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Elena Marmo on WaterAid

Elena Marmo of WaterAid joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss her work with the amazing organization.

WaterAid is an international development organization, working in over 35 countries. They provide access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

The Parsippany native tells Latino that there are 844 million people across the globe that do not have access to clean water. “That’s about one in every ten people,” she states.

Marmo has visited Colombia and Cambodia to help spread the mission of WaterAid. They hope to provide clean water to everyone, everywhere by 2030. “We’re on our way, but we’ve still got some work to do.”

In May, students from Montclair State University, Rutgers University and Ramapo University will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money and awareness for the cause. To learn more, click here.

Mark Graham on Vets4Warriors

Mark Graham, Major General, US Army (Retired) & Senior Director, Rutgers UBHC National Call Center & Director, Vets4Warriors, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the variety of support Vets4Warriors provides to our returning heroes.

Vets4Warriors is a national 24/7 peer support network for veteran and military communities. It is 100% staffed by trained veterans and members of the military community, their families or caregivers.

“We are who we serve,” Graham states. “Our goal is for you to thrive.”

To learn more, click here.

Amy Andersen on the Importance of Sign Language

Amy Andersen, 2017-18 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the importance of sign language.

Adubato went on-location to the 2017 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City to chat with Andersen. “We have a deaf community that is really spread out all over the country,” Andersen says of the importance of learning American Sign Language.

Andersen also tells Adubato that Ocean City has become known as a “deaf-friendly town,” with students learning to sign. This creates a feeling of comfort, which strengthens the entire community.

To learn more, click here.