It’s finally here… As I write this the 27th Annual Salvation Army 16 Hour Radiothon benefiting the Bed and Bread Club is underway live at the Oakland Mall and being broadcast live on 760 AM WJR.
This is THE major fundraiser for this amazing program that feeds 5000 men, women, and children every day - 365 days a year - and shelters nearly 600 people a night.
A donation of $10 a month ($120 a year) FEEDS ONE PERSON FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR; $20 a month ($240 a year) FEEDS TWO PEOPLE FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. If you are able to donate $240 - you’ll receive a commemorative "Bed & Bread Truck Snow Globe" with a miniature Bed & Bread Club Truck in the snow, and Yours Truly hanging out the window. (How appropriate for this record breaking winter! ) as a reminder of your kindness and generosity. But whatever you can afford to give is welcome and appreciated!
Through the years, this Radiothon has become the single biggest one-day Radiothon in the country raising more money in just 16 hours than any other event of it’s kind.
And I am thrilled that Big Al, Jackie & I will be back behind the mics to host the 4pm to 8pm segment of today's Radiothon. It's a "Purtan's People" Reunion and it couldn't be for a more worthy cause.
There are thousands of people in our community who count on The Bed & Bread Program - funded exclusively by your donations - to survive. For many it is the difference between eating or going hungry; Sleeping in a freezing cold abandoned building or in a warm Salvation Army Shelter. In reality, for so many men, women and children, it’s the difference between life and death. And with the snow and sub-zero temperatures we've endured this year, I can honestly say that need has never been greater.
I thank you so much for your support and contributions over the years and hope that - like me - today you’ll be donating by calling 248-528-0760 or going to www.wjr.com!
Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here Monday!
Don't forget to tune in 760 AM WJR to listen to the broadcast...or you can watch live streaming of the entire event @ wjr.com. But most importantly...DONATE! Again...Thank you!