets Weekend and our social media enterprise. She already has jumped into the outreach effort with both feet. You can read more about Marie, Pam and Crystal on our Team page: https://www.pamlicorose.org/about-us/#staff.
Chocowinity Baptist Church and the Women Missionary Union donated $1000 from their November craft fair to help with the Rose Haven rehabilitation efforts. I was happy to accept the donation at their Sunday service on January 7. We are also thrilled to offer thanks to Sharon Owens of Washington, NC for her January donation to Rose Haven.
There are many ways you can give to make Rose Haven a success and help us develop programs that help grow community and assist at-risk populations, such as female and disabled Veterans. You can give through our website, mail us your donation, or our GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/RoseHaven. You can also purchase items at our webstore with proceeds going to our mission as well.
Finally, David Steckel and our contractor, Turning Point Inc. have made serious progress on Rose Haven, even with snow falling on the pines and metal roof. Stay tuned for a blog devoted to that.