Today’s guest is Claudia Wheeler a  United States Navy Veteran, an Elementary school teacher, founder of SALT Foundation, Inc., and a Russ Berrie Honoree which is from the Russ Berrie  Making a Difference Award. The Late Russell Berrie started the foundation in 1985 because  Russell had a passion for giving back to humanity! The Russ Berrie  Making a Difference Award has been recognizing changemakers in N.J. for 27 years!

Claudia Wheeler discusses being a teacher, and how she started the non-profit  SALT Foundation Inc. in 2017 which is a volunteer effort to provide food and supplies to food pantries, shelters, organizations, and churches. This volunteer effort rescues four tons of food weekly! The top contributors are Walmart, Trader Joe’s, and Wegmans.

Claudia discusses how she found out that she was nominated and how she felt receiving the award and the support from past honorees and the wonderful honorees for 2023 who are making a difference in their communities! Claudia also was GoFundMe Hero of the Month in August 2021. Betsy recommends going on the Russell Berrie Foundation website to learn more information and 👉how you can get involved.👈

We are providing the Audio Interview with Betsy Wurzel and Claudia Wheeler on being a changemaker and the passion to help humanity.

Betsy would like to thank Andrea Pass, Owner of Andrea Pass Public Relations for arranging this interview and for information about the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award!


Contact Information:
Claudia Wheeler
Salt Foundation:
Facebook Page: claudia.lewis
Facebook Page: SALT Foundation 
Russ Berrie Foundation:  Russ Berrie
Youtube: honorees
Betsy Wurzel
Host Page:  Betsy Wurzel
Personal Page on Facebook
Group Facebook Page  Facebook
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