WOMC'S 19th Annual Dick Purtan Radiothon
Oldies WOMC-FM 104.3 and The Salvation Army in metro Detroit will join forces again this year, hoping to break last year's one-day fundraising efforts where Dick Purtan, WOMC listeners and sponsors helped raise over $1,723,088 in 16 hours to feed and shelter Detroit's homeless and hungry. Since 1988, the Dick Purtan Radiothon has raised more than $10.5 million for the Bed and Bread Program.
This all-day event includes live performances by local musicians, comedians and local schools. Plus, live interviews with well-known celebrities, sports figures, politicians, business leaders and metro area children who came up with creative ways to collect money on behalf of their classrooms or schools.
WHERE: WOMC'S Dick Purtan & Purtan's People will broadcast live on Friday, February 24, 2006 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the center court of the Oakland Mall in Troy, Michigan.
WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2006, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
CHARITY: Donations benefit The Salvation Army Bed and Bread Program.
The Salvation Army Bed and Bread Program provides hot meals, shelter and compassion to the homeless, hungry and destitute in Detroit. Over 7,000 meals are served a day to the homeless in the shelters and on the streets of metro Detroit. Currently 4 different trucks are used to deliver these meals. All of the money raised during this event stays in the Detroit area and every penny goes to the program - none of this money goes to administrative costs.
Although any monetary donation is welcome, folks are encouraged to become members of the Bread and Bread Club by donating $120 - enough to feed one person for an entire year. Kick in $240 or more and you'll receive a bobblebody featuring co-host Big Al Muskavito. Michigan residents are eligible for an extra tax credit on their donations too!
To donate, visit the Salvation Army's secure web site now or wait until Friday and either phone in your donation or visit the Radiothon at Oakland Mall.