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Art Shines Through

10th Annual Art & Soul Virtual Gala | Oldies 93.5

POUGHKEEPSIE NY, March 29, 2022 – 3-time Grammy Award winner and Platinum audio producer Jerry Wonda and the Rotary Golf equipment of the Hudson Valley will be honored at the Vassar Haiti Undertaking’s (VHP) annual Artwork & Soul Gala, which will be held pretty much on Thursday, April 28 from 7PM to 9PM. To register, go to https://thehaitiproject.org/activities/artwork-and-soul-gala-2022


The annual gala, supported by neighborhood physicians and organizations from all over the Hudson Valley, presents funding for a clinical clinic in Haiti that is also financed via the sale of Haitian art and crafts. “We have an fascinating plan scheduled for the Artwork & Soul Gala this calendar year,” stated VHP Co-founder Lila Meade. “We’ll be listening to from our amazing honorees who have accomplished profound operate in forwarding the instant and lengthy time period requirements of Haiti.” The occasion is a collaboration with VHP’s Clinical Advisory Board, which is composed of a team of physicians and community associates from the Hudson Valley. This group oversees the applications and the functions of the Fiervil clinic that serves patients from in excess of 45 villages. Many sufferers wander about 4 hrs to obtain health care care at this clinic tucked away in the distant mountains of northwest Haiti.  


VHP Student Co-President Alice (Yiqing) Enthusiast states that Art & Soul is a single of the most significant situations the business options “it is a evening of celebration, remembrance, and looking forward. The money raised aid our clinic in Fiervil, Haiti, for a full year. All VHP’ers are looking forward to this party and all the new prospects we will build!”


Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis, is a film score composer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a really regarded Haitian new music producer who emerged from the hip-hop period in the early 1990’s. His songs profession consists of three Grammy Awards and 16+ nominations, a publishing catalog of 300+ titles, and multi- platinum new music data with 300+ million solitary and album copies marketed. The self-taught musician has worked with musical greats which includes Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Shakira, Santana, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, John Legend, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, and other folks. Jerry launched the NYC Platinum Sound audio recording studio in NYC, serves as a Governor of the NY Chapter of the Recording Academy (the Grammy’s) and co-chairs its Producers & Engineers Wing. He is a Goodwill Ambassador who supports the Haitian individuals on humanitarian aid, training, health and fitness, sustainable business enterprise, and group development Jerry is on the Board of Administrators for the Vassar Haiti Job.


Rotary Golf equipment of the Hudson Valley has been a spouse of the Vassar Haiti Challenge considering the fact that 2010 to convey thoroughly clean water, health care, training, and economic options to more than 45 villages in northwestern Haiti. Thanks to the Rotarians’ passion, direction, and dedication to our do the job, they have revealed us that we can reach what as soon as seemed difficult. The Vassar Haiti Challenge students are inspired by Rotary associates, their partnership, and commitment to getting agents of good improve in the environment. Via their mentorship, a RotarACT Club has been founded on Vassar College’s campus. 

This previous Oct, the Vassar Haiti Venture and our Haitian partners, many thanks to generous contributions from Rotarians and sponsors, broke floor to get started development of a photo voltaic-driven diagnostic lab in Chermaitre. The photo voltaic lab will provide electrical energy to the clinic, and with it, lights, refrigeration, and diagnostic systems. This will have a lasting impression for the folks of the 45 villages the clinic serves— the medical professional will be able to improved diagnose individuals with much more innovative systems, even when the sunshine goes down, and will be in a position to retail store vaccines and other refrigerated drugs. Dr. David Cho, the chair of the Health care Advisory Board describes, “it has been a aspiration realized to just take the clinic to the future amount harnessing the power of the sunshine to build a position of healing, consolation, and hope. I am endlessly grateful to all that have supported us to make this happen.”