The 28th Annual 16 Hour Radiothon benefiting the Salvation Army's Bed & Bread Club is almost here! 24 hours from right now, the Radiothon will be in full swing...raising funds for this incredible program that feeds 5000 men, women and children in Metro Detroit everyday, 365 days a year, and shelters more than 600 people a night. A donation of $10 a month ($120 a year) feeds ONE PERSON FOR ONE ENTIRE YEAR. And if you can double it...$20 a month ($240 for the year) you will feed TWO PEOPLE FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR (and gets you a very special gift). There is no other program like it.
It all takes place tomorrow, Friday, Feb 27, at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak from 6am to 10pm and will be broadcast live on 760 AM WJR and streamed live @wjr.com! And I'm thrilled that I will be hosting the 7pm to 10pm slot along with Jackie, Big Al and many other "Purtan's People" and characters from my radio show. Plus...we'll have some very special guests including Tim Allen and "The Walking Man", James Robertson. We'd love to have you join us in person for the broadcast...(There are plenty of seats!) just head on over to the Emagine Theater on Eleven Mile one block east of Main Street in Royal Oak. Whether you tune in or drop by, the most important thing is that you donate...what ever amount you can.
I can't tell you how vital the Bed & Bread Club is to the very survival of so many people in our own area. I was out on one of the trucks last week and saw first hand once again, not only immense gratitude for the warm meals it provided, but for the HOPE it offered to those who are lost and down on their luck.
We started this Radiothon back in 1987...and were elated when we raised a grand total of $15,000. Now, 28 years later, we are poised to reach the $30 Million mark in total donations made over the years. And that's all because of the incredible generosity of people like you.
I promise you that your donation...whatever you can afford...will truly change lives for the better. You can even make your donation NOW by calling 248-528-0760 or going to salmich.org.
Thank you so much for your support!
And I'd really appreciate it if you would share today's post with your friends, coworkers and contacts. The more we spread the word...the more people we can help!