KHZR Raises Nearly $80K For Show Hope
October 17, 2011 at 2:54 PM (PT)
GATEWAY CREATIVE BROADCASTING Contemporary Christian KHZR (JOYFM 97.7)/ST. LOUIS recently held a one-day fundraiser on WEDNESDAY (10/12) in cooperation with SHOW HOPE, the orphan care ministry founded by STEVEN CURTIS and MARY BETH CHAPMAN. The campaign raised close to $80,000 specifically for SHOW HOPE SPECIAL CARE CENTERS, such as MARIA'S BIG HOUSE OF HOPE in CHINA.
Both STEVEN CURTIS and MARY BETH CHAPMAN personally joined the station and 70 volunteers for the 12-hour fundraiser, answering calls and callers' questions. The campaign started at 6a (CT) during the morning drive and ended during the afternoon drive at 6p during which over 700 people making donations. Joining the CHAPMANS on the mic was morning drive host and fellow adoptive parent SANDI BROWN.
"This is the third time in six years SANDI BROWN and the JOYFM listeners have joined us to help change lives through their combined generosity," said SHOW HOPE Executive Dir. SCOTT HASENBALG. "It is remarkable to witness various parts of the body working together for something beyond ourselves, and I am grateful for the 700 plus people who answered the invitation to be a part of something special."
The CHAPMANS also celebrated the birthday of their daughter STEVEY JOY, who turned 9-years-old on the same day. In her honor, the station asked donors to give in amounts of nine; donations came in from $9 up to $999.99.