Greetings from new MARRS President

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Photo of George deWalder, President of MARRS Board of Directors
George deWalder, President of MARRS Board of Directors

Greetings, listeners, supporters, and fellow MARRS volunteers:

Please allow me to introduce myself as the new President of the MARRS Board of Directors for the fiscal year that began July 1. I’ve been a regular Friday reader since October 2014. My first exposure to reading for the low vision community was in 2001 with TIRS – Triad Information Reading Service, which partners with WFDD 88.5 in Winston-Salem. There, I got to know Jonathan Milam, who has been instrumental in providing help and expertise to MARRS over the years.

One of my goals as President is to improve the quality of our services based on feedback from our listeners. This includes evaluating new technology. Some of our actions may take time to implement, but I’m happy to report that we have a very competent Board comprised of individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience. Making decisions that are feasible and fiscally responsible is important to us.

Please know that your comments and feedback are always welcome. Thank you.

George deWalder

Giving to MARRS

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Option One

If you or folks you know shop online at Amazon, one easy way to help MARRS financially is to switch to Amazon Smile and designate MARRS as the nonprofit you want to support.

Bookmark the site for easy return, and from then on Amazon will donate to MARRS 0.5% of most purchases you make. It’s a small amount and free to you, but if hundreds of Amazon shoppers support MARRS, the proceeds will amount to a lot.

So that’s Option 1: please ask your friends who shop at Amazon to support MARRS through Amazon Smile. An easy way to do that is an email to everyone on your contacts list.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Option Two

Another way to keep the MARRS ship afloat is through a tax-deductible donation. You can give online easily and securely at the MARRS website.

Of course you can always bring a check to the studio or mail it to: MARRS Treasurer, 75 Haywood Street, Suite G-4, Asheville, NC 28801.

All donations go directly to the unique service we provide listeners and may help you save money come tax time. Please tell your friends about this opportunity too.

One of our hard-to-find-a-gift-for volunteers asks his loved ones to contribute to MARRS rather than buy him birthday presents. People are often eager to support a cause they know you love and volunteer for, so it’s easy to ask.

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