The guest on RadioRotary for this program is Lori Decker, who with her husband George formed Angels of Light of the Hudson Valley about 15 years ago when they learned of a family that was dealing with a young very ill daughter—and the busy holiday season was at hand. The Deckers took over providing presents and other help for the family, a practice that became the origin of a charity that does the same throughout the Hudson Valley for families who have a child with a life-threatening illness. Although Angels of Light is based in Millbrook, NY, many of the families are residents of Ronald MacDonald House in Valhalla, NY, or have children being treated at nearby Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Volunteers often donate presents for children or the charity provides them. Other volunteers wrap and deliver the gifts to the families. Many gifts are donated through “giving trees,” found in local businesses throughout the area. Funds for the 501(c)3 charity are also raised at events, such as a holiday brunch at Monte’s Local Kitchen in Amenia, NY.
Angels of Light of the Hudson Valley: http://www.angelsoflighthudsonvalley.org/
Facebook: Angles of Light: https://www.facebook.com/angelsoflighthudsonvalley/
Ronald MacDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley: https://rmh-ghv.org/
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital: https://www.mariafarerichildrens.org/
Monte’s Local Kitchen and Tap Room: https://www.monteskitchen.com/
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