It’s finally here… As I write this the 28th Annual Salvation Army 16 Hour Radiothon benefiting the Bed and Bread Club is underway live at Emagine Theater in Royal Oak and being broadcast live on 760 AM WJR. 

This is THE major fundraiser for this amazing program that feeds 5000 men, women, and children right here in Metro Detroit every day - 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 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 special commemorative gift as a reminder of your kindness and generosity. But whatever amount 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 Jackie, Big Al & I will be back behind the mics to host the final 3 hours…from 7pm to 10pm…along with other “Purtan’s People” and some of my favorite characters from my radio show. And we'll have plenty of special guests on hand including Tim Allen and “The Walking Man” James Robertson, and a tribute to Soupy Sales from his dog White Fang. 

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 the 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 

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here Monday!


Don't forget to tune in to 760 AM WJR to listen to the broadcast, watch live streaming of the entire event @, or join us in person at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak.  But most importantly...DONATE!

Again...Thank you and please share this with your friend and family... The more people who know about the Bed & Bread Club...the more people we can help! 

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