• Covid Caring #5: Let Us Play/ Virtual Concerts and Tip Jars
    by Gary Metivier on April 2, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    In this special The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we crank up the creativity with musicians and music teachers. After finding their gigs instantly dry up, they are finding ways to share their talents and earn some money to feed their families. Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Original Score by Roger Metivier Thanks to our sponsor for this story– Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/  

  • Covid Caring 4: Food For Thought/Doing a 180 To Feed Families
    by Gary Metivier on March 30, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside a converted church where volunteers are busier than ever. A nonprofit with a mission of helping the homeless has done a 180 to fill an urgent need to feed hundreds of families in isolation. They are bringing food to their doorsteps.  People and groups like this are working hard in communities all around this country right now. https://www.oneeighty.org/ Please leave a comment and give us a five star review!!!!!!!! Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Original Score by Roger Metivier Thanks to our sponsor for this story– Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/  

  • Covid Caring 3: Million Mask “March”/Sewing Angels Fight Coronavirus
    by Gary Metivier on March 26, 2020 at 9:30 am

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we join the Million Mask “March.” Two fashion designers put out a call for scraps of fabric and elastic to make homemade mask covers for healthcare providers at their local hospital. Before long, their mission turned into a nationwide movement. Now, so-called sewing angels are coming together in several states to assemble, collect and distribute much needed materials to combat the pandemic.  https://www.facebook.com/HelpForHeathcareHeroes/   Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Original Score by Roger Metivier Thanks to our sponsor for this story– Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/

  • Covid Caring 2: Isolation: You are not alone!
    by Gary Metivier on March 23, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    In this special The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we explore isolation and its effects on all of us during this health care crisis. A mental health professional talks about lifting people up in these tough times. How social media and other aps can be used to share smiles, connect through hobbies, and help us feel less isolated at home. Find Vera French here https://www.verafrenchmhc.org/ Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Original Score by Roger Metivier Thanks to our sponsors  Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/ Ridgecrest Village https://www.ridgecrestvillage.org/ Quad City Bank and Trust https://qcbt.bank/ Burke Cleaners https://www.burkecleaners.net/

  • Covid Caring 1: When in Crisis: Call Your Mom
    by Gary Metivier on March 18, 2020 at 8:30 am

    In this special The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier podcast we talk about the importance of taking care of our seniors, scared and isolated during the coronavirus crisis. There are simple things you can do to not only help others in this difficult time, but releave some of your own stress and the stress on those you love.

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