WMGK/Philadelphia's John DeBella Veterans Radiothon Raises Over $174,000
June 20, 2016 at 2:38 PM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Classic Rock WMGK/PHILADELPHIA's 10th Annual JOHN DEBELLA VETERANS RADIOTHON was a huge success, raising over $174,000 to benefit local veterans via the VETERANS MULTI-SERVICE CENTER (VMC).
Local and national celebrities called in to voice their support or donate items to eBay auctions that the station set up to enhance this year’s fundraising efforts. Support came in from: GENERAL COLIN POWELL, rockers such as ALICE COOPER, CARLOS SANTANA, THE WHO as well as PHILADELPHIA Mayor JIM KENNEY and PENNSYLVANIA Governor TOM WOLFE.
JOHN DEBELLA’s wife LISA, as well as an anonymous donor, also made a significant contribution to this year’s Radiothon. They pledged a matching donation for every $100 donation made, resulting in a donation of $10,000. The donation was made in memory of LISA’s father, decorated WORLD WAR II veteran, HAROLD KAPP.