Purtan gears up for Radiothon
COMPILED BY B.J. HAMMERSTEIN • DETROIT.METROMIX.COM EDITOR
[Excerpt from The Detroit Free Press, February 27, 2009]
Kicking off at 6 a.m. today and concluding at 10 tonight is Dick Purtan’s 22nd annual Radiothon. It benefits the Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Club, a program that targets Detroit’s homeless and hungry people through shelters, feeding centers, after-school programs and mobile services.
The “Morning Show with Purtan’s People” host explains that the fund-raiser has raised about $2.3 million over the past two years. When listeners make a contribution of $120 — which can be done in a variety of payment plans — one person will be supplied with meals for a year.
People who contribute $240 (which would feed two people for a year) receive a commemorative art print by Park West Galleries, matted and signed by Dick Purtan, and the 3D animated short “Harrison’s First Day.”
“This is no baloney. Despite the tough economy our community is exceptional and very giving,” Purtan says...Read More