Central RED Society to Present “Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine and Camp Courageous” | Local News


PELLA — Central College’s Central RED Society will present “Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine and Camp Courageous” with Charlie Becker and his son, Chad Becker, MD, on Tuesday, November 15.

The Central RED lunch program will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room in Central’s Graham Annex. The presentation starts at noon. The cost of lunch is $10.

Thinking of others is not new to the Becker family; Charlie Becker is the CEO of Camp Courageous, a camp for people with special needs. Camp Courageous was established in 1972 and Becker served the camp for 43 years.

The Beckers will share their trips to the Polish-Ukrainian border in March to help with the humanitarian crisis, what they saw and why they are doing what they are doing. On their journey to the Ukrainian border, they took 200 pounds of medical supplies along with an additional 1,000 pounds of food and other supplies. The Beckers’ work on the frontier was driven by their passion for helping others.

Charlie Becker attended the University of Iowa, which led him to teach economics and government at Lee High School in Donnellson, Iowa. Chad Becker went to medical school and is now an emergency medicine specialist at UnityPoint Hospitals in Des Moines and Grinnell. The two continue to use their skills to help people around the world.

Central RED (Ready to Engage and Discover) is a volunteer-driven lifelong learning and social organization with an enduring partnership with Central alumni and friends who want to share their knowledge, talents and experiences. experiences.

In celebration of Central RED’s 10th anniversary, no membership fees will be charged from June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. All classes and workshops are open to the public. You must register and pay the meal costs in advance for each class you will attend.

No affiliation with Central is required to attend. For more information, visit central.edu/red or contact Mary Benedict by email at be[email protected] or by phone at 641-628-7641.


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