Valerie McKelvey

Helping Communities in Need

On episode 17 of the Live Mike Podcast, Mike Romigh talks with long-time Beaver County community volunteer Valerie McKelvey, founder and director of the Franklin Center of Beaver County, including the Professional Outfitters charitable program providing clothing and other essentials to men, women and children facing challenging life transitions.

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On episode 17 of the Live Mike Podcast, Mike Romigh talks with long-time Beaver County community volunteer Valerie McKelvey, founder and director of the Franklin Center of Beaver County, including the Professional Outfitters charitable program providing clothing and other essentials to men, women and children facing challenging life transitions.

The Professional Outfitters and Variety Shoppe  is a program of the nonprofit organization, the Franklin Center of Beaver County, Inc. and relies solely on donations for the items it provides to the community.  It has three locations providing clothing and other essentials to men, women and children facing challenging life transitions, especially for those re-entering the workforce. Families can also receive household items such a pots, pans, and bedding when available.

Some of the Franklin Center’s important community programs include Beaver County Homeless Assistance, Beaver County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Dollar Energy, and the Aliquippa Council of Men and Fathers/Fatherhood Initiative, as well as various after-school and summer education programs for youth.

Professional Outfitters and Variety Shoppe, 1035 Third Avenue, New Brighton, PA, 15066, 724-846-2000

 

This episode was recorded April 18, 2020 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  Host: Mike Romigh.  Guest: Valerie McKelvey. Audiography: Kevin Farkas, Mike Romigh. Music (available on SoundCloud.com): Iamdyzm (“Hip Hop & Trance”), HarbingerLoops (“Dreary Thoughts”).  Other Sounds (available on YouTube.com): Highground Motivation (“Steve Harvey Motivational speech – Success of Imagination”), MR4 Music  (“Mobster),” “Edward R. Murrows final reply to Senator Joseph McCarthys See It Now appearance – April 13 1954.” ©The Live Mike Podcast/The Social Voice Project.  All rights reserved.

This podcast episode can also be found in the Listening Library: Beaver County.


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