'Dick Purtan Radiothon' Raises $2.2 Million
March 2, 2009 at 2:02 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO Oldies WOMC (104.3)/DETROIT joined teams with THE SALVATION ARMY OF METRO DETROIT, DICK PURTAN and THE PURTAIN's PEOPLE for the 22nd annual DICK PURTAN RADIOTHON. This year's radiothon raised $2.2 million dollars, which brings the grand total over the years to $22 million dollars. The 16-hour event benefits THE SALVATION ARMY's BED AND BREAD CLUB.
"We are grateful for the outpouring of kindness and support metro DETROIT has shown the DICK PURTAN RADIOTHON and, in turn, THE SALVATION ARMY over the last 22 years," THE SALVATION ARMY EASTERN MICHICAN DIVISION Lt. Colonel NORMAN MARSHALL said. "The need is great and growing in our community. The funds raised will help us to provide daily bread for those who are hungry and a place to sleep for those without shelter."
"This has been a tremendously tough year for metro DETROITers. Our current economic condition has forced such an urgent need for people to get the simple things such as food and shelter," PURTAN said. "With THE SALVATION ARMY BED AND BREAD CLUB, we have an opportunity to do the most good by directly providing food and shelter to the neediest of our friends and neighbors."
If you would like to make a donation to THE SALVATION ARMY's BED AND BREAD CLUB, check out the website here.