Nearing 100--Murfreesboro Rotary Still Helps Others!



Nearing 100--Murfreesboro Rotary Still Helps Others! | H3ARC, Rotary, Murfreesboro, Boys and Girls Club, grant, WGNS

(L-R) Murfreesboro Rotary President Melissa Cassidy presents a $3,600 check to Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County CPO and Executive Director Sheryl Chesnutt.

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Boys & Girls Club Grant

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary, and on Tuesday (4/9/2019) this active group presented a $3,600 grant to the Boys and Girls Club.

Club President Melissa Cassidy explained that the main focuses of the local group is to encourage area youth to improve their skills and abilities.

H3ARC

As a part of that effort, Murfreesboro Rotary heard about H3ARC's work to help the homeless in Rutherford County.

H3ARC is an acronym for the three H's that Murfreesboro and Rutherford County are aiming to fix. Those three H's are, "Housing, Health and Human Services." The ARC stands for "Alliance of Rutherford County."

H3ARC is building a system to provide guidance, resources, and referrals for members. As an umbrella organization, H3ARC has an opportunity to enhance provider collaboration and reduce duplication of services.

When asked about the local homeless situation, Bill Kraus (left photo) told NewsRadio WGNS . . .

Kraus stressed, "There are around 1,300 homeless children here. They attend our local schools. However, the thing that concerns me the most is the dramatic increase in women, age 50-65, who have become homeless in recent years."

Although Kraus does not officially take the position of executive director of H3ARC until September, his passion to help already has him making the new organization known. In an earlier WGNS broadcast, he explained . . .

More About Murfreesboro Rotary

The Murfreesboro Rotary Club celebrates its 100th anniversary in October, and meets at noon every Tuesday at the Stones River Country Club.

If you have questions, phone 615-796-6681 or e-mail: murfreesbororotary@gmail.com.