A project close to her heart is “Val’s Kids,” which features children in foster care who, through the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network, are looking for adoptive homes. You can watch Val’s Kids on abc27 News at 7 on Wednesdays and on abc27 News at 6 on Sundays.
Valerie helped her station win a Service to Community Award from the National Association of Broadcasters, one of the highest honors a broadcast television station can get, for Operation Safe Kids, which she produced and reported in Harrisburg neighborhoods through the month of October 2010 to promote fire safety and the installation of smoke alarms.
A community volunteer, Valerie is the honorary chair for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and the honorary chair for Daffodil Days events.
An animal lover, Valerie also helps Susquehanna Service Dogs, as well as The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, The American Literacy Corporation, and numerous other nonprofit organizations. Valerie is also a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Network.