Bob Rivers & Crew Rally Listeners For Impressive Support Of Ethiopian Children
May 22, 2006 at 5:35 PM (PT)
The results are in from CBS RADIO 80's KVMX (MIX 107-5)/PORTLAND and simulcasting sister Classic Rock KZOK/SEATTLE's BOB RIVERS MORNING SHOW radio-thon last week to raise funds for and awareness of the ongoing plight of children ravaged by the AIDS pandemic in ETHIOPIA (NET NEWS 5/15), and listeners really stepped it up, contributing enough money to help support 1645 children in the Ethiopian villages of WONCHI and GURAGHE.
"The amazing response of KZOK listeners was gratifying and humbling," says STEVE QUANT, WORLD VISION’s Dir./Media Acquisition. "WORLD VISION was honored to partner with KZOK and CBS RADIO, and nearly 1700 children’s lives in ETHIOPIA will forever be changed."
"At $35 per child per month ($420 a year), this amounts to $420,000.00 in support per year from our listeners. These funds will provide access to things like clean water, nutritious food, health care, education, agricultural assistance, and more. In addition to meeting urgent daily needs, the money raised will provide assistance like trained counselors who look after children, help them care for sick parents, and promote sustaining values. WORLD VISION delivers a minimum of 87 cents on every dollar generated directly to those in need. We checked them out, and ARIK KORMAN (Show Director) bravely made the trip to AFRICA to bring the story home," added RIVERS.