Traci Gurley-Tomashosky

Acting Executive Director for United Way Battlement to the Bells

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Hear about West Mountain Regional Health Alliance via its Executive Director, Chirstina Gair, and its Americorps VISTA, Sophia Abdun. They discuss social determinants of health, their hope for systems-level change, and more.

Mountain Voices Project

Mountain Voices Project has launched The Landlord/Tenant Housing Recovery Plan to help those who've had trouble paying or getting rent due to the financial impacts of COVID-19. John Fox-Rubin and Patrick Morrissy of Mountain Voices speak with Traci about the program. 

Literacy Outreach

United Way Cares begins its 2021 season with Martha Fredendall and Rachel Baiyo of Literacy Outreach. They talk about the history of the organization, its volunteer base, and the joy of watching students vote for the first time, 

Habitat for Humanity

This month on United Way Cares, hear from members of the Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley team: President Gail Schwartz and Americorps VISTA member Erin Sibley-Jett. They speak with host Traci Gurley-Tomashosky about adapting the ReStore and home-building sites to COVID-19 protocols and how the organization is multiplying its building sites.

Highwater Farm

On United Way Cares, Farm Director Sara Tymczyszyn and Farm Program & Events Coordinator Anna Thomas reflect on Highwater Farm's first season. They chat with host Traci about the successes of the year, the huge roles their volunteers play, and plans for next year. Plus, Anna explains her swift transition from the PeaceCorps in Senegal to the garden in Silt. 

LIFT-UP

LIFT-UP Executive Director Angela Mills and newly-hired AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Program Manager Sophia Gielink share about recent efforts to address food insecurity in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Alpine Legal Services

Alpine Legal Services Executive Director Jennifer Wherry and AmeriCorps VISTA Caleb Kvale catch-up with Traci on United Way Cares to provide details about their intiatives for meeting the economic crisis spurred by this pandemic. Particularly, they talk about a program to avoid evictions by mitigating conflict between landlords and tenants.

Seven Hawks Healing

This month United Way Cares host Traci Gurley-Tomshosky speaks with Shaman Rob Woo from Basalt about finding peace and calm in the face of turmoil.  Shaman Rob Woo has several books about health, wellness and spirituality.  This show usually focuses on non-profits in the valley, however because of COVID and it’s unique effects on mental health, this episode addresses how listeners can find more peace and tranquility.

Habitat for Humanity

On this month's show, Traci interviews Bo Blodgett, whose work as an AmeriCorps VISTA has evolved into employment as housing development analyst at Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley. Bo also provides an update about the ReStore virtual adaptation.

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GarCo Design Works began as a partnership between Garfield County and Colorado Mountain College. AmeriCorps Vista Nicole Westfall and Executive Director Kathleen Norman share details about this sustainability-focused sewing program for TANF participants.

LIFT-UP

LIFT-UP Executive Director Angela Mills provides insight into this organization's history, ongoing initiatives and partnerships and how local residents may best benefit from the program.

Sunlight Mountain Resort

Sunlight Mountain Resort's 35th Annual Skier Appreciation Day is now on January 10. Marketing and Sales Director Troy Hawks describes this year's theme and events on United Way Cares.

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This month on United Way Cares, Highwater Farm Project Director Sara Tymczyszyn talks about her initiative to connect youth with sustainable agriculture beginning at the Silt River Preserve in 2020.

This month on United Way Cares, CASA of the 9th Executive Director Christy Doyon and AmeriCorps VISTA Megan Beirne share about the work done by CASA of the 9th.

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Wick Moses is one of the personalities that put KDNK on the air. He joins Traci Gurley-Tomashosky on United Way Cares to give a glimpse into Carbondale's colorful history, the origins of Mountain Fair and CCAH and the beginning of KDNK.

Traci Gurley-Tomashosky talks about United Way Battlement to the Bells with Board President Lawrence Bond and about expanding the AmeriCorps VISTA Project.

West Mountain Regional Health Alliance

Cristina Gair is Executive Director for West Mountain Regional Health Alliance. Here she describes the orgnanization to Traci Gurley-Tomashosky, host of United Way Cares.

Alpine Legal Services

Alpine Legal Services is a non-profit civil legal assistance agency dedicated to providing legal services and upholding fundamental legal rights in Garfield, Pitkin and western Eagle Counties. Here, Executive Director Jennifer Wherry talks about the organization and their participation in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. 

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Today's show features AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers Kaylee Peterson, who serves at Family Visitor Programs, and Bo Blodgett, who serves at Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork.

Jill Pidcock of The ARC of the Central Mountains joins Traci Gurley-Tomashosky to share about her advocacy organization.

This month's show features two guests involved in the AmeriCorps VISTA project, which works with organizations that help eradicate poverty.

On this month's edition of United Way Cares, host Traci Gurley-Tomashosky talks to Rick Blauvelt, Executive Director of Raising a Reader Aspen to Parachute. The organization works to foster early literacy skills among young children, so they develop a love of books and become successful readers. United Way Cares airs monthly on KDNK and is hosted by Gurley-Tomashosky, Executive Director of United Way Battlement to the Bells. Hear archived episodes here.

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On this month's show, Traci is joined by Sandy Swanson, executive director for Family Visitor Programs, and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Kaylee Peterson. Family Visitor Programs provides home visitation services to pregnant women and to parents of young children residing in the Aspen to Parachute, Colorado region. Programs are offered to families at no cost, regardless of income.

Habitat for Humanity

Host Traci Gurley-Tomashosky is joined by Amy French, volunteer coordinator and family services director for Habitat for Humanity, to talk about net-zero building, the Basalt Vista Housing Project and more.

CASA of the Ninth

Christy Doyon is executive director for CASA of the Ninth, a volunteer-based nonprofit that provides provide court-appointed advocates to abused and neglected children in Colorado’s 9th Judicial District. CASA of the Ninth is hosting the First Annual Superhero Run on Saturday, September 29 at Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel. The run will have a 5K race, as well as a 1-mile Kids Fun Run.

Traci Gurley-Tomashosky, director of United Way Battlement to the Bells, interviews AmeriCorps VISTA worker Bo Blodgett about his involvement with both the Garfield County Housing Authority and River Center of New Castle.

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Host Traci Gurley, executive director for United Way Battlement to the Bells, speaks with WindWalkers executive director Gabrielle Greeves.

Traci Gurley-Tomashosky, acting executive director for United Way Battlement to the Bells, discusses a new AmeriCorps VISTA project with Andie Scott and volunteer Alex Willard.