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Empowering Change: Gene Howell's Inspirational Talk to Riverbend Rotarians

June 22, 20232 min read
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“What we need most right now are Sleep kits. They cost us $100 and they are put to use the day we get them. ” - Gene Howell


Riverbend Head Start:
Gene Howell's Inspiring Talk on Transforming Lives

Gene Howell, seated and passionately discussing the mission and impact of Riverbend Head Start, with Rotary Club President Monica Bristow attentively listening to his presentation.
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Gene Howell, the fifth person to lead an organization over a hundred years old, recently addressed the Riverbend Rotarians, sharing his experiences and the mission of his organization. The organization, which started as a home-based program, has expanded over the years to include counseling services, clinic services, and programs for seniors and children. Watch presentation...

Howell's leadership is marked by a deep sense of responsibility and a commitment to not "screw it up." He believes that each generation has its own challenges, but the current focus is on securing adequate funding to deliver high-quality services, particularly for early childhood or preschool services.

Howell's organization is dedicated to empowering children and families to develop positive skills to meet life's challenges. They take a trauma-informed, compassionate approach, building relationships with families and individuals without judgment. The organization believes that everyone is capable of positive change, and that strengthening families is the foundation for a child's future.

Howell shared stories of his personal experiences in the field, including his encounters with families in high-risk communities. Despite the challenges and dangers, Howell and his team remain committed to their mission, visiting these neighborhoods and providing much-needed support.

One of the key services the organization provides is dental services for children and pregnant mothers. They understand the impact of dental health on overall health and work to disrupt generational health issues. The organization also ensures that children under their care have physical check-ups, immunizations, and vision and hearing screenings.

Howell's address to the Riverbend Rotarians was a testament to his dedication and the critical work his organization is doing in the community. His stories highlighted the importance of understanding and addressing the root causes of issues faced by families in need. Howell's leadership and the work of his organization are indeed making a significant difference in many lives.

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Eric McRoy

Eric McRoy is a dedicated community leader and active member of the Riverbend Rotary Club. With a passion for service and a keen interest in making a positive impact on the lives of others, Eric lends his experience and expertise to various local initiatives. As a skilled communicator and enthusiastic volunteer, he enjoys sharing stories of the club's accomplishments, inspiring others to join the mission of creating lasting change in the Riverbend area and beyond.

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