The White River Broadcasting family of stations presented the proceeds of last week’s “Help for Harvey” Radiothon Wednesday afternoon to the American Red Cross. Beth Baker is the philanthropy officer for the Southern Indiana Chapter of the Red Cross.
Baker specifically thanked the listeners of 101.5 WKKG, 106.1 The River and WIN 104.9 who took part in the 12-hour radiothon. Bob Morrison, station manager for White River Broadcasting, says that the results were far beyond what he had hoped for.
Baker says that donations are still pouring in to help those affected by Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma. She says that while all donations are appreciated, cash and check contributions help the most. Baker explains why.
Baker noted that the help received from area residents goes far beyond financial contributions.
Baker says a deployment sees volunteers serving in a disaster area for two weeks. During that time, they work 12-hour shifts, sleep on cots and sacrifice creature comforts. Despite this, she says that these volunteers are eager to serve.
For more information on how you can help the mission of the Red Cross, go to redcross.org.