Bob Rivers Show Listeners Sponsor 356 Children (And Counting) In India
December 14, 2012 at 5:42 AM (PT)
BOB RIVERS SHOW co-host JODI BROTHERS and Executive Director ARIK KORMAN from CCM+E Oldies KJR-F/SEATTLE traveled to NEW DELHI and AGRA, INDIA with WORLD VISION in late NOVEMBER to visit children in need. JODI and ARIK, along with two BOB RIVERS SHOW listeners who are teachers in AMERICA's most diverse school district, visited families living in the slums to assess their living situation and took a hard look at child labor issues.
After returning to SEATTLE, THE BOB RIVERS SHOW held a Radiothon on DECEMBER 6th to ask listeners to sponsor 300 children for about a dollar a day. Child sponsorship provides much-needed clean water, food security, medical care and education and matches each listener with a unique child.
"INDIA is unlike any country I have ever visited. You see the entire human experience laid out right before you -- joy, sorrow, comedy and just plain weirdness," says KORMAN, who embarked on his seventh trip with WORLD VISION. "I met a two year-old boy named ARYAN who needs a sponsor. His father works as a fruit vendor and is lucky to make a dollar a day during wintertime when fresh fruit is scarce. His family of five lives in a single 7x10 room and has to get by eating stale bread and salt. A sponsor's help would get ARYAN's family back on its feet."
This year's WORLD VISION trip to INDIA is the seventh-consecutive year that THE BOB RIVERS SHOW has worked with WORLD VISION to encourage child sponsorship. To date, BOB RIVERS SHOW listeners have sponsored more than 4300 children in more than 7 countries, resulting in annual contributions of over $1.8 million to support needy children and their families. BOB RIVERS SHOW listeners have also helped build a school in ETHIOPIA to benefit more than 2000 students.
See photos and video from INDIA and read ARIK's blog here.
Sponsor a child here.