Local family’s Facebook rap videos bring joy during pandemic
The Klemmer family has released eight rap videos on Facebook since the pandemic began. SOUTH LYON, Mich. – The Klemmer family has been making waves on Facebook with their original rap videos that they’ve been creating since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Dad Bobby Klemmer’s oldest daughter, Sienna, was given a homework assignment in the spring using an online vocabulary tool that engages children through hip-hop. “One of the options was to write a rap,” said Klemmer. They also did one for Mother’s Day, one to celebrate teachers, a video to encourage people to vote, and, most recently, a Christmas rap.
Frontline Heroes: Community caregivers
Danielle Miller, WaterfordA volunteer hands a box of food and supplies to a family in need. (WDIV)OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. Lighthouse of Oakland County has been servicing community members in the area for 48 years now. A legacy of do-goodersJames McQueen is the community outreach and pantry manager for Lighthouse. Those boxes filled with food and everyday household supplies ready to be deployed to families in need. James McQueen, community outreach director and pantry manager for Lighthouse talks about their volunteers.
Frontline Heroes: Fire safety you didn't know existed
Frontline Heroes: Fire safety you didn't know existedPublished: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pmThis is a story about water pumps and valves and control panels and stuf like that. If you’re like me, your eyes glazed over reading that, but really, this story is about so much more. It’s about what those things do to ensure safety for everyone, including medical health professionals.
Frontline Heroes: Fire safety you didnt know existed
Underwood Fire sign in Wixom, Mich. (WDIV)Priming the pumpUnderwood Fire is an unassuming business inside a sprawling Wixom industrial park. I got a call, I didnt know what I was going for, but it was a recruiting office, he said. Underwood president Damon Pietraz walks the floor of his warehouse in Wixom, Michigan, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. His work begins the daily process for him and his co-workers, Wixom, Michigan, Tuesday, July, 2020. In relation to fire safety in a building, a lot of people dont know that this even exists.
Frontline Heroes: How childcare workers operate amid pandemic
A child is standing with a teacher just inside the main door, waiting to be picked up by a parent. Moments later, the boys father arrives at the door, stands outside and the teacher opens the door and hands him to his father. The kids who still attend are with teachers in classrooms and, from the sounds of it, most are having fun. On many occasions, one small thing would not be quite right and make the whole routine spiral out of control. As for the kids, theyre tough.
Frontline Heroes: A day in the life of a Rochester Hills grocery store worker
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. Audrey B. has spent nine of her 23 years on earth working at Hollywood Market in Rochester Hills. Shes sort of a jack or maybe a jill-of-all-trades at the store and has always been a solid worker. Before I left, I had one more question for her, whats up with the toilet paper hoarding? What is one thing, that if I never got to go to the store again - I couldnt live without it. You cant really make toilet paper. Toilet paper is not one of them.Toilet paper is not one of them and neither is human interaction.