WQDR's Billy Dukes Delivers The Goods To Nashville Flood Victims
May 13, 2010 at 12:59 PM (PT)
CURTIS MEDIA Country WQDR-F/RALEIGH MD/night slammer BILLY DUKES tells ALL ACCESS that thanks to help from listeners and Country artist JASON MICHAEL CARROLL, in a span of three days the station was able to raise $8,000 and enough water, food, clothes, shoes, etc. to fill an entire tractor-trailer to deliver to NASHVILLE. SHARE OUR SHOES, a local non profit, also donated over 20,000 pairs of shoes.
DUKES just returned from the delivery to NASHVILLE with the NORTH CAROLINA-based LCI DISASTER RELIEF team. They brought the money to the AMERICAN RED CROSS and took the supplies to a local church YESTERDAY morning (5/12).
He said: “They were very excited to see us. It sounds like food banks, etc. are already getting very low. It was a powerful 24 + hours in NASHVILLE, and we did our best to take it all in. I think it's difficult to understand what people are going through until you see them walking up the street, still trembling, lost and afraid. I was very impressed by how much relief was already on the streets.”
Kudos to DUKES, PD LISA McKAY and the rest of the staff, listeners and volunteers on a job well done.