Broadcasters Foundation Of America Launches 'Holiday Giving Campaign'
December 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM (PT)
The BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA has launched its "Holiday Giving Campaign" to provide more aid to colleagues in acute financial need. The BFA has helped families remain in their homes, and made it possible for retirees to afford life-sustaining medications. This year, the Foundation will grant more than $675,000 in assistance -- a 35% increase over last year and more requests for aid arrive every day.
"Our challenge is that we are distributing grants at a faster pace than we are amassing donations," BFA Pres. JIM THOMPSON said. "We need every broadcaster to help us close that gap so that we can continue to help those who need us the most."
"The sole purpose of the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION is to provide financial relief to broadcasters in need," BFA Chairman PHIL LOMBARDO added. "Through the generous support of individuals and corporations in our industry, we can maintain the ability to help colleagues whose lives have been devastated by unthinkable circumstances. I ask every broadcaster to consider making a donation or becoming a member.
The campaign asks broadcasters to spread the word about the FOUNDATION's mission to those who may need its assistance, and encourages donations and memberships at www.broadcastersfoundation.org, or by calling (212) 373-8250.
To make a donation, please visit www.broadcastersfounation.org.