Spaulding speaks at Rotary meeting


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Marlene Spaulding, executive director of ABLE Families, spoke to the Madison Rotary Club on the organizations services in Mingo County. Pictured with Spaulding is Rotarian Richard Stephens.


MADISON, W.Va. — The Madison Rotary Club learned about ABLE (Affirming, Believing, Learning, Empowering) Families, a non-profit faith-based agency, when Marlene Spaulding visited the local Rotarians recently.

Spaulding is executive director of the organization providing services in Mingo County. The non-profit agency was founded in 1995 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wheeling. Located in Kermit, West Virginia, the agency is dedicated to empowering families in the coalfields of Appalachia through its mission to confront the systemic causes of poverty by supporting families as they make positive changes in their lives.

Spaudling, who was the guest of Rotarian Richard Stephens, explained ABLE Families offers job training and leadership development through adult education; supports a nutrition education program called Supper in a Sack; provides an in-home family education program for pregnant women and women who have babies birth to three years; gives children ages five through 16 a chance to experience after-school programs and summer camps; and gives hands-on computer training to enhance job placement skills.

To learn more about this worthwhile agency or to make a donation, call 304-393-4987 or contact pmurray@ablefamilies.org

Marlene Spaulding, executive director of ABLE Families, spoke to the Madison Rotary Club on the organizations services in Mingo County. Pictured with Spaulding is Rotarian Richard Stephens.
http://coalvalleynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Madison-Rotary-CMYK.jpgMarlene Spaulding, executive director of ABLE Families, spoke to the Madison Rotary Club on the organizations services in Mingo County. Pictured with Spaulding is Rotarian Richard Stephens.

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