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Dear all of our incredible supporters,

It's June and that means it's time for our End of Fiscal Year Campaign!!

What a year it has been for all of us. I hope as we come out of our rabbit holes that we all have a renewed sense of what is most meaningful and certainly what is essential to our lives and our well being. Essential is what Valley Eye Radio has been to our listeners more than ever during this pandemic.

We have worked extra hard for our listeners including expanding our COVID coverage--all the latest developments, what resources were available, how to get tested and vaccinated, special COVID late day broadcasts, and on and on.

Your support is needed more than ever to keep us on the air.

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Valley Eye Radio is now on YouTube!

Simply go to youtube.com and search for "Valley Eye Radio" or click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yhj78n8mGM to see a video about us and how we're always looking to "adopt" new members into our VER volunteer reader family.

If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you'll stay up to date and never miss a new video.

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Check out this article from the Westfield News (March 22nd) which featured Valley Eye Radio

Click below or check out this online link https://thewestfieldnews.com/volunteers-sought-to-real-local-publications/

SPRINGFIELD – Valley Eye Radio is seeking volunteers to read and record articles from local newspapers and magazines, including The Westfield News.

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Click the link below to listen to the interview of Valley Eye Radio's Programming Coordinator, Harold Anderson and volunteer reader Jan Rowan as they talk about our service and what goes on behind the scenes.

https://anchor.fm/montaguereporter/episodes/Bonus-episode-Valley-Eye-Radio-brings-Montague-Reporter-content-to-the-valley-eq4a2h

Our thanks to Sarah, Jan and all who made this interview possible!

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Click the link below to watch the interview of Valley Eye Radio's Programming Coordinator, Harold Anderson as he talks about what we do and our mission to provide accessible audio programming to those who need our service.

https://youtu.be/-0imd-69iak

Our thanks to all who made this interview possible!

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Hi,

I was watching one of my favorite programs—CBS Sunday Morning—last weekend and they did their annual review of people we had lost in 2020. Does anyone remember the late singer and Houston native Johnny Nash who died at 80 this year?

The commentator drew a comparison between this “dark year” and Nash’s #1 uplifting single “I Can See Clearly Now the Rain Is Gone.” He went on to share that the song reminded him that courage and kindness usually triumph in the end, even during tough times like we have had this past year.

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The new year that we have all been waiting for approaches—2021!! Four more days after a year that seemed interminable.

As challenging as 2020 has been, is it just me, or is there more kindness and concern for others in the air even beyond the traditional holiday spirit?

Our End of Year Campaign ends Thursday night at midnight. As you start to say goodbye to this not normal year, we hope you will consider a donation to make our listeners’ lives more cared for and connected.

I know, after this 2020 experience unlike any other, that it isn’t just me feeling this renewed sense of kindness and caring through the act of giving.

More kindness and concern for others in the air?? A 2020 silver lining?? I definitely think so.

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CONNECTION GRATITUDE KINDNESS

GENEROSITY THANKFULNESS ALTRUISM

HAPPINESS PLEASURE

Dear all,

It has been quite a year full of a range of emotions and finding ways to survive a pandemic. We have all weathered these times in different ways, but not without introspection and heightened awareness of how these words may have transformed us post-COVID.

Just words? Ideals?

Not anymore for most of us. How much more INTEGRAL and POWERFUL have they become for you in this season of pandemic giving and caring for others?

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Greetings to you all,

CONNECTION
GRATITUDE
KINDNESS
GENEROSITY
ALTRUISM
THANKFULNESS
HAPPINESS
PLEASURE

What POWERFUL words in this season of giving!! Take a moment to ponder each one. By giving, will they make your holiday season even brighter? We hope you will be thinking of Valley Eye Radio and our listeners. You can truly make a difference.

Please donate through our website or send a check to our address:
Valley Eye Radio, 1 Federal Street. Building 101. Springfield, MA 01105

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Hi all,
Where are you at with your Thanksgiving preparations? Can’t find a 10 pound turkey?
Wondering if you should still make that trip to one of your relatives or stay close to home?
What a year it has been! Has COVID got you in a funk or enabling you to count your blessings more than ever? For most of us, things are just not following our usual routine or expectations.
At Valley Eye Radio we are so thankful for you and your past support. Despite all we have been through, we hope you will stick to your usual routine with Giving Tuesday on December 1 this year.
You will be helping us stay on the air for our listeners who are depending on us during this pandemic more than ever for the latest local news and developments with COVID.
Many Thanksgiving blessings,
Barbara

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Read about what Valley Eye Radio has been doing during COVID-19 in this article from MassLive.

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Valley Eye Radio featured in the Greenfield Recorder.

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It’s 8 a.m. on Monday morning in the Valley Eye Radio studios at WGBY in Springfield. The Springfield Republican, and other local newspapers that we read live every morning have not yet arrived. There’s breaking news on MassLive that must be printed. One of our volunteer readers has just called to say she is ill and can’t read live at 9 a.m. To make matters worse, there is a storm brewing that could affect our operations for the rest of the day. Read the full article on the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Blog.

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Valley Eye Radio has special programming coming up to help those with diabetes learn what they can do to live a healthier life.

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Kethy Sinclair of Westfield has been a reader for Valley Eye Radio for more than six years.
Pat Duperre, a longtime volunteer with Valley Eye Radio, says she was inspired to read by the challenges of her son, who lost his sight after a heart attack.