Walden Savings Bank
We are excited to partner with Energy 103 Radio to help recognize those "Community Champions" that volunteer right here in Our Community. Each Community Champion will earn a $500 award for their organization or cause.
If you know someone who volunteers locally and should be considered, we invite you to nominate them today!
Town of Montgomery Food Pantry
The Town of Montgomery Food Pantry is a resource for anyone in need to receive food once a month and is available to residents living in the Valley Central School District. The Pantry is mainly funded by private donations and local food drives and receives state funding through grants.
The Town of Montgomery Food Pantry is a privately run Pantry that has volunteers, staffed by four local churches:
- First Presbyterian Church, Village of Montgomery
- First Reformed Church, Village of Walden
- Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, Village of Walden
- St. Andrew's Episcopal Church/Chapel of Walden, Village of Walden
- Brick Reformed, Montgomery
Visit www.villageofmontgomery.org to learn more about this organization or how to get involved. Be sure to listen to highlights from our interview with President & CEO Derrik R. Wynkoop and the Town Of Montgomery Food Pantry's Community Champion Karena Winum.
Pets Alive is a no-kill animal rescue, located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Their mission is to build a humane community supporting the human-animal bond by being a resource through rescue, adoption, intervention, education, and outreach.
Pets Alive is one of the oldest no-kill organizations in the United States. Animals at Pets Alive include dogs, cats and farm animals. Many of the animals at Pets Alive are older, have special needs or require special care.
Visit www.petsalive.com to learn more about this organization and be sure to listen to highlights from our interview with President & CEO Derrik R. Wynkoop and Pets Alive Community Champion Debbie Pesola.
Inspire was founded as the Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc. in 1950 primarily to provide rehabilitative and education services to children with cerebral palsy. Today, Inspire provides a wide array of rehabilitative, educational, and disability support services for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Through sites in Goshen, Newburgh, and Monroe, Inspire provides the various support services to children and adults throughout Orange County.
Visit www.inspirecp.org to learn more about this organization and be sure to listen to highlights from our interview with President & CEO Derrik R. Wynkoop and Inspire's Community Champion Suzanne Schindler.
Gardiner Fire Department
The Gardiner Fire Department and the Gardiner Fire District are all volunteer organizations dedicated to the health and welfare of Gardiner residents, their families, and their property. The Gardiner Fire Department is a combination fire department that provides both fire and emergency medical services. The department covers Gardiner’s approximately 28,000 acres or 45 square miles and more than 55 miles of roads.
Visit The Gardiner Fire Department online and be sure to listen the highlights from our interview with our own President and CEO Derrik Wynkoop and The Gardiner Fire Department's Community Champion, Kelli Nielson.
Warwick Humane Society
Warwick Valley Humane Society provides a safe haven and protection for the community’s homeless, injured and abused animals. They promote adoption, responsible pet ownership, spaying, neutering, and community outreach.
The Warwick Valley Humane Society is a not for profit corporation of the State of New York. Founded in 1954, they have operated the Warwick Animal Shelter since 1968 and are the second oldest humane society in Orange County.
Visit The Warwick Valley Humane Society online and be sure to listen the highlights from our interview with our own President and CEO Derrik Wynkoop and The Warwick Valley Humane Society's Community Champion, Betsy Mitchell.
Friends of Otisville School
The Friends of the Otisville School, Inc is a non-profit corporation organized exclusively for preservation and rehabilitation of the "Old Otisville School " or the former Minisink Valley Elementary School at Otisville.
Their goal is to develop a cultural, artistic, education and recreation community center that reflects the History and Love this 100 year old structure that has come to symbolize to our village, our town and our region. It was our privilege to recognize Allison Miller for the work she is doing for the Friends of the Otisville School. Thank you Allison for all that you are doing for our community.
Maybrook VFW Post 2064
The Maybrook VFW recognizes local Veterans and their sacrifices in military-service to our country which each made to ensure the freedoms and security of a way of life that we all enjoy today.
Their members pay tribute to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service when "Honoring the Dead by Helping the Living". The many National Veterans of Foreign Wars Programs are promoted to recognize the needs of those now serving in the military, Disabled Veterans and the Widows and Orphans of Veterans.
VFW educational programs are offered to local schools and their students of all grades to help recognize military Veterans and to promote true Patriotism through art contests, essay- writing and an oratory-program. It was our privilege to recognize Chuck Wright for the work he is doing for the Maybrook VFW. Thank you Chuck for all that you are doing for our community.
Habitat For Humanity of Greater Newburgh
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh was founded in October of 1999 by a group of dedicated volunteers who shared a vision to revitalize Newburgh’s neighborhoods and help local hard-working, low-income families help themselves create strength, stability, and self-reliance. Habitat Newburgh is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
Be sure to listen to Manny Diaz in his recent interview with Walden Savings Bank President and CEO, Derrik Wynkoop. Manny was recognized as one of our Community Champions for his extraordinary work at the Habitat Restore.
Donated goods collected by the Habitat ReStore are sold and proceeds are returned to Habitat for Humanity. Shoppers purchase high quality merchandise often with 50 to 90% off the original retail cost and in doing so support the elimination of substandard housing in their community with every transaction. Thank you for all of your efforts Manny!
The New Rose Theatre
The New Rose Theatre (Hudson Valley Conservatory) is the Hudson Valley’s first performing arts school, offering classes in acting, music and dance for over twenty years.
Started in 1994, The New Rose Theatre has become a place for children to learn and grow in the arts. They pride themselves on offering a well-rounded arts education and helping children develop not just as artists, but confident, competent young adults.
They offer classes for those ages 3 and up. Whether you are looking for a fun after school activity or a pre professional training program, they are here to accommodate your training needs. Students have the opportunity to take part in numerous productions throughout the year in their own black box theatre, The New Rose Theatre. The Hudson Valley Conservatory strives to enrich the lives of all its students in the arts along with its surrounding community.
Visit The New Rose Theatre / Hudson Valley Conservatory online and be sure to listen the highlights from our interview with our own President and CEO Derrik Wynkoop and The New Rose Theatre's Community Champion, Jane Galyean.