The Hometown Journal is your source for community and public service topics and programs as aired on The Journey each Saturday morning at 6:00am.

Program Date
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March 11, 2017 Pet Adoption
Guest: Lisa O'Neil, Executive Director, Assisi Animal Clinics of Virginia
Discussion: Pet adoption, pet clinic, pet care
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March 4, 2017 Substance Abuse Prevention
Guest: Deborah Hendren, Substance Abuse Prevention Manager, Poe Center
Discussion: Gateway drugs and what parents should know about substance abuse
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February 25, 2017 Grief Counseling
Guest: Martha Furman, Director, Camp Braveheart
Discussion: Helping young people process grief after the death of a loved one
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February 18, 2017 Shenendoah Valley Fire Safety
Guest: Perry Weller, Deputy Fire Marshall, Staunton Fire Department
Discussion: Fire safety and education
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February 11, 2017 Spiritual Needs of Prison Inmates and Military Families
Guest: Fordyce Arnold, New Direction Ministry
Discussion: Addressing the spiritual needs of prison inmates and military families
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February 4, 2017 Small Business Mentoring
Guest: Nathan Kolb, Central VA Small Business Development Center
Discussion: Providing education and mentoring for start-ups and existing small businesses
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January 28, 2017 Horse Rehab and Therapy
Guest: Tracy Russler, Asst. Dir. Brookhill Farm
Discussion: Therapy center providing rehabilitation and adoption services for horses
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January 21, 2017 Providing Meals To The Needy in Lynchburg
Guest: Tracey Dixon, Director, Lynchburg Daily Bread
Discussion: The functions of The Lynchburg Daily Bread and community involvement
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December 3, 2016 Helping The Visually Impaired
Guest: John Netzel
New Vision helps visually impaired individuals with a variety of tools and training
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April 2, 2016 Marriage and Relationships
Guest Larry Comptor, Executive Director , Compass Marriage and Relationship Services
Discussion: Premarital workshops, raising children, spousal communication
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April 9, 2016 Amazement Square
Guest Ashley Karol, Director of Marketing, Amazement Square
Discussion: Amazement Square as a resource for children in Lynchburg, VA., funding for Amazement Square, children's programs, and programs that introduce children to math and science
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April 16, 2016 Junior Achievement of Hampton Roads
Guest: Kevin Will, Director, Junior Achievement of Hampton Roads
Discussion: The mission of Junior Achievement, how JA is helping students who are struggling in school, how JA is using social media and technology to communicate its mission with young people in the Hampton Roads area
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April 23, 2016 Miriam's House
Guest: Sarah Quarentotto
Discussion: How Miriam's House serves the homeless in the surrounding Lynchburg area

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April 30, 2016 Chesapeake Care
Guest: Peggy Homesly
Discussion: Chesapeake Care meets the medical needs in the Tidewater communities
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May 7, 2016

Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge
Guest: Dan Layman
Discussion: An organization that connects funding with organizations who meet community needs

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May 14, 2016 Campbell County DSS
Guest: Susan Jones
Discussion: How the DSS helps provide foster care, SNAP benefits, adoption and welfare services to the community
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May 21, 2016 Peninsula Rescue Mission
Guest: Alan Defries
Discussion: The functions of the PRM as a homeless shelter
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May 28, 2016 Combat Coalition
Guest: Jason Redman
Discussion: An organization that helps wounded soldiers recover and re-integrate into society
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June 4, 2016 Clifton Forge Library Group
Guest: Michael Barnes
Discussion: How the public library system provides services and programs to the community
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June 11, 2016 National Weather Service
Guest: Nick Petro
Discussion: Steps listeners can take to be prepared for inclement weather
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June 18, 2016 Judeo Christian Outreach
Guest: Todd Walker
Discussion: Director Todd Walker discusses the Judeo Christian Outreach homeless shelter in Virginia Beach
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June 25, 2016 Access Partnership
Guest: Candice Driskoll
Discussion: Health care for the underserved in Hampton Roads
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July 9, 2016 Norfolk Animal Care And Adoption
Guest: Barbara Hays
Discussion: Helping the community with animal care and pet adoption
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