Highland Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink Communications.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed Ellen Allen, Executive Director, Covenant House and Angie Douglas, Coordinator of CanStruction.
Ellen talked about the mission of the Covenant House, which is celebrating their 35th Anniversary this year. The Covenant House was established to help people with the fewest resources meet their basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter. After 35 years, their core mission remains the same. Whether a person is homeless, facing eviction, or needs food for their table, Covenant House is a safety net, an advocate, and a safe haven in times of crisis.
The mission of the Covenant House is dedicated to social justice through our efforts to eradicate hunger, homelessness, and poverty. Our diverse faith, cultural, and belief traditions unite us in reaching out to those in need, irrespective of race, class, gender, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or national origin.
As advocates, Covenant House staff members work to ensure those with the fewest resources have a voice in the policy-making process. Educating the general public and decision makers (from the local to the federal level) is a constant priority.
Angie discussed the 10-year history of CanStruction. On April 2, 2016 at the Clay Center, 8 engineering marvels will be created out of can of foods. Over 17,000 cans will be utilized, with all the cans ultimately ending up in the Covenant House Food Pantry.
Ellen also talked about their upcoming 6th Annual Chef’s Challenge set for April 5, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center. Seven Chefs from around the state converge to bring guests a delicious 5-course meal. Auction items are available along with a special raffle this year.
Call 304-344-8053 x22 for ticket info or click here.
We also interviewed Tonya Vannatter, Board Member, Kanawha Valley Collective (KVC).
Tonya talked about the purpose of the KVC. The Kanawha Valley Collective is a collaborative network dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness made up of a group of like-minded agencies.
On April 7, 2016, KVC is organizing a Community Resource Fair from 10-2:00 at the Switzer Center at 900 Griffin Drive in Charleston, WV.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.