On Thursday evening September 28, Wolfe Street Foundation board treasurer, Jerry and wife Sherri Damerow, will be acknowledged for their significant support of STEM education in our community. The Damerows will receive the Fribourgh Honor from UA Little Rock. Making their home in Little Rock from Ohio many years ago, the Damerows have funded a math and statistics scholarship since 2009 that helps students fund tuition, books, and room & board. Jerry is a retired KPMG partner who has worked quietly behind the scenes for us at Wolfe Street lending his skill set and talents to the foundation. Thank you Damerows for your gracious modeling of love and service to such worthy projects. Read More
(CNN)President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration plans to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency, a designation that would offer states and federal agencies more resources and power to combat the epidemic.
"The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I am saying, officially, right now, it is an emergency. It's a national emergency," Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "We're going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.
"We are going to draw it up, and we are going to make it a national emergency. It is a serious problem the likes of which we have never had."
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Judge Gruber's sobriety court, a yearlong intensive treatment program for certain people charged with driving while intoxicated who opt into the program in lieu of jail time, heavy fines and community service hours.
Following a nationwide trend, Gruber's program is the first of its kind in Little Rock and one of 10 in the state, according to data from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The programs target what the National Center for DWI Courts calls "hardcore DWI offenders."
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On November 17, the US Surgeon General issued a historic report on alcohol, drugs and health. The comprehensive publication explains, in easy to read language, the effects on the brain of alcohol and drugs and how misuse can become a disorder. It outlines evidence showing that prevention, treatment, and recovery policies and programs really do work. Likewise, multiple resources must come together inside a community to curb the rising pandemic. Among them, 12-step programs and recovery group meetings work to treat youth, adults and families who have been impacted. To read the report in full, download a copy.
Due to everyone's generous support, service and love, the 21st Annual Golf Classic and the first ever Howling at the Wolfe was a tremendous success! Both events on September 30, 2016 raised almost $36,000 for the Wolfe Street Foundation.
Thank you to our the Board of Directors for their support and the event committee for working so hard to bring all of this together. To the donors ad sponsors of both events, we could not be any more grateful of your support. Volunteers, you are the backbone of these events. Everything that you do behind the scenes made this a successful venture.
And to our golfers and party attendees....thank you for being a part of this wonderful day!
Again, we are grateful and humbled by everyone's continued support of Wolfe Street Foundation.