WTMJ Raises $50,000 To Build Accessible Playground At Elementary School
April 27, 2015 at 4:06 AM (PT)
SCRIPPS News-Talk WTMJ-A/MILWAUKEE celebrated its “WTMJ CARES” charity fundraising campaign with a community celebration at VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in MENOMONEE FALLS on SATURDAY (4/25). The event highlighted the raising of over $50,000 for building an accessible playground at the school to help accommodate a student, 8-year-old BEN NELSON, with MS.
VP/GM TOM LANGMYER said “WTMJ firmly believes we do well by doing good. We serve WISCONSIN - and we're getting behind our air personalities by giving them a month where we use our resources to give back to our community. ("WISCONSIN'S MORNING NEWS" co-host) JODI BECKER is first on our team to lead in this new community betterment initiative. We are pleased to help - and we thank our listeners and great businesses for helping to build this wonderful playground."
BECKER added, “The generosity shown for this project by hundreds of WTMJ listeners has been jarring. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine we would raise more than $50,000 for this project, blowing way past our goal. I am beyond thankful that our community has latched onto the Nelson family and the VALLEY VIEW accessible playground project."
NELSON's mother ANGIE NELSON said, “On behalf of our family, the students at VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY and the community of MENOMONEE FALLS, I want to thank WTMJ and the many donors who supported this project. Your generosity will make a real, tangible and immediate difference in the lives of our children."