News Maker Celeste Brooks on Global Day of Unplugging

Warren Coalition is asking us to participate in the Global Day of Unplugging March 1 and 2.

We spoke with Warren Coalition’s Community Outreach Coordinator Celeste Brooks about it in our latest news maker.

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Celeste tells us about the idea behind the Global Day of Unplugging including some history behind the event.

She also tells us that where the idea behind Global Day of Unplugging is total disconnect Warren Coalition is simply asking us not to use our phones for 24 hours.

Celeste also tells us that Warren Coalition has activities to do during the 24 hours and incentives to participate. 

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News Maker Celeste Brooks on a short term food drive

After finding that the need for food is so great that local food pantries are running low on supplies the Warren Coalition launched a short term food drive.

We spoke to Warren Coalition’s Community Outreach Coordinator Celeste Brooks about the need and drive in our latest news maker.

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Celeste tells us how Warren Coalition found out about the desperate need.

She also tells us where nonperishable food donations are being collected and when the drive ends.

Celeste tells us that all donations are desperately needed not just for this drive but the annual Camping for Hunger Campaign because the need is that great this year.

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Local agencies raise funds for emergency shelter

thanksgiving activity boxes

The Warren Coalition, Blue Ridge Housing Network and Thermal Shelter announced by email and effort to raise funds for an emergency women and children’s shelter.

The need has been identified in the community as there is currently no shelter in the area.

Women with their children are often forced to sleep in their car or risk losing their children due to a temporary setback.

The group has established a short term goal of raising enough funds to support a mother and her children for up to two weeks at a hotel.

The long term goal is to rent an apartment for a year that is available to families in need.

A booth at the Wine & Craft Festival on May 20th will have more information and donation opportunities.

Handmade Ugandan bracelets will be available for purchase.

Donations over $5 will be entered into drawings for various prizes.

If you would like to help by donating prizes for the drawing contact Warren Coalition Community Outreach Coordinator Celeste Brooks at celeste@warrencoalition.org or 540-660-3367.

Donations to the emergency shelter can be made online at warrencoalition.org or by a check payable to “Warren Coalition” with “Emergency Shelter” written on the memo line.

Any donations can also be mailed to Warren Coalition, PO Box 2058, Front Royal, VA 22630.

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Warren Coalition celebrates Warren County

virtual trauma informed training

An email from the Community Outreach Coordinator for Prevention Collaborative Warren Coalition Celeste Brooks announced a new event for Feb. 15.

As a celebration of the We See You Warren County campaign the Warren Coalition presents We Love Warren County at the Raymond E. Santmyers Youth Center.

The event is free with cocoa, photo booth, music, crafts and a pin a love note to Warren County on the large LOVE sign on site.

The highlight of the event is the Polar Pitch Burst Chair where volunteers wait to be doused with cold water.

The WeCUWC registrations made between now and Feb. 15 the more will be doused.

The Love Our Community event will be held 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. on the 15 of Feb..

There are volunteers standing by to be doused but it takes WeCUWC registrations to get them wet and cold.

To find out more or register go to weseeyou.warrencoalition.org.

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Creating a Stronger Community with Warren Coalition

Our conversation today with Celeste Brooks – Community Outreach Coordinator, and Ryan Cubbage – Community Liaison with Northwestern Prevention Collaborative (which includes Warren Coalition) focused on their programs & trainings that help build a stronger, more resilient community. The pair explained a few of their programs, talked about some upcoming events and told us about their Recovery Ally Training that happens on January 26, 2022. Click here to have a listen.

Celeste explained the relationship between Northwestern Prevention Collaborative and the various coalitions in the Shenandoah Valley including the Warren Coalition which is what most of our conversation centered around today.

She also told us about the Recover Ally Training, sponsored by NPC for anyone who wants to support people in recovery from substance misuse or substance use disorder. The training will help you understand the science of addiction, the stigma, and give you tools for how to help. You will learn about the most difficult times in recovery – it’s not what you think – what to say, what not to say, abuse vs misuse, addict/junkie vs person with substance use disorder, and post-acute withdrawal symptoms. This is a FREE virtual training happening on January 26, 2022 from 1pm – 4pm. Registration is required. You can do that here: https://nwprevention.org/recovery-ally

Ryan told us about the We See You, Warren County campaign including it’s purpose and why it’s needed. We talked about the monthly greeting and the impact it can have to create a stronger community. You can get more details for that and sign up here: bit.ly/wecuwc or join the Facebook group by clicking here.

He also gave us details for their FREE Love Our Community event happening on February 15, 2022. You can find the Facebook event by clicking here.

News Maker Celeste Brooks on Warren Coalition’s We See You Campaign

To help recover from the isolation of the pandemic  the Warren Coalition has launched the We See You campaign.

We spoke to the Warren Coalition’s Community Outreach Coordinator Celeste Brooks about the campaign in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Celeste explains that the campaign is an attempt to spread positive thoughts and actions in the community.

Celeste also tells us about the Warren Coalition’s mission as well.

To find out more about the We See You campaign click here.

Click here for Celeste’s interview.

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News Maker Celeste Brooks on Warren Coalition’s We See You Campaign

To help recover from the isolation of the pandemic  the Warren Coalition has launched the We See You campaign.

We spoke to the Warren Coalition’s Community Outreach Coordinator Celeste Brooks about the campaign in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Celeste explains that the campaign is an attempt to spread positive thoughts and actions in the community.

Celeste also tells us about the Warren Coalition’s mission as well.

To find out more about the We See You campaign click here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.