Ro Digga and Haz Matt help show how HIP-Cuyahoga is creating a healthy opportunities for all

HIP-Cuyahoga successfully coordinated the collection of personal care products, and then the distribution at the Food Pantry and Care Pack Drive on Saturday, August 18th at Philemon Community Baptist Church in East Cleveland. Two local radio stations, WZAK 93.1 FM and Z107.9 FM helped promote the event and let community members know to come out and receive a helping hand. DJ Haz Matt from WZAK made announcements live on the radio from the event, and Ro Digga from Z1079 interviewed several of the coordinators of the event on Facebook Live.  The event was truly inspiring. Over 300 families received fresh, healthy food including produce, lean meats, bread and packs of personal care items. Partners who supported this event by collecting donated items from employees and/or the community include Hanson Services, The Cleveland Institute for Community Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, The Case Western Reserve University Comprehensive Cancer Care Center, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Two local retailers, Discount Drug Mart and the Dollar General of Bedford generously contributed multiple shopping cart loads of hygiene and health products from their shelves as well. Helping Hands, a service organization based at Philemon, runs food pantries, community meals, clothing drives and other projects to help neighbors in need.  Anjenette Whitted, who organized all of the volunteers and runs Helping Hands, led us through a seamless event. Cars lined up down the street, and drove through two lines of volunteers ready to load their car. In all, the day filled the hearts of recipients and volunteers with a sense of community and support.

“I help because I can. You never know when you are the one who is going to need a helping hand” ~ Anjenette Whitted.

Ro Digga helps promote Health Matters Here sites on social media

A FREE community Zumba event was held at Franklin D Roosevelt Academy in Glenville on May 8th at 11AM. Ro Digga, a DJ from Z1079 helped promote the event and all the shared use facilities on Facebook Live and Instagram. Zumba is offered for the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 pm at FDR Academy. FDR is proudly one of 21 “health matters here” sites across seven neighborhoods in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Several community members and dozens of students from FDR joined in the fun. Visit the Shared Use page for more information.

 

FREE Zumba May 8, 2017 – with special guest Ro Digga from Z107.9

Zumba with Ms. Leen and Ms. Felecia

Special guest Ro Digga from Z 107.9

Monday, May 8, 2017

11:00 AM

Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy

800 Linn Dr Cleveland, OH 44108

FREE!

HIP-Cuyahoga is creating opportunities to be healthier. One of the ways is to work with community partners to open their doors and become #healthmattershere facilities. To promote healthy opportunities that are popping up in Cuyahoga County, Ro Digga from Z 107.9 will visit this FREE Zumba class. Ro Digga will be doing a Facebook Live interview with some folks that helped bring this opportunity to the community and even some of the participants! Will that be you? We hope you can join this fun fitness class! Click here for the flyer.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy is one of several facilities throughout Cuyahoga County that have signed policies or “shared use agreements” that state that they will open their doors to allow healthy activities occur at their sites. Churches, schools, community centers, even a dry cleaner have pledged to help the community get healthier. The current list of locations with these policies is on our Shared Use page. Please contact the specific site you are interested in to find out the program schedule. We welcome new facilities to join this group. Please call Erika at 216-368-2263 to learn what it takes.